Christmas in Color & Easy Christmas Snack Mix

I am so excited to be working with Christmas in Color this year. The creators from the Midway Ice Castles have made something else spectacular this year called Christmas in Color. It is a mile long light show in Kearns, Utah created by world-renowned lighting artist and Utah native Richard Holdman.

The location is literally right next to the Olympic Oval in an empty lot. When we showed up we were asked if we had tickets before getting in line. It is very important to buy your tickets online at Christmas in Color before you arrive. Tickets are sold in 30 minute time increments. You may show up any time within that 30 min time slot. They will remind you to turn to the correct radio station to hear the music designed for the show. Once we got to the lights and the kids realized the lights and the music work perfectly together they were mesmerized.

Xmas in Color - Boy in car

My kids could not stop pointing out the drummers, angels, ice skaters and everything else they saw. After we were halfway through they wanted to know how the lights and the music could work together so perfectly. Since their Dad is a computer programmer he jumped on the chance to talk to them about computers.

Xmas in Color - tunnel

Aisle after aisle everyone was completely enthralled. Some of our favorites were the tunnels because of how the lights moved through them, the ice skaters, huge trees, penguins, water jumping, and my 2 year old loved the “dragon”.

To get my kids excited for the drive, because sometimes they are not, I made an easy christmas snack mix. This was the easiest preparation and the most fun for them to eat. I added an even amount of:

  • Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers – Holiday Fun Colors – red/green
  • Skittles Holiday Mix – red/green colors
  • Sweetarts Merry Mix – with trees, bells and snowmen
  • Twizzlers Bites
  • Marshmallows

Then I packaged them up in plastic container with screw lids so they wouldn’t accidentally fall off. When we got in the car I gave them each a snack container and a bottle of water. They were happy on the drive there and home. They were not interested in their snack while we were driving through Christmas in Color, but that is fine. I wanted to make the entire trip enjoyable and sometimes new foods or foods packaged in a different way is the trick.

This Christmas Snack Mix is so simple. Just open a few packages and mix it all together.

If you love christmas lights Christmas in Color the place for you. Make it a family affair and come see it from now until January 2, 2016. Don’t forget to check out Christmas In Color on Facebook and to get your tickets at the Christmas In Color website. Go ahead and fill your car, grab a snack and go tonight. Looking at lights is one of those magical traditions we have at Christmas. Let’s face it Christmas would just not be the same without lights…lots of lights!

Christmas in Color is generously offering 10 online codes! Enter the contest below for a chance to win.

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This Christmas Snack Mix is so simple. Just open a few packages and mix it all together.Enter this giveaway for a ticket to Christmas in Color located in Kearns, Utah. Contest ends 12/13/15


I am a mom to Five Little Chefs who love to cook and create anything with their hands. Watching over 10 additional hands keeps me busy but is so much fun! We laugh and cry everyday, but then want to do it again the next day. That is how we know we are enjoying life!

11 Replies to "Christmas in Color & Easy Christmas Snack Mix"

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    Becky @ lovetobeinthekitchen December 3, 2015 (12:31 pm)

    How fun! My boys would seriously be the happiest kids in the world to see this!

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      Kimberly December 8, 2015 (2:18 pm)

      I bet they would love it as much as mine!

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    Mommy Crusader December 3, 2015 (9:25 pm)

    I love your snack mix! and one of my favorite Christmas activities is going to a light show. Thanks for sharing the wonder. 🙂

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      Kimberly December 8, 2015 (2:17 pm)

      We love taking different paths home to check out more lights!

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    homeonthecornerblog December 9, 2015 (9:38 pm)

    Looks yummy! The perfect snack for munching on while enjoying the lights! Have a Merry Christmas!

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    Audrey@That Recipe December 10, 2015 (1:02 pm)

    That light show looks amazing. My husband is the snack mix maker in this house, I’ll have to show him your recipe. Thanks for sharing on Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party. Hope to see you back next week.

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    Deanna Lynn December 11, 2015 (9:06 am)

    My parents would LOVE this. It is getting harder for them to walk around to see Christmas lights. This is brilliant. Thanks for the post.

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    meredith feisel December 13, 2015 (7:17 pm)

    This would make an amazing gift for my friend that lives there!!!!!

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      Kimberly December 13, 2015 (9:20 pm)

      This would be the perfect gift!

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    swathi December 13, 2015 (9:06 pm)

    Lovely christmas snack thanks for sharing with hearth and soul blog hop, pinning.

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    April J Harris (@apriljharris) December 14, 2015 (3:09 am)

    What a wonderful event! Christmas in Color looks like such fun! Really like the snack mix you prepared too – it’s so lovely and colourful. Sharing! Thank you for being a part of the Hearth and Soul hop.

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