For 121 years Broadbent’s in Lehi has been a community gathering place and a shopper’s dream. The classic “General Store” feel is a refreshing change to the fast-paced shopping experience of larger retailers.
PLACES TO SPEND A PAYCHECK
1. University Mall
575 E. University Pky., off State Street, Orem
10 a.m. to 9 p.m. with special holiday hours
Shop, eat, sit on Santa’s lap, walk through a neighborhood of ginger bread houses, listen to Songs of the Season, and give a little with the Giving Tree. All of these activities are available here through November and December. Celebrate the season while buying gifts for mom, dad, the kids, and even a couple for yourself.
2. Provo Towne Centre
Take I-15 to University Ave. Exit 266, and turn west on 1200 S.
10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon.—Sat. and Noon to 5 p.m. Sun.
Experience an Evening of Giving on Dec. 5 when one $5 donation to charities can get you into the Christmas spirit. Sit on Santa’s lap from Nov. 22 to Christmas Eve, and walk through the endless decorations while you shop for those you love.
3. Lehi Roller Mills
833 E. Main St., Lehi and 218 E. University Pkwy., Orem
(801) 768-4401 or toll free (800) 660-4346.
10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tues. — Sat.
Besides its top-quality products, the Mill also offers free tours to groups of all sizes Monday through Thursday. You must be 12 years old to participate in the tours and reservations must be made. The tour is also a wonderful opportunity to pick up some baked goodies to warm up a winter night.
4. The Shops at Riverwoods
4801 N. University Ave., Provo
The Lighting of the Streets is free
Kick off the holiday season with an enchanting night of holiday magic. Enjoy the holidays through December from the fairy tale atmosphere that will put every grumpy shopper in the holiday spirit. Take advantage of their holiday gift with a purchase, where every purchase of $300 or more gets you a free “Christmas Cookie” Candle from Yankee Candle. Buy Day and Night passes that offer movie tickets and gift certificates, and don’t forget the Live Radio Remotes and Give-Aways that will take place weekly starting Nov. 21.
5. Broadbent’s Store
128 N. 100 E. in Lehi
9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mon.—Sun.
Founded in 1882 and still run by the same family, Broadbent’s Store is a unique treasure in Lehi and an old-fashioned general store. Started by Joseph and Sarah Broadbent, this store has eight different rooms, each with its own purpose and feel. For the Christmas season there is a huge area dedicated to Christmas décor and tradition. There are unique ornaments, Gingerbread snow towns and nativities, and the close family atmosphere of a family owned business.
Karaoke at Jerry’s Burgers in Provo combines food with fun and is a wonderful option for families or for a night out with a date.
NIGHT ON THE TOWN
1. Jerry’s Burgers
1151 N. Canyon Rd., Provo
10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Mon.—Thurs., 10:30 a.m. to Midnight, Fri.—Sat.
Besides the famous burgers, this diner creates a unique atmosphere for a date or night out every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. with Karaoke and an open microphone. Take a date and show off your vocals, take your sister or brother and create embarrassing family stories, or just laugh the night away with your closest friends. There are also private karaoke and birthday specials available anytime if you call ahead.
2. Comedy Sportz
36 W. Center St. in Provo
(801) 377-9700 or (801) 802-8250
8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m., Fri.—Sat.
$8/adults, $4/children under 12
For families and friends who enjoy clean, family-appropriate comedy, Comedy Sportz has improvisational team comedy where two teams compete using audience suggestions. The audience votes on the winning team and awards points accordingly. Reservations are recommended.
3. Community Theater
• BYU Pardoe Theatre
Harris Fine Arts Center, Provo
“The Winter’s Tale”
• The Villa Playhouse
254 S. Main, Springville
“The Christmas Carol”
• Hale Center Theater
225 W. 400 N., Orem
“A Christmas Carol”
Experience these amazing works of drama or find your own inner drama and audition for a show. Community performances offer a chance to applaud our neighbors and culture our families. Take advantage of the indoor months and call your local theater and find out show times and audition schedules.
4. Color Me Mine
5033 N. Edgewood Drive, Provo – Next to Riverwoods
10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon.—Thurs., 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fri.—Sat.
$8/adults, plus cost of ceramic piece
Create your own work of ceramic art by decorating and customizing mugs, plates, sculptures or one of more than 400 different items. Saturday night is PJ night. Wear your jammies and receive half-off. Your piece is glazed and you go home with a personalized finished product.
5. The Peaks Ice Arena
1330 E. 300 N., Provo
The Peaks Ice Arena is the perfect place to enjoy ice skating lessons as a family, broom hockey with a church group or organized ice hockey competitions — all in an Olympic venue used by people from around the world.
The Peaks Arena also has open ice skating times.
Cross country skiing at Sundance is one way to make the most of the winter season.
FIND YOUR SPORTY SIDE
1. Snowmobiling at Daniel’s Summit Lodge
Highway 40, Daniel’s Summit Pass, Heber City
(800) 519-9969 or (435) 548-2300
Full-day rental: $159; Two-Hour Guided Tour: $109
Daniel’s Summit Lodge has over 200 miles of trails in Utah’s highlands, perfect for a snowmobiling adventure. Experience snowmobiling with or without a guide on a variety of trails designed for every skill level. Guided tours are available for groups with six or more people and equipment is available for rent at the lodge. Located at the edge of the Uinta National Forest where peace and serenity prevail. Experience your winter at a rustic lodge, a cozy room, and endless trails into the snow-filled mountains.
2. Go Sledding
Grab a sled at a local sporting goods store and head to your favorite park. Lindon Park has an excellent and traditional sledding hill, but if your family fancies a more organized ride, check local tube runs at ski resorts in the area or Soldier Hollow in Midway.
3. Ski/ Snowboard Down A Mountain
Refer to our ski chart on page 88 for a complete listing of Utah ski resorts and the services they offer. Take the plunge and dig into the snow. After all, Utah is famous for snow and skiing gives Utahns the chance to see the beauty of the nature that our state has.
4. Join a Sports League
Provo Recreation Center:
Orem Recreation Center:
Indoor sports can be huge for every family this winter season. Every city offers children and adult sport leagues. Call your local recreation center or city recreation department.
Organized leagues give a reason to be active, and then that extra piece of pie will taste even better.
5. Visit an Olympic Venue
Just because the Olympics are over doesn’t mean that we can’t take full advantage of the vicinities that gold medalists participated on. Every Utahn can be an Olympian, at least for a day.
• Salt Lake Caldron Park, Salt Lake City
Come visit the site of the opening/closing ceremonies and the many monuments of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.
• Soldier Hollow, Midway
Participate in cross-country skiing and a new tube run. This sight is one of the most difficult courses for Nordic skiers, but even the average man can find a course to ski upon.
• Utah Olympic Park
This venue featured ski jumping, bobsled, skeleton, and luge competitions during the Olympics. Come and take lessons, tours, and experience the Olympic spirit. Visitors can even take a ride on the bobsled.
Kids Village in Orem offers a variety of workshops where children can learn new skills.
INCREASE YOUR LEARNING POTENTIAL
1. Kids Village Workshops
1641 N. State St., Orem
Behind every magical door, children will discover classroom adventures of learning and growth. Every workshop contained in this unique charming village offers hands-on learning.
There are workshops to learn how to bake, use computers, paint, make crafts, manage money, woodwork, and sew.
Participants can sign up for a one-time workshop or can take a series of classes. Children can be taught new skills new skills by experts in the industry.
Preschool classes are also available in this Orem location.
2. Springville Art Museum
126 E. 400 S., Springville
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.—Sat.; 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sun.
One of Utah art’s greatest treasures, this museum provides exhibits from a variety of artists, many of whom are local. From Nov. 2 to Dec. 28, the museum will be holding its 18th Annual Religious and Spiritual Art of Utah exhibit. They will also be having chair auctions where visitors can participate in a real auction.
3. Brigham Young University
BYU has a wide range of cultural activities for every family member. Enjoy the Museum of Art, the Museum of Peoples and Cultures, the Bean Science Museum, and the Earth Science Museum. Admission is free and tours are offered usually by appointment. Also BYU offers a vast number of plays, concerts, and special events.
4. Art Galleries
Not only can you view art this season, but you can even consider potentially buying a piece. Visit an art gallery and see what renowned artists are creating with their talents and abilities. Hope Gallery and Repartee Gallery, both located in the Shops at Riverwoods, are just two of the many galleries to not only enrich and bring beauty to life, but also a home.
(801) 225-4100 or (801) 225-4107
Open 7 days a week
Enjoy the art of glass blowing, the Allan Houser art exhibit, the Nordic Center, along with the skiing and snowboarding Sundance is famous for. Watch the glass blowing in the Art Shack, every Thursday through Monday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Nordic Center is open daily and Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings. The Trail fee is $11 per day.
‘TIS THE SEASON TO BE EXCITED ABOUT CHRISTMAS
1. Homestead Resort
700 North Homestead Dr., Midway
What do sleigh rides, snowshoes, and scuba diving in hot springs all have in common? They are all available through the Homestead Resort in Midway. Come for the day or stay over in their lodge. Either way, everyone will have a memorable time.
The resort features a full-service spa, cross country skiing around the property and horse-drawn sleigh rides.
The Homestead also boasts one of the area’s finest golf courses for some summer fun.
2. Thanksgiving Point
3003 N. Thanksgiving Way (off I-15), Lehi
Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., closed Sundays and Holidays
At Thanksgiving Point there is something for everyone. The gardens are lit with colorful lights and the destination always has something happening. The restaurants offer a nice opportunity for a night away from the kids after a day of shopping.
The museums and theaters offer a chance for the whole family to spend time together.
3. The Peppermint Place
155 E. 200 N., Alpine
Experience a traditional Christmas at The Peppermint Place candy factory and store. Take the whole family and see the live nativity, the amazing light displays, choir performances, and, of course, Santa Claus. Tours are offered daily and large groups should call ahead.
4. Provo River Christmas Cruise
3603 W. Center St., Provo
Open daily from Dec. 5-31, closed Sundays and Holidays
Departs every 15-30 minutes, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Until 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays
Enjoy this lighted riverboat ride on the lower Provo River where thousands of lights reflect off the water and Christmas scenes play off the shore. Each boat can accommodate 40 people and, don’t worry, no one will miss Santa Claus.
5. Heber Valley Railroad Polar Bear Express Ride
450 S. 600 W, Heber City
Departs: Nov. 28-29, Dec. 1, 4-6, 8-9, 11-13, 15-20, 22-23
5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
$25/adults, $15/children under 12
The coaches are warm and decorated with Christmas lights. Chris Van Allsburg’s story, “The Polar Express,” is read while hot cocoa and cookies are served.
As the story ends the train arrives at the North Pole. Santa boards the train and gives each child a bell from his sleigh. This is something every family could make into the perfect family tradition.
Reservations are required.