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Festival of Trees

The Festival of Trees is a benefit for Primary Children's Medical Center. The festival features over 1,000 displays of decorated trees, wreaths, gingerbread creations, centerpieces, quilts and playhouses as well a gift boutique, Sweet Shoppe, Kids Karner and entertainment. For more information, visit festivaloftreesutah.org.

When • Wednesday through Saturday, Dec. 4-7, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Where • South Towne Expo Center, 9575 S. State St., Sandy

Tickets • $5; Dec. 4 is Family Day where a $15 ticket will admit up to six immediate family members

Playing Games with Purpose fundraiser

Book launch party for "Playing Games with Purpose," rocking dance party and a fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah. Featuring special guests Face Plant. Visit smithstix.com for information.

When • Wednesday, Dec. 4, 6 p.m.

Where • The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $25-$110; visit bit.ly/1cFkIti

'Hellskate' Fundraiser

The public is invited to attend a fundraising event for the movie "Hellskate," a locally produced horror movie based on world of roller derby. The event will include a silent auction of work by Utah artists as well as prize drawings. Attendees must be at least 21 years old.

When • Friday, Dec. 6, 6-9 p.m.

Where • Alleged, 205 25th St., Ogden

Tickets • $15; $20 at the door; VIP tickets are $25

Salt Lake City Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis

The Arthritis Foundation will hold its annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk, a nationwide holiday run and walk event, raising both awareness and funds to fight arthritis. Participants are provided with jingle bells to tie to their shoe laces and are invited to dress in holiday costumes. Visit bit.ly/1d32Yt5 for information.

When • Saturday, Dec. 7, 7:30-10:30 a.m.

Where • The Gateway mall Grand Hall, 90 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $30; visit bit.ly/1azG5A3

Dreaming of a Santa

The Murray Animal Shelter will hold a Dreaming of a Santa fundraiser. Socialized and well-behaved animals welcome. Light refreshments for pets and humans. Please bring a gift or a donation.

When • Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where • Murray Animal Shelter, 5624 S. 300 West, Murray

Tickets • Free

Christmas Home Tour

Soroptimist of Bountiful will host the annual Christmas Home Tour. Seven homes throughout Centerville, Bountiful and North Salt Lake will be featured on the tour. Proceeds go to local community projects and charities. Contact Gail Cheever at ggcheever@msn.com for information.

When • Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where • Various locations

Tickets • $10

'Yes, Virginia The Musical'

Students from Harvest Elementary school will perform "Yes, Virginia The Musical," a program put on by the Macy's holiday "Believe" campaign.

When • Saturday, Dec. 7, 2 p.m.

Where • Macy's, 880 N. State, Orem

Tickets • Free

Christmas in the Nighttime Sky

Christmas in the Nighttime Sky is a winter fireworks show and toy drive. Bring the kids to visit Santa, enjoy a free chili dinner and holiday musical entertainment and stick around for the main event, a fireworks show. The only price of admission is a new, quality unwrapped toy for children up to age 16. The toys will be distributed to children in need through the Boys and Girls Club of Sandy.

When • Saturday, Dec. 7, 6-8 p.m.

Where • Grace Lutheran Church & School—Sandy, 1815 E. 9800 South, Sandy

Tickets • Free

Carol of the Tales — Michael Young

Utah author Michael Young will hold a fundraising concert, "Carol of the Tales," featuring the Saltaires Barbershop Chorus. All the proceeds from this concert will be donated to the National Down Syndrome Society, and Autism Speaks. For more information, visit adventanthology.wordpress.com.

When • Saturday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m.

Where • American Fork Junior High, 20 W. 1120 North, American Fork

Tickets • $10

SB Dance — WTF! Fundraiser

SB Dance's annual fund-raiser includes a selection from family-owned wineries, the best seasonal food from local chefs, an up-close and slightly dangerous performance by SB Dance, plus a lounge atmosphere where you can chat with pals or charge up your disco boots and groove to clickety-clack by DJ Tidy. Visit arttix.org for information.

When • Saturday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m.

Where • Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $50; visit bit.ly/1iIodS2

Annual Sweater Soiree

The Sixth Annual Sweater Soiree will raise funds for the Women's World Health Initiative, an organization dedicated to helping women in Senegal survive the complications of childbirth. For more details about the event and the cause, contact Miaken Christensen at 801-637-1669 or miaken@gmail.com.

When • Saturday, Dec. 7, 7-10 p.m.

Where • Avenues Yoga, 68 K St., Salt Lake City

Murray Symphony's Holiday Concert

Murray Symphony will perform with the Riverton Children's Choir. In lieu of admission, patrons should bring a winter clothing item (new or used) for the benefit of The Road Home, one of the largest homeless shelters in the state of Utah. Cash donations will also be accepted.

When • Saturday, Dec. 7, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Where • Murray High School, 5440 S. State St., Murray

Tickets • Free; visit http://www.murraysymphony.org

A Holiday Gift of Music

The West Valley Symphony of Utah will present "A Holiday Gift of Music," with special guests the Choral Arts Society of Utah. Come ready to sing along with some Christmas carols and maybe even a visit from jolly old St. Nick himself. This concert will also help with donations to the Utah Food Bank.

When • Saturday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Granger High School , 3690 S. 3600 West, West Valley City

Tickets • $10

Annual Rockin' Christmas Charity Event

Pin Me Up, by Ashley Marie presents its Annual Rockin' Christmas Charity Event to benefit Toys for Tots. There will be the Miss Rockin' Christmas Pin-Up Pageant, three rockabilly bands, a local burlesque troupe will perform, plus an auction and raffle. Visit pinmeuputah.com or http://www.facebook.com/pinmeup.ashleymarie for information.

When • Saturday, Dec. 7, 8 p.m.

Where • Bar Deluxe, 666 S. State, Salt Lake City

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