Events for Kids and Family

2023 Country Christmas Wagon Ride and Light Display

Join us for an old-fashioned Country Christmas and hop on our signature horse-drawn wagon ride through a dazzling display of Christmas lights! Take your family for a stroll through the Christmas village and enjoy this fun-filled celebration with delicious food and holiday vibes. Santa might swing by, so keep that camera or phone ready to snap some pics!

Tickets are available at the farm, but preregistration is required for wagon rides. Fridays and Saturdays, December 8–16, 5:30–9 p.m. Tickets are $5 and free for children under the age of 3. Please register online to reserve a time slot on the wagon ride. http://youngliving.com/countrychristmas



Ballet West's The Nutcracker

America’s 1st Nutcracker Returns! Last year more than 42,000 attended the hottest ticket in town! Hailed as the first and longest-running in America, Ballet West’s production of The Nutcracker has been recognized by Gov. Spencer J. Cox as a national treasure that should be celebrated by locals and tourists alike. Salt Lake City-based Ballet West annually performs America’s 1st Nutcracker – no other city, state, or company can boast that,” said Cox. Come experience a true legacy that brings families and friends back year after year. Tickets here: https://www.balletwest.org/events/detail/nutcracker23



Special Author Storytime for Kids & Book Signing with Melissa Richardson

A hilarious holiday tale about the highs and lows of eating one very special Three Kings Day dessert: the Rosca de Reyes, a sweet bread with a figurine of the baby Jesus hidden inside! Marta is finally old enough for her own slice of the special, sneaky dessert she loves so much—la Rosca de Reyes. The colorful crown of sweet bread is so tempting, but Marta knows the truth—there’s a baby hiding in the dessert: el Niño Dios. Marta can’t help but wonder what will happen if she accidentally eats the little figurine of baby Jesus. Suddenly, Marta will do whatever it takes to avoid picking the last slice of la rosca—no matter how badly she wants a bite! This humorous story of one girl’s journey to overcome her fears explores the traditions of Three Kings Day and the importance of family and faith. join us in welcoming Melissa Richardson to The Printed Garden for a special author storytime for kids. Melissa will read her new book, we'll have some coloring pages for the little ones, and will finish with an author signing for anyone who wants an author signed copy of The Last Piece! This event is free, open to the public, and will begin at 1:00 p.m.



Special Author Storytime for Kids & Book Signing with Melissa Richardson

A hilarious holiday tale about the highs and lows of eating one very special Three Kings Day dessert: the Rosca de Reyes, a sweet bread with a figurine of the baby Jesus hidden inside! Marta is finally old enough for her own slice of the special, sneaky dessert she loves so much—la Rosca de Reyes. The colorful crown of sweet bread is so tempting, but Marta knows the truth—there’s a baby hiding in the dessert: el Niño Dios. Marta can’t help but wonder what will happen if she accidentally eats the little figurine of baby Jesus. Suddenly, Marta will do whatever it takes to avoid picking the last slice of la rosca—no matter how badly she wants a bite! This humorous story of one girl’s journey to overcome her fears explores the traditions of Three Kings Day and the importance of family and faith. join us in welcoming Melissa Richardson to The Printed Garden for a special author storytime for kids. Melissa will read her new book, we'll have some coloring pages for the little ones, and will finish with an author signing for anyone who wants an author signed copy of The Last Piece! This event is free, open to the public, and will begin at 1:00 p.m.



Special Author Storytime for Kids & Book Signing with Melissa Richardson

A hilarious holiday tale about the highs and lows of eating one very special Three Kings Day dessert: the Rosca de Reyes, a sweet bread with a figurine of the baby Jesus hidden inside! Marta is finally old enough for her own slice of the special, sneaky dessert she loves so much—la Rosca de Reyes. The colorful crown of sweet bread is so tempting, but Marta knows the truth—there’s a baby hiding in the dessert: el Niño Dios. Marta can’t help but wonder what will happen if she accidentally eats the little figurine of baby Jesus. Suddenly, Marta will do whatever it takes to avoid picking the last slice of la rosca—no matter how badly she wants a bite! This humorous story of one girl’s journey to overcome her fears explores the traditions of Three Kings Day and the importance of family and faith. join us in welcoming Melissa Richardson to The Printed Garden for a special author storytime for kids. Melissa will read her new book, we'll have some coloring pages for the little ones, and will finish with an author signing for anyone who wants an author signed copy of The Last Piece! This event is free, open to the public, and will begin at 1:00 p.m.



Special Author Storytime for Kids & Book Signing with Melissa Richardson

A hilarious holiday tale about the highs and lows of eating one very special Three Kings Day dessert: the Rosca de Reyes, a sweet bread with a figurine of the baby Jesus hidden inside! Marta is finally old enough for her own slice of the special, sneaky dessert she loves so much—la Rosca de Reyes. The colorful crown of sweet bread is so tempting, but Marta knows the truth—there’s a baby hiding in the dessert: el Niño Dios. Marta can’t help but wonder what will happen if she accidentally eats the little figurine of baby Jesus. Suddenly, Marta will do whatever it takes to avoid picking the last slice of la rosca—no matter how badly she wants a bite! This humorous story of one girl’s journey to overcome her fears explores the traditions of Three Kings Day and the importance of family and faith. join us in welcoming Melissa Richardson to The Printed Garden for a special author storytime for kids. Melissa will read her new book, we'll have some coloring pages for the little ones, and will finish with an author signing for anyone who wants an author signed copy of The Last Piece! This event is free, open to the public, and will begin at 1:00 p.m.



Special Author Storytime for Kids & Book Signing with Melissa Richardson

A hilarious holiday tale about the highs and lows of eating one very special Three Kings Day dessert: the Rosca de Reyes, a sweet bread with a figurine of the baby Jesus hidden inside! Marta is finally old enough for her own slice of the special, sneaky dessert she loves so much—la Rosca de Reyes. The colorful crown of sweet bread is so tempting, but Marta knows the truth—there’s a baby hiding in the dessert: el Niño Dios. Marta can’t help but wonder what will happen if she accidentally eats the little figurine of baby Jesus. Suddenly, Marta will do whatever it takes to avoid picking the last slice of la rosca—no matter how badly she wants a bite! This humorous story of one girl’s journey to overcome her fears explores the traditions of Three Kings Day and the importance of family and faith. join us in welcoming Melissa Richardson to The Printed Garden for a special author storytime for kids. Melissa will read her new book, we'll have some coloring pages for the little ones, and will finish with an author signing for anyone who wants an author signed copy of The Last Piece! This event is free, open to the public, and will begin at 1:00 p.m.



Subidora

Miriam Padilla has been honored to receive the Salt Lake Arts Council Career Empowerment Grant for 2023. She will be using six months to learn how to be a lead drummer in bomba and will highlight her new skills for the first time at this event titled "Subidora". Her mentor and teacher Rafael Maya will be a guest artists all the way from Puerto Rico. Local Bomba Marilé will also be guest artists to support Miriam in her development and growth. The event will be free and open to the public thanks to the support of the National Endowment for the Arts, Sorenson Unity Center, and the Salt Lake City Arts Council. Please join us, dance with us, and sing with us as we keep sharing the traditions and culture of our beloved Puerto Rico.

Miriam Padilla ha tenido el honor de recibir la Beca de Empoderamiento Profesional del Salt Lake Arts Council para el 2023. Usará seis meses para aprender a ser subidora en bomba y destacará sus nuevas habilidades por primera vez en este evento titulado "Subidora". Su mentor y maestro Rafael Maya será artista invitado desde Puerto Rico. Locales Bomba Marilé también serán artistas invitados para apoyar a Miriam en su desarrollo y crecimiento. El evento será gratuito y estará abierto al público gracias al apoyo del National Endowment for the Arts, Sorenson Unity Center y Salt Lake City Arts Council. Únase a nosotros, baile con nosotros y cante con nosotros mientras seguimos compartiendo las tradiciones y la cultura de nuestro amado Puerto Rico



A Disturbance in the Force: How and Why the Star Wars Holiday Special Happened - Book Signing with Author Steve Kozak

Bea Arthur as the owner of the Mos Eisley Cantina. Long scenes entirely of Wookies bleating at each other, without subtitles. Harvey Korman, in drag, as a four-armed Space Julia Child. Six minutes of Jefferson Starship performing for Art Carney and a bored Imperial Guard. Mark Hamill, fresh from his near-fatal motorcycle accident, slathered in pancake makeup. A salacious holographic burlesque from Diahann Carroll. Even by the standards of the 1970s, even compared to Jar-Jar Binks, the legendary 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special is a peerlessly cringeworthy pop-culture artifact. George Lucas, who completely disowned the production, reportedly has said, “If I had the time and a sledgehammer, I would track down every copy of that show and smash it.” Just how on earth did this thing ever see the light of day? To answer that question, as Steven Kozak shows in this fascinating and often hilarious inside look into the making of the Special, you have to understand the cultural moment in which it appeared—a long, long time ago when cheesy variety shows were a staple of network television and Star Wars was not yet the billion-dollar multimedia behemoth that it is today. Kozak explains how the Special was one piece of a PR blitz undertaken by Lucas and his colleagues as they sought to protect the emerging franchise from hostile studio executives. He shows how, despite the involvement of some of the most talented people in the business, creative differences between movie and television writers led to a wildly uneven product. He gives entertaining accounts of the problems that plagued production, which included a ruinously expensive cantina set; the acrimonious departure of the director and Lucas himself; and a furious Grace Slick, just out of rehab, demanding to be included in the production. ‚Äč Packed with memorable anecdotes, drawing on extensive new interviews with countless people involved in the production, and told with mingled affection and bewilderment, this never-before-told story gives a fascinating look at a strange moment in pop-culture history that remains an object of fascination even today. Please join us for what may be the most fun we have all year with author Steve Kozak, as he reads from, discusses, and signs copies of his new book, A Disturbance in the Force: How and Why the Star Wars Holiday Special Happened. This event is free and open to the public, and will begin shortly after 7 :00 p.m.



Main Stage Series: The Greatest Showman Sing Along

Step-right-up and sing-a-long to the Greatest Show on Earth at The Greatest Showman Sing-A-Long!, featuring a special version of the hit movie musical with onscreen lyrics so that you can sing-a-long to all the catchy tunes, including “This is Me,” “Rewrite the Stars” and “Never Enough,” and wear your best circus-inspired costume and you could win a prize! “An unabashed piece of pure entertainment, punctuated by 11 memorable songs, celebrating diversity and the importance of embracing all kinds.” – Sheila O’Malley, RogerEbert.com The Greatest Showman is a bold and dazzling movie musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life. Inspired by the ambition and imagination of the legendary P.T. Barnum (Tony-winner Hugh Jackman), creator of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, The Greatest Showman tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Directed by Michael Gracey, The Greatest Showman is a wildly entertaining, gloriously over-the-top musical extravaganza filled with showbiz razzle-dazzle, a message of tolerance and acceptance, and a slew of wildly popular songs like “Rewrite the Stars” and the Oscar-nominated “This is Me,” by songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, Dear Evan). Also starring Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya. (Dir. by Michael Gracey, 2017, USA, 105 mins., Rated PG) More information: https://www.parkcityinstitute.org/main-stage Ticket information: https://www.showpass.com/greatest-showman-sing-along/