Weekend Express: Sprinting Santas, belly dancing and ugly sweaters
Published: December 6, 2013 09:39PM
Updated: December 6, 2013 11:39AM
image
Lennie Mahler | The Salt Lake Tribune A group of about 600 runners dressed as Santa Claus race through The Gateway mall for the annual 5K Santa Run on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. Provo's Santa Run is this Saturday.

Plan your weekend with picks from our entertainment reporters, critics and bloggers. For more event listings, visit www.sltrib.com/entertainment. Sports listings can be found here.

Bountiful Light Parade • The parade begins at 400 South and Main, heads north on Main Street to 400 North then north on 200 West to the South Davis Recreation Center, where Santa Claus will greet youngsters amid entertainment and refreshments. More information, bountifulmainstreet.com/.

When: 6 p.m. Friday

Where: Bountiful Main Street and City Park

Admission: Free

Sixth Annual Sweater Soiree • Help raise funds for the Women’s World Health Initiative (WWHI) at this annual ugly-sweater party that will feature entertainment, a raffle, food and fun. The WWHI helps women in Senegal survive the complications of childbirth that might otherwise prove fatal. For more information, www.facebook.com/events/399177510184744/?directed_target_id=0 and www.wwhi.org.

When: 7-10 p.m. Saturday

Where: Avenues Yoga, 68 K St.

Holiday Festival • Ice skating, ice sculpting, tractor rides, hockey, figure skating show, Santa and Mrs. Claus and more. Information, utaholympiclegacy.com/events.

When: 5:30-10 p.m. Saturday

Where: Utah Olympic Oval, 5662 S. 4800 West (Cougar Lane), Kearns

Admission: $2 or $1 plus a can of food

All Wheel Sports • A high-octane show combining dancers, trampoline artists, aerialists, extreme skaters and bike riders. More information, 435-655-3114 or www.ecclescenter.org.

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: The George S. & Delores Dore` Eccles Foundation, 1750 Kearns Blvd., Park City

Admission: $20-$69

Meeting of the Tribes • Belly dancers from Brigham City to Salt Lake City will jingle in the holidays to Middle Eastern music. More information, www.meetingofthetribes.com.

When: 1-4:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Salt Lake City Masonic Temple, 650 E. South Temple

Admission: $7 at the door, $6 advance

Provo Santa Run • Watch hundreds of runners dressed as Santa Claus hit the road for a 5K and listen to a Christmas concert afterward. The registration fee includes a Santa outfit. More information, www.runsanta.com.

When: 4 p.m. Saturday

Where: The Shops at Riverwoods, 4801 N. University Ave., Provo

Registration: Pre-registration $35, same-day registration $45

22nd Annual Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest • Stars from the Olympics, television and film race on skis at Deer Valley to raise money for the Waterkeeper Alliance. Other events include a silent auction, awards ceremony and pro-am race. More information, www.visitparkcity.com/events/annual-special-events/dec-deer-valley-celebrity-ski-classic/.

When: Friday through Sunday

Where: Deer Valley Resort, 2250 Deer Valley Drive South, Park City

TELEVISION • A pair of Utah teams will be battling for championships on Saturday. Real Salt Lake will be at Sporting Kansas City fighting for the MLS Cup. Utah State will be at Fresno State fighting for the Mountain West football championship.

Time • 2 p.m., RSL; 8 p.m., USU

Channel • ESPN, RSL; CBS/Ch. 2, USU

Other local sports on TV • The Utah Jazz play at Portland on Friday (8 p.m., ROOT) and host Sacramento on Saturday (7 p.m. Root). In men’s college basketball, BYU plays at UMass (11:30 a.m., CBSSN) and Utah hosts Fresno State (3 p.m., P12N).

For more TV highlights • Go to sltrib.com/blogs/tv