Utah Stories

Winter Fun, Utah Theater, and Utah Museum of Fine Arts Exhibit

Brave the cold and take a spin around the Gallivan Center, enter a New Year’s race, or go to a play this December.



December—Ice skating at Gallivan Center
Prices include skate rental: Adults $9, children 4–12, and Seniors $8; Children 3 and under free. Hours are Monday–Thursday 4pm–9pm; Friday and Saturday 12pm–12am; and Sunday 12pm–7pm. Visit their website for blackout dates.

December—Christmas Village at Ogden Municipal Gardens
The Gardens are located at 2549 Washington Blvd, and the village is opened daily from 5pm–12am. Visit a winter wonderland lit with Christmas light and a setting of cottages modeled after Santa’s North Pole village. Find more information on their Facebook page.

December 2 and 3; and 9–10—Picture Your Pet with Santa at the Murray Humane Society Book an appointment to have your pet’s photo taken with Santa. All proceeds go to the Humane Society of Utah. Visit their website for more information on how to book an appointment.

December 3–March 11, 2018—Go West! Art of the American Frontier from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts
This exhibit examines the development of the American West through original artworks by Euro-American and Plains Indian artists. Visit their website for more information.

December 13–February 14—Winter Wednesdays at Tracy Aviary
$1 Admission at Tracy Aviary the second Wednesday every month through February. The admission prices goes toward conservation efforts to help protect endangered species. The aviary is located in Liberty Park at 580 E 1300 S.

December 16—Winter Solstice Celebration at Red Butte Garden
Come to the Garden for the first day of winter. A celebration will be held in the Children’s Garden with crafts, stories, and a Yule Log. Held from 9am–noon. Admission is $3. Go to their website for more information.

December 31—Beat the New Year 5K
Join this race for their 40 anniversary. The race is run at Highland High School and Sugar House Park. Visit their website for more information about the race and registration.


Family Friendly

Hale Centre Theater, Sandy
November 17–January 20
9900 South Monroe Street, Sandy

Hale Center Theater, Orem
A Christmas Carol
November 25–December 23
225 West 400 North, Orem

Off Broadway Theatre
Star Ward Christmas
November 17–December 23
272 S Main Street, Salt Lake City

Desert Star Playhouse
Christmas Vacation: The Polarized Express
November 9–December 30
4861 South State Street, Murray

Eccles Theater
The Bodyguard
November 24–26
131 South Main Street, Salt Lake City

Kingsbury Hall
Odyssey Dance Theatre’s The ReduxNut-Cracker
December 13–23
1395 E Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City

CenterPoint Legacy Theatre
A Christmas Carol
November 24–December 23
525 North 400 West, Centerville

Fairy Tale Christmas
December 1–23
1100 Tuacahn Dr., Ivins.

Ballet West
The Nutcracker
December 2–30
Capitol Theatre, 50 West 200 South, Salt Lake City

Repertory Dance Theatre
Ring Around the Rose—Aerial Arts of Utah
December 9
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City

Utah Children’s Theatre
Charlie and Chocolate Factory
December 1–January 6
3605 South State Street, Salt Lake City

Ziegfeld Theater
A Fairly Potter Christmas Carol
December 1–23
Ziegfeld Theater, 3934 S. Washington Blvd., Ogden

Utah Symphony
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert
December 21–23
Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City

Salt Lake Acting Company
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs
December 1–29
168 West 500 North, Salt Lake City

Pioneer Theatre
December 1–20
300 South 1400 East, Salt Lake City

Mary G. Steiner Egyptian Theatre
Elf the Musical JR
December 7–9
328 Main Street, Park City

Date Night

Gallivan Center – Excellence in the Community
Josh Wright—Classical Piano
December 21
Gallivan Center, 239 South Main Street, Salt Lake City

Utah Repertory Theater
The Bridges of Madison County
November 25–December 10
Regent Street Black Box Theater at the Eccles Theater, 131 South Main Street, Salt Lake City


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