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The Vine St. Holiday Market will launch its inaugural season with a focus on locally made items, art, jewelry, vintage wares and artisan food. Over 25 vendors will fill the space located in a church in Murray.

When » Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

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Where » Vine Street Holiday Market , 184 E. Vine Street, Murray

Tickets » Free

Santa Saturdays

Flock to Tracy Aviary’s Santa Saturdays for great fun with birds and more. Visitors will be able to take a picture with the Christmas Pelican, eat tasty holiday treats, cozy up by a fire for story time, enjoy meeting a feathered friend, and make holiday toys, decorations and gifts for the birds.

When » Saturday, Dec. 1 from 12 p.m.- 2 p.m.

Where » Tracy Aviary, 589 E. 1300 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets » $7.00; *www.tracyaviary.org/upcoming-events


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Wreath Making Workshops

Red Butte Garden will offer a class to create a holiday wreath loaded with trimmings.

Greens, ribbon, wreaths and some decorations will be provided. Register at 801-581-8454 or www.redbuttegarden.org/wreath_workshop.

When » Saturday, Dec. 1 at 9 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 from 1 p.m.- 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2 at 9 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 2 from 1 p.m.- 4 p.m.

Where » Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City

Tickets » $60.00; $50 for members;

Meeting of the Tribes Belly Dance

The Meeting of the Tribes is one the biggest belly-dancing performance of the year, encompassing "tribes" sprawling from throughout the Wasatch front.

When » Saturday, Dec. 1 from 1 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

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

Tickets » $7.00;

Carnaval Exhibit

The Brigham City Museum’s national traveling exhibition Carnaval provides a window into the centuries-old party in eight countries. Since the museum is currently undergoing seismic upgrade construction, the exhibit will be held at the Box Elder Museum of Natural History in the Hervin Bunderson Center.

When » Friday, Nov. 30 from 11 a.m.- 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 from 1 p.m.- 5 p.m.

Where » Box Elder Museum, 641 E. 200 North, Brigham City

Tickets » Free

Savior of the World

The heralded "Savior of the World" musical production will be performed in the Conference Center. The musical features scriptural accounts of the birth and resurrection of Jesus Christ. For tickets, call 801-570-0080 or visit www.lds.org/events. The performances are open to ages eight and older.

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

Where » LDS Conference Center , 60 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets » Tickets are $8 for evening performances and $5 for matinee performances.;

A Christmas Carol: The Musical

Pioneer Theatre Company will present a new musical version of Dickens’ holiday tale, "A Christmas Carol: The Musical," Nov. 30-Dec. 15, 2012. Call 801-581-6961 for tickets or visit tickets.pioneertheatre.org/TheatreManager/1/login.

When » Friday, Nov. 30 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m.

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

Tickets » $38-$59 in advance and $5 more when purchased on the day of the show; Kids in grades K ‚Äì 12 are half price on Mondays and Tuesdays ;tickets.pioneertheatre.org/TheatreManager/1/login

Davis Art Center Holiday Show

The Bountiful/Davis Art Center will offer original hand-made art in its galleries during the holiday season. This will be the last exhibit in the Main Street location. Visit www.bdac.org/exhibitions/past_exhibits.htm for information.

When » Friday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 from 2 p.m.- 5 p.m.

Where » Bountiful-Davis Art Center, 745 S. Main St., Bountiful

Tickets » Free

Holiday Boutique American Cancer Society Fundraiser

The McCarthey Family Foundation will host the Holiday Fashion Show & Boutique at the McCune Mansion featuring clothing and accessories from The Children’s Hour and original designs from Salt Lake Community College Fashion Institute designers. A portion of the boutique purchases will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Visit smithtix.com for information and tickets.

When » Saturday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m.

Where » McCune Mansion, 200 N. Main St., Salt Lake City

Tickets » $25.00; smithstix.com/events/item/root/holidayfashionshowbenefit

Cultural and Religious Pluralism

A film screening, a traditional Hindu Diwali celebration, lectures and panel discussions will honor religious diversity and unity at The City Library’s second annual Cultural and Religious Pluralism program. This year’s programs will highlight Hindu practices and beliefs. Visit www.slcpl.org/pluralism for a schedule of events.

When » Saturday, Dec. 1 from 2 p.m.- 8p.m.

Where » Salt Lake City Public Library - Main, 210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets » Free

Christmas Carol

Hale Center Theater Orem will present their 23rd annual production of Charles Dickens’ "A Christmas Carol." Each night, 29 actors and actresses will fill their small stage to tell the classic Christmas ghost story of second chances and the redemption of Ebenezer Scrooge. Visit webticketing.haletheater.org for ticket information.

When » Friday, Nov. 30 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m.

Where » Hale Center Theater - Orem, 25 W. 400 North, Orem

Tickets » $16-$18;webticketing.haletheater.org

Salt Lake Climbers Alliance Fundraiser - Send to Defend

The Adventure Outdoor Programs emphasis at the University of Utah will host a fundraising event for the Salt Lake Climbers Alliance. There will be climbing, free food, live music, prize giveaway and guest speaker, Lynn Hill. Register at Frontslc.com.

When » Saturday, Dec. 1 from 4 p.m.- 9 p.m.

Where » Front Climbing Club, 1450 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City

Tickets » $15.00; *Front members are $10;Frontslc.com

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