Mormon Tabernacle Choir with David Archuleta, Dec. 16, 8 p.m., Conference Center, Temple Square, all tickets have been distributed but a stand-by line will begin at the north gate (www.lds.org/events)
Dicken's Christmas Festival, Dec. 10-11, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Utah State Fairpark, 155 N. 1000 West, $5 for adults, $3 for children, free for children under 3 (801-538-8400 or www.utah-state-fair.com)
"Breakfast with Santa," Dec. 11, 8:30 a.m., Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, $20 in advance and $24 the day of for adults, $14 in advance and $17 the day of for children (801-768-4900)
"The Gift of a Son," Christmas Pageant Dinner, Dec. 12, 12:30 p.m., Mount Olympus Presbyterian Church, 3280 E. 3900 S. (801-277-2674)
The Living Planet Aquarium Salt Lake County residents day, Dec. 13, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., The Living Planet Aquarium, 725 E. 10600 South, free admission for Salt Lake County residents, regular admission for other guests (801-355-3474)
Carriage rides, Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays through December, 6-9 p.m., The Shops at Riverwoods, 4801 N. University Ave., Provo, free (801-802-8430)
Downtown Holiday Windows, through December, Deseret Book, 45 W. South Temple, free
Heber Valley Railroad "North Pole Express," Monday through Saturday through Dec. 24, 5 and 7 p.m., price varies based on date and age (435-654-5601 or www.hebervalleyrailroad.org)
Free Woodcarving Lessons, Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Ice House at Wheeler Historic Farm, 6351 S. 900 East
Electric Squares Dance Club, lessons and rounds, Fridays, 7 p.m., Columbus Community Center, 2530 S. 500 East, $10 per couple
Special needs dance classes, Saturdays, 1 p.m., Dance Club, 983 N. State, Orem, free
Dancing with the Come Dance With Us Band, Tuesdays, 8 p.m., Eldred Center, 270 W. 500 North, Provo, $5
Ballroom dancing, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8 p.m.; also Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 p.m., Murray Arts Centre, 4868 S. State, $7 (801-269-1400)
Showtime Utah, "All that Jazz," Thursdays, 8 p.m.; Old-West Dinner Adventures with Steel 'N' Thunder band, Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m., 20 S. Main, Pleasant Grove (801-636-9669)
Western Dance Club of Utah, Saturdays, 8 p.m., 100 E. 200 South, Pleasant Grove, $5 (801-226-3040)
Old Time Square and Contra Dance with Loose Shoes, fourth Saturday of the month, 7:30 p.m., First Unitarian Church, 1300 East and 600 South, $5
Wasatch Contras Dance, third Saturday of the month, 7 p.m., Ladies' Literary Club, 850 E. South Temple, $7
Cosmic light shows, "Pink Floyd" dates and times vary, Clark Planetarium, The Gateway, $5-$8 (801-456-7872 or clarkplanetarium.org)
Hourly star shows, 12:30-7:45 p.m., Clark Planetarium, The Gateway, $5-$8 (801-456-7827 or clarkplanetarium.org)
Quilters Without Borders, interfaith quilting group meets monthly, see www.quilterswithoutborders.org for schedule
Children's art workshops, third Saturday of the month, 2 p.m., Utah Museum of Fine Arts, U., prices vary (801-581-7332 or umfa.utah.edu)
OPENING THIS WEEK
"A Rented Christmas," through Dec. 18, nights and times vary, Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main, Park City, $15-$23 (435-649-9371 or www.parkcityshows.com)
"Farley Family Xmas," Dec. 13-20, nightly, 7:30 p.m., Ragan Theater of the Sorensen Student Center, Utah Valley University, Orem, $10 (801-863-7529 or www.uvu.edu/theatre)
"Handel's Messiah — 9th Annual Community Celebration," through Dec. 13, The Grand Theatre, 1575 S. State, $8-$24 (801-957-3322 or www.the-grand.org)
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