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Behind The Scenes of a Well-Lit Dream

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Because of Luminaria’s enchanting nature, it is easy to imagine it as something that just showed up one day.  A few bippity boppity boos and poof – there it is. But, in reality, Luminaria takes months to prepare for.

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

We’ve all heard the question “What do you want to be when you grow up?” We’ve probably answered it dozens of times. While the question gets children thinking about the future and encourages them to dream up multitudes of possibilities, there are also a few downsides to this inquiry.

Walking Among Dinosaurs

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Liz Anderson is the Collections Manager at the Mountain America Museum of Ancient Life, and she explains the process the Collections Team goes through to take care of thousands of specimens in the Museum.

Creepy Crawlers

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

It is estimated that 25 percent of our population is intensely afraid of insects and spiders, with even more people falling somewhere along the spooked spectrum. There are thousands of insects, but only 1-3 percent of those are harmful to humans. So why are people so afraid of them?

Luminaria Enhanced With New Fire and Ice Show

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Luminaria, the winter holiday tradition that brings the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of the holidays to life, returns to Thanksgiving Point for its seventh year. Luminaria is the signature holiday event at Thanksgiving Point and is Utah’s largest light display, with millions of lights and 28 themed areas showcased in the 50-acre Ashton Gardens.

Día De Muertos

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Dia de Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a continuation of the Aztec rituals meant to honor loved ones who have died. This joyful reunion celebration is filled with vibrant colors, music, dancing, and food.

The History of Scarecrows

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Whether they are spook-ified villains like in Batman or naïve and lovable travel companions like in the Wizard of Oz, scarecrows are a staple of the autumnal harvest season.

“It’s a New World Record!”

Friday, October 7, 2022

October 7, 2022, Thanksgiving Point broke the World Record for Most Bulbs Planted by a Team in One Hour. Thanks to so many incredible volunteers and the Ashton Gardens team, we planted 41, 089 tulip bulbs.

The Little Prince’s Rose

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

In The Little Prince, Saint-Exupéry personifies the rose, giving her the human characteristics of vanity, insecurity, pridefulness, sensitivity, naivety, and entitlement. Though the roses here at the Ashton Gardens do not talk as Antoine’s does, they may have some similar characteristics.

A Glimpse Into Mexican Culture: Día de Muertos

Monday, October 3, 2022

Día de Muertos, the Mexican and Latin American family celebration, is back at Thanksgiving Point on October 22! Authentic traditions, like alfombras de aserrín and ofrendas, allow guests of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to learn, appreciate, and connect with this iconic holiday.