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Not all Salt Lake City December events are related to the holidays - sports, arts, and outdoor recreation events continue throughout the month. Here's a list of non-holiday events to try, especially if you need a break from shopping, eating cookies and singing Christmas carols.

Note: While we do our best to verify details for all listed events, it's best to call the venue or visit the website to get the most up-to-date details before attending any event.

Click here for a list of Salt Lake City Holiday Events

SLC Holiday Events

Nicola Tree
Christmas is a time to enjoy home and hearth, but it's also a wonderful time to enjoy music, dance and theater events. Here's a list of holiday events in Salt Lake City that can help add sparkle to your celebration.

'Dead Sea Scrolls' at The Leonardo

Courtesy The Leonardo

"Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times" includes one of the largest collections of the priceless 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls. Discovered by a shepherd in 1947, the Scrolls contain the oldest known copies of the Hebrew Bible. On display with the Scrolls are more than 600 objects from the Biblical to Byzantine Period in Israel, including many that have never been publicly exhibited.

209 E. 500 S.
801-531-9800

Exhibit opens Nov. 23, 2013

Tickets $9.95-$23.95

Utah Symphony: Schubert and Tchaikovsky

Utah Symphony

The Utah Symphony presents one classical concerts this month:

  • "Schubert and Tchaikovsky" Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6-7, 8 p.m.

Abravanel Hall
123 West South Temple
801-355-ARTS (2787)

Tickets $18-$69

Utah Jazz Basketball

Ezra Shaw

The Jazz have a full NBA schedule in December, with lots of new names on the roster:

Games are televised regionally on ROOT SPORTS (excluding some nationally televised games). ROOT SPORTS channels vary by provider - Comcast: SD - 52, HD - 693 DirecTV: SD - 684, HD - 684.1 DISH: channel varies, usually between 440-450 and 470-480 RADIO: 1280 AM KZNS/97.5 FM.

  • Monday, Dec. 2, 7 p.m. vs Houston
  • Wednesday, Dec. 4, 7 p.m. vs Indiana
  • Friday, Dec. 6, 8 p.m. @ Portland
  • Saturday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m. vs Sacramento
  • Monday, Dec. 9, 7 p.m. vs Portland
  • Wednesday, Dec. 11, 7 p.m. @ Sacramento
  • Friday, Dec. 13, 7 p.m. @ Denver
  • Saturday, Dec. 14, 7 p.m. vs San Antonio
  • Monday, Dec. 16, 5:30 p.m. @ Miami
  • Wednesday, Dec. 18, 5 p.m. @ Orlando
  • Friday, Dec. 20, 5:30 p.m. @ Atlanta
  • Saturday, Dec. 21, 5:30 p.m. @ Charlotte
  • Monday, Dec. 23, 6 p.m. @ Memphis
  • Friday, Dec. 27, 7 p.m. vs L.A. Lakers
  • Saturday, Dec. 28, 8:30 p.m. @ L.A. Clippers
  • Monday, Dec. 30, 7 p.m. vs Charlotte

EnergySolutions Arena
301 W. South Temple
801-355-SEAT

Tickets $8-$162; see website for promotions

Utah Grizzlies Hockey

Courtesy Utah Grizzlies

The Utah Grizzlies have five home games this month:

  • Wednesday, Dec. 4 vs. Alaska Aces
  • Friday, Dec. 6 vs. Alaska Aces
  • Saturday, Dec. 7 vs. Alaska Aces
  • Saturday, Dec. 28 vs. Colorado Eagles
  • Tuesday, Dec. 31 vs. Las Vegas Wranglers

All games at 7:05 p.m.

Maverik Center
3200 Decker Lake Dr. (2200 W.)
801-988-8000

Tickets $10-$33; see website for promotions

George Lopez at The Maverik Center

Maverik Center

George Lopez is a multi-talented entertainer whose career encompasses television, film, standup comedy and late-night television.

Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, 8 p.m.

Please Note: Mature Audiences 18+

Maverik Center
3200 South Decker Lake Drive
801-988-8888

Tickets $51.70-$250

The State Room

The State Room

Here's the December lineup for The State Room, one of SLC's favorite small music venues.

  • The Lone Bellow - Wednesday, Dec. 4
  • The Band of Heathens - Thursday, Dec. 12
  • The White Buffalo - Friday, Dec. 13
  • Vienna Teng - Saturday, Dec. 14
  • Toby Beard - Sunday, Dec. 15
  • Jerry Joseph Duo - Monday, Dec. 16
  • Will Hoge - Tuesday, Dec. 17
  • Justin Townes Earle - Friday, Dec. 20
  • Micky & The Motorcars - Saturday, Dec. 28
  • Elephant Revival New Year's Run - Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 30-31
638 S. State St.
800-501-2885

The Depot

The Depot

The Depot, a live music venue in the historic Union Pacific building at The Gateway, hosts three shows this month:

  • Winter Meltdown - Friday, Dec. 20
  • Late Night Alumni - Saturday, Dec. 28
  • NYE 2014 Featuring MAKJ - Tuesday, Dec. 31

Wiseguys Comedy Club

Wiseguys Comedy Club

Wiseguys comedy clubs at Trolley Square, West Valley City and Ogden bring live comedy to Utah audiences including national touring acts, local favorites, open mic nights, clean comedy nights and more. Shows Tuesday through Saturday. This month's special events include Carmen Lynch, Mike Anderson, Tom Clark, Tommy Johnagin and Brian Moote.

Wiseguys Trolley Square
505 S. 600 E.
801-532-5233

Wiseguys West Valley
2194 W. 3500 S.
801-463-2909

Wiseguys Ogden
269 Historic 25th Street in Ogden
801-622-5588

'American Idiot' at Kingsbury Hall

Kingsbury Hall

Based on Green Day’s Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album, American Idiot boldly takes the American musical where it’s never gone before.

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday Dec. 3-5, 2013, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets $35-$57.50; children under age six not permitted.

1395 E. Presidents Circle at the University of Utah 801-581-7100

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