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Helping to light up your holiday…

The turkey’s been gobbled, the pie plate’s been licked, and I’m guessing that most of you have hung the stockings rather close to a roaring fire (or wherever you can get them to hang)…what to do next?  There are several very fun things you can do while enjoying this joyous holiday season!

The first thing I recommend is heading over to BYU for Christmas Around the World.  I have been to this.  It is stinking amazing.  It has folk dancing, singing, musicians, and lots of sense stimulating action from 17 countries.  Tickets for this event are available through the Marriott Center Ticket Office .  For more info click HERE!

Another singing sensation to catch is One Magic Christmas @ the SCERA Center for the Arts.  It’s the SCERA’s Youth Theater holiday revue.

  • Showing:
    Tue December 7, 2010 thru Wed December 8, 2010
  • Times:
    7:30pm
  • Prices:
    ALL SEATS RESERVED: $5.00 (ages 3 and older)
  • Location:
    SCERA Center: Showhouse II
    745 South State Street, Orem, UT 84058

And what would Christmas be with out catching a showing of the Nutcracker?  You’re in luck because the Utah Regional Ballet will present it at the Covey Center for the Arts!

Evening performances (with live orchestra)
December 11, 16-18, 20, 21
7:30 p.m.; $18, $22, $26

Matinee performances (without live orchestra)
December 11, 18
2 p.m., $16, $18, $20

Click here to purchase tickets!

Catch some Chrissy lights @ the 18th Annual Spanish Fork Festival of Lights

Beginning Thanksgiving Night – Nov 25, 2010 running through New Year’s – Jan 1, 2011
Running nightly from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Canyon View Park, 3300 E. Powerhouse Rd. (Map)

You can buy gift certificates at the Spanish Fork City Office (40 South Main) or at the Parks & Recreation Office (775 North Main) for $5.  Bonus:  They are totally having a color contest!

**Listen to the holiday music on 99.9 FM while you drive through the displays.

Since we are on the subject of lights here’s some other cool light attractions to catch:

Visit the Candy Windows displays in many of the store windows in historic downtown Provo:  see scenes made entirely from candy!  Several community artists are working throughout the year to create these tasty sculptures in windows displayed in storefront window along Historic Provo Center Street.

Holiday Lights at Thanksgiving Point

Holiday Lights at Thanksgiving Point

Holiday Lights at Thanksgiving Point

Holiday Lights at Thanksgiving Point

November 27 – December 28, 2010
Days of the Week: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Thanksgiving Point Electric Park
3003 North Thanksgiving Point Way, Lehi, UT 84043

Hours of Operation: 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Holiday Lights is closed on Sunday and Christmas Day, so take advantage of this opportunity before it’s too late.
$8 per car
$2 per person on the trolley
$3 person on the wagon

I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

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