Christmas brings record-breaking liquor sales in Utah

Posted at 11:15 AM, Dec 26, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-26 13:15:20-05

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah liquor sales continue to break records.

The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control told FOX 13 that on Christmas Eve, it sold more than $2.6 million at state liquor stores, a 7.3% increase over Christmas Eve 2013.

The six days leading up to Christmas are considered the busiest for state liquor stores. This year, the DABC said it sold $13.6 million in liquor — an 8.2% increase over the same time period in 2013.

The money made from state-run liquor sales goes toward school lunch programs, public safety, and the state’s general fund.