Kanab Holiday Kickoff

Kickoff the Holidays with us in Kanab, Utah over Thanksgiving weekend!

As the phased re-opening of the state’s economy progresses, our staff is diligently working on modifications to safely move forward with this event. Specific details of safety and precautionary measures and any other new changes, will be provided as we move forward in the planning process.

We will make necessary enhanced adjustments in order to minimize the health impacts of COVID-19. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there is a risk of exposure to the virus when in a public setting. By visiting this event, guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.


Throughout the weekend you can find events and activities all over our beautiful town. Join us for a fun run with the K-Town Turkey Trot and the Christmas Light Parade & Lantern Festival. Bring the whole family for some small town fun!

Below you can find a schedule of events for the weekend and more.

**For quick links to sign up or register for events throughout the week, please scroll to the bottom of the page.**



  • Kanab Polar Express






  • K-Town Turkey Trot 5K
Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 26, 2020

Start your Thanksgiving morning with the K-Town Turkey Trot 5K fun run. Meet us out at Jackson Flat Reservoir 2 miles South of Kanab. The Turkey Trot will take place on the Sherry Belle Trail that encompasses 3 miles of beautiful Jackson Flat Reservoir.


The race begins at 8:30am.  Dress up in your favorite Thanksgiving flare! What better way to start your Thanksgiving than with a 5K fun run before eating your delicious Thanksgiving feast!?!

Early registration pricing:

Register before November 28th to take advantage of early pricing

Price increases after November 28th to the following:

*Family Pricing is for immediate family members only and is limited to 6 per group. (mom, dad and children, etc…, or family members living under the same roof) Extended family members are not included in the Family Pricing.

Sign up Here!

or go to runnercard.com and select the 2020 KTown Turkey Trot


  • Christmas Light Parade & Festival

Thanksgiving weekend we have the Christmas Light Parade and Festival. This is the best kickoff to the holiday season you will find anywhere in Southern Utah!  2020 will be the first time this event is being held at the newly built Kanab Center. The whole event will be just a little bit different and a whole lot better than before!!

Schedule of Events at The Kanab Center, 20 N 100 E

6:30pm – Refreshments

6:45pm – Tree Lighting

7:00pm -Parade

7:30 pm – Cancelled due to the Fire Hazard being so high right now due to lack of moisture. Lantern Launch begins (Kanab Center back parking lot)


“Kicking off our fun old fashioned family Christmas”

Join us and help Kane County inspire hope through light this holiday season!

The entire community is invited to bring light by lighting up your house or business like you never have before.

Get your home on the map and enter the Tour of Lights contest for a chance to win Garkane gift certificates. Must be registered to win.

Call 435-644-3696 or email: events@kane.utah.gov


Find the map to all of the beautiful Christmas Light Displays here.


Schedule of Events

Thursday, November 26

7:45am K-Town Turkey Trot @ Sherry Belle Trail (Jackson Flat Reservoir)-Registration begins at 7:45am. Race begins at 8:30am.


Friday, November 29

Black Friday – Stop by our local businesses to see what great deals they are offering.


Saturday, November 28 

6:30pm Parade Lineup @ Kane County Office of Tourism and

Refreshments at the Kanab Center

6:45pm Tree Lighting Ceremony by Kanab City

7:00pm Parade – “Celebrating 150 years of Christmas in Kanab”

7:30pm Lantern Launch -1/$10 or 2/$15



Turkey Trot 5K Sign Up

Christmas Light Displays

Christmas Light Display Voting