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Festival of Trees
      What: Primary Children's Medical Center benefit
      Where: South Towne Expo Center, 9575 S. State
      When: Nov. 30-Dec. 3; 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
      How much: At the door: $4 adults; $2.50 children (3-11) and senior citizens; Wednesday is family night (six immediate family members admitted for $13); discount tickets available at Zions Bank branches
      Also: Windows at the downtown Meier & Frank will be unveiled Nov. 25 at 5 p.m.
Nativity Events / Celebration in Kaysville, Utah
      What: Nondenominational community event features more than 300 Nativity scenes from around the world, children's hands-on activities, display of vintage quilts and dolls, a live Nativity, and a variety of groups in concert including the Beehive Statesmen and the Wasatch Bell Ringers.
      Where: Historic Kaysville Tabernacle, 198 W. Center St.
      When: Nov. 25, 2-9 p.m.; Nov.26, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
      How much: Free; children must be accompanied by an adult

Contact Info: Julie 546-2772 & Chloe 544-3537

Temple Square Lights
      What: The lights will be turned on every night through Jan.1
      Where: Temple Square and Main Street Plaza
      When: Initial lighting will occur Nov. 25, 2005 at dusk (approximately 5:03PM)
      How much: Free
Jewish Arts and Food Festival
      What: Experience Jewish and Middle Eastern culture by entering a traditional Middle Eastern outdoor market featuring falafel, latkes and other traditional Jewish foods; art booths; holiday shopping; storytelling in Bedouin         tents; children's art yard; entertainment; book fair.
      Where: Jewish Community Center, 2 North Medical Drive Dr.
      When: Dec. 4, noon-5 p.m.
      How much: $1 suggested donation
      Contact:http://www.slcjcc.org; 581-0098
Christmas Around the World Festival
      What: World cultures including the Swiss chorus Edelweiss, World Harmony Youth Choir, the Irish Pipers, Basque Dancers, Ziveo - a specialist in the music of the Balkan region.
      Where: Riverton Art Museum, 1640 W. 13200 South
      When: Dec. 7-10; call 253-3020 for hours
      How much: Free, although donations are accepted

Candlelight Christmas
      What: Old Deseret Village takes on a holiday air in a celebration that looks back to the past.
      When: Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 19, 20; 6-9 p.m.
      Where: This Is The Place Heritage Park
      Cost: $8 adults, $6 children and seniors
      Information: 582-1847;http://www.thisistheplace.org
Old Fashioned Christmas
      What: Experience Holiday music, old-time stories and poems
      When: Dec. 9; 1:30 p.m.
      Where: Pioneer Memorial Museum, 300 North Main Street, Salt Lake City
      Cost: Free
      Information: 532-6479
Toys For Tots
      What: Come to a drop-off point for new (unwrapped) toys for the U.S. Marine Corps' Toys for Tots program. This venue will feature comic book professionals Derek Hunter, Bill Galvan, Ryan Ottley, Rachel Hunter and Nathan Shumate as well as real heroes from our armed forces and local service agencies.
      When: Dec. 3; 1 p.m.
      Where: Dragons Keep Comic and Game Emporium, 131 N. University Ave., Provo
      Cost: Free
      Information:http://www.toysfortots.org; 801-373-3482
Holiday Lights at Thanksgiving Point
      What: A feast for the eyes as you drive past holiday themes displayed in lights.            

      When: Nov. 25-Dec. 31, 5:30-10 p.m. (Closed Sundays and Christmas)
      Where: thanksgiving Point in Lehi
      Cost: $7 per car
      Web:http://www.thanksgivingpoint.com; 801-768-2300
Spanish Fork Festival of Lights
      What: Drive through a wonderland of lights complete with animated structures with many new displays this year. A land of enchantment for children.
      When: Thanksgiving Day-New Year's Day, 6-10 p.m.
      Where: Canyon View Park (From I-15 take U.S. 6 east toward Price approximately 4 1/2 miles. Turn right at the Little Acorn Drive-In.)
      Cost: $5 per car; pay at the gate

Christmas Celebration in the Wasatch Mountains
Midway events for Christmas

750 Nativity scenes from around the world, a Fontanini Bethlehem scene, live music, children's activity room.
      Where: 165 N. Center St., Midway
      When: Dec. 2-5; 11 a.m.-8p.m.
      How much: Free
      Contact: e-mail interfaithcreche@yahoo.com
Swiss Christmas

Tuacahn Amphitheatre will be aglow for its Festival of Lights Nov. 25-Dec. 23.

      When: Dec. 2-3, 10 a.m. -7 p.m.
      Where: Midway Town Hall, 125 W. Main St., Midway Street
      Cost: Free
      Information: e-mail rahines@earthlink.net
Cottages for Children auctions handmade gingerbread houses to benefit the Children's Justice Center in Wasatch and Summit Counties.
      When: Dec. 2, 10 a.m. -8 p.m.; Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
      Where: 135 W. Main St., Midway
      Cost: Free
      Information: e-mail laurie@wasatchwave.com

Manti Light Parade
      What: Movie at 2 p.m.; Light Parade begins at 6 p.m.; community party from 6:15 p.m.-8 p.m.
      Where: Main Street and the high school gym
      When: Nov. 25
      How much: Free
      Contact: 435-835-2401
Sanpete Holiday Home Show
      What: Visit homes beautifully decorated for the holidays, many of which are restored pioneer-era homes, in this benefit for Sanpete Valley Hospital.
      Where: Mount Pleasant and surrounding area
      When: Dec. 3, 2-8 p.m.
      How much: $5 in advance, $7 day of the event
Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair
      What: Works by local artists, a bake sale and a visit by Santa, sponsored by Z-Arts! (Zion Canyon Arts and Humanities Council)
      Where: Rockville Community Center (Rockville is near Springdale, which is near Zion National Park)
      When: Nov. 25, noon-4 p.m.; Nov. 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
      How much: Free
Trees for Charity
      What: Decorated Christmas trees are auctioned off to benefit local charities.
      Where: Imperial Auto Show Room, 1180 W. Highway 40, Vernal
      When: Nov. 25 and 26, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Nov. 27, noon-5 p.m., and the auction Nov. 28, 7 p.m.
      How much: Free, except the auction Monday night, which is $15 at the door.
      Contact: 435-789-1352
Christmas Town Festival
      What: Electric Light Parade (7 p.m. each night), chili dinner (4-7), Christmas variety show at the Rio Theater (5:30 p.m.), fireworks Saturday night following the parade.
      Where: Helper
      When: Dec. 2, 3 2-3
      How much: Nominal charge for chili dinner
Festival of Lights - Tuacahn
      What: The desert near Ivins comes alive with lights — on buildings, trees and bushes; live Nativity at 7 and 8 p.m.; performances by local musical groups on the Tuacahn plaza at 6:30, 7:30 and/or 8:30 p.m.
      When: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays, Nov. 25-Dec. 23; 6-9 p.m.
      How much: Free
      Also: "Christmas in the Canyon" holiday concert in the Tuacahn Amphitheatre; Dec. 2; $15.50; 435-652-3300
Electric Light Parade
      What: Lighted floats travel along Main Street
      Where: Moab
      When: Dec. 3, dark
      How much: Free
      Contact: 435-259-7814
      Also: Crafts fair Dec. 2 at the Moab Senior Center; another crafts fair Dec. 3 at the Moab Arts and Recreation Center, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Frontier Christmas
      What: Activities from the early twentieth century, including trimming the tree and other holiday traditions; making crafts (adults and kids) at Santa's workshop (minimal cost); music of the season performed by local children's groups; sleigh or wagon rides. Bringing a gift or food for needy families is also encouraged.
      Where: American West Heritage Center, 4025 S. Highway 89-91, Wellsville
      When: Dec. 10, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
      How much: Free
      Contact: 800-225-3378;http://www.americanwestcenter.org

Salt Lake Family Christmas Show    

Gingerbread House Festival at Thanksgiving Point

Festival of Angel Holiday Boutique


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