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Celebrate the holidays with a variety of events around Utah Valley, listed below:

Santa's Grand Event, Nov. 25 at 9:30 a.m., at the University Mall, Orem. Santa arrives on the KSL Chopper 5. Free.

Kurt Bestor concert, Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m., McKay Events Center at UVSC. Cost: $31, $26, $21 and $16, $60 family pass (up to five people). Call 863-7469.

Senior movie, Nov. 29 (and every Tuesday) at 10 a.m. at the SCERA Center, 745 S. State, Orem. Today's feature is "Holiday Inn" (1942). Cost: $2. Call 225-2569.

Holiday lights, through Dec. 31, at Electric Park at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi. Cost: $7 a car, $3 for wagon rides, $25 for buses; $20 carriage rides. Call 768-2300.

Sounds of the Seasons choral performances, through Dec. 21 in the Canyon Court (near Mervyns in the University Mall), 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily except Saturdays.

"The Forgotten Carols," stage adaptation by Scott McLean, through Dec. 23, 7:30 p.m., Provo Theatre Company, 105 E. 100 North. Tickets prices vary. Call 379-0600.

Provo's Winterfest Lights On Celebration, Nov. 28 at 6 p.m. at the Arts Council Building, 345 W. Center, Provo.

Candy Window Unveiling, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. along West Center in Provo. Free hot chocolate.

"The Forgotten Carols with Michael McLean," Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m., UVSC McKay Events Center, Orem. Cost: $19, $16 and $13. Parking included. Call 863-7469.

North Pole Christmas Train, Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 12-17, 19-23, Historic Railroad station, 450 S. 600 West, Heber. Cost: $27 adults, $16 children. Call 800-888-8499.

Utah Regional Ballet's"The Nutcracker," Dec. 2-23 at 7:30 p.m. (no shows Dec. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20), matinees Dec. 3, 10, 17, 23. Cost: $18/$14 children. Call 225-2569.

SCERA Christmas Splendor 2005, Dec. 2-23 from 6:30-7:30 p.m., SCERA Center, 745 S. State, Orem. Activities include reading with Mrs. Claus. Call 225-2569. Free.

Christmas At Hee Haw Farms, Dec. 2- 19, Monday-Saturday from 5-9:30 p.m. Hayrides from 5:30-8:30 p.m. $1 off for canned food. Visit: www.heehawfarms.com.

Messiah Sing-in, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m., Alpine Tabernacle, 100 E. Main, American Fork. Featuring George Dyer, Laura Garff Lewis, Mary Young and Greg Pearson. Free.

Provo's Old Fashioned Christmas Parade, Dec. 3 at 10 a.m. down Center Street in Historic Downtown Provo. Free.

Breakfast With Santa, Dec. 3, 10 and 17 at 9 a.m. at the Show Barn at Thanksgiving Point, Lehi. Reserved seating. Cost: $18 per adult, $12 per child. Call 768-2300.

Santa visits American Fork, Dec. 3 from 5-8 p.m., Northampton House, 198 W. 300 North. Event includes a live Nativity scene, music and treats for the children.

Messiah Sing-in, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m., Provo Tabernacle, 100 S. University. Cost: $5/$3 students, seniors. Featuring James O'Neil Miner. Tickets at the door.

Jon Schmidt in Concert, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Tahitian Noni Visitor Center, 333 W. River Park Drive (Riverwoods business park). Cost: $10. Call 234-1404.

Provo Downtown Creche Exhibit, Dec. 3-31 in windows of downtown businesses along Center Street. Free.

Marden Pond Christmas Concert, Dec. 5 at 1 p.m. at the Eloise Jensen residence, 3131 N. Cottonwood Lane, Provo. Call 377-1983 to RSVP. Free.

Handel's Messiah by the Oratorio Society of Utah, Dec. 6-7 at 7:30 p.m., SCERA Center for the Arts, 745 S. State, Orem. Cost: $10 adults, $8 children. Call 225-2569.

The Nutcracker by the Rocky Mountain Repertory Ballet, Dec. 6 and 7 at 7 p.m. at the Thanksgiving Point Show Barn, Lehi. Cost: advance tickets are $14 for adults, $9 for children. At the door: $16 for adults, $11 for children. Call Ticketmaster at 801-325-SEAT.

Utah Valley Symphony Christmas Concert, Dec. 7 and 8, 7:30 p.m., Provo Tabernacle, 100 S. University Ave. Features pianist David Glen Hatch. Cost: $5.

Ballet Classique's Nutcracker, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at 1:30 p.m., Mt. View High School auditorium, 645 W. Center. Orem. Cost: $8. Call 225-5442.

Farley Family Xmas, Dec. 10, 15, 16, 17, 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m., UVSC Ragan Theater. Cost: $10 adults, $8 seniors, children, students. Call 863-8797.

Peter Breinholt Concert, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Tahitian Noni visitor Center, 333 W. River Park Drive, Provo (in the Riverwoods business park). Cost: $10. Call 234-1404.

Santa's Workshop in the Ragan, Dec. 12 and 13 at 6 and 8 p.m. Matinees Dec. 12, 13, 15-17, 19-20 at 11 a.m. at 1 p.m. Call 863-8797.

Tube 'N Train Adventure, Dec. 19-24, 26-31 at 11 a.m. Heber Valley Railroad Station, Heber City. Take the train to a 1,000-foot groomed tubing hill with tow lift at Soldier Hollow. Order lunch in advance. Reserve early. Adults $26, Student (7-12) $18, Child (3-6) $15, Seniors (60) $21. Call 435-654-5601.

SCERA's Youth Theatre's Christmas Revue, Dec. 13-14 at 7:30 p.m., SCERA Center for the Arts, 745 S. State, Orem. Cost: $6 adults, $4 children. Call 225-2569.

Living Nativity, Dec. 8-12 at 6:30, 7 and 7:30 p.m. at the Provo Tabernacle at Center and University, Provo. Free.

SCERA Children's Choir Christmas Concert, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. at the SCERA Center, 745 S. State. Free.

Bar J Wranglers Christmas Concert, Dec. 16 at 7:40 p.m., UVSC McKay Events Center, Orem. Cost: $10. Parking included. Call 863-7469.

David Tolk in Concert, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Tahitian Noni Visitor Center, 333 W. River Park Drive, Provo (in the Riverwoods business park). Cost: $10. Call 234-1404.

Timpanogos Choral Annual Christmas Concert featuring Utah Premiere Brass, Dec. 16 and 17 at 7 p.m., American Fork Junior High, 1120 N. 20 West. Free.

Old Fashioned Country Christmas with J. Marc Bailey and Friends, Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m., Show Barn at Thanksgiving Point, Lehi. Cost: $12/$15 day of. Call 768-2300.

Voice Male in concert, Dec. 20 at 7:30 p.m., Show Barn at Thanksgiving Point, Lehi, Cost: $12/$15 at the door. Group discounts available. Call 768-2300.

Provo's First Night Celebration, Dec. 31, 5 p.m. to midnight. activities, live entertainment fireworks every hour, dancing, ice skating, arts, concerts in the Tabernacle and more. Cost: $5 per person for passport to all events.