Holiday festivities are over and we’re headed into a new year. Looking for January 2021 things to do? Here’s what’s happening in Davis, to help you get your year off to a great start!
Celebrate Utah’s Statehood on January 4th
Fireworks will light the skies above 29 counties as we celebrate the 125th anniversary of Utah’s statehood. The mini fireworks shows* will happen statewide at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 4, 2021, following a 30-minute TV special (airing at 6:30 p.m.) featuring performances from some of Utah’s most notable musicians, dancers and others. Learn more about the Utah statehood celebration.
*Please note that the fireworks show at the Legacy Events Center in Farmington will last just three to five minutes, and allow only for public viewing from cars or your own front yard and with proper social distancing.
Enjoy the Great Outdoors
Discover Davis and get the New Year off to a healthy start by spending some time outdoors. Davis County is an ideal winter destination, with skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, hiking and wildlife opportunities around every snow-covered bend.
Antelope Island First Day Hike
Kick off 2021 with a beautiful New Years Day self-guided hike at Antelope Island State Park. This year you’re the guide, so pick your favorite Antelope Island trail or explore one brand new to you. Let us know what trail you’re hiking by tagging #aifirstday2021 and #discoverdavis in your social media posts.
Bountiful Ice Ribbon
You don’t have to hit the slopes to spend the day outdoors in winter. Take the family for a spin around the brand new 520-foot loop ice rink in Bountiful Town Square. Skaters can reserve a slot on southdavisrecreation.com.
Farmington Bay Birdwatching
Bald Eagle sightings are more common in Utah during winter, and Farmington Bay is one of the best places for viewing these majestic creatures. One popular birding spot for viewing Bald Eagles is the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Wildlife Education Center. The center is currently open Tuesday through Friday (click here for hours of operation) and the nature trail is always available for hiking.
P.S. Birders – don’t forget to follow the Great Salt Lake Bird Festival on Facebook!
Hike, Bike & Explore the Trails
The diversity of trails in Davis, including those on Antelope Island, is unmatched. There are over 500 miles of trails ranging from paved and natural surfaces, mountain and shore trails, to accommodate a wide range of users from mountain bikers and runners to walkers and strollers. Many trails even feature views of the world-famous Great Salt Lake, or have access to the popular D&RG Rail Trail and the Legacy Parkway Trail. Get a free trail map at any city office or bike shop in Davis County or click here to request one.
Hit the Slopes
With nine world-class ski resorts located within one hour, Davis is the perfect base camp for your winter ski staycation. Skiers and snowboarders can even catch a ride to Snowbasin Resort on the UTA Route 677 at the Layton FrontRunner Station for a convenient lift to the slopes without having to make the drive. Click here to learn more.
When chilly days have you craving indoors, stop by the Bountiful Davis Art Center for some art and culture. Upcoming exhibits include Wildfires inUtah Art, Homes and Lands, on view from January 9 through February 20. BDAC is dedicated to deepening and enhancing the experience of the arts for people of all ages through exhibits and online or in-person classes.
CenterPoint Legacy Theatre
CPT is looking forward to bringing you the amazing productions originally planned for 2020. The 2021 season will include productions of Meredith Wilson’s Music Man, Disney’s Newsies the Musical, Sister Act, The Scarlet Pimpernel and A Christmas Story. The future is bright at CenterPoint! Get season tickets here.
On Pitch Performing Arts is starting the New Year with fun performances the whole family will love, including Elf Jr., Frozen Jr., Once on This Island and Adam Pascal Live in Concert.
January 6-11 Elf Jr.
January 14-19 Frozen Jr.
January 29 – February 20 Once on This Island
Adam Pascal Live in Concert
A special acoustic performance featuring the Broadway star (RENT, Aida, Chicago) with Layton High Theatre, held at Layton High School.
VIP Seating (closest to stage) $50 per ticket
Bottom Level Seating $40 per ticket
Upper Level Seating $25 per ticket
Date: January 23, 2021
Masks and distancing protocols are in place for all OPPA performances, in accordance with the current Utah/Davis County recommendations. Please bring tickets printed or on your mobile device. Contact: 385-209-1557
Ice Bumper Cars
There’s a new spin on fun at Station Park! Glide around the ice on the ice bumper cars, new this year on the skating rink at Fountain Square. Ice bumpers are open through January 31, weather permitting. Visit the Station Park website for hours and pricing.
Holiday Snowman Scavenger Hunt
Fifteen snowman window clings are hiding throughout Station Park. Pick up your snowman scavenger hunt cards at Concierge Services, then put your detective skills to work. Return your completed cards by January 31 to receive a winter treat provided by Rhodes Physical Therapy.
Looking for more things to do in Discover Davis?
As Utah’s Amusement Capital, Davis is accessible, affordable and fun for the whole family year round. Have fun at six amusement centers, dine at your choice of over 400 restaurants, watch over 600 bison run wild at Antelope Island State Park, hike or bike over 500 miles of trails, take in a show, or tee up at one of 10 golf courses. Click here to Discover Davis and plan your 2021 staycation today!