SLC Decks Its Halls for the Holidays

Christmas trees ready to be placed throughout the airport.

It’s not uncommon for airports to get in the festive spirit. Holiday displays attract travelers for layovers and give passengers a glimpse into the traditions and culture of the community they are passing through. Perhaps more importantly, holiday decor can help cheer travelers during the busy holiday travel season.

For the holidays, Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) definitely decks its halls. The SLC Airport has a greenhouse on-site, where thousands of poinsettias are meticulously cultivated and grown each year to adorn the terminals during  December. Lighted Christmas trees and wreaths hung with ornaments are placed throughout the terminals and concourses. On Christmas Eve, Santa hands out candy canes, and musicians serenade travelers on the way to and from their gates.

But what will The New SLC look like for the holidays come December of 2020? For starters, larger than life

Nutcrackers for The New SLC.

nutcrackers (ranging from 6- to 12-feet tall) will be placed near the elevated roadway leading to the airport. Inside, a 35-foot tree will be placed in the terminal plaza where 6 ½ foot stars will hang from the ceiling. Giant wreaths, lots of garland and snowflakes along the pedestrian walkways will transform SLC into a winter wonderland.

If you find yourself at SLC this holiday season, take some time to wander the terminals and enjoy the festivities. The last holiday season at the existing airport will be in 2019. And if you’re in The New SLC come holiday season in 2020, you may not want to leave.


Poinsettia tree at the top of Concourse F.