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41st Annual Festival of Trees » 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, South Towne Expo Center, 9575 S. State St., Sandy. Decorated trees, gingerbread creations, wreaths, centerpieces, quilts and more. All proceeds from the annual festival go to Primary Children’s Medical Center. Admission: adults $5, children (age 2 -11) $3, senior citizens $4. For more information, http://www.festivaloftreesutah.org/ or 801-565-4460.
Dickens Christmas Festival » 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dixie Center, 1835 Convention Center Drive, St. George. Step back in time and enjoy the sights and sounds of 19th century London at Dickens Christmas Festival. Admission: adults $6, seniors (65 and older) and children (ages 4-12) $4, children 3 and under free. For more information, www.dickenschristmasfestival.com.
Bountiful Electric Light Parade » 6 p.m. Friday, 400 South to the Rec Center on Main Street, Bountiful. View the collection of floats and a visit from Santa Claus. For more information, bountifulmainstreet.com.
Fifth Annual Winter Market » 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W. 3100 South, West Valley City. The market will showcase handcrafted arts and ethnic products. Come enjoy live music and dance performances, a holiday tree exhibit, and diverse food offerings. Admission free. For more information, http://www.wvc-ut.gov/index.aspx?nid=241 or 801-965-5100.
Holiday Festival » 5:30-10 p.m. Saturday, Utah Olympic Oval, 5662 S. 4800 West (Cougar Lane), Kearns. Visit Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus, ice skating, hockey games, ice sculpting, figure skating show and more. Admission $2 per person or $1 with a canned food donation. For more information, http://www.utaholympiclegacy.com or 801-968-6825.
Centerville Holistic Health Fair » 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, The Grateful Pose Yoga and Healing Arts Center, 254 E. Pages Lane, Centerville. The festival will feature holistic health vendors and practitioners of reiki, theta healing, cranial sacral therapy, massage, precious stones and crystals for healing, yoga, toe readings and more. For more information, www.thegratefulpose.com or 801-300-5307.
Santa Run 5K » 4:30 p.m. Saturday, NuSkin Building, 100 W. Center St., Provo. All runners must be dressed as Santa Claus. The registration fee includes a Santa outfit: hat, beard, jacket, pants and belt. Pre-registration $35, same-day registration $45. For more information, www.runsanta.com or 801-335-4940.
Provo Christmas Light Parade » 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Center Street, University Avenue to 500 West, Provo. At the parade’s conclusions, about 6:30 p.m., Santa will turn on the Christmas lights in downtown Provo. For more information, http://www.provo.org/the_center.events.html.
Simple Treasures Holiday Boutique » 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Ogden Union Station, 2501 Wall Ave., Ogden. More than 90 local crafters under one roof. Admission $1. For more information, simpletreasuresboutique.biz.
North Pole Express » Mondays through Saturdays, through Dec. 24, Heber City. Take a train ride to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus. Admission $18 to $47. For more information, www.hebervalleyrr.org/ or 435-654-5601.
Ogden Christmas Village » Nightly through Jan. 1, 2500 Grant Ave., Ogden. Visit a replica of Santa’s village at the North Pole. Live entertainment Tuesdays through Fridays. For more information, www.ogdencity.com or 801-629-8247.
Candlelight Christmas » 6-9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 6-10 p.m. Fridays through Saturdays through Dec. 23, This is The Place Heritage Park, 2601 E. Sunnyside Ave. Observe a Christmas of over a century ago — quieter, simpler, fun; you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time. Admission $10 adults, $7 seniors/children 3-11, free for children 2 and under. For more information, www.thisistheplace.org or 801-582-1847.
Holiday Central at Thanksgiving Point » Daily except Sundays, Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi. Holiday lights, live reindeer, ice sculpting on Monday nights, Dec. 5, 12 and 19; breakfast with Santa on Saturdays, Dec. 3, 10, 17; Utah Symphony Holiday Concert on Monday Dec. 5; and more. Admission varies by event. For more information, www.thanksgivingpoint.org or 801-768-4900.
Spanish Fork Festival of Lights » 6-10 p.m. daily through Dec. 31. Canyon View Park, 3300 East Powerhouse Road, Spanish Fork. The Festival of Lights displays are animated and contain motion lights or moving parts. You can view lights from your car or take a hayride through the park. Hayrides available for groups of 20 or more. Admission $5 per car, $15 large van and vehicles with trailers, $25 for buses. For more information, www.utahvalley.com or 801-804-4500.
Christmas in the Canyon » 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, through Dec. 23, Tuacahn Center for the Arts, 1100 Tuacahn Drive, Ivins. A live Nativity is presented each night in the amphitheater at 7 and 8 p.m. Nativity admission $2 per person or $10 per family. For more information, www.tuacahn.org or 435-652-3300.
Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers » One of the better rock ‘n’ roll bands touring the country right now is Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers, a group of friends primarily from the University of Massachusetts that takes pride in being family men. The band’s brilliant new album, "Gift Horse," is full of tales of real life, Kellogg said in a Tribune interview. Kellogg said he once read a quote from his musical idol, Tom Petty, in which the icon said he never wrote about his family life. Kellogg admired that, and swore to himself that once his first child was born, he would keep his private life private. It didn’t work. "Within an hour I had written a song about her," Kellogg said. The band is known for trading instruments among each other during the course of a show, but Kellogg said he wishes he could be a better piano player. "My daughter is 6 and she’s cruising," he said about his daughter’s prowess. "I look over her shoulder and take notes."Next Page >
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