Events

Dec 01st 2014 - Dec 31st 2014
10:00 a.m.-05:00 p.m.
Art
The Leonardo
Email
The Leonardo
209 E. 500 South
Salt Lake City,UT 84111
801-531-9800

No Fixed Address Giving Tree

No Fixed Address Giving Tree | All Month

Spread joy this holiday season with the gift of giving! Come by The Leonardo; pick an ornament from our Giving Tree and bring a smile to somebody less fortunate. It's easy to do: Step 1: Come to The Leonardo and choose your ornament Step 2: Each ornament will include a suggested gift Step 3: You can either buy the gift and bring it back to The Leonardo or donate the amount (or donate what you can).

Dec 01st 2014 - Dec 08th 2014
06:00 p.m.-09:30 p.m.
Classes
Lifelong Learning
Email
SilverSchmidt Design Studio
850 S. 400 West, Suite 100
Salt Lake City,UT
801-587-5433
Website

Silver and Gemstone Earrings

Create two pairs of earrings - one pair with gemstones and textured silver, the other pair with fused fine silver links and gemstones. Students will make their own sterling silver ear wires and use hammers, stamps, and rolling mill to create unique textures on their pieces, and a torch will be used to fuse fine silver. Materials kit includes sterling silver and fine silver wire, select gemstone beads, silver sheet, and use of tools.

To register or for more information, call 801-587-LIFE (5433) or visit lifelong.utah.edu.

Dec 03rd 2014
06:30 p.m.-07:00 p.m.
Art
Mindy Wilson
Email
Utah Museum of Fine Arts
410 Campus Center Drive
Salt Lake City,UT 84112
801-581-7332
Website

UMFA: Highlights of the Collection Tour

Get the highlights of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts for free. The half-hour guided tour starts at 6:30pm and is limited to twenty people.

Dec 03rd 2014 - Dec 06th 2014
10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Charity/Fundraiser
Marie Partridge- Chairwoman
Email
South Towne Expo Center
9575 S. State Street
Sandy,UT 84070
801-662-5957
Website

Festival of Trees - A benefit for Primary Children's Hospital

Festival of Trees – A Gift of Love – A Benefit for Primary Children’s Hospital

For 44 Years the Festival of Trees has been a “gift of love” to children. Every penny raised helps children at Primary Children’s Hospital. Attractions: Over 700 trees, playhouse plaza, friendship cards, sweet shoppe, gift boutique, centerpieces and collectibles, aisle of wreaths, scones and sweet rolls, gingerbread village, quilt block, elf emporium, Santa Land, Kids Korner and entertainment.

Dec 04th 2014 - Dec 06th 2014
11:00 a.m.-08:00 p.m.
Festival
Allyson Chard
Email
This is the Place Heritage Park
2601 East Sunnyside Ave.
Salt Lake City,UT 84108
801-828-5420
Website

Christkindlmarkt SLC

Patterned after the world-famous German Christmas markets, Christkindlmarkt SLC offers a unique shopping experience, tantalizing food along with festive holiday entertainment at the charming venue of This is the Place Heritage Park. Market events will include: visits from St. Nicholas, an activity house for children, the Christkind Angel, German yodelers, Alp horns, live reindeer, story tellers, a Gnome treasure hunt and Gnome Fest and much more. This is the third year of the market and has already become a holiday community tradition.

Dec 04th 2014
07:00 p.m.-09:00 p.m.
Dining
The Leonardo
Email
The Leonardo at Library Square
209 E. 500 South
Salt Lake City,UT 84111
801-531-9800

December Libations: Bubbles!

Nothing says "out with the old” and "ring in the new" quite like bubbly libations. Whether your palate leans more towards Champagne, Prosecco, Cava or Sparkling wine, there’s a greater variety for every taste and every budget than ever before. Join James Santangelo of the Wine Academy of Utah and Zanetta Jones, Salt’s Executive Chef for a special Holiday Libations at the Leo when glasses are tipped towards bubbles for dinner, bubbles for dessert, even bubbles for that special Holiday brunch. All will be paired with delicious bites designed to sparkle your tastebuds.

Dec 04th 2014
06:00 p.m.-07:00 p.m.
Speaker/Lecture
Kristie Henderson
Email
Kimball Art Center
638 Park Ave
Park City,UT 84060
435-649-8882
Website

Free Art Talk: "The Nature Theatre of Christo and Jeanne-Claude" by Professor Jonathan Fineberg

Professor Fineberg, who has followed the work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude closely for more than 35 years and written often about them, will offer some fresh thoughts about the way in which art affects politics, putting the work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude in a larger context of art that we think of as “political.” He will also draw on examples ranging from Chartres Cathedral to the performance practice of the contemporary artist Andrea Fraser. Previewing part of his forthcoming book Modern Art at the Border of Mind and Brain (University of Nebraska Press, August 2015), Fineberg will speculate on how a profoundly political and social art practice, like that of Christo and Jeanne-Claude, may affect our social thought and even the neural networks of the human brain.

Admission is FREE but space is limited so please RSVP on our website kimballartcenter.org/art-talk or call 435-649-8882. Professor Jonathan Fineberg, Visiting Distinguished Professor, UC-Irvine

Dec 05th 2014
09:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Speaker/Lecture
Mike Neklason
Email
Sandler Training of Utah
7400 South Union Park Avenue, Suite 302
Midvale,UT 84047
801-639-0488

Disarmingly Honest Approach to Closing Sales!

Do you ever leave a sales interaction frustrated that the prospect holds all the cards? You have plenty of leads but are struggling to convert them into sales? Not sure why? The fact is, over 90 percent of businesses don’t have a sales process that is consistently followed from start to finish. The buyer has a system and it is designed to defeat the salesperson every time.

Learn a non-traditional approach, the Sandler Sales System, and watch your sales increase. Reserve your seat here.

Dec 05th 2014 - Dec 21st 2014
10:00 a.m.-07:00 a.m.
Art
Kandace Steadman
Email
Finch Lane Galleries
54 Finch Lane
Salt Lake City,UT 84102
801-596-5000
Website

Holiday Craft Market at Finch Lane Gallery

The Salt Lake City Arts Council is pleased to announce the opening of the 31st annual Holiday Craft Market on Friday, December 5, 10:00AM to 9:00PM as part of the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll at the Finch Lane Gallery at 1340 East 100 South. The market will remain open daily through Sunday, December 21. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 10:00AM to 7:00PM, Saturday and Sunday 11:00AM to 5:00PM. This popular annual event features the handmade artwork of dozens of local artists, and this year includes the works of folk artists from the Living Traditions Festival. Items for purchase represent a variety of styles and materials including, letterpress cards, holiday ornaments, scarves and hats, cups and bowls, jewelry and art glass.

Dec 05th 2014
05:00 p.m.-06:00 p.m.
Family
Moab Chamber
Email
Main Street
Main and Center Streets
Moab,UT 84532
435-259-7814

Holiday Tree Lighting in Moab

Live music with local choir and bands, Santa, cookies and hot cocoa - provided by Zions Bank and Moab Chamber of Commerce.

Swanney Park, 400 N. 100 West, 5–6:30 p.m.

Dec 06th 2014
12:00 p.m.-06:00 p.m.
Sports
Sport Chalet Jordan Landing
Sport Chalet Jordan Landing
7682 Campus View Dr.
West Jordan,UT 84084
801-282-0619
Website

Get Your Picture Taken With Scuba Santa at Sport Chalet!

Sport Chalet is inviting consumers to suit-up in official Sport Chalet SCUBA gear and dive with Santa for a free underwater photo op that’s certain to make this year’s holiday card. The dives, which have been taking place for more than 15 years, will be held at Sport Chalet’s PADI Five-Star dive center located at the Jordan Landing store, 7682 Campus View Dr. West Jordan, UT 84084, on Saturday, Dec. 6 from noon to 6 p.m.

The event will be fully equipped with an instructor, dive equipment and Santa himself, so consumers are only asked to bring a swimsuit, towel and a smile. All experience levels are welcome, and children must be 10 years of age or older to dive.

Younger children have the option of snorkeling alongside Santa and a Sport Chalet Dive Expert.

Dec 06th 2014
07:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Art
Josie Marine
Email
Studio Elven
435 W. 400 S. Suite 304
Salt Lake City,UT 84101
801-750-5656
Website

They Reminisce | A Hip Hop Art Show

The Bboy Federation is pleased to present a group exhibition of Hip Hop Art featuring local artists.

They Reminisce; A Hip Hop Art Show is a chance for these artists to display their artwork in a professional setting. Hip Hop has its stigmas, and this art style can easily get underestimated. The Bboy Federation wants to put a larger focus on Hip Hop and its arts this year. Producing this show is a way to help gain awareness, and invite new spectators to enjoy this breathtaking art style. Hip Hop means different things to different people and we’re excited to see how these artists interpret it. The featured artists are all knowledgeable; each being involved in the Hip Hop scene not only as artists, but as dancers, MCs, and DJs as well. These artists love Hip Hop. Whether they are contributing in their own element, or supporting another. Since each artists has various backgrounds under the Hip Hop genre, this provides a divers experience for any spectator.

Dec 06th 2014
07:00 p.m.-09:00 p.m.
Music
Richard Watson
Email
Woods Cross High School
600 W. 2200 South
Woods Cross,UT
801-540-3146
Website

Bar J Wranglers Christmas Concert

The Bar J Wranglers would love to have your family and friends enjoy an evening of Christmas singing. These famous singing cowboys from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, will have you laughing in the aisles and lift your spirits with an evening full of holiday inspiration.

Tickets on sale now at: Bountiful City Hall, 790 S. 100 East, for Reserved Seating. General Admission Tickets will be sold at Winegars, 3371 S. Orchard Drive, The American Cowboy, 1450 W. 400 North, and Dick’s Market, 2280 Orchard Drive and 84 W. Parrish Lane.

Dec 06th 2014
10:00 a.m.-06:00 p.m.
Fashion
Apt. 202
955 E. 900 South
Salt Lake City,UT
801-355-0228
Website

Winter Party at Apt. 202 Boutique

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. enjoy 15% off holiday garb, gifts, jewels and accessories. There will be goodies to nosh on, festive beverages to refresh you and Ashley and her staff to spoil with you with a bit of personal styling.

Dec 06th 2014
06:00 p.m.-08:00 p.m.
Family
Moab Chamber
Email
Main Street
Main and Center Streets
Moab,UT 84532
435-259-7814

Electric Light Parade in Moab

Christmas Electric Light Parade Begins at dark. Line up on Center street 100 West to Main Street and Main Street south to City Market.

Dec 06th 2014
06:00 p.m.-08:00 p.m.
Family
MARC
Email
Moab Arts and Recreation Center
111 E. 100 North
Moab,UT 84532
435-259-6272
Website

The MARC Holiday Art & Craft Fair

The MARC Holiday Art & Craft Fair is a marketplace for all things handmade, homemade, original, and unique. Held annually in early December, it is a local shoppers mecca for holiday gifts. Shopping hours: Friday night from 4–8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Vendor applications are released in August and booth space runs from $25–$100, depending on size of booth.

Dec 06th 2014
08:00 a.m.-01:00 p.m.
Race
Katy Robertson
Email
Grand County High School
608 S. 400 East
Moab,UT 84532
435-259-4525
Website

Winter Sun 10K of Moab Utah

A fast course, great raffle prizes and delicious finish food make the 32nd annual Winter Sun 10K a good reason to visit Moab when the air is crisp and the skies are blue and sunny.

Dec 06th 2014 - Dec 23rd 2014
Theater
Hale Centre Theatre
3333 S. Decker Lake Drive
West Valley City,UT
801-984-9000
Website

A Christmas Carol at Hale Centre Theatre

Hale Centre Theatre is known for its annual production following crabby old Ebenezer Scrooge who is humbled when Marley's Ghost reminds him that "mankind should be his business." The 2014 show will mark the 30th anniversary of A Christmas Carol at the theater.

Dec 11th 2014
07:00 p.m.-09:00 p.m.
Speaker/Lecture
Veronica
Email
The Leonardo
209 E 500 S
Salt Lake City,UT 84111
801-531-9800

The Secrets to Happiness | December 11th

Many studies support the notion that happy people live longer. But what makes us happy anyway? Happiness 101 is an uplifting lecture where you will learn HOW to be happy, meet like-minded people, and learn to break unhappy habits.

Dec 11th 2014
07:00 p.m.-08:00 p.m.
Art
Sharon Brussel
Email
Moab Information Center
Corner of Main and Center Streets
Moab,UT 84532
435-259-8825
Website

Artist in the Park Serena Supple

Serena Supplee wraps up a year of creativity with a public presentation to be held Dec. 11, 2014 at the Moab Information Center at 7 p.m.

Dec 12th 2014
09:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
Music
The State Room
638 So. State St.
SLC,UT 84111
801-596-3560
Website

Lukas Nelson and P.O.T.R.

Lukas Nelson and his band P.O.T.R. (Promise of the Real) are an American rock 'n' roll group based out of California. Lukas first picked up the guitar at age 11 to honor a promise he made to his father and was able to teach himself the craft by playing along to classic Stevie Ray Vaughn and Jimi Hendrix songs. Now at age 24, Lukas is building his following the old fashioned way by touring year round and delivering high energy performances to fans across the country. Lukas Nelson and P.O.T.R. have performed over 400 shows in the past three years and have played with the likes of Neil Young, John Fogerty, Bob Weir, B.B. King, and Bob Dylan. The band has self-released four records and will look to put out their next full length album in 2014.

Doors 8 pm | Show 9 pm

Dec 12th 2014 - Dec 14th 2014
01:00 a.m.
Festival
Kate Boyd
Email
Chateaux Deer Valley
7815 Royal Street
Park City,UT 84060
435-714-4036

Park Silly's 4th Annual Holiday Bazaar!

Park Silly's 4th Annual Holiday Bazaar is back and better than ever! Free Admission, free parking, free photos with Santa and 80+ fabulous local artists and crafters to get the last of your holiday shopping done. Come join us at the Chateaux Deer Valley in beautiful Park City.

Friday, Dec. 12, 5pm-9pm; Saturday, Dec. 13, 10am-6pm; Sunday, Dec 14, 10am-2pm; parksillysundaymarket.com

Dec 13th 2014
10:00 a.m.-05:00 p.m.
Family
Veronica
Email
The Leonardo
209 E. 500 South
Salt Lake City,UT 84111
801-531-9800

Grandparents Day | December 13th

Grandparents and their families are invited to celebrate a day created just for them. Grandparents and their families will both get special discounts to visit the museum and the all-new exhibit, Body Worlds and The Cycle of Life. Any grandparents who have celebrated (or soon to celebrate) their 100th birthday get to experience the museum and this special exhibit FREE Discounts can only be given to tickets purchased at the museum.

Dec 16th 2014
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Speaker/Lecture
Mike Neklason
Email
Sandler Training of Utah
7400 S. Union Park Avenue, Suite 302
Midvale,UT 84047
801-639-0488

Why Sales People Fail!

Do you ever leave a sales interaction frustrated that the prospect holds all the cards? Do you have plenty of leads but are struggling to convert them into sales? Not sure why? Are you telling or are you selling? Learn more and reserve your spot today for this Executive Briefing reviewing a typical interaction between a salesperson and prospect, and an effective way to close sales. Reserve your seat here.

Dec 18th 2014
05:00 p.m.-08:00 p.m.
Family
Veronica
Email
The Leonardo
209 E 500 S
Salt Lake City,UT 84111
801-531-9800

Anatomy Sketch Night | December 18th

During his life, Leonardo da Vinci sketched hundreds of anatomical drawings of humans and animals. So, in the spirit of the man, we’ve invited artists to BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life to sketch our featured specimens after hours. Choose from hundreds of different plastinates to illustrate. The event is open to all ages; children and adults can both enjoy viewing and sketching the inner workings of the human body. Supplies not included. *Free with admission to BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life. Please show proof of payment upon arrival.

Dec 18th 2014
07:30 p.m.-08:30 p.m.
Music
Gina Duncan
Email
Libby Gardner Hall
1375 Presidents Cir
Salt Lake City,UT 84112
Website

Salt Lake Avenues Community Choir

The Salt Lake Avenues Community Choir will be performing their First Annual Holiday Concert at Libby Gardner Hall on Dec. 18 at 7:30 pm. Admission is free. Director Peggy de Azevedo has been rehearsing with nearly 70 talented Avenues residents for their debut concert which is sure to be a highlight of the season. Please join us for a truly unique Holiday musical celebration. For more information please visit here.

Dec 18th 2014
07:00 p.m.-08:00 p.m.
Speaker/Lecture
Dane Allred
Email
Salt Lake City Library
210 East 400 South
Salt Lake City,UT 84111
801-524-8200

Charles Dickens One-Man Christmas Carol

Dane Allred uses Charles Dicken's prompt copy to perform all the characters from "A Christmas Carol" at the Salt Lake City Library Thursday, Dec. 18 from 7 to 8 pm. Call the library at 801-524-8200 for details.

Dec 19th 2014
07:00 p.m.-11:55 p.m.
Music
The State Room
638 S. State St.
Salt Lake City,UT 84115
801-596-3560
Website

Utah Blues Society Member Appreciation Holiday Party - FREE!

Ages: 21 and Older. 7 p.m. Doors - Social Hour 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. Blues Trivia Contest w/UBS President & KRCL blues programmer Brian Kelm - prizes galore! 9:15 p.m. - 10:15 p.m. Pat McEwen and Kenny Kruckenberg of River House Band & Friends 10:30 - 11:30 p.m. Candy's River House Band Special guest appearances by Utah's stellar all-star blues musicians too!

Dec 20th 2014
09:00 a.m.-01:30 p.m.
Family
Tracy Aviary
Email
Tracy Aviary
589 East 1300 South
Salt Lake City,UT 84105
801-596-8500
Website

Christmas Bird Count for Kids

Come participate in our 2014 Christmas Bird Count for Kids!

This free program is open to children ages 8 and up, and gives them the tools they need to discover amazing birds around them and participate in the Audubon Society's Christmas Bird Count, a Christmas tradition for over 100 years. During the program, Aviary staff will guide participants in learning basics of binoculars use, practicing birding skills in Liberty Park, tallying results over hot cocoa, and celebrating our findings with a special encounter with our trained Bird Show stars!

Dec 21st 2014
08:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Other
Crystal Carpenter
Email
Deadhorse Point State Park
Hwy 313
Moab,UT 84532
435-259-2614

Christmas Bird Count at Dead Horse Point State Park

4th Annual Bird Count at Dead Horse Point State Park (Moab, Utah).

Meet at 8 a.m. at the Visitor Center. To participate, please contact crystalcarpenter@utah.gov; 435-259-2614. Bring binoculars, snacks, water and dress for the weather. Anyone intrigued by the idea of identifying and counting birds is welcome to attend.