'Tis the season: Local holiday events for everyone

By Sarah Sanders Petersen

For the Deseret News

Published: Thursday, Nov. 29 2012 7:35 p.m. MST

Voice Male Christmas Concert: This a cappella group has been performing for more than 15 years. This year's tour will include classic Christmas renditions along with new hits.

Location: 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi

Dates: Dec. 18-19, 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $14 for advance price, $17 day-of price

"I Believe in Christmas" at the Grand:

Location: 1575 S. State Street, Salt Lake

Dates: Dec. 18-19, 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $18-$22

"A time of forgiving: The Christmas musical": Kingsbury Hall will feature the Lyceum Philharmonic, and the original music and performances of award-winning recording artist Paul Cactus Jack La MARR.

Location: 1395 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake

Dates: Dec. 21-22, 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $28-$58

Kristin Chenoweth: The Broadway, film and television star will command the stage on New Year's Eve.

Location: 1750 Kearns Blvd., Park City

Date: Dec. 31, 8 p.m.

Cost: $30-$160

Holiday events

Heber Valley Railroad: The North Pole Express train ride will include hot chocolate, music and special gifts from Santa.

Location: 450 S. 600 West, Heber

Dates: Dec. 1-24 (select dates). Train departs at 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Cost: First-class seating $47 for adults, $37 for children. Coach seating at $30 for adults and children.

Festival of Trees: View more than 700 different trees along with other attractions while supporting Primary Children's Medical Center.

Location: South Towne Expo Center, Sandy

Dates: Nov. 30-Dec. 1, from 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Cost: Tickets cost $5 for adults, $3 for children (ages 2-11) and $4 for senior citizens. Visit the website for special offers.

The Holiday Market: Visit the Gallivan Center to find several unique handmade gifts available for purchase.

Location: 239 S. Main Street, Salt Lake

Dates: Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 30-Dec. 22, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Jingle Bus: For the first time, free bus transportation will be provided to Salt Lake visitors that will travel from City Creek to Temple Square to Gateway and the Gallivan Plaza.

Dates: Nov 30-Dec. 28

Cost: Free

Christkindlmarkt and Lantern Parade: This Is the Place Heritage Park offers a unique holiday shopping experience based off of the German Christmas markets along with the St. Martin's Lantern parade.

Location: 2601 E. Sunnyside Avenue, Salt Lake

Dates: Nov. 30- Dec. 1, 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.

Cost: Free

Candlelight Christmas: This Is the Place Heritage Park will decorate its village in order to welcome Father Christmas and live reindeer.

Location: 2601 E. Sunnyside Avenue, Salt Lake

Dates: Dec. 7-29 (excluding Sundays and Dec. 24-25)

Cost: Free with admission

Jingle Bell Run and Walk for Arthritis: Wear a holiday-themed costume and help make a difference by running or walking for the Arthritis Foundation.

Location: Trolley Square, Salt Lake

Date: Dec. 1

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