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The Downtown Holiday Market at Gallivan brings holiday charm to Salt Lake City’s urban center with a focus on local and handmade goods. Every Friday and Saturday, Nov. 23-Dec. 22, 2012.

When » Friday, Nov. 30 from 11 a.m.- 8p.m., Friday, Nov. 30 from 11 a.m.- 8p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 from 11 a.m.- 8p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 from 11 a.m.- 8p.m.

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Where » Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main St., Salt Lake City

Christkindlmarkt SLC

This Is The Place Heritage Park will host the Christkindlmarkt SLC, a holiday event patterned after the German Christmas markets. There will be choirs, the St. Martin’s and Christkindlmarkt St. Nicholas Day parades, a community coat drive, the Lighting of the Tree by the Most Reverend John C. Wester, Catholic Bishop of Salt Lake City. On Nov. 30-Dec. 1 there will be shoe drive to benefit the Salt Lake Rescue Mission. Visit www.christkindlmarkt-slc.com for information.

When » Friday, Nov. 30 from 11 a.m.- 9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30 from 11 a.m.- 9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 from 11 a.m.- 9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 from 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.

Where » This is the Place Heritage Park, 2601 E. Sunnyside Ave., Salt Lake City

Tickets » Free


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Utah Technology Council Hall of Fame

The Annual Hall of Fame event honors individuals with Utah ties who have made global contributions to the information technology and life science industries through new technology, innovation and leadership. This year’s keynote speaker is Jeff Bezos President, CEO and Chairman of the Board at Amazon.com.

When » Friday, Nov. 30 from 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.

Where » Grand America Hotel, 555 S. Main St., Salt Lake City

Tickets » $275 - $400 Individual $2,750 and up for tables;utahtech.org/UTC/Events/UTC-Events/UTC-Calendar/List-of-Events/Hall-of-Fame/2012-UTC-Hall-of-Fame.aspx

Soups From Around the World Cooking Class

Chef Evan presents recipes you’ll want to add to your everyday kitchen repertoire. Visit bit.ly/WjT28E or call 801-617-0133 for information.

When » Friday, Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m.

Where » Harmons Bangerter Crossing, 125 E. 12800 South, Draper

Tickets » $39.00; bit.ly/WjT28E

KRCL Polar Jubilee Benefit: Surfin’ Safari

KRCL 90.9FM will host the annual Polar Jubilee Benefit: Surfin’ Safari. The Polar Jubilee: Surfin’ Safari features live music by The Bartenders, Mokie, The Atomics and Matt Codina & the Glyders. It also heralds the return of Bad Brad Wheeler’s Hanukah Harmonica Army as well as traditional Tahitian dancers, Island Traditions, greeting guests with leis, photos with Surfin‚Äô Santa, prizes, a silent auction and more.

When » Friday, Nov. 30 from 7 p.m.- 11 p.m.

Where » Salt Lake Hardware Building, 155 N. 400 West, Salt Lake City

Tickets » $30.00; $35 at the door;krcl.org

Merry Christmas, George Bailey

"Merry Christmas, George Bailey" celebrates the faith of Christmas and the American philosophy of life: hard work, fair play, love and support of family and community. Adapted from the classic movie, "It’s a Wonderful Life," this play staged in a radio studio. For tickets, call 801-581-7100 or

visit www.kingtix.com.

When » Friday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m.

Where » Babcock Theatre, 300 S. 1400 East , Salt Lake City

Tickets » $10.00; *kingsburyhall.utah.edu/performances/merry-christmas-george-bailey

Ballet West’s Nutcracker

Ballet West rings in the holidays in grand style with its annual holiday tradition, "The Nutcracker." The story tells of a Christmas party at which little Clara, daughter of the house, receives the gift of a nutcracker from her mysterious uncle. After the party, she falls asleep and dreams of snow castles, sugarplums, and her nutcracker, which has turned into a handsome prince. Ticket information available at arttix.org or at 801-355-ARTS.

When » Friday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m.

Where » Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets » $23-$79;arttix.org/tickets/production.aspx?performanceNumber=8219

Screwtape

Silver Summit Theatre Company will present "Screwtape," a provocative and wickedly funny theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis’s novel "The Screwtape Letters," about spiritual warfare from a demon’s point of view. For tickets visit www.SilverSummitTheatre.org or at the box office one hour prior to curtain.

When » Friday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2 at 5:30 p.m.

Where » Midvale Main Street Theatre, 7711 S. Main, Midvale

Tickets » $10-$15;www.SilverSummitTheatre.org

Scrooge, A Christmas Carol

Terrace Plaza Playhouse will present "Scrooge, A Christmas Carol," the story of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, who has a haunting evening that gives him a new perspective on life, love, and charity. Visit bit.ly/SupIGO for information.

When » Friday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m.

Where » Terrace Plaza Playhouse, 99 E. 4700 South, Ogden

Tickets » $7-$12;terraceplayhouse.com/bev/tickets

The Christmas Box - The Musical

The Empress Theatre will present the musical "The Christmas Box." The Evans family moves into a new town and home, boarding with a mysterious older woman who seems to bring joy and positive light everywhere she goes. But the secret of the Christmas Box in the attic keeps calling to the family. Purchase tickets at www.EmpressTheatre.com or at the box office 801-347-7373.

When » Friday, Nov. 30 from 7:30 p.m.- 10 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 from 7:30 p.m.- 10 p.m.

Where » Empress Theatre, 9104 W. 2700 South, Magna

Tickets » $12.00; *www.ezticketlive.com/checkout/event_view.asp?id=20

The First Christmas

SCERA Center for the Arts and Liken are teaming up to produce the world stage premiere of "The First Christmas," a musical based on the Liken film. Tickets are available at the main office of SCERA Center, by calling 801-225-ARTS, and online at www.scera.org.

When » Friday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m.

Where » SCERA Center for the Arts, 745 S. State St., Orem

Tickets » $12.00; *www.scera.org

North Pole Express

The North Pole Express train ride will take passengers on a journey to see Santa Claus at the North Pole.

When » Friday, Nov. 30 at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Where » Heber Valley Railroad, 450 S. 600 West, Heber City

Tickets » $20-$47;www.HeberValleyRailroad.org

A Christmas Carol

Heritage Theatre will present "A Christmas Carol" a musical version of a favorite timeless story by Charles Dickens. Call for reservations daily except Tuesdays and Sundays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at 435-723-8392.

When » Friday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m.

Where » Heritage Community Theatre - Perry, 2505 S. Highway 89, Perry

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