Sunday, December 30, 2012

New Years Party

 
New Year's Eve Party Monday, December 31, 2012 from 7pm-1am.
350 N. Community Center Drive in Washington, UT
 
The Heart of Dixie, B92.1 and the Washington City Community Center are working together to bring you this amazing New Year’s party! Dance the night away with the areas best Djs and two video screens with music videos. There will be a giant balloon drop with confetti at midnight. Enjoy dinner or a lice of pizza provided by local area restaurants.
 
This is an all ages family friendly event created with the high standards of our community in mind. There will be 4 areas of entertainment including a Kids Land. Children 10 and under get in free to the main event, but for $3 they get unlimited access to Kids Land which will have giant bounce houses from Fun Time Inflatable’s along with Princess Rapunzel and Spiderman from Princess and Character Visits. There will also be games, face painting, pictures, interactive story time and much more!
 
Member of the WCCC can preorder discount tickets at www.eventbrite.com or show their card at the door to get the discount. Everyone else can preorder tickets at MyHeartofDixie.com. General admission is $10 and VIP is $15. Children 10 and under are free to the Main Event ($3 for Kids Land).
 
Follow The Heart of Dixie on Facebook.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Local Author

"The Mystery of the Lost Recipe"
Children's Book Written by Local Author
The Mystery of the Lost Recipe

I recently heard about a great new children's book written by a local author. Then I was in High Knees Cycling for a spin class and saw the book. I stopped and read it right there (trying not to drip sweat on it). It was about two eager kids working together to solve a mystery. What I liked the most about the book is that the characters take time to eat healthy food and ride their bikes all around the town to look for clues.

The author is Jerome Jones who has always been involved in playing sports and enjoys both competition and teamwork. He is a teacher and enjoyed teaching the Utah state core on nutrition to his 4th grades. "As a coach and being part of the education teaching field, I wanted to teach my students and players about how nutrition can have a positive impact on learning and improve a student's growth."

You can buy the book on Amazon (book or Kindle) or you can visit the website mascotbooks.com/mysteryrecipe. There may also be a few copies at Little Professors bookstore on St. George Blvd.
 
Follow the author and book on Facebook and on Twitter.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

End of 2012

Ring in the New Year with these local activities!


Pre New Years Marti Gras Party Friday, December 28, 2012 at 9pm at the Anti Gravity Center, 415 S. Dixie Drive Admission to this party is only $10 and is recommended to people 13 years old and up. You will receive a free New Years hat, glasses, Mardi Gras beads, Mardi Gras mask and horns. The Anti Gravity Center is spending $10,000 on a new light system. Powered confetti cannon, DJ Spinz djing and projecting music videos onto 2 large screens, Anti Gravity 415 S. Dixie Drive. Follow Anti Gravity on FB.

Movie: Madagascar 3 playing at the Washington Library December 29, 2012 at 2pm. Free activity for the kids!

Bicycle Poker Run Saturday, December 29th at 8:30am. End of the year fun ride poker run. Pre-ride teats, BBQ at the finish, Prizes for best hands. Fun easy going group ride with 5 stop. At each stop you pick up a playing card. When your back to the shop the best hands will win prizes. Meeting at 8:30 am with the ride leaving at 9 am. Free of charge all you need is a bicycle and a smile. Sponsored by Red Mountain Resort, High Knees Cycling , UltraAspire, and Perks.

Splashin’ 2013 Pool Party for ages 15-18 December 31st from 9pm until 1am Washington City Community Center Music, lighting, special effects and more are in store. www.myheartofdixie.com
Kanab New Year’s Snow Dance & Potluck December 28, 2012 from 5-9pm Live music by Most Wanted Band, bring your favorite potluck dish to share. Coffee & hot chocolate will be provided. Visit the Kanab Events Calendar.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas Eve


Christmas Eve Activities
December 24, 2012
Christmas Eve Story Time at the Washington City Library December 24, 2012 at 11am. Enjoy a fun story time with your kids that will usher in the Christmas spirit on Christmas Eve. There will be Christmas books, singing, and crafts. All for free!
 
Christmas Eve Service presented by Calvary Chapel Held at the Dixie Center December 24, 2012 from 6-8pm. Here the story of Christmas from the Bible and listen to traditional Christmas music. www.calvarychristmas.com

La Verkin City Christmas Eve Program Located at the La Verkin City Offices, 111 S. Main Street La Verkin, Utah. The Christmas program starts at 6pm and last about an hour. Santa will visit. www.laverkin.org

Thursday, December 20, 2012

This Weekend: Dec 20-23


Happening This Weekend
December 20-23, 2012
St. George Mom & Family at Tuacahn
Christmas in the Canyon held every Thursday, Friday, & Saturday through December 22nd from 6:30-9pm at Tuacahn Amphitheatre in Ivins, Utah. Free to see the lights and visit Santa Claus. The Live Nativity plays at 7pm & 8pm and is $2 a person. The Old Salty Train Ride and the Holiday Hay Ride are also $2 a person. Map & Driving Directions

Christmas Music Festival for Dixie Care and Share December 22, 2012 from 11am – 8pm. This is a Christmas music festival for charity and ticket price is only one can of food per person. Of course extras are gladly accepted. All food donated will go to the Dixie Care and Share shelter. The event is located at 301 North 2200 East in St. George, Utah.

Lineup includes: Quite the Titan, Chuck Emery, Alison Wagner, Kyna Hafen, The Message, Foxtale, Wirelefant, Dirty Mike & the Boys Jazz Combo, Colton Campbell, Kyle Owens, and more.  If you are interested in joining the lineup e-mail: quietthetitan@gmail.com. Christmas music is recommended, but not required.

Christmas Light Show throughout December every day from 7-9pm. Located at 445 W. Heritage Drive in St. George, Utah. The main event will be held December 22, 2012. The main event is presented by Kuhn’s Home Repair and Air and will include Santa Claus, hot chocolate, hot dogs, lasers, bubbles, synchronized music, Planet 94.1FM and more. This is a free event, but any donations made will go to B.A.C.A. (Bikers Against Child Abuse).

12/21/12 End of the World Party For ages 16+ at the Dance Factory. The Mayan Calendar predicts the end of the world, so why not go out in style. Friday, December 21, 2012 be at the Dance Factory, 25 North 300 West in Washington, Utah at 9pm – Midnight. This event is for ages 16+ and is $5 a person. Free glow things and giveaways! DJ03L, DJ Fayze, and DJ Lex will be there.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Science

Christmas Science
 
Teach your kids about electrical circuits with your old Christmas lights!
 
Supplies: Strand of Christmas lights, scissors, C or D battery
 
Preparation: Cut a section of Christmas lights so you have one light bulb (see picture below) and approximately 2-3 inches of wire. Cut off the protective coating over the ends and expose the wire inside. 
Section of Christmas light strand
 Gather your supplies and your kids!

Supplies: Section of Christmas lights and battery
 Activity:
  1. Give your kids some time to experiment with the materials and try to light the bulb before you explain how a circuit works.
  2. Then tell them that they need to make an electrical circuit in order to light the bulb. The word circuit comes from the Latin circuitus, which means "to go around." Ask them to think about making a circle with the wires.
  3. If they don't figure it out, then show them how it is done. Hold one end of the wire to the positive end of the battery and the other to the negative end (see picture below).
Christmas Light Electrical Circuit
 Most strands of lights can yield a dozen or more light sections and kids love it. I have conducted this activity with Pre K - 5th graders.

 

 
Make it a full lesson plan with additional information and activities:
 
Introduction: Start the lesson by asking students if they can see electricity. No? That is because the electrons that make up electrical currents are so small they cannot even be seen with a microscope.
 
Activity: Stand in a circle and tell students you are forming an electrical circuit. You are the power source and you are sending electrons around the circuit to create an electrical current. An electrical current is what creates electricity. Pass an object, like a ball, around the circle. Now create a gap between two students and try passing the object again. Tell students that the circuit is broken and the electron can not "jump" over the gap, so there is no electricity forming.
 
Conclusion: Students draw a circuit in their science notebooks and label the light bulb, battery, and negative and positive ends of the battery.
 
Follow Up: Discuss electrical safety. Examples: Don't put inappropriate objects into electrical outlets. Don't mix water and electricity. Etc.


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Science Club for Kids

Science Club for Kids
Today, December 18, 2012
 
Cover Photo

The St. George Library has a Science Club for kids every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm (Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday is Art Club). This is a fun and free activity designed for kids between the ages of 7-12 years old.

Today the Science Club will be making snow and an old fashioned Buzz Toy. Kids will be given safety glasses to wear during the activity. The Science Club is run by Mrs. Mann, the Children's Librarian and she is amazing!

The St. George Library is located at 88 West 100 South in St. George, Utah. Follow the St. George Children's Librarian on Facebook.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

This Week:Dec 17-22

There is something to do everyday this week!
 
Southern Utah Heritage Choir Christmas Concert Monday, December 17th at 7:30pm. "Tidings of Comfort and Joy" Free event for the family! Held at the Dixie High School Auditorium. www.heritagechoir.org

Lieto Voices Christmas Concert Monday, December 17th at 7pm. Held at the St. George Catholic Church, 295 West 200 North. Admission and the spirit of Christmas are both free. www.lietovoices.com

Staheli Family Farm Live Nativity December 17-19th at 7pm. Bring a can of food to donate to those in need in our community. Located at 3400 S. Washington Fields Rd. in Washington, Utah. Follow the farm on Facebook and check out: www.stahelifamilyfarm.com
Children's Science Club at the St. George Library Tuesday, December 18 (and every other Tuesday) at 6:30pm. Free activity in the Children's Library. Don't forget about the fun story times everyday at the St. George Library! Washington County Libraries
Comic Book Club Meeting Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at the Hurricane Library at 3:30pm. This month the club will be discussing any non-superhero comic. Enjoy awesome activities, games, drawings, movies, snacks, and more.

St. George Mom & Family at Tuacahn
Christmas in the Canyon held every Thursday, Friday, & Saturday through December 22nd from 6:30-9pm at Tuacahn Amphitheatre in Ivins, Utah. Free to see the lights and visit Santa. The Live Nativity plays at 7pm & 8pm and is $2 a person. The Old Salty Train Ride and the Holiday Hay Ride are also $2 a person. Map & Driving Directions
 
Christmas Story Time held at the Hurricane Library Thursday, December 20th at 10:30am. This is a free and special story time, but don't forget that the Hurricane Library has regular story times Tuesday - Friday at 10:30am. Washington County Libraries


12/21/12 End of the World Party For ages 16+ at the Dance Factory. The Mayan Calendar predicts the end of the world, so why not go out in style. Friday, December 21, 2012 be at the Dance Factory, 25 North 300 West in Washington, Utah at 9pm – 12:30am. This event is for ages 16+ and is $5 a person. Free glow things and giveaways! DJ03L, DJ Fayze, and DJ Lex will be there.
 


Christmas Music Festival for Dixie Care and Share December 22, 2012 from 11am – 8pm. This is a Christmas music festival for charity and ticket price is only one can of food per person. Of course extras are gladly accepted. All food donated will go to the Dixie Care and Share shelter. The event is located at 301 North 2200 East in St. George, Utah.
Lineup includes: Quite the Titan, Chuck Emery, Alison Wagner, Kyna Hafen, The Message, Foxtale, Wirelefant, Dirty Mike & the Boys Jazz Combo, Colton Campbell, Kyle Owens, and more.  If you are interested in joining the lineup e-mail: quietthetitan@gmail.com. Christmas music is recommended, but not required.

Christmas Light Show throughout December every day from 7-9pm. Located at 445 W. Heritage Drive in St. George, Utah. The main event will be held December 22, 2012. The main event is presented by Kuhn’s Home Repair and Air and will include Santa Clause, hot chocolate, hot dogs, lasers, bubbles, synchronized music, Planet 94.1FM and more. This is a free event, but any donations made will go to B.A.C.A. (Bikers Against Child Abuse).
Library Movies: Teen movie shown at the Santa Clara Library Friday, December 21st at 6pm. Family movie shown at the St. George Library Saturday, December 22nd at 2pm. Free! Washington County Libraries

Friday, December 14, 2012

This Weekend:Dec 14-6

This Weekend in Southern Utah
December 14-16, 2012

Christmas at the St. George Recreation Center Saturday, December 15, 2012 from 6-9pm. Ring in the holidays with games, crafts, goodies, and a visit from the Big Guy. Decorate and bring a personal sleigh for a snowed in movie. The cost is general admission or a member pass. Located at 400 E. 285 S. in St. George, UT. Call 435-627-4560 for more info.


The Living Nativity presented by the Fine Arts of Hurricane City. This is the 3rd annual theatrical version of the “Living Nativity” Featuring the Hurricane Community Choir December 15th at 6:30pm and 8pm. The Hurricane Community Choir will be singing traditional and not so traditional favorites at 7pm. Held at the Hurricane Community Center. www.cityofhurricane.com
 

Christmas Light Show throughout December every day from 7-9pm. Located at 445 W. Heritage Drive in St. George, UT. The Main Event will be held December 22, 2012. The main event is presented by Kuhn’s Home Repair and Air and will include Santa Claus, hot chocolate, hot dogs, lasers, bubbles, synchronized music, Planet 94.1FM and more. This is a free event, but any donations made will go to B.A.C.A. (Bikers Against Child Abuse).
St. George Mom & Family at Tuacahn
Christmas in the Canyon held every Thursday, Friday, & Saturday through December 22nd from 6:30-9pm at Tuacahn Amphitheatre in Ivins, Utah. Free to see the lights and visit Santa. The Live Nativity plays at 7pm & 8pm and is $2 a person. The Old Salty Train Ride and the Holiday Hay Ride are also $2 a person. Map & Driving Directions

Staheli Family Farm Live Nativity December 15, 17, 18, & 19th at 7pm (Santa will be there Saturday, Dec 15th at 11am too!). Bring a can of food to donate to those in need in our community. Located at 3400 S. Washington Fields Rd. in Washington, Utah. Follow the farm on Facebook and check out: www.stahelifamilyfarm.com

Santa at Boulevard Home Furnishings Saturday, December 15 from Noon - 4pm. Visit the BLVD and have a free picture taken with Santa. There will also be free cookies and punch while supplies last. We love our Serta iComfort mattress purchased there! Located at 390 N. Mall Drive in St. George, Utah. Also visit their website and enter to win a Frigidaire Top Load Washer & Dryer www.boulevardhomefurnishings.com

Monday, December 10, 2012

Happening This Week


This Week in Southern Utah
December 10-14, 2012
Pet Photos with Santa at the Red Cliffs Mall December 10 & 17, 2012  from 6pm until close. Visit Santa’s Village in the Center Court of the Red Cliffs Mall for this waggin’ good time. This event is only for dogs and cats so leave the potbelly pigs at home. Photo packages are available for purchase. www.redcliffsmall.com
Swim with Santa at the Sand Hollow Aquatic Center December 10th at 6:30pm. Attend this annual event and pay only $1 for admission. Enjoy Christmas cookies, hot chocolate & holiday water games. The SHAC is located at 1144 N Lava Flow Drive in St. George, Utah.

Staheli Family Farm December 10-12, 15, 17-19th from 5:30-8:30pm each night. Free Event! Celebrate the Season with the Staheli Farms first annual “North Pole Experience.” Meet Santa, interact with his live reindeer, and play games with the elves. At 7pm watch the farm tradition of a live nativity. Listen to stories, sing Christmas carols, and have some delicious treats. Staheli Family Farm is located at 3400 So. Washington Fields Road, Washington, Utah. Follow them on Facebook and visit www.stahelifamilyfarm.com

Movie Monday at Jumpin Jacks December 10, 2012. This "Movie Monday" is starring Santa at 5:30pm and "Arthur Christmas" at 6pm.  Don't forget to bring your camera to take pictures with Santa! Admission after 5pm on Movie Mondays is just $5 per jumper and comes with a lot of cool stuff. Follow Juumpin Jacks on Facebook.

Golf for Kids Christmas Tournament Sunbrook Gold Course Friday, December 14, 2012 11am Shotgun Start 4-Person Scramble Entry fee per person = a new, unwrapped toy (minimum of $20) plus cart fee. Call Sunbrook 435-627-4400 to register your team.
for FREE.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

December 10th, 11th, 12th, 15th, 17th, 18th, & 19th
5:30pm-8:30pm

5:30pm-7:00pm The North Pole Experience
7:00pm-7:30pm Live Nativity
7:30pm-8:30pm The North Pole Experience Resumes
5:30pm-8:30pm Christmas Tree Lot and Holly Jolly Treats Open!

MEET SANTA!
Santa loves visitors at his home in the North Pole! Kids (and adults too!) will have the opportunity to talk to Mr. Claus himself, and tell him your Christmas wishes! Of course, Santa gets A LOT of wishes each year, so there will also be a chance to write to him and put a special letter in his magical mailbox.

INTERACT WITH LIVE REINDEER AND ELVES!
What's the North Pole without Santa's reindeer and elves? You and your family and friends will have the chance to meet and interact with LIVE reindeer (including Rudolph himself!) and play games with the spirited elves!

LIVE NATIVITY
Remember the "Reason for the Season," and celebrate with us in our special live nativity. A holiday tradition that is in it's 11th year, come enjoy the story of Christmas. This heart warming production will fill Christmas joy in the hearts of all who come.

SFF EXPRESS
Everyone knows the story of the "Polar Express," but do you know the story of the "SFF Express?" Listen to this touching story as you travel by wagon up to the North Pole. Each person who "believes" will receive a special gift.

CHRISTMAS CAROLS
A visit to the North Pole makes you want to SING! Join in and sing the classic Christmas carols on the way back to Staheli Farm.

HOLLY JOLLY TREATS
Christmas is always a wonderful time for yummy treats! There will be hot chocolate, hot apple cider, cookies, holiday treats, and much more! (For Purchase)

CHRISTMAS TREE LOT
Pick out the PERFECT tree for you and your family! We have dozens of beautiful Christmas Trees to choose from. Watch out, sometimes the elves can be caught playing hide and go seek in our lot! (Trees Available For Purchase)

Free Ski Day at Brian Head Ski Resort Thursday, December 13, 2012. Free rentals, lift tickets, & lessons! Online reservations are required for Ski School Lessons. For more information call (866) 930-1010 or visit www.brianhead.com

Thursday, December 6, 2012

This Weekend: Dec 7-9

This Weekend in Southern Utah
December 7-9, 2012


2011 Light Parade winning entry from Zion Park Market.
Photo by Jim Harlan/Zion Event Photos.
Zion Joy to the World in Springdale, Utah. On December 8, 2012 listen to "Soul What" at the Sol Food Supermarket Plaza, 995 Zion Park Blvd from 5:30-7:30pm. The Light Parade begins at 7pm at Canyon Springs Drive and ends at the Canyon Community Center. Watch videos on the website of the spectacular floats. Enjoy an ice cream social after the parade. www.zionjoy.com

Hurricane Dance Program presents The “Peanut-cracker” December 7th at 7pm and December 8th at 1pm. This is a short, condensed version of the “Nutcracker” along with a few surprises. Featuring the Hurricane Dance program students and the “Force” in Hurricane, UT. www.cityofhurricane.com
 
Holiday Social at the Tonaquint Nature Center December 8, 2012 from 10:30am - 12:30pm.  My family enjoys this event every year. We love the Nature Center! Admission is free and the activities are inexpensive and fun. Play games and look for the Penguins on a trail hunt. Follow the City of St. George on Facebook. 
Veyo Cinder Valley Lions Club invites everyone to visit Santa and have some punch and cookies on December 8th at 6pm at the Veyo Water Building on So. Spanish Trail Dr. in Veyo. Santa will arrive in the fire truck at 6 pm and will be there to visit until around 7pm. Follow Veyo Rodeo on Facebook.
St. George Mom & Family at Christmas in Tuacahn
Christmas in the Canyon every Thursday, Friday, & Saturday evenings through December 22, 2012 from 6:30-9pm. You can enjoy holiday performances, visit Santa, warm up near the bonfire and see the lights for free. There is a Live Nativity playing each night at 7pm & 8pm for 20 min. The cost is $2 per ticket or $15 per family. You can also ride the Old Salty Train Ride or the Holiday Hay Ride for the same price. Held at the Tuacahn Ampitheatre in Ivins, Utah: Map & Driving Directions
Christmas Light Show throughout December from 7-9pm. This is St. George's biggest Christmas Light Show. Located at 445 W. Heritage Drive in St. George, Utah. Any donations will go to B.A.C.A. (Bikers Against Child Abuse).

Children’s Christmas Party December 8, 2012 at 2pm at the Washington City Library. Come watch the short classic “Mickey’s Christmas Carol” and enjoy some fun Christmas crafts. Free activity!

Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis 5K December, 8th at Vernon Worthen Park, 300 S. 400 E. St. George, Utah. Registration is at 8am and the race begins at 10am. Support the Arthritis Foundation. Register on-line at www.stgeorgejinglebellrun.org
Champs RC Raceway 2nd Annual Toys for Tots Race December 8, 2012. Track opens at 8am. Qualifying begins at noon. Trophies awarded following the race. Course information, entry fees, and more information at: www.champsrcraceway.com 435-627-6795

Breakfast With Santa December 8th from 9-11:25am. Held at the Opera House located at 212 N. Main Street in St. George. Presented by Community Education. Call for reservations at 435-652-7675. Breakfast is $5 per person or $7 at the door.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Happening Dec 5 - 7th

Happening Today - Friday!
December 5 -7 , 2012
 

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Dinosaur Discovery at Johnson Farm: Special Exhibit opening December 5, 2012. Celebrate “St. George ROCKS – Our Local Geology” and enjoy FREE admission and refreshments from 5-6pm. www.dinosite.org

Thanks to www.SouthernUtahFamilyandKids.com and www.DixieDollarDeals.com for information about this event.


Picture of the Washington Library
 

Teen Christmas at the Washington Library: December 6, 2012 at 5pm Who doesn’t like Free cookies? Just for teens Christmas cookie decorating (and eating) party! Located at 220 N. 300 E. in Washington, Utah.

Storytime with Mrs. Claus Friday, December 7 from 5-6pm at the Red Cliffs Mall in St. George. Located in Santa's Village. Enjoy some fun holiday stories with Mrs. Clause. Free event and the first 100 children will receive a mini plush toy! www.redcliffsmall.com

Monday, December 3, 2012

Happening Today in Dixie

Today in Dixie!
 
 

Christmas on Town Square
December 1, 3, 4, and 5th from 6-7pm. Held at the St. George Town Square park, Main Street and 100 S. in St. George, UT. See lights, Santa, choirs, bands, and dance groups. Fun and free family event. Follow the City of St. George on Facebook.

Santa at Jumpin' Jack's

Santa is coming to Jumpin' Jack's!! Santa will be coming to our "Movie Monday" this Monday, December 3, 2012. Bring your camera because Santa will arrive at 5:30pm for pictures with the kids.  Then your family will enjoy watching a free showing of "Arthur Christmas" beginning at 6pm. As always, the "Movie Monday" discounted admission is just $5 per jumper and includes a free small popcorn, unlimited play, and a movie showing. Follow Jumpin' Jacks and Princess Character Visits (providing Santa) on Facebook.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Weekend Events

Here is What's Happening This Weekend
in Southern Utah
 
November 29-December 1, 2012

Public Safety Event Thursday, November 29th at 4pm. Watch the Fire and Police departments at the West Ridge Complex (formerly the old airport) test out the latest in public safety equipment. Fun and educational for the kids. Enter in the gate across from Rocco's. Free event! Follow City of St. George on Facebook.

St. George Mom & Family at Christmas in Tuacahn

Christmas in the Canyon Held at Tuacahn Amphitheater in Ivins, UT every Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings through December 22nd from 6:30-9pm. See the lights and visit Santa for free. The Live Nativity plays at 7 & 8pm each night and is $2 a person or $15 a family. You can also take a ride on the Old Salty Train Ride or the Holiday Hay Ride for the same price. www.tuacahn.com

Winterfest in La Verkin December 1, 2012 The event starts off with a 5K and a free Frosty Fun Run. Afterwards you can watch the winter Wonderland Light Parade with local marching bands, school, businesses, and families. There is a Snowflake Pageant, a rock climbing wall, and a Winterfest Program. The evening ends with the classic Frosty the Snowman film and fireworks. Details at www.laverkin.org

Hurricane Valley Christmas Tree Festival November 29-December 1st: Thursday 5-9pm - Friday 2-9pm - Saturday 8am-6pm. This Festival is a free event! Breakfast with Santa is Saturday morning. Sign up for the Santa Stampede 5K held Saturday morning at 9am. Only $15. Registrations information at: Santa Stampede 5KEvent takes place in the Fine Arts Building at the Community Center, 63 S. 100 W. in Hurricane, UT. Check out my previous post for details.

Photo by Yellowpix. Used with permission of the Dickens Festival
Dickens Festival November 28 - December 1st from 11am-9pm at the Dixie Convention Center. Check out my previous post for details.

Run Run Reindeer 10K, 5K, 1Mile Fun December 1, 2012: Run in beautiful Ivins, UT and support Toys for Tots. Race Santa to the finish line. Cost $10-$35 with toy donation. Registration and details at www.runrunreindeer.com

Christmas on Town Square December 1, 3, 4, and 5th from 6-7pm. Held at the St. George Town Square park, Main Street and 100 S. in St. George, UT. See lights, Santa, choirs, bands, and dance groups. Fun and free family event. Check out my previous post for details. Follow the City of St. George on Facebook.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Christmas in Town Square

Christmas in Town Square
December 1, 3,4, & 5, 2012
6-7pm each night
 
Here is a FREE event that is sure to get you into the Holiday Spirit. Come see the lights, Santa, choirs, bands and dance groups at the St. George Town Square Park on Main Street and 100 South. 
 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Dicken's Christmas Festival

Dickens Festival

November 28- December 1, 2012
10am-9pm

Photo by The Spectrum: Used with permission of Dickens' Christmas Festival

The Dickens' Festival is the most amazing craft show. Instead of regular booths there are "Olde English Shops." You stroll down "Old London Towne" and see period costumes, fortune tellers, and orphans. There is also fabulous food and entertainment. Visit the real Father Christmas! This is a festive event that you catch the spirit of Christmas.

Held at the Dixie Convention Center, 1835 Convention Center Drive in St. George, Utah.

Photo by Yellowpix: Used with permission of Dickens' Christmas Festival



Admission:
Adults $6, Seniors (65+) $4, Children (4-12) $4, Children under 3 are free!
Discount Coupons:
  • Check your child's backpack for a free admission coupon sent home through school.
  • Show your Dixie Direct Savings Card and get a $1 off admission.
  • There is a $1 off coupon for each person in your party in the Valpak mailer sent to your local residence.
  • I am on Yellowpix's e-mail list and I received a $1 off coupon for each person in your party through my e-mail. Ask to be on their e-mail list at www.yellowpix.com

Holiday Races

Holiday Races
 
Saturday December 1, 2012
and
Saturday December 8, 2012

Santa Stampede 5K December 1, 2012: Beat Santa Claus to the finish line in this festive 5K. Held in Hurricane, UT starting at the Hurricane Valley Community Center, 63 S. 100 W.Cost $15. Registration information found at Santa Stampede 5K.

Winterfest 5K December 1, 2012: Enjoy Winterfest in La Verkin, UT with a fun 5K and a FREE Frosty Fun Run. Cost: $10. More info here and register at runnercard.com

Run Run Reindeer 10K, 5K, 1Mile Fun December 1, 2012: Run in beautiful Ivins, UT and support Toys for Tots. Race Santa to the finish line. Cost $10-$35 with toy donation. Registration and details at www.runrunreindeer.com

Expedition Relay December 1, 2012: This is a 50-mile team relay around St. George, UT. Cost $200/team of 5, $150/ team of 2, $100 solo. Register at the St. George Rec Center or at www.sgcity.org

My team's metal 2011

St. George Jingle Bell Run/Walk December 8, 2012: Run for Arthritis. Includes a 1K children's walk with elves. Starts at Vernon Worthen Park, 300 S. 400 E. St. George, UT. Cost $25. Register at www.stgeorgejinglebellrun.org

5K Elf Run December 8, 2012: Dress like an elf and run through Springdale, UT. More info to come, so check out the Zion Joy Winter Festival website and find other fun activities to attend.

Hurricane Tree Festival


Hurricane Valley Christmas Tree Festival
November 29 – December 1, 2012
 
 

Thursday 5-9pm - Friday 2-9pm - Saturday 8am-6pm

This Festival is a FREE event! All money raised at the bake sale, raffles and auctions will be donated to "Coins for Kids" for local families in Hurricane.
Breakfast with Santa is Saturday morning. Sign up for the Santa Stampede 5K held Saturday morning at 9am. Only $15. Registrations information at: Santa Stampede 5K
Event takes place in the Fine Arts Building at the Community Center, 63 S. 100 W. in Hurricane, UT 435-635-2609.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Washington City Tree Lighting

Christmas in Dixie
Tonight! November 26, 2012

St. George Mom & Family at Washington City Tree Lighting

Washington City’s Annual Tree Lighting is tonight at 6pm. Located at The Veteran's Park on Telegraph Street in Washington, UT. My family and I attend this event every year and enjoy hot chocolate, treats, and performances by local school choirs. We watch the tree light up and then run to see Santa Claus. It has become one of our family traditions.

Note: Not held at Nisson Park like years past.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving Weekend


Thanskgiving Weekend
Here is what is happening around St. George, UT!
 
The 3rd Annual Zion Joy to the World in Springdale, UT starts November 23, 2012 with the 23rd Annual Z-Arts and Craft Fair November 23-24, 2012. Located at the Canyon Community Center, 126 Lion Blvd in Springdale from 10am-5pm. November 24th is the Community Tree Lighting at 7pm. Activities continue through December 31st, so check out: www.zionjoy.com
 
Santa’s Workshop Holiday Craft Fair is November 23-24, 2012 from 10am – 6pm. Located at the Dixie Center, 1835 Convention Center Drive, St. George, UT. It boasts to be the largest gift and craft show in southern Utah and it is FREE to the public! www.santasgiftshow.com
St. George Mom & Family at Christmas in Tuacahn
Christmas in the Canyon begins November 23, 2012 and runs every Thursday, Friday, & Saturday evening until December 22nd from 6:30-9pm. Located at Tuacahn in Leeds, UT. You can enjoy holiday performances, visit Santa, Toast a marshmallow, or view the holiday lights for FREE! For a small fee you can watch the Live Nativity, ride the Old Salty Train, or take your family on the Holiday Hay Ride. Venue & Directions for Tuacahn Ampitheatre: Map & Driving Directions
St. George Mom & Family at Washington City Tree Lighting
Christmas in Dixie is November 26, 2012. This is Washington City’s Annual Tree Lighting at Nisson Park at 6pm. We attend every year and enjoy hot chocolate, treats, performances by local school choirs. To top it off, Santa Clause visits. It has become one of our family traditions.  

Monday, November 19, 2012

Springdale Festivities


3rd Annual Zion Joy to the World
Springdale, Utah
November 23-December 31, 2012
www.zionjoy.com
The Zion Joy to the World starts with the 23rd Annual Z-Arts and Craft Fair November 23-24, 2012 located at the Canyon Community Center, 126 Lion Blvd in Springdale from 10am-5pm.
November 24th is the Community Tree Lighting at 7pm. You can also listen to the "Sunset Corner Blue Grass Band" on November 24, 2012 at the Sol food Supermarket Plaza, 995 Zion Park Blvd from 5:30-7:30pm. And "Soul What" on December 8th at the same place and time.
There will be weekend activities throughout December. Enjoy the Light Parade December 8, 2012. Watch videos on the website of the spectacular floats. The parade starts at 7pm at Canyon Springs Dr. and ends at the Canyon Community Center. Afterwards you can enjoy an ice cream social.

 2011 prize winning entry from Zion Park Market
Photo by Jim Harlan/Zion Event Photos
The celebration ends with a fireworks display on New Year’s Eve at the Springdale Town Park, Lion Blvd at dark. Find the complete calendar of events and details at: www.zionjoy.com