Holiday pageants, plays, concerts, displays and exhibits — to list an event in the Utah Valley Life section, call 437-7600 or e-mail Genelle at [email protected].

November —

• "It's Christmas Time Again" through Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Valley Center Playhouse, 780 N. 200 East, Lindon. Cost: $6/$5 children/$25 family. Call 785-1186.

• First Feast, Nov. 16, 17 and 19 at 6 p.m. in the Show Barn, Thanksgiving Point in Lehi. Step back in time to the first Thanksgiving with authentic food. Cost: $30/$18 children in advance; $34/$20 at the door. Call 768-2300.

• Polar Express at the Heber Valley Railroad, Nov. 21, 23, 24, 30, Dec. 1, 7, 8, 10-15, 17-22. Read along as the train makes its magical round-trip journey to the North Pole. Meet Santa and enjoy caroling, hot cocoa and a treat and special gift for each child. Children encouraged to wear their pajamas. Cost: $32/$21 children/$29 seniors, 0-2 years ride on lap free. Infant or toddler cannot occupy seat without a ticket. Off-peak fares: $28/$17 children/$25 seniors Nov. 20 and Dec. 3-6. Call SmithsTix at 800-888-TIXX or 435-654-5601 or see www.hebervalleyrailroad.org.

• 28th Annual Christmas Gift and Craft Show, Nov. 23, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Nov. 24, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Spanish Fork Fairgrounds, 500 S. Main. Call 375-8273. Free.

• "A Family Christmas" with Osmond 2nd Generation Nov. 23 and 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Show Barn, Thanksgiving Point in Lehi. Proceeds benefit the Christmas Box House. Cost: $22.50. Call 768-2300.

• "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," Nov. 23-Dec. 22 at 7:30 p.m., Valley Center Playhouse, 780 N. 200 East, Lindon. Cost: $6/$5 children/$25 family. Call 785-1186.

• Holiday lights at Thanksgiving Point's Electric Park, Nov. 23-Dec. 29, from 6-10 p.m. Cost: $7 per car; wagon rides/$3 per person. $25/buses; $20/carriage rides (reservation only); $50/trolleys (reservation only, limit 25 passengers). Closed Sunday and Christmas. Call 768-2300.

• Santa's Grand Event at the University Mall, Nov. 23 at 9:30 a.m. Santa arrives by helicopter in the south parking lot. Gifts for the first 100 guests. Live entertainment, refreshments, children's crafts, prizes and giveaways. Santa available for photos in the Village Court main mall entrance by P.F. Chang's Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. From Nov. 17-Dec. 8. Santa available Dec. 10-22 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Christmas Eve.

• "Return to Christmas" with Steve and Lisa James Nov. 23-Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m., SCERA Center for the Arts, 745 S. State. Cost: $14/$12 children. Call 225-2569.

• Handel's Messiah Sing-in hosted by Payson Civic Chorale, Nov. 25, 7 p.m., Mountain View LDS Stake Center, 75 S. 600 East, Payson. Free.

• Kurt Bestor Christmas concert, Nov. 26 at 7 p.m., McKay Events Center, Utah Valley State College, Orem campus. Cost: $10-$30. Call 863-7469 or SmithsTix at 800-888-TIXX.

• Provo City Lights-On Ceremony and Candy Window unveiling, Nov. 26 with lights on at 6 p.m. and candy windows at 6:45 p.m. at Covey Center for the Arts, 425 W. Center. Candy windows are along Center Street and University Avenue businesses. Santa will be there. Refreshments served. Free.

• Hale Center Theater Orem presents "A Christmas Carol," Nov. 30-Dec. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the theater, 225 W. 400 North, Orem. Cost $13.50-$17.50. Call 226-8600.

• Christmas Dance Concert presented by Front and Center Dance Company, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m., Covey Center for the Arts, 425 W. Center, Provo. Free.

• Center Street Musical Theatre presents "A Christmas Carol — The Broadway Musical" Nov. 30-Dec. 22 (Thursdays-Saturdays and Mondays) at 7:30 p.m., 177 W. Center, Provo. Cost: $10/$8 children/$45 Monday night family ticket. Dinner for an additional $10, served at 6:30 p.m. Advance reservations required. Saturday matinee at 11 a.m. is $9/$7/$35. Add a Belgian waffle/hot chocolate breakfast for $5/$3 children. Served at 10:30 a.m. Call 373-4485.

December —

• Breakfast with Santa, Dec. 1, 8, 15 and 22 at 9 a.m. in the Show Barn, Thanksgiving Point in Lehi. Cost: $18/$12 children. Reserved seating. Includes entertainment, crafts and breakfast. Call 768-2300.

• Santa visits American Fork, Dec. 1 from 5-8 p.m. at the Northampton House, 198 W. 300 North. Drive into the north parking lot by heading south on 200 West from 400 North. Features a live nativity scene, music and treats for the children. All cars exit onto 300 North. Free.

• Messiah Sing-In, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Covey Center for the Arts, 425 W. Center. Cost: $10/$7. Call 852-7007 or visit www.coveycenter.org.

• "Disney's 12 Days of Christmas," SCERA Youth Theatre, Dec. 4 and 5 at 7:30 p.m., SCERA Center for the Arts, 745 S. State, Orem. Cost: $6/$4 children. Call 225-2569.

• Utah Valley Symphony Christmas concert, Dec. 4-6 at 7:30 p.m., Covey Center for the Arts, 425 W. Center, Provo. Cost: $10/$8. Call 852-7007 or visit www.coveycenter.org.

• Bar J. Wranglers holiday concert, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m., McKay Events Center, Utah Valley State College, Orem campus. Cost: $10. Call 863-7469 or SmithsTix at 800-888-TIXX.

• American Fork Symphony's Christmas Spectacular, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m., American Fork High School, 510 N. 600 East. Cost: $3/$10 family. Call 756-2330 or see www.americanforksymphony.org.

• Utah Valley Symphony Christmas concert, Dec. 4-6 at 7:30 p.m., Covey Center for the Arts, 425 W. Center, Provo. Featuring violinist Jenny Oaks Baker performing music from her new album. Cost: $10/$8 students and seniors/$25 family. Call 852-7007.

• SCERA Children's Choir Christmas concert, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m., SCERA Center for the Arts, 745 S. State, Orem. Cost: $6/$4 children. Call 225-2569.

• A Wasatch Christmas, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the McKay Events Center, Utah Valley State College, Orem campus. Featuring: Peter Breinholt, Ryan Shupe, James Conlee and a special guest. Cost: $10-$15. Call 863-7469 or any SmithsTix outlet at 800-888-TIXX.

• 11th Annual Messiah Sing-in with the Timpanogos Festival Orchestra and Chorus, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Alpine Tabernacle, 100 E. State, American Fork. Text for the sing-in is the Schirmer edition of the Messiah. Free.

• Handel's Messiah by Oratorio Society of Utah, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the SCERA Center for the Arts, 745 S. State, Orem. Cost: prices vary. Call 225-2569 for information and reserved seating.

• Timpanogos Chorale presents "Peace on Earth," Dec. 8 and 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the American Fork Junior High School, 1120 N. 20 West. Suggested donation $3/$10 family at the door. Call 756-8359.

• Craicmore: Celtic Yuletide Celebration, at 7:30 p.m. at the Covey Center for the Arts, 425 W. Center, Provo. Craicmore plays contemporary traditional Celtic music. Cost: $15/$12 students. Call 852-7007.

• Celebration of Christmas concert broadcast on Classical 89, KBYU-FM, live Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m., repeated Dec. 23 at 5 p.m. See www.classical89.org.

• "Farley Family Xmas," by James Arrington, Dec. 10, 15, 17, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ragan Theater, Sorenson Student Center, UVSC campus. Cost: $10/$8 employees, children, seniors/ $6 students. Call 863-8797.

• "The Nutcracker," Dec. 10-12 at 7 p.m. (public showing), 9:30 a.m. matinee for students in the Show Barn, Thanksgiving Point in Lehi. Presented by the Rocky Mountain Repertory Ballet. Cost: $15.50/$10.50 in advance. Call 768-2300.

• Forgotten Carols, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the McKay Events Center, Utah Valley State College, Orem campus. Cost: $13-$20, reserved seating. Call 863-7469 or SmithsTix at 800-888-TIXX.

• Utah Valley Regional Ballet's "The Nutcracker," Dec. 13-15, 17-22. Cost: $18/$22/$26 evening performances with orchestra. Saturday matinees: $15/$18 at the Covey Center for the Arts, 425 W. Center, Provo. Call 852-7007 or see www.coveycenter.org.

• "Holiday Night Live" by the Black Box Repertoire Company, Dec. 13 and 14 at 7 and 9 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre, Gunther Trades Building, UVSC campus. A holiday hilarity musical revue. Cost: $10/$8 employees, children, seniors/$6 students. Call 863-8797.

• "Plaid Tidings," Dec. 14-22 at 7:30 p.m., SCERA Center for the Arts, 745 S. State. This show is a spin-off of the popular Broadway show, "Forever Plaid," featuring holiday songs. Cost. $12/$10 children. Call 225-2569.

• Payson Civic Chorale's annual Christmas concert, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m., Payson LDS South Stake Center, 711 S. 600 East, Payson. Free.

• Glad Tidings, annual Christmas special performed by BYU's School of Music combined choirs and orchestra. Hosted by Barta Heiner. Dec. 16 at 5 p.m., Dec. 18 at 1 p.m., Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 25 at 3 p.m. on KBYU-FM Classical 89.

• Voice Male Christmas concert, Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Show Barn, Thanksgiving Point in Lehi. Cost: $12/$10 children in advance; $15 per person at the door. Call 768-2300.