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Weekend best bets: 5 festive weekend events to celebrate the holidays

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All-inclusive passes to the North Pole at Seven Peaks includes three rides down Candy Cane Slope. (Photo courtesy Pass of All Passes)

All-inclusive passes to the North Pole at Seven Peaks include three rides down Candy Cane Slope. (Photo courtesy Pass of All Passes)

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:

The North Pole at Seven Peaks

You don’t have to traverse through the “seven levels of the Candy Cane Forest” to get to the North Pole. In fact, it’s just a sleigh ride away at Seven Peaks Water Park in Provo. Deck the outdoors with water slide sledding, a lazy river boat ride, a Christmas train ride and more. Plus, this year you can experience scenes from “The Nutcracker” in a pedal car. Bundle up — it’s time to visit Santa.

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

Santa ditches his sleigh for a canoe every December in order to visit his mates aboard the Christmas Cruise. This ride along the Provo River in a no-horse-open boat includes reflecting lights and holiday scenes along the shore. Come prepared with blankets and warm clothes in case Jack Frost, aka cold weather, visits as well. Board the 25-minute boat ride at CLAS Ropes Course in Provo.

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

“The Nutcracker” by Utah Regional Ballet

Get an early taste of Christmas this year with “The Nutcracker.” Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s music is always en pointe as Utah Valley revisits the classic story of Clara and the Nutcracker. Join them in dreaming as the Sugar Plum Fairy comes to life.

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

“Nuncrackers”

Or if you are looking for a less traditional version of a Christmas classic, some of theater’s favorite nuns are back in “Nuncrackers.” The sisters of “Nunsense” return for a holiday variety show and production of “The Nutcracker.” We’ll be surprised if you don’t crack a smile during this nonsensical show.

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

Spanish Fork Festival of Lights

Baby, it’s cold outside, but you don’t have to stay cold to see the night light up with festive holiday fixtures. Take a ride down Santa Claus Lane in Spanish Fork for 24-year tradition with the 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

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