Salt Lake Community College's Grand Theatre celebrates the holidays with three special musical events:
- "A Diva Holiday" - A holiday musical performance featuring Erica Hansen, Detorea Oliver, MacKenzie Seiler, Erica Walters, and Alicia Washington. Dec. 6-10, 7:30 p.m. ($10-$24)
- Eclipse - An a capella group creates explosive sound, driving rhythms, and lush harmonies like you've never heard before. Dec. 13-15, 7:30 p.m. ($7-$17)
- "I Believe in Christmas" - Pickleville Playhouse is coming to Salt Lake for the 2012 holiday season! From the imagination T.J. Davis, creator of the "Bandito" series, comes a hilarious and heartwarming new musical for the 2012 holiday season. Dec. 18-19, 7:30 p.m. ($18-$22)
Stroll through a pioneer village decorated like a Currier & Ives card, enjoy a visit with Father Christmas, see live reindeer, witness a live Nativity scene, listen to the Heritage Village Carolers, make crafts and homemade decorations, and shop for unique gifts.
Dec. 7-29, 2012, excluding Sundays, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Adults $10, children 3-11 $7, seniors 55+ $7
The Dickens Festival is an arts and crafts fair in the recreated atmosphere of Old London. Shop for unique gifts while enjoying carols, entertainers, mini-productions of "Scrooge" and "Oliver Twist," and a visit with Father Christmas.
Dec. 7-15, 2012, excluding Sunday
Weekdays 4-9 p.m. Weekends 10:00am-9:00 p.m.
Adults (13+) $7, seniors (65+) and children (4-12) $5
Join the Salt Lake Men’s Choir for this and many other wonderful sounds of the holiday season. We’ll once again fill the sanctuary of First Baptist Church with the unique and inspiring sound of the SLMC. And no matter how cold it is outside, you’ll leave with a smile on your face, a song in your heart, and warmth in your soul.
Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7-8, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 9, 4 p.m.
First Baptist Church
777 S. 1300 E.
This on-stage recreation of Charles Dickens’ beloved story has been a popular Salt Lake area Christmas tradition for 28 years.
Dec. 8-22, 2012
Mondays-Saturdays 5 and 8 p.m.
Saturday matinees 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
3333 S. Decker Lake Dr. in West Valley City
Tickets: Adults $28-$30
No children under five permitted
Make your ZooLights visit extra special by stopping by for story time with Mrs. Claus! Enjoy a delicious hot hot chocolate bar, holiday cookie decorating, a craft activity for the kids, and small animal presentation. Mrs. Claus will entertain children big and small with Christmas stories and will gladly take photos with guests.
December 10, 11 and 18, 6-8 p.m.
2600 East Sunnyside Ave.
This year’s KUTV Holiday Pops Concert featuring the Choral Arts Society of Utah and West Valley Symphony will kick-off the Holiday season. Joining the concert this year is internationally acclaimed pianist Paul Cardall. A special tribute to the armed forces will be a new addition to this year’s concert.
Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Cottonwood High School
5715 S. 1300 E.
801-467-8499 or 800-888-8499
Join the Wasatch Symphony Orchestra for a free Christmas concert including Manheim Steamroller's "Deck the Halls" and "Stille Nacht," "Sleigh Ride," "Canadian Brass Christmas Celebration" and more.
Sunday, Dec. 9, 7 p.m.
All Saints Episcopal Church
1710 S. Foothill Dr.
Admission is free; donations accepted
A Kurt Bestor Christmas draws more than 20,000 delighted fans every year. Featuring 45 musicians on stage, sophisticated sound and lights, and special guests combined with warm storytelling and humor, Bestor creates an intimate rapport with concert-goers.
Thursday, Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 14, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 15, 2 and 8 p.m.
123 W. South Temple
"Echoes of Christmas" is a free community music and theater event presenting the story of the first Christmas. The audience walks from scene to scene as actors and singers - along with live sheep, goats, a camel and a donkey - present portions of the Christmas story.
The show runs continually from 7 to 9 p.m., with new scenes starting approximately every five minutes. Walking through all six scenes takes about 40 minutes.
December 13-15, 17-19, 2012, 7-9 p.m. nightly
Liberty Park North Entrance
900 S. 600 E., Salt Lake City
Park by Tennis Bubble, follow signs to gathering spot west of Youth Center
Free, no ticket required, donations accepted