Sunday, December 12, 2010

FREE Weekly Picks 12/13 to 12/19

Here are your picks for FREE activities going on this week. As always, make sure to check our calendar page, and also our Holiday Events page for more activities. You can also find many more fun activities on our Seasonal Activities page.

Living Planet Aquarium
FREE Admission!
Monday Dec. 13th
This was originally for SL County residents, but a few days ago on their Facebook page they opened it up to everybody!

Echoes Of Christmas
This is one of the events I am most looking forward to this week! Located at Liberty Park, you will have a shepherd guide to show you all the different parts of the story of Jesus' birth. All songs and script are original! We will be going on Friday Dec. 17th if anybody wants to join us! Email me at
Dec. 14-18 and 20-22 (We went to this last night, and it was absolutely perfect! Read my review here).
Ivory Homes Gingerbread House Display and Contest
Lehi. Dec. 16th

Maverik Adventure Wonderland and FREE Ice Skating!
Enjoy free ice skating in this adventure wonderland designed by Modern Display. Enjoy special appearances by the Utah Grizzlies mascot Grizzbee, the Grizzlies Ice Girls, and Grizzlies players. Santa will visit with children from 6pm to 8pm.
Monday and Thursday evenings, 4pm to 9pm, beginning Dec. 13th and running through the rest of the month.

Nutrition Cooking Class
Dec. 8th and 15th

Christmas At The Ranch
Located in Midway Utah.  Dec. 18th

Santa's Workshop
A variety of events, mostly free, in Tooele. Dec. 21st 10am to 2pm

Jon Schmidt Holiday Concert
This event is FREE, but you do need to bring a can of food for admission. We will definitely be taking advantage of this concert.......if you've ever seen him perform, you know how entertaining he is!
Dec. 16th 7pm

Santa Claus at Chick Fil A Jordan Landing
When you purchase and adult meal, get a kids meal 4-count nugget for free! The first 50 kids will get their pictures taken with Santa for FREE!
Dec. 15th  6pm to 8pm

Holiday Tour of Governor's Mansion
Tour the governor's mansion downtown for FREE, all decorated for the holidays!

Utah Valley Handbell Ringers
Select dates and locations in Utah County.

FREE parking downtown
Get downtown and take advantage of the beauty this time of year, without having to pay for parking! This is the best time to check out the Holiday Windows (see next link).

Holiday Window Winter Wonderland Contest
Get downtown and enjoy the decorated windows, and vote for your favorite one.

Santa's Elves at Gardner Village
If you enjoyed the witches at Gardner Village, you are sure to love Santa's elves! You can also participate in the scavenger hunt!

Christmas Street in Taylorsville
Check out this fun street, telling the story of The Night Before Christmas. 

The Christmas Chronicles: A Christmas Radio Drama
Go back to times past with a beloved family tradition of gathering your family around the radio to listen to a Christmas story.

Ogden's Christmas Village
I have heard this is miraculous! I can not find an admission price on their site, and many people have told me it is free, but I have not been able to verify for myself if this is true or not.  I decided to post it under this week's free events anyway just in case.

Provo's Winterfest
This also begins this week, and many activities are free. Click the title above for full schedule of events.

Trees of Diversity
Located at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center

Winder Farms Lights
Drive up this country lane and view the decorated houses. For an additional cost, you can get scones at their country store.

Layton City Lights Display
Located at Layton Commons Park, I have already heard amazing things about this light display!

Christmas Utah
A spectacular lights display set to music! Tune your car radio to a specific frequency, and watch the lights turn on and off with the beat of the music! You will also see the trees talk and sing!

Provo's Candy Windows
See window displays made entirely out of candy!

World Nativity Tour
The Hyde Family has extended a special invitation to view their collection of nativity scenes from around the world.

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