Join us for Utah Tech University's

Tree Lighting

Wednesday, November 29, 2023 | Holland Plaza | 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Kick-off the start of the holiday season with Utah Tech University at our annual Tree Lighting Celebration.


Experience the magic of the holiday season at Utah Tech’s annual Tree Lighting Celebration! Join us for a night of fun filled with live music, seasonal treats, and booths with games and activities by University groups and local businesses. The ceremonial lighting of our 40-foot tree will also take place at 6 p.m.

This event is free and open to the entire Trailblazer community. Bring your family and friends to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with us.

Frequently Asked Questions

Trailblazer Nation Tree Lighting Celebration

Nov 29, 2023 17:00:00

Schedule of Events

5:00 p.m.–Activities open and performances start.

5:55 p.m.– Reading of the Trailblazer Tree Lighting Proclamation by Santa Clause.

6:00 p.m.– Lighting of the Trailblazer Tree

8:00 p.m.– Tree Lighting Celebration Ends

*List of Performances & Times coming soon

Become a Sponsor

Join us in spreading holiday cheer by becoming a sponsor for our annual Tree Lighting Ceremony! Your support will help us create a magical and unforgettable celebration that brings joy to our students, faculty, staff, and the entire St. George community during this festive season.

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Booth Applications

We’re now accepting booth applications from UT departments, organizations, and local businesses eager to showcase their festive products and services to our diverse and enthusiastic audience. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with the holiday spirit like never before.

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Tree Lighting Gallery

The photo link from last year’s event is available for you to relive and share. Check out the gallery below.



Tree Lighting Map

Know your way around the celebration and save the 2023 Tree Lighting Map.


Event Map

Booths & Activities

Check out some of the booths & activities that will be available at the annual Tree Lighting Celebration. Interested in being part of all the fun? Apply to have a booth at the event by filling out an application below.

Please note that activities are subject to change.

Booth Application

Booth Rules

Collect the Annual Ornament

President & First Lady Williams are giving away this year’s annual ornament to the first 500 attendees. Don’t miss your chance to add to your collection.

Light the Tree

Did someone say 40-foot light pole tree? We are lighting the tree at 6 p.m. in the roundabout at the heart of campus. Celebrate the start of the season as we turn on the lights for all to see.

Carriage Rides

Enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides down palm street and through the festive holiday lights.

Tractor Rides

Enjoy tractor rides around campus.

Photo Booths

Have you been good this year? Santa and Mrs. Clause are back. Get your photo with them before the night ends.

Ginger Bread Decorating

Come and decorate ginger bread cookies with the Utah Tech University Alumni Association.

Ornament Making

Make your own holiday ornaments at our ornament making booth.

Join us in spreading holiday cheer by becoming a sponsor for our annual Tree Lighting Ceremony!

Light Sponsor

This sponsorship would cover all of the holiday lights on campus as well as those featured on the HedgeHog Christmas Light Spectacular.

  • Prominent Event Booth
  • Yard signs with logos on campus lights through Jan. 1
  • Acknowledgement during Celebration Event
  • Recognition & Logo on Utah Tech Event website and social media
  • Presented by/ Logo listed on all event advertising

Build-a-Bison Sponsor

This sponsorship would cover the Build-a-Brooks Booth

  • 200 Bison Shells + Stuffing
  • Prominent Event Booth with logo on signage
  • Acknowledgement during Celebration Event
  • Recognition & Logo on Utah Tech Event website and social media

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is invited?

Anyone can join us for our celebration. There is something there for everyone.

All supplies are first come first served.

Where is the event located?

The festivities take place on Trailblazer Boulevard, just off of University Avenue (700 E, 300 S). The tree is located in the center of the roundabout.


Is there a cost?

No. All the activities and booths are free of charge!


Parking is open anywhere on campus. However the closest lot is located just off of Trailblazer Boulevard. The round-a-bout will be closed for the event.



For questions or more information, please contact the University Events Office.