Boost your holiday cheer with these events in Northern Utah

Thursday , November 30, 2017 - 5:00 AM

AMANDA JOHNSON, Standard-Examiner Staff

SIMPLE TREASURES HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE

What: Local crafters gather their handcrafted gifts, home and holiday decor, fashion, accessories, jewelry and treats under one roof. Shop for holiday decorations and gifts. 

When and where: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2; Golden Spike Event Center, 1000 N. 1200 West, Ogden. $1. 

BDAC HOLIDAY SHOW AND GINGERBREAD FESTIVAL

What: Local artists offer their arts and crafts for lower prices at this annual holiday show. Friday night includes performances and an author signing. New this year is a gingerbread festival featuring handmade gingerbread houses. The festival opens on Saturday and includes photos with Santa, face painting and crafts. Admission to the holiday show is free. Admission to the gingerbread festival is one can of food per person. Cans will go to the Bountiful Food Pantry. Gingerbread houses will remain on view through Saturday, Dec. 23. 

When and where: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 2; Bountiful Davis Art Center, 90 N. Main St., Bountiful. 

HOLIDAY FUN DAY

What: Celebrate the season of light with crafts, food and fun, and check out toys, games and crafts from the Roaring ’20s. 

When and where: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec.1; Ogden’s Union Station Foundation, 2501 Wall Ave., Ogden. FREE.

JMBS NUTCRACKER BALLET 

What: Join Clara’s journey to the Sugar Plum Fairy’s Castle and the Land of Sweets in Julie Moffit Ballet School’s performance of this magical holiday favorite. Children under 2 are not allowed. 

When and where: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Monday, Dec. 1, 2 and 4, and noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2; Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd., Ogden. Tickets: smithstix.com or 801-689-8700. $10-$14. 

LIGHTS BEFORE CHRISTMAS HAYRIDES IN THE PARK 

What: Enjoy an old-fashioned hayride through Layton City Park’s unique, spectacular light display. Dress warm and bring blankets, cameras and holiday spirit. All proceeds go to holiday charities. 

When and where: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 16; Burger Stop, 323 E. Gentile St., Layton. $1-$2. 

MUSTANGS VS. ICECATS IN SPECIAL CHRISTMAS JERSEYS

What: The Mustangs renew a rivalry with the Idaho IceCats while sporting special Christmas jerseys. Jerseys will be auctioned off. 

When and where: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 1 and 2, and noon Sunday, Dec. 3; The Ice Sheet at Ogden, 4390 Harrison Blvd., Ogden. Tickets: ogdenmustangs.com/tickets or 661-333-7431. $8-$10.

THE FINDERS FAIR HOLIDAY GIFT MARKET

What: Support small local businesses and find perfect holiday gifts. 

When and where: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 1 and 2; Station Park, 140 N. Union Ave., Farmington.

UTAH WINTER FAIRE

What: For the fifth year, the Utah Winter Faire brings magic back to winter. This winter festival combines renaissance fairs, pirates, steampunk, fantasy and history, and features one-of-a-kind gifts, activities, entertainment, prizes and more. 

When and where: Noon to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, and noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3; Legacy Events Center, 151 S. 1100 West, Farmington. Tickets: http://bit.ly/2BxdRWz. $8-$60. 

HOLIDAY BAZAAR

What: Shop for handmade gifts, baked goods and candy at this members-and-friends bazaar. There will also be a silent auction and a gift drawing.

When and where: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2; Ascension Lutheran Church, 1105 N. Washington Blvd., Ogden. 

HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE

What: An inaugural holiday boutique hosted by Bethel #2 of Job’s Daughters. Shop for the holidays at a variety of vendors. 

When and where: 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 2; Ogden Masonic Temple, 1240 20th St., Ogden.

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE AND LOCAL ARTISAN FAIR

What: Shop for the holidays at a local artisan fair and bake sale, create a nature craft and enjoy holiday festivities.

When and where: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2; Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th St., Ogden. FREE

UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER BEER YOGA

What: Break out your favorite Christmas outfit or ugly sweater for an hourlong all-levels yoga class and a beer tasting. 

When and where: 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2; Talisman Brewing Company, 1258 S. Gibson Ave., Ogden. $10.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

What: Santa is coming to town and you can join him for breakfast. Enjoy storytime, games, music and plenty of photo ops. Proceeds go to Ogden-area youth programs and nonprofits.

When and where: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 2; Ogden Masonic Temple, 1250 20th St., Ogden. $2-$5. 

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