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Lights line the Provo River during the CLAS Ropes Course Christmas Cruise on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. SAMMY JO HESTER, Daily Herald

There are several ways you can add some family fun to your holiday season. Whether it’s a themed train ride or heading on a Christmas Cruise, these places will add excitement to your celebration.

Evermore Park’s ‘World of Aurora’

Visit Evermore for its winter season of “Aurora.” You can enjoy ice skating, winter-themed activities and sweet and savory treats. You can also meet new characters in the “Dickensian wonderland” that is decorated for the season.

When: Nov. 29-Jan. 25, 5-9 p.m. Mondays and 5-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays

Where: Evermore Park; 382 S. Evermore Lane, Pleasant Grove

Cost: $15-$32 with discounts for buying online

More info: https://evermore.com

Provo River Christmas Cruise

Enjoy a lighted Christmas riverboat ride on the Provo River, featuring thousands of lights reflecting off the water, holiday scenes along the shore, Christmas music and a visit from Santa.

When: Dec. 2-23, 6:30-9 p.m. on Mondays-Thursdays and 6:30-10 p.m. on Fridays-Saturdays

Where: CLAS Ropes Course, 3606 W. Center St., Provo

Cost: $8 per person, children 2 years and under are free

More info: https://clasropes.com/christmas-cruise.html

Heber Valley Railroad ‘North Pole Express’

Take a 90-minute train ride from Heber Valley through Provo Canyon and into Utah County that includes hot cocoa, Mrs. Claus’ famous chocolate chip cookies, a Christmas sing-along and a visit to Santa at the North Pole.

When: Nov. 23-Dec. 23, times vary by date

Where: 450 S. 600 West, Heber City

Cost: $5-$60

More info: https://hebervalleyrr.org/specialevents/northpoleexpress/

Heber Valley Railroad ‘After Christmas North Pole Express’

If you don’t make the North Pole Express before Christmas, don’t worry, you still have time. The After Christmas ride includes the fun of the North Pole Express with the added fun of finding Santa at the North Pole and convincing him to ride back on the train.

When: Dec. 26, 27, 28 and 30 at 2, 5 and 7:30 p.m.

Where: 450 S. 600 West, Heber City

Cost: $5-$55

More info: https://hebervalleyrr.org/after-christmas-north-pole-express/

‘Christmas Lights Wagon Ride’ at Jordanelle Reservoir

Bundle up and venture outside of Utah County to ride a horse-drawn sleigh through Wasatch State Park and make a stop to meet Santa at the North Pole along the way.

When: Nov. 29-Dec. 23, Dec. 26-Jan. 4; 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Where: 515 State Road 319, Heber City

Cost: $25 per person

More info: https://rockymtnoutfitters.com/Sleigh-Rides

‘The Great Christmas Adventure’

Travel to Heber for “The Great Christmas Adventure,” a unique holiday tradition featuring Santa and his elves in an interactive, indoor, immersive holiday experience with rides.

When: Nov. 29-Dec. 23

Where: Timpanogos Valley Theater, 90 N. 100 West, Heber City

Cost: $10 general admission, children ages 2 and under are free

More info: https://gohebervalley.com/The-Great-Christmas-Adventure

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