Holiday pageants, plays, concerts, displays and exhibits: To list an event, call 437-7600 or e-mail Genelle Pugmire at [email protected].

• Polar Express on the Heber Valley Railroad, Dec. 7, 8, 10-15, 17-22. Read along as the train makes its magical journey to the North Pole. Meet Santa, enjoy caroling, hot cocoa, a treat and gift for each child. Children may wear pajamas. Cost: $32/ $21 children/ $29 seniors, 0-2 years ride on lap free. Infants cannot occupy seat without a ticket. Call SmithsTix at 800-888-tixx or 435-654-5601 or visit www.hebervalleyrailroad.org.

• "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," through 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, through Dec. 29, from 6-10 p.m. Cost: $7 per car; $3 wagon rides; $25/buses; $20/carriage rides (reservation only); $50/trolleys (reservation only, limit 25 passengers). Call 768-2300.

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

• "22nd Annual Christmas Lamb Show," through Dec. 27 at the Springville Museum of Art, 126 E. 400 South. View Christmas through the eyes of children. This juried show features art work created by children throughout Utah Valley. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, extended hours Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

• "A Christmas Carol — the Broadway musical" through Dec. 22 (Thursdays-Saturdays and Mondays) at 7:30 p.m., Center Street Musical Theatre, 177 W. Center, Provo. Cost: $10/$8 children/$45 Monday night family ticket. Dinner for $10. Reservations required. Saturday matinee, 11 a.m., $9/$7/$35. Belgian waffle/hot chocolate breakfast, $5/$3 children. Call 373-4485.

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

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

• Once Upon a Christmas tour, Dec. 6, 7 from 6-9 p.m. Features several Alpine homes dressed up for the holidays. Cost: $7. Purchased at Pine Valley Reality in Alpine or call 801-511-7644. Proceeds benefit the Signs of Hope International, which provides educational resources for deaf children in Africa.

• 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, UVSC campus. Featuring: Peter Breinholt, Ryan Shupe, James Conlee and a special guest. Cost: $10-$15. Call 863-7469 or 800-888-TIXX.

• "It's a Wonderful Life," Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium on the first floor, next to Special Collections of the Harold B. Lee Library, BYU. This is the ninth annual showing of this original and personal print of James Stewart, part of Stewart's collection donated to the museum. Free.

• BYU combined choirs and Philharmonic Orchestra present — "A Celebration of Christmas," Dec. 7, 8 at 7:30 p.m., de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. Matinee at 3 p.m. Dec. 8. Cost is $15/$10 students. Call 422-4322.

• Santa's PJ Party at Provo Towne Centre, Dec. 7 from 7-9 p.m. The public is invited to Santa's very own PJ Party with activities, crafts and cookies and milk. Children are welcome to wear pajamas and listen while Santa reads stories. Cost: $5. Buy tickets at the customer service desk.

• "A Wonderful Life — the Musical," Dec. 7-23 at 7:30 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinees Dec. 15 and 22 at the Art City Playhouse, 254 S. Main, Springville. Cost: $10/$8 children, $45/family. Matinee tickets: $9/$7/$35. Call 373-4485 or see www.artcityplayhouse.com

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

• Christmas in Lehi, Dec. 7, 8 featuring: Lehi Interfaith Celebration of the birth of Jesus, Friday from 5:30-9 p.m. and Saturday from noon-9 p.m. includes art, music, creche displays, children's activity room etc.; John Hutchings Museum, 55 N. Center, Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., free admission; Lehi Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas Celebration, Saturday from 4-7 p.m. at the Legacy Center, 123 N. Center, Saturday from 4-7 p.m. includes cookies and milk and photos with Santa, booths, entertainment, Christmas Tree Lighting at 5:45 between the Center and Hutchings Museum, Santa Claus Parade at 3:30 p.m. starting at Lehi Elementary at 700 N. Center and proceeding to the Legacy Center. Other activities on Saturday at the Lehi City Library and Rippy Literacy Center.

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

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

• Craicmore: Celtic Yuletide Celebration, Dec. 8 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.

• Chamber Orchestra Concert at the Springville Museum of Art, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m., Springville Museum of Art, 126 E. 400 South, Springville. Free.

• 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.

• Utah Children's Choir Christmas concert, Dec. 9 and 11 — Dec. 9 fireside at the Utah State Hospital chapel, 1300 E. Center, Provo. at 7 p.m. Free. Dec. 11 at the Alpine Arts Center, 450 S. Alpine Highway. Cost — $6/$10 couples/$20 family. This concert will be recorded. No children under 6.

• "Christmas in the Grove," a musical celebration, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m., Alpine Tabernacle, 110 E. Main, American Fork. The concert features an adult, youth and children's choir composed of members and friends of the Pleasant Grove Utah Grove Creek LDS Stake. Free.

• "Light of the World," Dec. 9 music of the Christmas season by the Deseret Chamber Singers, at 7 p.m. in the chapel at Utah State Hospital, 1300 E. Center, Provo. Free.

• Holiday Handbell Concert, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Provo City Library at Academy Square, 550 N. University Ave. Special children's segment from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free.

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

• "The Nutcracker," Dec. 10-12 at 7 p.m., 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 advance. Call 768-2300.

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

• Santa's Pet Night, Dec. 11 and 18 from 6-8 p.m. Bring a furry friend to Provo Towne Centre to get a photo with Santa. Cats and dogs only. All pets must be on a leash and brought in through the upper west entrance near Cinemark theaters. Cost: see www.provotownecentre.com.

• Nebo Chorale and Philharmonic Orchestra Christmas Concert, Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Spanish Fork High School, 99 N. 300 West. Free.

• Utah Valley Regional Ballet's 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 visit www.coveycenter.org.

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

• Springville Art Commission Music Series — Handbell Ringers, Dec. 16 at 5 p.m. at the Springville Museum of Art, 126 E. 400 South, Springville. Free

• Mapleton Chorale Christmas Concert, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Mapleton LDS Stake Center, 970 N. 400 East, Mapleton. Free.

• Payson Civic Chorale's annual Christmas Concert, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m., Payson LDS South Stake Center, 711 So. 600 E., 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.

• Wasatch Winds Christmas Concert, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m., American Fork High School, 510 N. 600 East. Cost is $3/$2 students, $10/families at the door.

• 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 at the door. Call 768-2300.

• A Moosebutter Christmas, Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Art City Playhouse, 254 S. Main, Springville. Featuring a capella harmonies. Cost: $12/$8 students, seniors, children, $35/family. Call 373-4485 or visit www.artcityplayhouse.com.

• "A Christmas Carol —The Musical," Dec. 21-22, 27-29 at 7 p.m. with matinee Dec. 29 at 1:30 p.m. at the Historic Midway Town Hall, 100 W. Main. Includes hot drinks, caroling and family pictures with Scrooge, Marley and others. Cost: $10/$6. Call 435-657-2026 or visit www.midwayjarts.org.

• Provo First Night, Dec. 31 from 6 p.m.-midnight. Celebrate the New Year. Activities for children will run from 6-9 p.m. Activities for adults will run from 9 p.m. to midnight with a ball drop and fireworks display. Cost: buttons are $5, on sale at the customer service desk Dec. 10.