Must-See & Family Friendly Events in Little Denmark

  • Mormon Miracle Pageant
    • The Mormon Miracle Pageant is presented every June at the Manti Temple Hill. Performers tell the compelling story of the beginning of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the Mormon pioneers that colonized the west. Over 80,000 attend the 8 performances. Each performance is free of charge and begins at dusk.

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  • Scandinavian Festival
    • The Little Denmark District recognizes the pioneers that left their country to trek across the Atlantic Ocean to settle in the untamed Sanpete area. The Scandinavian Festival is an annual event in Ephraim, usually held around the Memorial Day Weekend; is a delightfully fun event that offers excellent food, music, arts and crafts, and games from the Scandinavian heritage. Costumes, dancing, games, specialty foods, music, entertainment, storytelling, histories, tours, and just good all round fun is to be had at this exciting festival.
  • Mount Pleasant Christmas Lighting Celebration & Old Fashioned Christmas
    • Mount Pleasant lights up the holiday season with an Old Fashioned Christmas and Downtown Lighting Celebration. Santa and Mrs. Claus are both present to join in the holiday spirit. There are free hay rides, prize drawings, food booths, free game booths, free cookies and hot chocolate. As the sun sets over the western mountains, the city lights are lit with musical accompaniment and fireworks. It is a perfect way to get into the holiday spirit! Location: Main Street in Mount Pleasant.
  • Ephraim Light Parade
    • Ephraim celebrates the beginning of the holidays with a Light Parade on Main Street. Santa Claus visits in the Greenwood Student Center on the Snow College Campus. There are prizes awarded for the best parade entrants and lights are a must! You might even get an idea of two on some decorating tips or enter your own Gingerbread House creation at the Gingerbread House Making Contest. Prizes are awarded. All this holiday celebration takes place right on Downtown Main Street, Ephraim.
  • Manti Light Parade
    • Manti presents their Light Parade with an appearance from Santa Claus, a movie, and refreshments. Businesses are open for early shopping during the festivities.
  • Scenic Drives
    • The Huntington-Eccles Scenic Byway is a drive well worth the taking. It begins in Fairview and takes you east on Highway 31 through the Manti-La-Sal National Forest.
    • The Nebo Loop Scenic Byway – Mt. Nebo has an elevation of 11,928 Feet above sea level in the Uinta National Forest and is the highest peak on the Nebo Loop Scenic Byway.