Santa Claus is coming to town and is scheduled to visit the City Center Lobby on Thursday, December 18 from 3:30 – 5:30 pm! We’ve made special arrangements with Santa Claus for the Provo City Center to be a drop-off site for letters to Santa! Drop off your letters in Santa’s Mailbox at the event and your child will hear back from our jolly friend in red! No postage required. Just make sure to include your child’s name and address on each letter.
Enjoy pictures with Santa (bring your own camera/phone), cookies and hot cocoa for folks of all ages, kids bring your letters to drop in Santa’s Mailbox, and receive peppermint sticks from Santa Claus.
The Pioneer Village is hosting a Celtic Christmas on Saturday, December 20 and on Monday, December 22 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm (600 N 500 W, North Park). There will be a special Christmas program presented at 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30 each night. Come celebrate the British heritage of many of our pioneer ancestors! Between 1847 and 1869, more than 32,000 British and Irish converts to the LDS church left the British Isles to join the pioneers as they settled the Western United States. Enjoy Christmas with pioneers, Celtic music, dancing, caroling, crafts, treats, Father Christmas, and more!
Provo City has joined forces with our local music scene to create a series of music videos and a Christmas album to raise money for United Way's Sub for Santa program. The Christmas CD will be sold at participating downtown businesses for $10 and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Sub for Santa. You can download the entire album today by pre-ordering the CD online.
The long awaited Slate Canyon Trailhead is under development! Construction began in September and is planned to be completed by the beginning of December. Enhancements include: paved access road, utilities, restroom, improved trails, pavilion and picnic sites, and access to the Bonneville Shoreline Trail.
If there were a 3-digit number to call for fast response, would you use that number? What if you could call the same guy about the burned-out street light on your corner, the growing pothole that keeps catching your car's tire and the neighbor's unsightly garbage cans? Just dial 3-1-1 for just about anything troublesome. The dedicated, friendly, customer service reps can answer simple questions: "What day is my garbage picked up? When is the next city council meeting? Where do I go to vote? They can pass along complaints, suggestions, and resolve concerns.
We did it! We shattered the Guinness World Record for Largest Scavenger Hunt! Congrats to everyone who participated in Passport to Provo. We more than doubled the previous world record with 2,079 participants who completed the hunt! What an amazing day! We had families and students exploring downtown Provo, discovering new businesses, completing service projects and donating food, appreciating Provo’s arts and culture scene, and celebrating all that Provo has to offer.
Provo is consistently recognized nationally for its outstanding quality of life, well-being, and as a beautiful place to live with unbelievable recreational opportunities. Today gives us one more reason to brag! Provo City has purchased Rock Canyon with the intent to preserve and protect its natural beauty in perpetuity! It’s not everyday you get a chance to actually purchase a canyon. This is a monumental accomplishment that brings an added value to our residents and another amenity enhancing the already incredible quality of life we enjoy in Provo.
Instead of grabbing the microphone, Mayor Curtis decided to grab the camera and hit the streets of Provo. Featured in this video is Provo’s organic music scene, array of amazing events, resurgence of our downtown, the unique dining experience, amazing recreational activities, and future projects and plans for the city. Watch this quick recap of 2013 from some of Provo's best.