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UV To Do: December 2016

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Guests visit with Santa Claus aboard the North Pole Express in this photo courtesy of the Heber Valley Railroad.

Guests visit with Santa Claus aboard the North Pole Express in this photo courtesy of the Heber Valley Railroad.

Events

Breakfast with Santa

When: Dec. 3, 10 and 17 from 9 a.m.
Where: Thanksgiving Point’s Show Barn
Cost: $30–$35 for adults and $25–$30 for children
Site: thanksgivingpoint.org

Story Time with Santa

When: Dec. 5–8 at 5 p.m.
Where: University Place
Cost: $10
Site: universityplaceorem.com

Santa Paws

When: Dec. 6 at 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Where: University Place
Cost: FREE
Site: universityplaceorem.com

Beehive Bazaar

When: Dec. 2–3, 8–10
Thursday and Friday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: Startup Building, 560 S. 100 West in Provo
Cost: FREE
Site: beehivebazaar.com

The North Pole at Seven Peaks

When: Nov. 25 – Dec. 23
Where: Seven Peaks Water Park
Cost: $10 admission; FREE for Pass of all Passes holders through Dec. 15
Site: sevenpeaks.com

Christmas Cruise

When: Dec. 1–23 (times vary)
Where: CLAS Ropes Course, 3606 West Center in Provo
Cost: $8
Site: clasropes.com

A Pioneer Christmas

When: Dec. 16, 17 and 19 from 6–8:30 p.m.
Where: Provo Pioneer Village (500 W 600 N, Provo)
Cost: Donations of $2 per person or $10 per family
Site: provopioneervillage.org

North Pole Express

When: Nov. 25 – Dec. 24
Where: Heber Valley Railroad
Cost: $5 for toddlers ages 2 and under; $25–$40 for children; and $35–$50 for adults
Site: hebervalleyrr.org

McCoard’s 1st Annual Christmas Bazaar

When: Nov. 17 – Dec. 23
Where: McCoard’s Garden Center, 384 S 3110 West
Cost: Varies
Site: Facebook.com

Night Bright

When: Dec. 31 at 8:30 p.m.
Where: Thanksgiving Point
Cost: $18 for children; $20 for adults
Site: thanksgivingpoint.com


Theater

“A Christmas Carol” has played every year since Hale Center Theater’s opening in 1990. Founder Nathan Hale was the first to be Ebenezer Scrooge.

“A Christmas Carol” has played every year since Hale Center Theater’s opening in 1990. Founder Nathan Hale was the first to be Ebenezer Scrooge.

“A Christmas Carol”

When: Nov. 26– Dec. 23 at 7:30 p.m. with Saturday matinee at 3 p.m.
Where: Hale Center Theater Orem
Cost: $14–$24
Site: haletheater.org

“Nuncrackers”

When: Dec. 1–23 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Covey Center for the Arts
Cost: $14–$16
Site: provo.org

“Harry Connick Jr. ‘s The Happy Elf”

When: Dec. 2–17 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: SCERA
Cost: $12 for adults; $10 for children
Site: scera.org


Music

Utah Valley Handbell Ringers

When: Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Where: Provo City Library
Cost: FREE
Site: provolibrary.com

BYU’s “Music and Merriment”

When: Dec. 6 at 7 p.m.
Where: SCERA
Cost: $10
Site: scera.org

Voice Male

When: Dec. 20 at 7 p.m.
Where: Thanksgiving Point Show Barn
Cost: $25–$40
Site: thanksgivingpoint.com

Caleb Chapman’s Crescent Christmas

When: Dec. 22–23 at 7 p.m.
Where: SCERA
Cost: $12 for adults; $10 for children
Site: scera.org


Dance

Utah Regional Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” plays Dec. 14, 16, 19, 20 and 21. Tickets range from $17-27.

Utah Regional Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” plays Dec. 10–20.

Christmas Around the World

When: Dec. 2–3 at 7:30 p.m. with Saturday matinee at 2 p.m.
Where: BYU Marriott Center
Cost: $15–$20 for adults; $10–$15 for children
Site: arts.byu.edu

“The Nutcracker” by Utah Regional Ballet

When: Dec. 10–20 at 7:30 p.m. with Saturday matinee at 2 p.m.
Where: Covey Center for the Arts
Cost: $20–$32
Site: provo.org


Holiday Lights

The Spanish Fork Festival of Lights begins Thanksgiving Day and continues through New Years Day. (Photo courtesy Festival of Lights)

The Spanish Fork Festival of Lights begins Thanksgiving Day and continues through New Year’s Day. (Photo courtesy Festival of Lights)

Spanish Fork Festival of Lights

When: Nov. 24 – Jan. 1 from 6 p.m.–10 p.m.
Where: Canyon View Park in Spanish Fork
Cost: $7 per car; $20 per large passenger van; $30 per bus
Site: spanishfork.org

Christmas in Color

When: Nov. 23 – Dec. 31
Monday – Thursday: 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday – Saturday: 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: 4400 Center Street in Provo
Cost: $21.95–$26 weeknights; $25.95–$32 weekends
Site: christmasincolor.net

Luminaria

When: Nov. 25 – Dec. 31
Where: Thanksgiving Point
Cost: $17–$39
Site: thanksgivingpoint.org

Pond Town Christmas

When: Nov. 25 – Jan. 2 from 5:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Where: Salem
Cost: FREE
Site: salemcity.org


Sports

UVU upset BYU in the UCCU Crosstown Clash 114–101 Saturday night. (Photo by Rebecca Lane/UV360)

UVU upset BYU in the UCCU Crosstown Clash 114–101 in November. (Photo by Rebecca Lane/UV360)

BYU basketball

Dec. 7: Weber State, 7 p.m.
Dec. 10: Colorado, 8 p.m.
Dec. 20: Idaho State, 7 p.m.
Dec. 22: CSU Bakersfield, 7 p.m.
Dec. 29: Santa Clara, 7 p.m.

BYU women’s basketball

Dec. 7: Weber State, 11 a.m.
Dec. 22: University of Washington, 2 p.m.
Dec. 31: Loyola Marymount, 2 p.m.

UVU basketball

Dec. 6: Utah at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake, 6 p.m.
Dec. 10: Utah State, 4 p.m.
Dec. 17: Weber State at Weber State, 7 p.m.
Dec. 23: Montana Tech, 7 p.m.

UVU women’s basketball

Dec. 9: Denver at 7 p.m.
Dec. 15: Utah State at Utah State, 7 p.m.
Dec. 29: Antelope Valley, 3 p.m.
Dec. 31: Dixie State, 3 p.m.


Races

The Provo Santa Run crowds the streets with Santa Claus a few times over again. (Photo courtesy Provo Santa Run)

The Provo Santa Run crowds the streets with Santa Claus a few times over again. (Photo courtesy Provo Santa Run)

Provo Santa Run

When: Dec. 3 at 4 p.m.
Where: Shops at the Riverwoods
Cost: $36.50–$46.50
Site: runsanta.com


Museums

Ralph Hewett Schofield's painting, "A Meeting of the American Presidents," is an acrylic on canvas painting from 1978 that is part of the "Rock the Vote" display. (Image courtesy Springville Museum of Art)

Ralph Hewett Schofield’s painting, “A Meeting of the American Presidents,” is an acrylic on canvas painting from 1978 that is part of the “Rock the Vote” display. (Image courtesy Springville Museum of Art)

Rock the Vote

When: Sept. 7, 2016 – Jan. 7, 2017
Where: Springville Museum of Art
Cost: FREE
Site: smofa.org

31 Annual Spiritual and religious Art of Utah

When: Oct. 19, 2016 – Jan. 11, 2016
Where: Springville Museum of Art
Cost: FREE
Site: smofa.org

31st Annual Christmas Lamb Show

When: Dec. 3, 2016 – Jan. 7, 2017
Where: Springville Museum of Art
Cost: FREE
Site: smofa.org

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