From Christmas lights to shopping and even a cruise, there are plenty of ways to enjoy all that the area has to offer this weekend. Here are our five tips!
See a Christmas show
This is the final week for the SCERA Center for the Arts’ run of “Elf: The Musical.” This musical, based on the film “Elf,” will help everyone embrace their inner elf and find Christmas cheer by singing loud for all to hear.
The show will take place Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the SCERA Center for the Arts (745 S. State St. in Orem). Tickets range from $12-$14.
Have breakfast with Santa
Why have a brief sit with Santa when you can have breakfast with him? Thanksgiving Point will host its annual Breakfast with Santa event, which will include a visit from Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and other favorite North Pole characters. There also will be sing-a-longs, cookie decorating, dancing, games and crafts.
The breakfast will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday and Dec. 21 at the Show Barn at Thanksgiving Point (2975 N. Thanksgiving Way in Lehi). Tickets range from $25-$35.
Watch BYU basketball
The BYU women’s basketball team will host a cross-town rivalry game Saturday as it takes on Utah Valley University at 2 p.m. at the Marriott Center.
And while it’s not in Utah County, the Cougars' men's basketball team will face off against Utah State on Saturday at 5 p.m. at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City.
Enjoy Christmas at the Covey Center
This weekend there are plenty of ways to celebrate the Christmas season at the Covey Center for the Arts (425 W. Center St. in Provo) starting with “It’s a Wonderful Life Radio Play.” The theater production tells the American holiday classic as a 1940s radio broadcast. The show will run at 7:30 p.m. on Monday through Saturday through Dec. 21. Tickets range from $14-$16.
The Utah Metropolitan Ballet also will present its annual production of “The Nutcracker,” bringing Tchaikovsky’s score to life with colorful characters and breathtaking costumes. The show starts at 7:30 pm. Friday and Saturday with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday. There also will be showings throughout next week.
Check out some Christmas lights
Its a great weekend to head out for a drive and catch some of the best Christmas light displays in Utah County.
Whether you are looking for large-scale professional displays or homes that have taken their decorating to the extreme, we have you covered with our Utah County Christmas Light Display Map.