LDS Events Calendar

Christmas in the Valley Concert


Featuring Wayne Burton, Jessie Clark Funk, April Meservy, Rebecca Lopez and One Voice Children's Choir


Thursday Dec.15th, 7pm

Pleasant Grove Jr. High, Pleasant Grove UT

Tickets $8, buy at wayneburton.com or at the door


Lunch and Learn Series with Deseret Book Artists and Authors  

Every Friday, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Downtown Deseret Book Store, SLC, Utah

THURSDAY, December 8 

Artist Author Signing
Author Robert Millet and artist James C. Christensen will be signing their newly released book, “Lehi’s Dream”. Take a visual journey through Lehi's dream, from the dark and dreary waste to the strait and narrow path, from the great and spacious building to the rod of iron leading to the tree of life. More than a dozen new images, created specifically for this book, and the accompanying text allow you to exercise your imagination while expanding your understanding of this powerful metaphor of life. Original illustrations from the book will be on display and available for sale.

December 9
Fred Howard
Fred Howard was born and raised in Provo, Utah.  He is currently 60 years of age and sits as a full-time, state trial judge.  “Normally, presiding over a daily calendar of conflict and criminal proceedings as well as a household of nine daughters would drive a person crazy.  In my case, it drove me to the art room." Fred is a self-taught artist who has studied with professional artists including Doyle Shaw, David Koch, Jim Norton, Jim Wilcox and Scott Christensen.  Formal achievements include First place (semi-pro) award in the 2006 Midway Arts Festival, Second place in the 2007 Springville Salon and Fourth place in the 2008 pleinair Midway Arts Festival.  As an aspiring pleinair artist seeking to improve his skills, he regularly takes to the fields of Utah, Idaho and Wyoming in an effort to capture the essence and beauty of the western landscape.


December 16
Annie Henry, witih Clark Burbidge
Annie Henrie graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from Brigham Young University in April, 2010. She has shown her work in galleries since the age of 16 and is the daughter of Cary Henrie, a well known illustrator and fine artist. Clark Burbidge, author of the newly released children’s book A Piece of Silver, which was illustrated by Annie, will join her. Clark will sign this memorable book about a homeless orphan boy living in Bethlehem 2,000 years ago, who slips into a stable one night as a place to sleep. Readers witness the Savior's birth through eyes and heart of this young untainted Sumarian boy.



Free Garden Tours of Temple Square and Church Headquarters

Monday – Friday at 10 a.m.: Door 15 of the Conference Center, SLC, UT
Monday – Friday at noon: Church Office Building Plaza, SLC, UT
Wednesdays at 7 p.m.: Church Office Building Plaza, SLC, UT
Sundays at 10:30 a.m.: East gate of Temple Square, SLC, UT



The Christmas Creche Exhibit in Palo Alto, California
3865 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA
TODAY IS THE LAST DAY - December 7, 12 noon to 9 p.m.

Come celebrate the wonder of the birth of the Christ child in a world of 500 nativities from 80 countries and a festive holiday setting with live music. Performances daily. Visit christmascreche.org for complete list of events and times.



Washington DC Temple Visitors' Center

34th Annual Festival of Lights
Now-January 1, 2012
10 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily (lights illuminated at dusk)

Join us for the 34th Festival of Lights featuring an International Creche exhibit with more than 130 nativity scenes; 16 large, beautifully decorated Christmas trees; and concerts every night at 7 and 8 p.m. in the visitors center 544 seat theater. Performers include Jenny Oaks Baker, the Mormon Choir of Washington DC, Les Miserables' Sandra Turley, the Washington Chinese Dance Academy, and many more (click here for full schedule). Tickets are required for each concert performance; they are free and will be distributed 90 minutes prior to the event. All other events are also free to the public.



26th Annual Gingerbread Festival at Historic Winter Quarters
"The Joys of Childhood"
Now-December 31

Come visit a holiday event for the whole family: the 26th Annual Gingerbread Festival "The Joys of Childhood," which will be held at the Mormon Trail Center at Historic Winter Quarters, 3215 State Street, Omaha, NE 68112 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. November 19 through December 31.  Closed on Christmas.


Church History Museum International Christmas Crèche Exhibit
Church History Museum auditorium—45 North West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, UT
Now-January 8, 2012 
Come enjoy a display of crèche scenes from around the world complemented by sculptures, paintings, and other artwork depicting the birth and childhood of Jesus. Largge group tours must be scheduled two weeks in advance (call 801-240-4615). Open regular museum hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. New Year's Eve and Jan. 2, open 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


Sugar Hill LDS Choir Presents 7th Annual Community Christmas Concert
"Keep the Light of Christmas"
December 10 & 11, 7 p.m.
LDS Church Building, 4833 Suwanee Dam Road, Suwanee, GA

Drawing attendees from all over metro Atlanta who have made the concert part of their holiday traditions, this year’s performance will feature a variety of music including traditional Christmas songs and some new ones that are guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser. The Sugar Hill LDS Choir has been honored as one of the best choirs in the area, and will be singing at the 2012 National Day Memorial Choral Festival in Washington, D.C.


Southern Utah Heritage Choir Christmas Concert
"Christmas Was Meant for Children"
Friday, December 16th, St. George Tabernacle
Sunday and Monday, December 18th and 19th, DSC Cox Auditorium

Concerts begin at 7:00 p.m.


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