Join us on our day-by-day tour of the holidays with events and things to do all over Utah. From the lights at Temple Square to the Santa Pub Crawl, Salt Lake magazine celebrates every day of the holiday season. Be Merry.

Get Your Ho! Ho! Ho!

SLC's parody playhouses, Desert Star and Off-Broadway, are still spreading Christmas cheer this week by poking fun at it. We saw the theatres' shows and recommend them both, so see them before Dec. 27. They're selling out fast, especially around Christmas.

Desert Star's Christmas Vacation: Bi-Polar Express from Nov. 18 to Jan 1. 4861 S. State Street, SLC, 801-266-2600. Click here for our review.

Off-Broadway's Miracle on Third and Main runs from Nov. 26 to Dec. 27. 272 S. Main St., SLC, 801-355-4628. Click here for our review.

Take a Trip to Christmas Island

For a getaway from the bitter cold that is Utah and a respite from incessant tinsel, head to The Living Planet Aquarium. Free admission all day for Salt Lake County residents! Bring some proof you actually live here, then admire the exotic fish, pet the stingrays, laugh at the penguins' antics, and pray the shark tank never breaks. 725 E. 10600 South, Sandy 801-355-3474.