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Places To Go and Things to See in Utah in December

If you are looking for winter activities check our guide and theater listings.


Utah Activities in Decemberhome-stamp-2016

December 3rd and 4th: Holiday Open House at Red Butte Garden. Find one-of-a-kind gifts made by local artists including handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber art, candies, glass and more. Also enjoy free garden admission. For more information visit redbuttegarden.org/holiday-open-house.

December 5th: Holiday Sing-A-Long. A free event presented by the Herriman Arts Council. This is a family friendly event held at 13011 S 6000 W, Herriman, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Admission is free and Santa will make an appearance.

December 14th: Stroller Tour at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 20 S West Temple, Salt Lake City. This is a free event with a suggested $5 donation. Held from 9:30 am to 10:30 am, explore the Object[ed] exhibit with kids in tow. This event allows anyone to experience current exhibitions in a kid-friendly atmosphere.

December 21st: Wasatch Audubon Bird Walk. Meet at the Rusted Spoon, 2645 US 89, Perry, UT at 8:30 am for breakfast, or meet at the pond on the north end of Willard Bay State Park at 9:30 am. For more information, contact Paul Lombardi at (801) 295-7738.

December 29th to 31st: Eve WinterFest, presented by the Downtown Alliance at the Salt Palace Convention Center. This is a three-day celebration with concerts, DJs, grown-up drinks and activities for kids and families. To purchase an all-access pass, and for more information, visit eveslc.com.

December 31st: New Year’s Revolution Run at the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns, 5662 Cougar Lane. Start 2017 off a day early and join 365 runners at the Utah Olympic Oval. Run as many laps as you want during a 5-hour block of time on the climate-controlled, 442-meter running track. Events start at 8:00 am and wrap up around 1:00 pm, with prizes and snacks. Registration is limited to 365 runners. Visit http://newyearsrevolutionrun.com/ for more information.


Family Friendly Theater Listings

Hale Centre Theatre: A Christmas Carol, December 9th to December 24th, 2016. 3333 Decker Lake Dr. West Valley. hct.org/online/

Hale Center Theater: A Christmas Carol, November 26th to December 23rd, 2016. 225 W 400 N, Orem. haletheater.org/theater/

The Children’s Theatre: Wizard of Oz, December 10th to January 14th, 2016. 3605 S. State Street, Salt Lake City. uctheatre.org/

Pioneer Theatre:. Oliver!, December 2nd to December 17th, 2016.  300 S 1400 E, Salt Lake City pioneertheatre.org/

Kingsbury Hall: Redux Nut-Cracker, by Odyssey Dance Theatre, December 16th to December 23rd, 2016. 1395 Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City. tickets.utah.edu/events/

Eccles Theater: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, December 6th to December 11th, 2016. 131 S Main Street, Salt Lake City. broadway-at-the-eccles.com/shows

Salt Lake Acting Company: Diary of a Worm, A Spider and a Fly, December 2nd to December 28th, 2016. 168 W 500 N, Salt Lake City. saltlakeactingcompany.org/this-season

Off Broadway Theatre: Miracle on 3rd and Main, November 18th to December 24th, 2016. 272 S Main Street, Salt Lake City. theobt.org/obtseason.html

Desert Star Playhouse: Nutcracker Men in Tights, November 10th to December 31st. 4861 S State Street, Murray. desertstar.biz

Utah Symphony: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ in Concert, December 23-24, 2016. Abravanel Hall, 123 W South Temple, Salt Lake City. utahsymphony.org

Ballet West: The Nutcracker, December 2nd to December 26th, 2016. Capitol Theatre, 50 W 200 S, Salt Lake City. balletwest.org

Repertory Dance Theatre: Emerge, January 6-7, 2017. Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W 300 S, Salt Lake City. rdtutah.org

Egyptian Theatre: Junie B. in “Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!”, December 9-10, 2016. 328 Main Street, Park City. egyptiantheatrecompany.org/

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