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Weekend best bets: 5 must-do weekend events in Utah Valley

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The Lighting of Riverwoods includes ice sculptures, a visit from Santa and performances. (Photo courtesy Shops at Riverwoods)

The Lighting of Riverwoods includes ice sculptures, a visit from Santa and performances. (Photo courtesy Shops at Riverwoods) 

From the Point of the Mountain all the way down to Santaquin, Utah Valley has a lot to offer — especially in weekend activities. There are no excuses for staying in all weekend when there are these quality events happening around Utah Valley. Here are five of our picks for the upcoming weekend:

Lighting of Riverwoods

Get the holidays started with a flip of a switch on Friday night. The Shops at Riverwoods presents its annual “Lighting of the Riverwoods” with special guests Debra Boner (Unity Gospel Choir), Brenda Burch and Utah Regional Ballet. Plus, there is a Christmas sing-off with Beyond Measure, Duly Noted, Spark, Frequency and Voiceline. But the most special guest is of course the big man himself, Santa Claus. Do you want s’more? Well, they have those too.

When: Nov. 18 from 6 p.m.–9 p.m.
Where: Shops at Riverwoods
Cost: FREE
Site: shopsatriverwoods.com

Eat Like a Pilgrim

Give thanks to this Thanksgiving re-enactment. As an excuse to eat a turkey meal more than once this holiday season, Thankgiving Point’s “Eat Like a Pilgrim” serves up a variety of pilgrim dishes, including sliced cheate bread, parched corn, hard tack, roast pork, turkey, mixed berry cobbler, cold apple cider and more.

When: Nov. 19–Nov. 21, 6pm
Where: Thanksgiving Point
Cost: $32 for children and $38 for adults
Site: thanksgivingpoint.org

A Night of Broadway presents “Best of the West End”

Utah Valley is tasting a British Broadway cup of tea for the SCERA’s “Night of Broadway.” Local talent will sing classic and contemporary songs from shows including “Little Women,” “Shrek,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Les Misérables, “Spamalot” and more.

When: Nov. 16–19 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Where:
SCERA
Cost:
$12 for adults; $10 for children/seniors
Site: scera.org

Barlow Arts: “The Nutcracker”

Get an early taste of Christmas this year with “The Nutcracker.” Revisit the story of Clara and the Nutcracker as this dream of a Sugar Plum Fairy comes to life.

When: Nov. 17–19 at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (Saturday at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.)
Where: Covey Center for the Arts
Cost: $10–$15
Site: coveycenter.org

“Catch Me If You Can”

Isn’t this “con”-ing? You can run, you can hide, but you’ll never be able to give the police the slip like Frank Abagnale Jr. Based on a true story, this musical tells the story of a young con-artist who took on the world of professions he didn’t have by storm. When FBI agent Carl Hanratty starts tailing the swindler, Frank’s life of luxury looks like it could meet its end. Catch this musical — if you can — at the Hale Center Theater Orem.

When: Oct. 6 – Nov.19 at 7:30 p.m. with Saturday matinee at 3 p.m.
Where: Hale Center Theater Orem
Cost: $17–23
Site: haletheater.org

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