Still Much to Enjoy at Eve Winter Fest Before New Year's Eve
A $15 dollar day pass will get patrons half off on ice skating at the Gallivan Center. There are silent films screening at the Broadway Centre Cinemas. And the Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum will drop a special ball on New Year’s Eve day at 12 noon. Kim Angeli-Selin is director of events and programs with the Salt Lake City Downtown Alliance. She says the Salt Palace is the place to be in the evening.
“There’s a world stage that’s indoors—that’s cultural performance and music groups,” she says. “There’s the Winter Fest stage, which is more bands—our headliner this year is Fictionist. We also have Westward the Tide playing on that stage.”
And instead of midnight fireworks, there will be a light show playing off of an enormous mirror ball suspended high above the Salt Palace. Angeli-Selin says the show will be as exciting as any fireworks display.
“Any lights that we put on that—not only do they shine on the ball, but it creates a reflection that spreads through blocks of the city. So it’s big.”
UTA services will run later on New Year’s Eve. The last TRAX trains will leave downtown at 1 a.m. The Sugar House Street Car S-Line will also run later, with final trains departing between 1:40 and 2 a.m. And both North and Southbound FrontRunner trains will leave from Salt Lake Central Station at 1:30 in the morning.