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60+ Christmas events to celebrate the holidays in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — Start off the holidays with these family-friendly events throughout Utah.

Click here for additional holiday events. For Christmas lights and displays, check out this list.

Note: This list is not all-inclusive, and events and prices are subject to change. Please send information on additional events to features@deseretnews.com.

CONCERTS AND MUSICAL EVENTS

"The Nutcracker,” Nov. 24-25, 7 p.m.; Nov. 25, 2 p.m., Ballet West, Browning Center, Weber State University, Ogden, $10-$45 (801-399-9214 or symphonyballet.org)

“Messiah” Sing-In, Nov. 25-26, 7:30 p.m., Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, $14-$39 (utahsymphony.org)

American West Symphony and Chorus Christmas, Nov. 25, 7:30 p.m., Tabernacle, Temple Square, free (801-570-0080 or lds.org/events)

Ryan Shupe and the RubberBand Christmas Concert, Nov. 25, 8 p.m., Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 S. Washington Blvd., Ogden, $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, military and children (801-689-8700 or egyptiantheaterogden.com)

Jenny Oaks Baker and Family Four, Nov. 27, 7:30 p.m., Elk Ridge Middle School, 3659 W. 9800 South, South Jordan, $5 each or $20 for a group of 5-8 persons (utahphil.org)

Kids and Christmas Benefit Concert, Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Peerys Egyptian Theater, 2415 S. Washington Blvd., Ogden, $12 for adults, $8 for children ages 3-11 (801-689-8700 or egyptiantheaterogden.com)

Timpanogos Chorale Christmas Concert, Nov. 30, 7 p.m., Orem Library, 58 N. State, Orem, $5 (oremlibrary.org)

Bar J Wranglers Christmas Concert, Dec. 1, 7 p.m., Woods Cross High School, 600 W. 2200 South, Woods Cross, $20-$25, donations to the Bountiful Food Pantry will be accepted in the lobby (801-298-6100 or barjchuckwagon.com)

Wi-Fi(ve): Let it Snow ... Songs of the Season, Dec. 1, 7 p.m., Alpine Church, 254 W. 2675 North, Layton, free (801-546-8575 or davisarts.org)

Amahl and the Night Visitors and A Christmas Carol, Dec. 1-2, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 2, 2 p.m., The Grand Theatre, 1575 S. State, $20 for adults, $17 for seniors (801-957-3322 or grandtheatrecompany.com)

The Nutcracker Ballet, Julie Moffitt Ballet School, Dec. 1-2 and 4, 7 p.m., Dec. 2, noon, Peerys Egyptian Theater, 2415 S. Washington Blvd., Ogden $10-$14 (866-472-4627 or egyptiantheaterogden.com)

“ReduxNut-Cracker,” Odyssey Dance Theatre, Dec. 1-2, 7:30 p.m., Browning Center, WSU, Ogden, $25-$30 (801-626-8500 or weberstatetickets.com)

Ryan Shupe and the RubberBand Christmas Concert, Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m., Covey Center for the Arts, 425 W. Center, Provo, $18 (801-852-7007 or coveycenter.org)

“An Evening with Johanna Jones and Jordan Kamalu,” Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m., Chamber Hall, 10000 S. Centennial Parkway, Sandy, $8 (sandy.utah.gov)

The Salt Lake Children’s Choir, Dec. 1 and 3, 8 p.m., Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 E. South Temple, free (801-537-1412 or facebook.com/saltlakechildrenschoir)

“A Country Christmas with In Cahoots,” Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m., Chamber Hall, 10000 S. Centennial Parkway, Sandy, $10 (sandy.utah.gov)

Nathan Pacheco Christmas Tour, Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m., Kingsbury Hall, U., $25-$49 (tickets.utah.edu)

Southwest Symphony Messiah Concert, Dec. 2, 2 p.m.; Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m., Cox Performing Arts Center, DSU, St. George, free (435-652-7800 or dsutix.com)

Celebration of Christmas, Dec. 1-2, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 2, 3 p.m., Harris Fine Arts Center Center, BYU, Provo, $12-$17 (801-422-2981 or arts.byu.edu)

Annual Advent Lessons and Carols, Dec. 3, 4 p.m., St. Marks Cathedral, 231 E. 100 South, donations to benefit Hildegarde's Food Pantry and Family Promise (801-755-4939 or stmarksutah.org )

Weber State University Combined Choirs and Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert, Dec. 3, 5:30 and 8 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church, 514 24th Street, Ogden, $6-$7, family discount available (weberstatetickets.com)

Utah Valley Handbell Ringers, Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m., Provo Library, 550 N. University Ave., Provo, free (provolibrary.com)

Lower Lights Christmas Concert, Dec. 4-5 and 7-9, 7 p.m., Kingsbury Hall, U., $16-$30 (801-581-7100 or tickets.utah.edu)

Wasatch Chorale: “Messiah” Sing and Play Along, Dec. 4, 7 p.m, NuSkin Innovation Center, 75 W. Center, Provo, free (wasatchchorale.org)

Beehive Statesmen Barbershop Choir Christmas Concert, Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m., Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W. 3100 South, West Valley City, free (801-965-5108 or culturalcelebration.org)

“ReduxNut-Cracker,” Odyssey Dance Theatre, Dec. 4-5, 7:30 p.m., Cox Performing Arts Center, DSU, St. George, $20-$35 (dsutix.com)

Weber State Chamber Choir Christmas Concert, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m., Browning Center, WSU, Ogden, $6-$7 (801-626-8500 or weberstatetickets.com)

“Sing Choir of Angels,” Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m., NuSkin Innovation Center, 75 W. Center, Provo, $10 for general, $5 for students and children ages 12-18 (801-863-8797 or uvu.univeristytickets.com)

University of Utah Jazz Ensemble, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m., Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main, free (801-718-3862 or excellenceconcerts.org)

“A Christmas Eve with Aubree Liz and Friends,” Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m., Chamber Hall, 10000 S. Centennial Parkway, Sandy, $10 (sandy.utah.gov)

Carols of Joy Christmas Concert, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m., Midvalley Bible Church, 13985 S. 2700 West, Bluffdale $5-$10 (utahphil.org)

Draper Philharmonic and Choral Society: “King of Kings,” Dec. 8-9, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 9, 2 p.m., Midvale Middle School, 7852 S. Pioneer St., Midvale, $3-$9, bring a nonperishable food item or new, unwrapped toy for $1 off (draperphilharmonic.org)

The Piano Guys, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m., Vivint Arena, 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City, $24-$175 (vivintarena.com)

Joshua Creek Christmas Concert, Dec. 9, 2 and 8 p.m., The Bumbleberry Theater, 897 Zion Park Blvd., Springdale, $10 (joshuacreekmusic.com)

Aspen Winds: “A Classical Christmas,” Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m., Viridian Event Center, 8030 S. 1825 West, West Jordan, free (801-718-3862 or excellenceconcerts.org)

“A Sleigh Ride for Two with Josh and Lindsay Wright,” Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m., Chamber Hall, 10000 S. Centennial Parkway, Sandy, $12 (sandy.utah.gov)

Utah Valley Handbell Ringers, Dec. 10, 4:30 p.m., Springville Museum of Art, 126 E. 400 South, Springville, free (801-489-2700 or smofa.org)

Handels Messiah, Dec. 10-11, 7:30 p.m., Heritage Center, 105 N. 100 East, Cedar City, free, but tickets are required, no babies admitted as concerts are recorded (435-233-8213 or myosu.org)

Timpanogos Chorale Christmas Concert, Dec. 11, 7 p.m., American Fork Library, 64 S. 100 East, American Fork, $5 (801-763-3070 or afcity.org)

Ryan Shupe and the RubberBand Christmas Concert, Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m., Logan High School, 162 W. 100 South, Logan, $15-$20 (ryanshupe.com)

West Valley Symphony of Utah, Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m., Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W. 3100 South, West Valley City, free (801-965-5108 or culturalcelebration.org)

Bar J Wranglers Christmas Concert, Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m., Cox Performing Arts Center, DSU, St. George, $18-$22 (435-652-7800 or dsutix.com)

“ReduxNut-Cracker,” Odyssey Dance Theatre, Dec. 13-23, dates and times vary, Kingsbury Hall, U., $25.50-$45.50 (tickets.utah.edu )

Brian Stokes Mitchell, Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m., Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 S. Washington Blvd., Ogden, $11.25-$45 (801-399-9214 or symphonyballet.org)

Park City Holiday Spectacular and Sing-A-Long, Dec. 14-16, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 17, 6 p.m., Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main, Park City, $12-$15 (435-649-9371 or egyptiantheatrecompany.org)

Ryan Shupe and the RubberBand Christmas Concert, Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m., Zermatt Resort, 784 Resort Drive, Midway, $18 (ryanshupe.com)

Valley Jazz Ensemble with Lemoyne Taylor, Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m., Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main, free (801-718-3862 or excellenceconcerts.org)

Voice Male Christmas, Dec. 15, 7 p.m., Ellen Eccles Theatre, 43 S. Main, Logan, $10-$21 (435-752-0026 or cachearts.org)

“An Evening with Whitney Lusk,” Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m., Chamber Hall, 10000 S. Centennial Parkway, Sandy, $10 (sandy.utah.gov)

“Long Ago in Bethlehem” with Jenny Oaks Baker and Family Four, Dec. 15-16, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 16, 2 p.m., Cox Auditorium, DSU, St. George, $15 (heritagechoir.org/christmas-concerts-2017)

"Peace on Earth - Carols for the World," Dec. 15-16, 7:30 p.m., Saint Ambrose Catholic Church, 2315 E. Redondo Ave., $10-$15 (801-232-7521 or saltlakechoralartists.org)

Ryan Shupe and the RubberBand Christmas Concert, Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m., Eccles Center for the Performing Arts, 300 E. Center, Ephraim, $15-$20 ryanshupe.com)

“Let Us Adore Him: A Christmas Celebration,” Dec. 15-16, 7:30 p.m., Timberline Middle School, 500 W. Canyon Crest Road, Alpine, $6-$10 (thetso.org)

Bar J Wranglers Christmas Concert, Dec. 16, 1:30 and 7:30 p.m., Ellen Eccles Theatre, 43 S. Main, Logan, $17-$30 (435-752-0026 or cachearts.org)

Brass Holiday Celebration, Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m., Eccles Concert Hall, DSU, St. George, free (435-652-7800 or dsutix.com)

Joshua Creek Christmas Concert, Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m., Butler Middle School, 7530 S. 2700 East, Cottonwood Heights, $10 (801-944-7000 or joshuacreekmusic.com)

Lark and Spur: “Traditional and Modern Carols," Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m., Viridian Event Center, 8030 S. 1825 West, West Jordan, free (801-718-3862 or excellenceconcerts.org)

Ryan Shupe and the RubberBand Christmas Concert, Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m., Dixie High School, 350 E. 700 South, St. George, $15-$25 (ryanshupe.com)

Oratorio Society of Utah: Handel's "Messiah," Dec. 16, 7 p.m., Cottonwood Presbyterian Church, 1580 Vine St., Murray, free (utahoratorio.wixsite.com)

Tiny Home, Dec. 17, 2 p.m., The Kings English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, free (801-484-9100 or kingsenglish.com)

Oratorio Society of Utah: Handel's "Messiah," Dec. 17, 7 p.m., Libby Gardner Concert Hall, U., $10 (utahoratorio.wixsite.com)

Christmas Carole Sing-Along, Dec. 18, 7 p.m., Vivint Arena, 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City, free (vivintarena.com)

A Light in Winters Dark with Rebekah Dunford and Ensemble, Dec. 18, 7 p.m., Provo Library, 550 N. University Ave., Provo, free (provolibrary.com)

Alex Boye’s Africanized Christmas, Dec. 18, 7 p.m., Olympus High School, 4055 S. 2300 East, Holladay, $25 (ticketor.com/alexboye)

“Christmas Is … An Evening with Mark Masri,” Dec. 18-19, 7 p.m., SCERA Center for the Arts, 745 S. State, Orem, $20 (801-255-2787 or scera.org)

Timpanogos Chorale Christmas Concert, Dec. 18, 7 p.m., American Fork Junior High, 20 W. 1120 North, American Fork, $5 (facebook.com/timpanogoschorale)

Bonnie Harris and The Valley Jazz, Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m., Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W. 3100 South, West Valley City, free (801-965-5108 or culturalcelebration.org)

Lehi Area Symphonic Band: Christmas Concert, Dec. 19, 7 p.m., Willow Creek Middle School, 2275 W. 300 North, Lehi, free 801-369-8806 or lehicityarts.com)

Christmas with Collin Raye and the Mark Robinette Orchestra, Dec. 19-20, 7 p.m., Layton High School, 440 Wasatch Drive, Layton, $9-$39 (davisarts.org)

Voice Male, Dec. 19, 7 p.m., Thanksgiving Point, 3900 N. Garden Drive, Lehi, $30-$40 (801-768-2300 or thanksgivingpoint.org)

LeAnn Rimes: “Today is Christmas,” Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m., Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, $45-$249 (801-533-6683 or utahsymphony.org)

Octapella Christmas, Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m., Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, $20 (801-355-2787 or artsaltlake.org)

Winter Solstice Concert, Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m., Cathedral Church of St. Mark, 231 E. 100 South, free, donations accepted (801-322-3400)

Joshua Creek Christmas Concert, Dec. 21, 7 p.m., Covey Center for the Arts, 425 W. Center, Provo, $15 (801-852-7007 or joshuacreekmusic.com)

Josh and Lindsey Wright, Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m., Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main, free (801-718-3862 or excellenceconcerts.org)

Caleb Chapman’s Crescent Christmas, Dec. 22-23, 7 p.m., SCERA Center for the Arts, 745 S. State, Orem, $10-$12 (scera.org)

Kurt Bestor, Dec. 22-23, 8 p.m.; Dec. 24-25, 6 p.m., Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main, Park City, $34-$50 (435-649-9371 or egyptiantheatrecompany.org)

THEATRICAL EVENTS

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” Nov. 24-Dec. 16, dates and times vary, CenterPoint Legacy Theatre, 525 N. 400 West, Centerville, $15 (801-298-1302 or centerpointtheatre.org)

“Christmas Vacation: The Polarized Express,” through Dec. 30, dates and times vary, Desert Star, 4861 S. State, Murray, $28.95 for adults, $14.95-$18.95 for children under age 12 (801-266-2600 or desertstar.biz)

“Star Ward Christmas,” Nov. 17-Dec. 23, dates and times vary, The Off Broadway Theatre, 272 S. Main, $16 for adults, $12 for students, seniors and military, $10 for children 2-12 (801-355-4628 or theobt.org)

“Plaid Tidings,” Nov. 30-Dec. 23, dates and times vary, Covey Center for the Arts, 425 W. Center, Provo, $16 for general, $14 for students, seniors and military (801-852-7007 or coveycenter.org)

“Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical,” Dec. 1-16, dates and times vary, SCERA Center for the Arts, 745 S. State, Orem, $14 for adults, $12 for children ages 3-11 and seniors (scera.org)

Its a Wonderful Life, Dec. 1-16, dates vary, 7 p.m., Lehi Arts Center, 685 N. Center, Lehi, $6-$8 (801-369-8806 or lehicityarts.com)

A Christmas Carol, Dec. 1-18, 7 p.m., Draper Theatre, 12366 S. 900 East, Draper, $10-$15 for adults, $6-$12 for seniors and military, $7-$10 for children ages 12 and under (801-572-4144 or drapertheatre.org)

White Christmas, Dec. 1-18, dates and times vary, Old Barn Community Theatre, 3605 Bigler Road, Collinston, $8-$9 (435-458-2276 or oldbarn.org)

A Fairly Potter Christmas Carol, Dec. 1-23, dates and times vary, Ziegfeld Theater, 3934 S. Washington Blvd., Ogden, $19 for adults, $17 for seniors, $12 for students with ID and children ages 12 and younger (855-944-2787 or theziegfeldtheater.com)

Five Carols for Christmas, Dec. 7-18, dates and times vary, Midvale Performing Arts Center, 695 W. 7720 South, Midvale, $8 for general, $5 for children ages 12 and younger and seniors (801-294-1242 or sugarfactoryplayhouse.com)

Juanito Banditos Christmas Carol, Dec. 8-9 and 11-12, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 9, 3 p.m., Ellen Eccles Theatre, 43 S. Main, Logan, $20-$28 for adults, $16-$24 for children ages 3-11 (435-752-0026 or cachearts.org)

A Christmas Carol, Dec. 11, 7 p.m., Provo Library, 550 N. University Ave., Provo, free (provolibrary.com)

The Watchman and The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey, Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m., Olpin Union, Little Theatre, U., free (facebook.com/BabcockPerformingReaders)

A Christmas Carol: The Musical, through Dec. 16, dates and times vary, Heritage Theatre, 2505 S. Highway 89, Perry, $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and children under 13; children under 4 not permitted (435-723-8392 or heritagetheatreutah.com)

Scrooge: A Christmas Carol, through Dec. 23, dates and times vary, Terrace Plaza Playhouse, 99 E. 4700 South, Ogden, $12-$14 for adults, $11-$13 for students and seniors, $9-$11 for children ages 12 and younger (801-393-0070 or terraceplayhouse.com)

GETTING OUT

The Reindeer Express, Dec. 1, 5-8 p.m., Indoor Riding Arena, USU South Farm Complex, 3580 South Hwy 89/91, Wellsville, free (vetmed.usu.edu)

PTA Holiday Craft Fair, Dec. 1, 5-9 p.m.; Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Middle Canyon Elementary School, 751 E. 1000 North, Tooele, free (435-833-1907 or middlecanyonelementary.tooeleschools.org)

Holiday Open House and Artisan Fair, Dec. 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th St., Ogden, free (801-621-7595 or ogdennaturecenter.org)

Jingle Bell Run, Dec. 2, 8 a.m., Highland High School, 2166 S. 1700 East, Sugar House, prices vary (jbr.org/saltlakecity)

Winter Market, Dec. 4, 11 and 18, 5-9 p.m., Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W. 3100 South, West Valley City, free (801-965-5108 or culturalcelebration.org)

Live Interactive Nativity, Dec. 8-9, 7 p.m., Smith Acres Farm, 20 N. 300 West, Newton, Cache County, free, bring a canned food for a free ornament and wear a nativity costume for a free ornament (435-754-7168 or search Smith Acres Farm Newton on Facebook)

The Uncalled for Trio: “A Holiday Storytelling Show,” Dec. 11, 7 p.m., Thanksgiving Point, 3900 N. Garden Drive, Lehi, $9.50-$12.50 (801-768-2300 or thanksgivingpoint.org)

Winter Solstice Celebration, Dec. 16, 9 a.m.-noon, Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way, $7-$12 (redbuttegarden.org/winter-solstice)