The holidays are almost over. Fight the sweater weather temptation to stay indoors and enjoy your holiday celebrations early with these weekend events.
Countdown to 2017
Start spreading the news, 2017 is leaving for good! Utah County is saying hello to the new year at Provo Recreation Center’s “Countdown in New York City” event. Activities include Godfather laser tag, Coney Island inflatables and Statue of Liberty boat cruise. Choices for evening entertainment range from magic to animal shows, dance groups and more. To cap off the night, fireworks will burst at 10 p.m. (New York’s midnight) and at our own strike of the clock two hours later.
When: Dec. 30 from 7 p.m. to midnight
Where: Provo Recreation Center
Cost: $8 for kids ages 3–17; $10 for adults
Thanksgiving Point’s Luminaria was the social media darling of last year, with its inaugural draw of a million light bulbs, 27 themed areas and nearly 60,000 attendees. Now for the second season, this Point of the Mountain holiday mecca has more Christmas tricks up its white-fir-lined sleeve.
When: Nov. 20 – Dec. 30
Where: Thanksgiving Point
BYU men’s basketball vs. Saint Mary’s
After winning the conference opener on Thursday night, the Cougars will take on the Gaels on Saturday afternoon. See if the Cougars can continue its nine game winning streak.
When: Dec. 30 at 2 p.m.
Where: BYU Marriott Center
Noon Year’s Eve
Is the clock striking midnight too late for you? Provo Beach is hosting a Noon Year’s Eve celebration on Saturday complete with face painting, balloon artists, games, a magician and a countdown to noon.
When: Dec. 30 at 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Where: Provo Beach
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 25-year tradition with the Spanish Fork Festival of Lights. Plus, it’s your last chance to see the lights before they go away for the season.
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