Monday, November 28, 2011

Holiday Activities

We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your friends and family members.  Here are some Holiday Community Events happening in Utah County to continue the family fun.

Lights on Parade

Date: Saturday, December 3rd

Location: Provo Center Street through 500 W

Time: Parade starts at 5:30 p.m.; lights-On at 6:30 pm

*everyone is invited to gather in front of the City Center and celebrate with us as Santa turns on the Christmas lights of the City in Downtown Provo and kick-off the month-long holiday celebration!
Countdown 2012
Date: New Years
Location: Provo Towne Centre Mall
Admissions: Purchase your Countdown Admission Wristband at the Winger's in the Provo Towne Centre Mall or at the Provo City Parks and Recreation Office at 351 W. Center Street, after December 4.

Pre-purchased Wristband

•$3 Children 12 and under

•$4 Adults 13 and over
•3 and under are free with a paid adult

•Wristbands purchased the day of the event are an additional $1 each per person

Timpanogos Chorale Concert

Date: Monday, December 12, 2011

Time: 7:30-9:00

Location: American Fork Junior High NEW Auditorium 

Price: $6.00 per person or $20.00 for immediate family.

Ice Skating

Date: December 3

Event Hours: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Admission: $2.00 per person or $1.00 with canned food donation

Location: Utah Olympic Oval, 5662 South 4800 West (Cougar Lane), Kearns

Candlelight Christmas

Date: Nov 25 - Dec 03

Description: Santa Clause and his reindeers are coming to visit.  Enjoy a live Nativity scene and Carolers in this beautiful aroma of Christmas.  Make homemade gifts in historic pioneer cabins.
Phone: 801-582-1847

Time: 6 pm - 9 pm (Mon-Thur), 6 pm - 10 pm (Fri-Sat)

Price: $10/adults, $7/seniors, $7/children (3-11), Free/children (2 and under)

Location: This Is The Place Heritage Park, 2601 E. Sunnyside Avenue, Salt Lake City

Web Site: www.thisistheplace.org

American Fork Winter Story Time

Date- Registration: Dec 27- Jan 7
            Stories and Activities begin Jan 9
When: once a week
Where: American Fork Library

Mitten Tree (Library Events Calendar)

Date: Nov 29-Dec 21

Location: American Fork Library

Description: Come decorate the Library's Mitten tree. Donate mittens, scarves, gloves and hats to decorate the tree in the Library rotunda. Decorating welcome through December 20th. Items donated will be given to local shelters. .

Warm Hearts = Warm Hands

Trees of Diversity exhibit

Date: Nov 17 - Dec 27
Time: Mon -Thurs, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Fri - Sat, by arrangement. Closed Sundays and Holidays

Location: Utah Cultural Celebration Center -1355 West 3100 South West Valley City, UT 84119

Price: Free

Description: The Trees of Diversity exhibit showcases not only decorated trees, but also gingerbread houses, wreaths, nativities and window shopping style holiday scenes. Enjoy over 25 trees decorated from different ethnic arts groups from throughout the valley. Refreshments and music will also be provided.

For more information about this and other events or exhibits at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center, call 801-965-5100 801-965-5100 , or visit culturalcelebration.org

The Grouch Who Stole Christmas

Date: Nov 25 - Dec 30

Phone: 801-355-4628 801-355-4628

Location: Off Broadway Theatre, 272 S. Main Street, Salt Lake City

Web Site: theobt.org/obtseason.html

Description: This original comedy parodies the famed Dr. Seuss Novel, and couples it with the beloved Sesame Street Character who lives in a garbage can. This light hearted comedy shows how even the grouchiest of characters can find love and kindness during the most wonderful time of the year. -Brought to you by the letter C and the number 2.

Price: Adults= $11, Students/Seniors/Military = $9, Children (12 & under) = $6

Holiday Central at Thanksgiving Point

Date: Nov 25 - Dec 31

Time: 6-10pm

Phone: 801-768-4900 801-768-4900

Location: 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi

Holiday Lights
Description: The outdoor showcase features more than one million sparkling lights set to holiday music, artwork by Simon Dewey and a reading of The Christmas Story. In addition to Santa’s workshop and Candy Cane Lane, this year’s lights include new displays: the Museum of Ancient Life, Thanksgiving Point Gardens and Farm Country.

Price: Entry is $8 per car or $4 per car for Thanksgiving Point members. On Nov. 29, Thanksgiving Point members can enjoy the display for free.
Photos with Santa
Santa will be at Thanksgiving Point on Dec. 6, 13 and 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Water Tower Plaza. Photos packages are available starting at $5, member discounts available.

Ice Sculpting Demonstration

See the fascinating art of ice sculpture on Monday nights in December. Each evening will feature an artist transforming a 300-pound block of ice into a holiday-themed design or character. Come watch this amazing piece evolve on Dec. 5, 12 and 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Water Tower Plaza. This event is free to the public.

For more information on any of the Holiday Central events and to make reservations or purchase tickets online, visit www.thanksgivingpoint.org or call 801-768-4900 801-768-4900 .

BYU Planetarium Shows

Date: Oct 26 - Feb 01

Phone: 801-422-5396 801-422-5396

Time: Fridays: 7:00pm and 8:00pm

Price: $2

Location: Eyring Science Center, BYU Campus, Provo

Web Site: www.utahvalley.org/events/details.aspx?ID=231

American Dreams BYU Exhibit
Date: Feb 24 - Dec 31

Phone: 801-422-0527 801-422-0527

Time: Monday-Friday 10:00am-9:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm-5:00pm

Price: Free Admission

Location: Brigham Young University Museum of Art, North Campus Drive, Provo

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