UV To Do: December 2017

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

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas — despite the lack of snow — in Utah Valley. Don’t miss out on the local holiday festivities. Add these events to your calendar.


Events

Breakfast with Santa

When: Dec. 2, 9, 16 from 9 a.m.
Where: Thanksgiving Point’s Show Barn
Cost: $30–$35 for adults and $25–$30 for children
Site: thanksgivingpoint.org

Quiet Santa

When: Dec. 4–7 at 8 a.m.
Where: University Place
Cost: FREE
Site: universityplaceorem.com

Beehive Bazaar

When: Nov. 30 – Dec. 2–3, 7–9
Thursday and Friday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: Bright Building, 33 West 400 South in Provo
Cost: FREE
Site: beehivebazaar.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. 15–16
Where: Provo Pioneer Village (500 W 600 N, Provo)
Cost: TBD
Site: provopioneervillage.org

Live Nativity

When: Dec. 8 at 6–8 p.m.
Where: The Orchard at University Place
Cost: FREE
Site: universityplaceorem.com

Santa Story Time

When: Dec. 11–13 at 6 p.m.
Where: University Place
Cost: $15
Site: universityplaceorem.com

North Pole Express

When: Nov. 24 – Dec. 23
Where: Heber Valley Railroad
Cost: Varies
Site: hebervalleyrr.org

Santa’s Village

When: Nov. 24 – Dec. 23 at 10 a.m.
Where: University Place
Cost: FREE
Site: universityplaceorem.com


Theater

Hale Center Theater Orem presents “A Christmas Carol” from Nov. 25 to Dec. 23.

“A Christmas Carol”

When: Nov. 25– Dec. 23 at 8 p.m. with Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Where: Hale Center Theater Orem
Cost: $15–$26
Site: haletheater.org

“Into the Woods”

When: Nov. 17–18, 29 – Dec. 2, Dec. 5–9 at 7:30 p.m. with Saturday matinee at 2 p.m.
Where: Pardoe Theatre, BYU
Cost: $14–$26
Site: arts.byu.edu

“Miracle on 34th Street”

When: Dec. 1–16 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: SCERA
Cost: $12–$14
Site: scera.org

“The Forgotten Carols”

When: Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: UCCU Center
Cost: $17–$30
Site: forgottencarols.com

“Plaid Tidings”

When: Nov. 30 – Dec. 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Covey Center of the Arts
Cost: $14–$15
Site: provo.org


Music

Joshua Creek, a local band — which features Jeff Hinton, lead vocals/guitar; Quint Randle, backing vocals/bass; Ron Saltmarsh, lead guitar/musical director/backing vocals; and James Hollister, drums/cajon — performs its ninth annual “Joshua Creek Christmas” concert on Thursday, Dec. 21 at the Covey Center for the Arts. (Photo courtesy of Quint Randle)

Nathan Pacheco

When: Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: UCCU Center
Cost: $10–$15
Site: uccucenter.com

Bar J Wranglers Christmas Show

When: Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: UCCU Center
Cost: $10–$15
Site: uccucenter.com

Christmas is… an Evening with Mark Masri

When: Dec. 18–19 at 7 p.m.
Where: SCERA
Cost: $20
Site: scera.org

Voice Male

When: Dec. 19 at 7 p.m.
Where: Thanksgiving Point
Cost: $25–$40
Site: thanksgivingpoint.org

Joshua Creek Christmas

When: Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Covey Center of the Arts
Cost: $14–$15
Site: Facebook

Caleb Chapman’s Crescent Christmas

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


Dance

The Utah Metropolitan Ballet performs the Christmas ballet classic, “Nutcracker,” from Dec. 9–20.

“Nutcracker” by Utah Metropolitan Ballet

When: Dec. 9–2o at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Covey Center of the Arts
Cost: $16–$35
Site: provo.org


Holiday Lights

During Luminaria 2016, blue lights were displayed in dry creek beds, giving the visual interpretation of water. This year, actual H2O will run through Luminaria, adding the sound of water to the visual sensory overload at Thanksgiving Point’s Christmas celebration.

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: $8 per car; $22 per large passenger van; $30 per bus
Site: spanishfork.org

Christmas in Color

When: Nov. 24 – Dec. 30
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: $25 weeknights; $30 weekends
Site: christmasincolor.net

Luminaria

When: Nov. 20 – Dec. 30
Where: Thanksgiving Point
Cost: $12–$20; VIP packages available
Site: thanksgivingpoint.org

Pond Town Christmas

When: Nov. 24 – Jan. 1 from 5:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Where: Salem
Cost: FREE
Site: salemcity.org


Sports

BYU sophomores Yoeli Childs (23) and Zac Seljaas (2) attempt to box out UVU’s Isaac Nielson during the UCCU Crosstown Clash on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017. (Photo by Rebecca Lane/UV360)

BYU basketball

Dec. 6: Illinois State, 7 p.m.
Dec. 9: Weber State, 8 p.m. at the Vivint Smart Home Arena
Dec. 16: Utah, 9 p.m.
Dec. 21: Idaho State, 7 p.m.
Dec. 23: Texas Southern, 7 p.m.
Dec. 28: Portland, 7 p.m.
Dec. 30: Saint Mary’s, 2 p.m.

BYU women’s basketball

Dec. 6: Utah State, 3 p.m.
Dec. 9: Utah, 2 p.m.
Dec. 22: Montana State, 2 p.m.

UVU basketball

Dec. 6: Weber State, 7 p.m.
Dec. 14: Bethesda, 7 p.m.
Dec. 17: Montana Tech, 7 p.m.
Dec. 28: UC Riverside, 7 p.m.
Dec. 30: Cal State Fullerton, 6 p.m.

UVU women’s basketball

Dec. 7: Air Force, 7 p.m.
Dec. 9: Utah State, 3 p.m.
Dec. 16: Idaho State, 3 p.m.
Dec. 19: Cal Poly, 3 p.m.
Dec. 23: California State Fullerton, 1 p.m.
Dec. 29: Antelope Valley, 3 p.m.


Museums

Sacred Spaces: Archetypes and Symbols

When: Oct. 18, 2017 – Jan. 10, 2018
Where: Springville Museum of Art
Cost: FREE
Site: smofa.org

32nd Annual Spiritual and Religious Art of Utah

When: Oct. 18, 2017 – Jan. 10, 2018
Where: Springville Museum of Art
Cost: FREE
Site: smofa.org

Wit and Whimsy: Off the Deep End

When: Aug. 23, 2017 – May 19, 2018
Where: Springville Museum of Art
Cost: FREE
Site: smofa.org

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