From Christmas kickoffs to book shopping and even holiday boutiques, there are plenty of ways to enjoy all that the area has to offer this weekend. Here are our five tips!
There are several Christmas craft shows and boutiques that will let you get a head start on your shopping while you support local vendors.
The Holy Cow Christmas Boutique will host talented crafters and designers selling locally made items. The boutique runs through Saturday at the Lindon Community Center (25 N. Main St., Lindon). It will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday.
The Bijou Market also will host its annual Holiday Show with more than 70 vendors. The show will run from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at State House (631 E. 1700 South, Orem).
Buy some books
Looking for books at a great price? Head to the Springville Public Library (45 S. Main St., Springville) for the Used Book Sale. The books will be sold for $1 for hardback books and 50 cents for soft bound books. DVDs are $1.
The sale will run from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
One of Utah County’s most recognized holiday events, “Luminaria,” starts its run this week. You can walk through the enchanting display at Thanksgiving Point’s Ashton Gardens where you will see more than 6,500 luminaries, a 120-foot lighted tree, a nativity scene, glowing lanterns and peaceful music.
The event is held at Thanksgiving Point’s Ashton Gardens (3900 N. Garden Drive, Lehi) starting Friday with time slots nightly from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Tickets range from $10-$20.
Get a good laugh
With the Quick Wits Family Comedy Show, you can become a part of the show. The improvisational comedy troupe takes suggestions from the crowd to create their skits that will leave the whole family laughing.
The show will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Covey Center for the Arts (425 W. Center St., Provo). Tickets are $8.
See 'The Nutcracker'
Visit the Covey Center for the Arts (425 W. Center St., Provo) for a celebrated holiday tradition. The Barlow Ballet company will present the classic version of “The Nutcracker” with Clara, her Nutcracker Prince, Snow Queen, Sugar Plum Fair and Cavalier.
The show will run from through Saturday with shows at 5 and 7:30 p.m. on Friday and at 12:30, 4 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Tickets range from $12.50 to $20.