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

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Holiday Craft Fair


Holiday Craft Fair
November 17, 2012
10am-3pm
 Free vintage Christmas cards: Little child in pajamas carrying antique toys
Shop for great Christmas gifts! Booths range from accessories to holiday treats, clothing to home d├ęcor. Visit the booths and enter to win door prizes! The amazing Brooke with the blog www.allthingsthrifty.com will have a booth, so be sure to stop by.
Held at the Washington City Community Center, 350 N. Community Center Drive in Washington, UT.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Holiday Races

Holiday Races

Burn off some of the holiday calories you are consuming by entering a fun run this season. Utah Running Guide is giving away entries to several of these races!


Turkey Trot November 17, 2012: The City of St. George is putting on this fun 1-mile walk and 5K at the historic Seegmiller Farm, 2450 S. 3000 E. in St. George, UT. Cost: $5 + 3 cans of food per participant. All donations benefit the Dixie Care and Share. Register at the event. www.sgcityrec.org

Jive Turkey Half Marathon November 17, 2012: Wear your bellbottoms and hiphuggers to this funky underground race. Cost $20! Register at: www.eventbrite.com and follow the Underground Runner on Facebook


Toquerville Trail Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Morning November 22, 2012: Chose a short 1.7 miles or a 3 mile tough trail run. Register at Classic Sports, 984 W. State, Hurricane, UT. Cost $15 or $10 w/o t-shirt. More info at: www.toquerville.org

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

The Dirty Dozen December 12, 2012 at Noon: 12 mile trail run in Hurricane, UT. Cost $12. More info on Facebook Events or contact Cherie Santiago.

Baker's Half Marathon December 15, 2012: Combine 13.1 miles with mandatory aide stations full of doughnuts! www.bakersdozenhalfmarathon.com on Facebook
My friend Amber (in pink) and I running the Baker's Dozen 2011

Mayan End of Days Run December 22, 2012: This is an underground 12.21 mile run in honor of the predicted end of days. Cost $20! Follow the Underground Runner on Facebook and learn more about this run.
Mayan End of Days Run

 

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Jubilee of Trees

Jubilee of Trees
November 15-18, 2012
Held at the Dixie Convention Center in St. George, UT
 
Jubilee of Trees 2010
 
We love attending this festival and admiring the beautiful trees. My kids enjoy voting on their favorite tree and gingerbread house and of course seeing Santa!
 
Jubilee of Trees Hours:
Thursday 10am-8pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 8pm
Monday 10am - 8pm
 
General Admission:
Adults $3/Children ages 3-12 $1/Children 2 & Under Free
 
Find more information and a list of special events at: jubileeoftrees.org
 
 


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

This Weekend!


Happening This Weekend!
 
Active Military - Free Pass
Saturday-Monday, November 10-12, 2012 is Free National Park Days in honor of Veteran’s Day. Visit any national park and your admittance fees will be waved.  www.nps.gov
 
Pet Expo Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 11am – 7pm. Located at the Dixie Center. Adopt a pet, spay and neuter, pet contests, pet education, community booths, and much more. Thank you to the Senior Saver for this information and for sponsoring this event!


Veteran's Day Parade & Program Monday, November 12, 2012 from 11:30am-12:30pm. The program will take place at the Veteran's Park at 75 E. Telegraph in Washington. The parade will be near the park along Telegraph. www.washingtoncity.org

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Classes for Kids


Classes for Kids
Youth Basketball: The Washington City Community Center is offering Youth Basketball for kids in grades 2-12. Those in 2nd-5th grade are place on teams based on age and home address, a team selection is done for grades 6-12 by volunteer coaches. Boys and girls compete separately. Games played at the Washington City Community Center and at PV Middle School. Games start Saturday, December 1, 2012, but register ASAP!Fee: $30/Resident $35/Non-Residents


Jr. Jazz Basketball: Registration is now open for Jr. Jazz Basketball! The cost is $27 per player. You can register online at www.sgcityrec.org or you can stop by the St. George Rec Center. Games start in Janurary after Christmas Break. Each participant will get to attend a one day clinc ran by a member of the Utah Jazz in June!

LEGO Robotics Fun-gineering: Sign up your kids grades 2nd-7th for Fun-gineering. Bring an imagination and be ready to partner up to use LEGO WeDo kids and software. The next class session is Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 9am-noon. It costs $25 and you can register at the Washington City Community Center. Check out www.fun-gineering.com.

4-H Community Sewing Club: Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 4pm & November 29, 2012 at 7pm Sign up your child for 4-H Sewing for only $5. This ticket covers your child’s admission to 2 sessions held at the USU Extension Office, 44 N. 100 E., St. George. Register online at: www.washco4h.eventbrite.com
 
Science/Art Club: Held every Tuesday evening at 6:30pm at the St. George Library. The activities are designed for kids ages 7-11. Tuesday, November 6th they will be conducting an experiment with milk, food coloring, a cotton swab, and soap dish. The Science Club is held every 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month and the Art Club is the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month. Free activity!