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Bahr's tree is displayed at the Festival of Trees in Sandy.

From Cache Valley to St. George, the holiday season in Utah is filled with a variety of Christmas events, productions, festivals and displays.

Here is a list highlighting events and available ticket information.

Note: This list is not all-inclusive and events and prices are subject to change. Please send information on additional events to [email protected].

Concerts and musical events

Irving Berlin's "White Christmas"

The stage adaptation of the classic film “White Christmas” is coming to Salt Lake City's Eccles Theater for eight performances this season.

Where: Delta Performance Hall at the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater, 131 S. Main, Salt Lake City

When: Dec. 6-11, times vary

Tickets: $40-$90; see arttix.artsaltlake.org.

“Finding Christmas” by Gentri

Along with special guests Lexi Walker and the American Heritage Lyceum Philharmonic, Gentri celebrates the upcoming release of its new Christmas album with a live concert at Abravanel Hall.

Where: Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City

When: Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $24.50-$150; see arttix.artsaltlake.org.

“A Kurt Bestor Christmas”

Featuring special guests, a band, an orchestra and a bit of warm storytelling, “A Kurt Bestor Christmas” is coming to Salt Lake City for three days of holiday music.

Where: Delta Performance Hall at the Eccles Theater, 131 S. Main, Salt Lake City

When: Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 16, 8 p.m.; Dec. 17, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Tickets: $25 to $52.50, see arttix.artsaltlake.org.

"Good Will Toward Men"

Millennial Choirs and Orchestras present "Good Will Toward Men," a concert made up of youth choirs, a grand chorus and a symphony orchestra.

Where: Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City

When: Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $20-$35, see arttix.artsaltlake.org.

Octappella Christmas

The Salt Lake City-based a cappella group Octappella will be performing a Christmas concert at the Jeanné Wagner Theatre.

Where: Jeanné Wagner Theatre at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City

When: Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $18, see arttix.artsaltlake.org.

Peter Breinholt Christmas

There are two performances of this annual family Christmas concert.

Where: Jeanné Wagner Theatre at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City

When: Dec. 17, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Tickets: $16.50-$20, see arttix.artsaltlake.org

"A Nashville Tribute Band Christmas"

Nashville Tribute Band is an LDS music group known for its music, which focuses on gospel topics including Jesus Christ, missionary work and the prophet Joseph Smith. The band will be on tour this season, performing several public concerts in Utah.

When, where and how much: Nov 5, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., Morgan Theater, Logan, $18; Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m., Kingsbury Hall, Salt Lake City, $22-$32; Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m., Clearfield High School, Clearfield, $17.50-$25.50; Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m., Cox Auditorium, St. George, $27-$33; Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m., Heritage Theater, Cedar City, $22-$27; Dec. 17, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Mountain View High School, Orem $17.50-$25.50

"The Forgotten Carols"

This year marks the 25th anniversary of The Forgotten Carols tour.

When and where: Nov. 19 and 21, Zermatt Resort, Heber; Dec. 1, UCCU Events Center, Orem; Dec. 5, USU Spectrum Arena, Logan; Dec. 7, Heritage Center, Cedar City; Dec. 9-10 and 15-17, Cottonwood High School, Salt Lake City; Dec. 12, Dee Events Center, Ogden; Dec. 19-20, Cox Auditorim, St. George

How much: Ticket pricing is different depending on the city and venue; see forgottencarols.com.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Due to the positive response to last year’s tour, Trans-Siberian Orchestra is bringing the "Ghosts of Christmas Eve" concert back to the Vivint SmartHome Arena in November, according to vivintarena.com.

Where: Vivint Arena, 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City

When: Nov. 22, 4 and 8 p.m.

How much: $42.50-$72.50; see vivintarena.com/events/249.

"Messiah" Sing-In

Sing Handel's "Messiah" with the the Utah Symphony and Messiah Chorus.

Where: Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City

When: Nov. 26-27, 7:30 p.m.

How much: $14-$39; see utahsymphony.org.

Christmas Spectacular!

Features music from violinist Jenny Oaks Baker with Family Four, vocalist and former Celtic Woman member Alex Sharpe, pianist and musical comedian Jason Lyle Black

When and where: Nov. 28, 7:30 p.m., Peery's Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd., Ogden; and Nov. 29, Morgan Theater, Logan,

How much: $25; seniors and 12 and under, $20, see smithstix.com

BYU’s "Christmas Around the World"

Brigham Young University’s Department of Dance puts on this annual holiday tradition, which displays the ethnic diversity of the world through music and dance with 200 dancers, singers and musicians.

Where: Marriott Center at BYU, Provo

When: Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 3, 2 p.m. and 7:30.

How much: $15-$20; $10-$15 for BYU students; group rates available

Tip: Notice that there is a different theme for the event each year, according to Preston Williamson, external relations for the College of Fine Arts at BYU.

"Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir"

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s annual Christmas concert will feature tenor Rolando Villazón.

Where: Conference Center at Temple Square, 60 N. Temple, Salt Lake City

When: Dec. 8-10, 8 p.m.

How much: Tickets are free and required; tickets are sold out, but a standby line will be available the night of each event, according to lds.org.

"Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular!" with the Utah Symphony

Where: Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City

When: Dec. 9 and 10, 7:30 p.m; matinee Dec. 10, 11 a.m.

How much: $21-$87; see utahsymphony.org.

Christmas Carol Service

A variety of traditional carols and choral works will be performed at the annual Christmas performances by the Choir of the Cathedral of the Madeleine.

Where: The Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City

When: Dec. 16 and 19, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 24, 4 p.m.

How much: Free; passes required for Dec. 16 and 19, available starting Nov. 16. Call the concert line at 801-994-4663 or go to utmcs.org under “Music” to request tickets.

"Here Comes Santa Claus!"

The Utah Symphony will perform Christmas classics, followed by a special appearance from Santa.

Where: Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City

When: Dec. 17, 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

How much: $8-$21; see utahsymphony.org.

"Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas"

The Utah Symphony will perform with the all-female music ensemble and feature music from the group’s second Christmas album, "Home For Christmas."

When: Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m.

How much: $40-100; see utahsymphony.org.

Theatrical events

“A Christmas Carol”

This will be at three theaters this holiday season.

Where: Hale Centre Theatre, 3333 S. Decker Lake Drive, West Valley City

When: Dec. 9-24, Monday-Saturday, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.; matinees on Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The final performance will be on Dec. 24 at 2 p.m.

How much: $35-$42 for adults; $18 for children ages 5-11; children under 5 are not permitted. For more information about prices and tickets, call 801-984-9000 or visit hct.org.

Tip: Tickets are available now and several of the shows are almost sold out.

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Where: Hale Center Theater Orem, 225 W. 400 North, Orem

When: Nov. 26-Dec. 23, Monday-Friday, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Saturdays and performances on Dec. 21-23 will be at 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

How much: $22 for weeknights and $24 for weekends. $6 less for children ages 4-11. Tickets can be purchased online at haletheater.org or by calling the ticket office at 801-226-8600.

Tip: Online ticketing is now available, according to the theater’s website.

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Where: Four Seasons Theatre Company, 520 S. 250 East, Smithfield (Sky View High School auditorium)

When: Dec. 2-3, 5, 8-10, 7:30 p.m.; 1:30 p.m. matinees on Dec. 3 and 10.

How much: $11 in advance or $13 at the door (includes processing fees). Group rates are available. Purchase tickets at fourseasonstheatre.org or by calling (435) 535-1432.

“The Nutcracker”

"The Nutcraker" will be performed by four different ballet companies.

What: "The Nutcracker" by Ballet West, which will be the retirement season of its current costumes and sets.

Where: Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City

When: Dec. 2-26; no shows Dec. 4-7, 12, 19 or Christmas Day; performances are on most evenings at 7 p.m., with matinees on Saturdays and Sundays.

How much: Tickets start at $20 each and go up depending on the performance and seat location. For specific information on ticket prices and seating, visit arttix.artsaltlake.org. Tickets can also be purchased by phone at 801-869-6920.

Tip: “We always advise our patrons to purchase early for the best availability and pricing,” said Sara Neal, associate director of marketing for Ballet West.

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What: Imagine Ballet Theatre’s annual production of “The Nutcracker”

Where: Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd., Ogden

When: Dec. 9-10, 15-16, 7:30 p.m.; matinee on Dec. 10, 2 p.m.; final performances are Dec. 17, noon and 5 p.m.

How much: $15-$29, plus a $1.50 facility fee; tickets are available at smithstix.com or by calling the box office at 801-689-8700.

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What: “The Nutcracker” by Utah Regional Ballet

Where: Covey Center for the Arts, 425 W. Center, Provo

When: Dec. 10-20; 7:30 p.m.; matinees on Dec. 10 and Dec. 17, 2 p.m.

How much: $20-$32; available online at coveycenter.org.

Tip: The Covey Center for the Arts' Christmas events sell out several months in advance, according to Angie Roundy, client services manager.

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What: “The Nutcracker” by Northern Utah’s Cache Valley Civic Ballet

Where: Ellen Eccles Theatre, 43 S. Main, Logan

When: Nov. 26 and 28, 7:30 p.m.; matinees Nov. 25 and 26, 1:30 p.m.

How much: $12-$25, with a 25 percent discount offered for students. Children ages 5 and up are permitted in evening performances; children ages 3 and up are permitted in matinees. Tickets can be purchased online at cachearts.org or by calling the ticket office at 435-752-0026.

Tip: “Join us for our Sugar Plum Tea before each of our matinee performances, where the public may purchase a photo with the Sugar Plum Fairy and enjoy a sweet treat,” said Lynette Jekins, Cache Valley Civic Ballet Board president. “This is held in the Bullen's Center Ballroom next to the Ellen Eccles Theatre from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25 and Saturday, Nov. 26. Tickets are $5 for the Tea with an additional charge for a photo.”

“It’s a Wonderful Life”

“It’s a Wonderful Life” is a story about a man named George Bailey who discovers his worth when an angel shows what the world would have been like if he had never been born.

When: Brigham’s Playhouse 25 N. 300 West Building CL, Washington

When: Nov. 25-Dec. 31; Thursday-Saturday, 7 p.m.; Saturdays matinee, 2 p.m.

How much: $23 for adults; $21 for seniors; $17 for children 5-17 and students (with valid I.D.). No children under 5 permitted.

Christmas festivals and light displays

The Festival of Trees

At this four-day festival, “every penny raised is used to help children at Primary Children’s Hospital,” according to festivaloftreesutah.org. The Festival of Trees has been a Utah holiday tradition for over 45 years.

Where: South Towne Expo Center, 9575 S. State, Sandy

When: Nov. 30-Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

How much: $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $3 for children ages 2-11; $18 for family tickets for up to six immediate family members for Nov. 30 only.

Tip: Discounted tickets ($5 for adults and $2.50 for children) are available at most branches of Zions Bank.

The Jubilee of Trees

The Jubilee of Trees is returning this holiday season for its 36th year. The event includes a variety of unique and custom-made Christmas trees, concerts, a picnic, an auction and a gala.

Where: Dixie Center, 1835 S. Convention Drive, St. George

When: Nov. 16-21

How much: For information on events and to purchase tickets, see intermountainhealthcare.org.

Christmas in the Canyon

Tuacahn Amphitheatre’s annual holiday lights and music extravaganza, Christmas in the Canyon, is a family activity that includes a live nativity with camels and other animals.

Where: Tuacahn Amphitheatre, 1100 Tuacahn Drive, Ivins

When: Nov. 25-Dec. 23, Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. There will be live nativity performances each night at 7 and 8 p.m.

How much: The Christmas lights and holiday music in the plaza are free to the public. The live nativity scene inside the amphitheater is $2 per person or $15 per family (up to 10 guests). For more information, visit tuacahn.org.

Ogden’s Christmas Village

Each year, Ogden’s Christmas Village turns the downtown area into Santa’s village with lights and displays. “Spectators find themselves in a dazzling winter wonderland set aglow with Christmas lights and a unique setting of cottages modeled after Santa’s village at the North Pole,” according to the Ogden City website at ogdencity.com

Where: 549 Washington Blvd., Ogden

When: Nov. 26-Jan. 1, 5 p.m.-midnight.

How much: The event is free of charge, but various events such as the breakfast with Santa, photos with Santa and concessions cost extra.

Tip: Details about extra activities can be found at ogdencity.com.

Lights at Temple Square

While there are several Christmas light displays in Salt Lake and other areas, one of the biggest displays is at Temple Square. Every holiday season, festive lights, decorations and nativity scenes transform Temple Square into a large display of Christmas cheer.

Where: Temple Square, 50 N. Temple, Salt Lake City

When: The lights turned on Nov. 25. The lights are typically turned on at dusk and stay on until 10 p.m. The display stays on even later the evenings on which the Mormon Tabernacle Choir performs.

How much: Free

Luminaria at Thanksgiving Point

Luminaria is “an enchanting mile walk through a shimmering holiday world in Ashton Gardens” that includes a 120-foot light tree, a nativity scene and a garden featuring 35-monument size bronze sculpture scenes of Jesus Christ, according to the Thanksgiving Point website at thanksgivingpoint.org.

Where: 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi

When: Nov. 25-Dec. 31, except Sundays

How much: $17 for adults, $14 for children ages 3-12 through Oct. 31 (prices will go up $3 on Nov. 1); tickets can be purchased at thanksgivingpoint.org/events/luminaria.

Tip: “Many events are limited in nature, so advance purchase is strongly recommended,” according to the website.


This family friendly event features more than 100 animated light displays.

Where: Hogle Zoo, 2600 Sunnyside Ave., Salt Lake City

When: Dec. 1-31, Sunday-Wednesday, 5:30-8 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday, 5:30-9 p.m.; closed on Christmas day.

How much: $8 for adults; $7 for seniors (65 and older); $6 for children (3-12); 2 and under are free. Members receive a dollar discount. Purchase tickets online at hoglezoo.org/promo/zoo_lights.

Christmas in Color

With locations in both Kearns and Provo, Christmas in Color is a "drive-thru experience" featuring 1 million synchronized Christmas lights, according to the event's website, christmasincolor.net.

Where: Ed Mayne Street, Kearns, and 4400 Center Street, Provo

When: Begins Nov. 18 in Kearns and is to be announced in Provo; through Dec. 31

How much: $21.95 online, $25 drive-up, Monday-Thursday; $25.95 online, $30 drive-up, weekends and Dec. 19-24

Tip: Tickets are available Nov. 1. Christmas in Color does not accept drive-up cars unless all prepaid tickets have sold out.

Spanish Fork Festival of Lights

This year marks Spanish Fork City’s 24th annual Festival of Lights, according to the city's website. As guests drive through the light displays, they have the option of listening to holiday music on 99.9 FM.

Where: Canyon View Park, 3300 E. Powerhouse Road, Spanish Fork

When: Nov. 24- Jan.1, 6-10 p.m.

How much: $7 per car, $20 per larger passenger van or any vehicle towing a trailer ($20 per trailer) and $30 per bus. Cash or check only.

Tip: Gift certificates to the Festival of Lights are available at the Spanish Fork City Office or at the Parks and Recreation office.

Fantasy at the Bay Christmas Lights

This annual tradition at Willard Bay State Park includes animated colorful light displays.

Where: Willard Bay State Park, located off Interstate 15 exit 357 in Willard

When: Nov. 24-Dec. 31

How much: For updated information about pricing, visit stateparks.utah.gov/parks/willard-bay.

Weber County Holiday Festival

Each night of this annual festival, a live nativity is displayed. The festival is known for its international nativity and holiday scenes. Each night of the festival, a live nativity will also be performed, according to webercountyholidayfestival.com.

Where: Golden Spike Center Exhibit Hall, 1000 N. 1200 West, Ogden

When: Dec. 2-6, including Sunday from 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

How much: The event is free to the public. Donations of new, unwrapped items are appreciated.

The Living Nativity

This event is sold out for the year. Annually, the Alpine community puts together a live nativity to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.

When: Dec. 1-3 and 5 from 6-9 p.m., with a matinee on Dec. 5, from 3-6 p.m.

Where: 317 Heritage Hills Drive, Alpine

How much: Although all of the tickets for the 2016 season have been distributed, the nativity’s website at alpinelivingnativity.org suggests to check in next October for a ticket to the 2017 season.

"Christkindlmarkt" at This Is the Place Heritage Park

The Christkindlmarkt brings the internationally famous German Christmas markets, complete with food and festivities, to Salt Lake City, according to thisistheplace.org. See also christkindlmarkt-slc.com.

Where: Plaza by the Visitor Center, This Is The Place Heritage Park, 2601 Sunnyside Ave., Salt Lake City When: Dec. 1-3, 11 a.m.- 8 p.m.

Tickets: This event is free to the public.

Candlelight Christmas at This Is the Place Heritage Park

This Is the Place Heritage Park includes crafts, a visit with Father Christmas, a live nativity scene, caroling and more, according to thisistheplace.org.

Where: This Is the Place Heritage Park, 2601 Sunnyside Ave., Salt Lake City

When: Dec. 9-23, Monday-Saturday evenings, 5 p.m.- 9 p.m.

Tickets: $7 for adults, $5 for children ages 8-11 and seniors age 65 and older; Children 2 and younger are free.