UV To Do: December 2019

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The Christmas season is a time of year, but it’s also a state of mind. Get into the Christmas spirit this December with these Utah Valley to-dos! 

It’s beginning to look like Christmas, everywhere you go. Winter evenings at The Shops at Riverwoods sparkles with Christmas lights and visits from Santa Claus.

Events

Breakfast with Santa

  • When: Dec. 7–21 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

Beehive Bazaar

  • When: Dec. 5–7 and 12–14, 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. 2–23 (times vary)
  • Where: CLAS Ropes Course, 3606 West Center in Provo
  • Cost: $8
  • Site: clasropes.com

A Pioneer Christmas

Live Nativity

Santa and Friends Christmas Concert 

North Pole Express

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

Santa’s Village

Utah Santa Run

  • When: Dec. 7
  • Where: Shops at the Riverwoods
  • Cost: $40 
  • Site: runsanta.com

Old Country Christmas at Young Living 

  • When: Dec. 14
  • Where: Young Living Lavender Farm in Mona, Ut. 
  • Cost: $6
  • Site: youngliving.com

Cookies with Mrs. Claus


Theater

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

“Elf The Musical”

  • When: Nov. 29 – Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m. 
  • Where: SCERA
  • Cost: $14 for adults; $12 for children
  • Site: scera.org

“A Christmas Carol”

  • When: Nov. 30– Dec. 23 
  • Where: Hale Center Theater Orem
  • Cost: $24–$29
  • Site: haletheater.org

“The Forgotten Carols”

Music

This holiday season, University Place mall has decked their halls with visits from Santa Claus, Light the World Giving Machines, a Live Nativity and Choir Performances from local school choirs and musical groups.

Bar J Wranglers Show

  • When: Dec. 9 at 7 p.m.
  • Where: UCCU Center
  • Cost: $10–$15
  • Site: uccucenter.com

Caleb Chapman’s CRESCENT CHRISTMAS

  • When: Dec. 20–21 at 7 p.m. 
  • Where: SCERA
  • Cost: $12-14 
  • Site: scera.org

Voice Male

Joshua Creek Christmas

  • When: Dec. 4 at 7 p.m.
  • Where: Covey Center of the Arts
  • Cost: $15
  • Site: Facebook

Danú: An Emerald Isle Christmas

DePue Brothers Band: A Magical Grassical Christmas

Choir Carols by Candlelight 

Choral Performances 

Dance

The Utah Metropolitan Ballet performs the Christmas ballet classic, “Nutcracker,” from Dec. 13-21.

“Nutcracker” by Utah Metropolitan Ballet

  • When: Dec. 13–21 
  • Where: Covey Center of the Arts
  • Cost: $16–$35
  • Site: provo.org

BYU Christmas Around the World 

  • When: Dec. 6-7
  • Where: Marriott Center BYU 
  • Cost: $9–$22
  • Site: arts.byu.edu

Holiday Lights

Spanish Fork Festival of Lights

  • When: Nov. 28 – 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

Luminaria

  • When: Nov. 22 – Jan. 4
  • 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
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