Have Yourself an Early Christmas


Holiday cheer will echo across the red rock at Tuacahn Center for the Arts. Christmas in the Canyon begins on Nov. 24 and 25. Free activities including meeting Santa from 6:30-8:30 p.m., a ride on “Old Salty Train” in the atmosphere of Christmas lights, music and an open fire on the plaza.

The annual performance of “The Live Nativity” is at 7 and 8 p.m. both nights for $2 per person. The production tells the story of Jesus Christ’s birth and includes camels and other animals.

Duck Creek:

On Nov. 25, Duck Creek will celebrate with children’s activities from 12-2 p.m. The event will include crafts, a potluck and a visit from Santa. That evening from 6-7 p.m. everyone is invited to participate in candlelit caroling, followed by the lighting of the town Christmas tree. Refreshments and candles are provided.

St. George Temple

The many lights of the St. George Temple Christmas display will illuminate on Nov. 24 at 5:30 p.m. This event kicks off their holiday activities, which include musical performances on Nov. 24-27 at 7:00 p.m in the St. George Temple Visitors’ Center. The performers are local musicians and musical groups. Other activities at the visitors’ center include a nativity exhibit and a short Christmas video in the theatre. For more information, see their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/StGeorgeVC.


The Hurricane Valley Christmas Tree Festival begins on Thursday, Nov. 30. The event will include entertainment, vendors, dance recitals and a choir concert. Santa will visit on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and a silent auction for the Christmas trees ends at 5:30 p.m. To find out more information about  the trees decorated for a cause visit http://www.hurricanerecreation.com/christmas-tree-festival.

Story By
Jenna Chapman