Kanab Holiday Kickoff

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

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 25, 2021

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 25th to take advantage of early pricing

Price increases after November 25th 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! (coming soon)


  • 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!

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

6:30pm – Refreshments

6:45pm – Tree Lighting

7:00pm -Parade

7:30 pm – Lantern Launch begins (Kanab Center back parking lot)




Schedule of Events

Thursday, November 25

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


Friday, November 26

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


Saturday, November 27 

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


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