Weekend best bets (Nov. 29-Dec. 1)

Hale Center Theater Orem presents “A Christmas Carol” from Nov. 30 to Dec. 23.

Hale Center Theater Orem presents “A Christmas Carol” from Nov. 30 to Dec. 23.

It’s the weekend at last. Don’t get caught stuck on the couch when there are so many activities happening around Utah Valley. Here are five events sure to liven up your weekend:

1. “A Christmas Carol”

Ebenezer Scrooge makes his way back to the stage for the holiday season, bringing with him the famous ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. The Hale Center Theater in Orem’s annual production of “A Christmas Carol” starts Saturday at 3 p.m. with another show at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $17-$21.

2. North Pole Express

All aboard! Ride the Heber Valley Railroad’s North Pole Express. Elves will serve hot cocoa while Santa asks the children what they want for Christmas. The train leaves the station on Friday and Saturday at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $20 for children and $30 for adults in coach. Check the website for first class costs and perks.

3. Holiday Lights

Light up your night with a nighttime ride through Thanksgiving Point’s Holiday Lights display. Gather your family or a group of friends to take a ride in a car ($8), large vehicle ($25), trolley ($4 per person) or carriage ($40). With more than one million sparkling lights on display, there is bound to be something to brighten your night.

4. “The First Christmas”

Liken is bringing back it’s successful film, “The First Christmas,” for a stage production at the SCERA Center for the Arts. Enjoy the retelling of the first Christmas through this musical production including the popular songs from the movie. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday night. Tickets cost $10 for children and $12 for adults.

5. Spanish Fork Festival of Lights

Enjoy holiday music as you look at the Spanish Fork Festival of Lights display. By listening to 99.9 FM, you’ll not only have the sights of the season, but the sounds of the season too. Admittance costs $7 per car or $20 per large vehicle.


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