'Tis the season: Local holiday events for everyone

By Sarah Sanders Petersen

For the Deseret News

Published: Thursday, Nov. 29 2012 7:30 p.m. MST

Ryker Gray, 3, relaxes on the North Pole Express after meeting Santa in 2011 in Heber City, Utah. North Pole Express trains will run Dec. 1, 8, 15 and 17-24 this year.

Spenser Heaps, AP

Whether you enjoy walking around in the snow to see as many lights as you can, or staying warm by watching a holiday production indoors, there is something for everyone this season.

Holiday sights

Lights on Temple Square: View more than 1,000 lights strung across Temple Square, several nativity scenes and more.

Location: Temple Square, Salt Lake

Dates: Nov. 30-Dec. 31

Cost: Free

City Creek Center: Enjoy the lights and water shows along with photos with Santa.

Location: City Creek Center, Salt Lake

Dates: Nov. 30-Dec. 24

Cost: Free

Starry, Starry Night Spectacular: This year at Gateway Mall, enjoy thousands of Christmas lights and water shows set to different holiday songs.

Location: Gateway Mall, Salt Lake

Dates: Nov. 30-Jan. 1. Water shows at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Cost: Free

Holiday lights at Thanksgiving Point: Stay warm in your car and drive around thousands of lights and animated displays.

Location: 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi

Dates: Nov. 30-Dec. 31, Mon.-Sat., 6 p.m.-10 p.m. (6-8 p.m. on Dec. 24)

Cost: $8/car — up to 12 passengers. For more information, visit their website.

Visit Santa's reindeer: Thanksgiving Point is taking care of some of Santa's reindeer this season. Visitors will have a chance to feed the animals.

Location: 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi

Dates: Nov. 30-Dec. 22, Mon.- Fri., 6 p.m.-10 p.m. and Sat., noon-10 p.m.

The Grand America: View gingerbread houses and holiday window displays.

Location: 555 S. Main Street, Salt Lake City

Dates: Nov. 30-Jan. 1

Cost: Free

Hogle Zoo lights: The annual zoo lights will be available again.

Location: 2600 Sunnyside Avenue, Salt Lake

Dates: Dec. 1-31, Sun.-Wed. 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Thur.-Sat. 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m., closed Christmas.

Cost: Adults $7, children $5, seniors $5, and children 2 and under are free.

Christmas in the Nighttime Sky: Camp Floyd State Park and Lantis Fireworks and Lasers present a celebration with a visit from Santa and firework show.

Location: 18035 W. 1540 N., Fairfield

Dates: Dec. 1, 5 p.m. festivities begin, 7:30 p.m. fireworks.

Cost: Free

Holiday performances

Off Broadway: The comedy "Off-White Christmas" is sure to mix up what you are used to this holiday season.

Location: 272 S. Main Street, Salt Lake

Dates: Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 30-Dec. 29, 7:30 p.m.

Cost: Tickets may be purchased online.

Savior of the World: A musical based on the birth and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

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