After participating in our own Mesquite Christmas time festivities, listed here are other near-by activities to enjoy and Merry Christmas to you all.

Magical Forest-Las Vegas.  November 19-January 1. It is the 25th year of production by Opportunity Village. The magical holiday display enchants everyone. Open nightly at 5:30p. 6300  w. Oakley Blvd. Adults $11.99, child $9.99.  Ride inclusive passports are available.

Las Vegas Gift of Lights November 11, 2016-Jan 2, 2017. Sunday – Thursdays 5:30-9p.  Located at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  A 1.5 mile drive thru holiday lights including a tunnel. Monies go to Speedway Children’s Charities. Weekdays $20.00 Weekends $30.00.  Every day between Dec 16-25 is $30.00.

Christmas Treasures at Bumbleberry Theatre – Springdale Dec. 6-7 from  7-9 p.m. Telephone: 435-772-3224.  As the holiday season begins, enter the “World of Enchantment” and enjoy the magic of Christmas with cherished memories of the past from Bing Crosby, The Carpenters, and many more expressed beautifully through song and dance. Catch the holiday spirit as you enjoy this wonderful “Christmas Treasures” live performance. Performances will be held every Friday and Saturday through Dec. 21 with a special 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday.

The Oak Ridge Boys Holiday Concert in Cedar City.  Dec. 3, 8 p.m. Telephone: 435-586-7872.   This holiday concert will be held at the Southern Utah University Centrum in Cedar City as part of The Oak Ridge Boys’ “Christmas Time’s a Comin’” 2013 tour.

Winsor Castle by Night – Fredonia, Ariz.  Dec.3, 5-8 p.m.  Telephone: 928-643-7105.  Add Victorian charm to your holiday season with a starlight visit to Winsor Castle, the historic fort at Pipe Spring National Monument in Fredonia, Ariz., which will be lit by the soft glow of lamps that capture the nostalgic feel of yesteryear. Warm up at the Chuck wagon with hot cider, dress warmly and bring a flashlight. The National Monument-Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians Visitor Center and Museum will also be open. Admission is $5 for adults and kids 15 younger are free.


Tuacahn’s Christmas in the Canyon with Festival of Lights and Live Nativity in Ivins Utah.   Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings through Dec. 23, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Telephone: 435-652-3300 Tuacahn’s Christmas in the Canyon brings its Festival of Lights and festivities in the Tuacahn Plaza free to the public. A Live Nativity is also presented each night in the Amphitheatre at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. and the cost is $2 or $15 per family. Visitors can see the lights and listen to holiday music on the Tuacahn Plaza or sit by an open fire and sip hot chocolate from Tuacahn’s concession stand. Enjoy a holiday train ride on the Ruby’s Inn Old Salty Train for $2. Near the entrance to the Gift Gallery, parents can bring their children to see Santa Claus from 6:30-9 p.m.


Dixie Convention Center-November 30-December 3, 2016. The Spectrum’s Dickens’ Christmas Festival.   Step back in time and enjoy the sights and sounds of 19th century London.  The Festival is a unique and unusual entertainment and shopping experience. Guests wind through narrow village streets as they shop for gifts and rub shoulders with a cast of Dickens’ characters such as Tiny Tim, Scrooge and even Queen Victoria. Old English shops, hundreds of period costumes, orphans, royalty, and the “real” Father Christmas all combine to offer guests a holiday experience like no other!