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Dickens Festival Returns to St. George

The Dickens Festival has become a holiday tradition for many southern Utah families and visitors that usurers in the Christmas season. Held at the Dixie Center every year on the first Saturday in December and the three preceding days.  One of the most unique features of this festival is they have had the same Santa Clause every year for the past 20 years.  Families have delighted to see their children age while Jolly ol’ St. Nick remains ageless as the first day they visited the toy maker.

Come visit ol' St. Nick at the Dickens Festival

Come visit ol’ St. Nick at the Dickens Festival

Some food vendors can only be found during the Dickens Festival.

Some food vendors can only be found during the Dickens Festival.

There are over 300 vendors showcasing their crafts and wares and food the only comes around once a year.

Every hour there are local musicians, dance companies and singers performing on the various stages.

Two highlights of the festival are the one hour musical productions of Oliver and Scrooge.  It is free to see the performances once you have paid your entrance to the festival at the main gate.  Admission is always reasonable. And even if you are not going with any intention to shop the atmosphere is not something to miss.

This year’s re-enactment of 19th Century London will take place in the beautiful Dixie Convention Center in St. George, Utah. The Festival is created to bring you the best selling experience of the year. Delighted guests will wind through narrow village streets as they shop for their gifts.

Guests will be amazed to see “Olde London Towne” come to life. Thousands of eager customers will attend and experience our magical holiday festival, then take home wonderful treasures, fond memories, and the spirit of Christmas…. Happy Christmas!


December 4-7, 2013 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Dixie Convention Center 1835 Convention Center Dr. St. George, UT 84790


$6 Adults

$5 Seniors (65+)

$4 CHILDREN (4-12)





Halloween in St. George, Utah 2013

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Spending Halloween in St. George, Utah 2013 and not certain what to do?

 Here are some ideas to make your stay a little more enjoyable for all your little pumpkins in the family.

October 5 – 26

Field of Screams 8:00pm- Last ticket sold at 11:00pm: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday ONLY, Click HERE for a bunch more information.

Corn Maze: Click here for more information

Saturday, October 12 @ 5-7 pm

Zombie Fun Run: Also in Moab, Utah October 26th.  This is not your average 5K run, you will need to survive in order to win. Satellite  intel shows that the infestation has become more out of control than originally thought.  Run, jump, climb, and evade at all costs. We don’t know who you can trust. Check out the F.A.Q. page for more details on the event and remember to stay ALIVE. This promises to be the funnest 5k run that you will race in. Let the APOCALYPSE begin.  Click for more information

Saturday, October 26

Free Comic Book Day Halloween Fest: 11:00am-6:00pm Celebrate Halloween Fest 2013 this year comic book style. Comics Plus will be hosting Free Comic Book Day as well as a food fundraising event for Dixie Care & Share On Saturday, October 26th. On this day, special Halloween comics will be given away FREE by Comics Plus, no purchase necessary. And while you are here, join in on the spirit of the event by dropping off non-perishable food items in our donation boxes for Dixie Care & Share.  Halloween Fest will be a fun event for all ages. Funtime Inflatables will be here with a bounce house, Epic Adventures will have face painters and your favorite costumed super heroes. Maverik and YO2 Yogurt will be here with snacks, hot dogs, drinks and giveaways.  Free Comics, Free Food, prizes and fun, bring out the whole family for our spooktacular event. Contact: David Roland Admission: FREE

4th Annual Zombie Walk for Hunger 4-7pm: Celebrate Halloween 2013 this year zombie style. Comics Plus will be hosting the 4th annual St. George Zombie Walk as a food fundraising event for Dixie Care & Share On Saturday, October 26th. This year we walk for a humanitarian cause, hunger. We’re raising food donations for the great folks at Dixie Care & Share to help feed people. After all, zombies crave well-fed brains. To walk in the event, simply dig up your best undead costume and bring 3 non-perishable food items.  Free Comics, Free Food, prizes and fun, bring out the whole family for our spooktacular event. Contact: David Roland Phone: 435673322 Admission: 3 non-perishable food items Location: Comics Plus Address: 348 W. St. George Blvd., St. George  Web Site:, Accessible to those with disabilities

October 26 – Nov 1

Thriller at Tuacahn: Click for times:  If Odyssey Dance Theatre’s “Thriller” isn’t part of your yearly Halloween tradition, it should be. The spooky spectacular combines technical aspects of dance while paying homage to the stars of All Hallows’ Eve.  Throughout the two-hour program, “Thriller” highlights all the heroes of the season, including Frankenstein’s monster and his bride, skeletons, mummies and werewolves. But among the ghouls, you’ll find other unlikely heroes of Halloween, such as Bubbles the Clown and the “Giggle Girl,” who sings and maniacally laughs her way through songs such as “I Saw Mommy Killing Santa Claus.”

 Monday, October 28

Fall Festival & Pumpkin Alley @ Tonaquint Nature Center:  5-7pm:Try your best at our dartless balloon pop game, cast your line into the Swampy Pond or see how many “bats” you can throw into the Witch’s Brew. We will have multiple carnival games outside for kids to play for prizes.  Zelda the Fortune Teller will be sharing secrets of the future all evening.  You can also visit Dr. Jekyll and his mad laboratory. Kids can get their faces painted at the Black Cat Parlor ran by the gals from Hairitage before sitting down and making a fun holiday themed craft.  Get your pre-decorated pumpkin to the Nature Center before 6:30 pm and be eligible for prizes. There are 4 different age categories.  General Admission: FREE   Crafts:  $1 each   Monster Boogers:  25 cents/bag

October 28th-29th

The Pumpkin Festival7:00pm-9:00pm: Professional Carved Pumpkins, Pumpkin Carving Hints and Tips, Wick’a Dee Witch, and more FREE With Farm Admission CLICK HERE for more information

Wednesday, October 30 

Boo-Nanza @ Sand Hollow Aquatic Center 6:30-9pm:  Join the spooky fun at the SHAC for  haunted canoe rides, Halloween games and root beer floats.   At 7:00 pm the lights will be dimmed for the evening’s dive-in movie – “Hotel Transylvania ”    General Admission:  $8/family

Thursday, October 31

Halloween Carnival @ SG Recreation Center 4:30-6:30pm: Attention Kids!! Get your costumes and start your trick-or-treating early. After playing all the Halloween games, take a turn in the bounce house or sit down and create a Halloween craft. You can bring your carved pumpkin to the event and enter our contest for prizes. All pumpkins must be submitted by 5:15pm; judging is at 5:30pm. You must be present to win.  General Admission:  FREE

Monster Mash …Annual Halloween Celebration! Time: 4pm – 7pm: Crafts-Center Court, Trick-or-Treating-through out mall: Red Cliffs Mall is hosting the annual Fall Family Festival featuring family-friendly activities. Bring your children to the mall for an afternoon of fun, including make-and-take crafts. The mall will also host the annual Trick-or-Treating for kids throught the center as well as free hot-dogs and refreshments from radio station Mix 103.1, hosted by DJ’s Bryan & Cindy. Kids ages 2-12 are welcome and encouraged to wear costumes.


Need a costume? 

Here are the best stocked and most unique Halloween Costume shops in St. George:

Spirit Halloween Superstore: (435) 674-3477 250 Red Cliffs Dr, St. George, UT 84790 in the Promenade across from the Zion Outlet Stores

Partyland: (435) 674-7655 Map 1930 West Sunset Boulevard, St. George, UT  84770 Mon-Sat 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.


What Women Want is Back!!!

what women want expo

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One of the premier women’s events in the area: What Women Want Expo 2012 held Friday and Saturday, May 18-19,

Friday 10am – 8pm, Saturday 10am -6pm at the Dixie Center

Tickets are $5 at the gate OR 2 for $6 at the Spectrum office (Just one block away from Best Western Coral Hills on St. George Boulevard) from May 14 to May 17

Learn more about this exciting event at








Art on Main Walk, One Block Away!

Art on Main, St. George, next to Best Western Coral Hills

Stroll Main Street Friday, December 9th from 6:00 to 9:00 in the evening, and you will find artistic demonstrations and live music in the fine art galleries of downtown St. George as local creative talent comes together for the December Art On Main art walk. Fine art ranging from Utah artists James Christiansen and David Koch to Southern Utah talents Kate Starling and Jeff Ham to young emerging artists will be on display, as each gallery represents a different collection of fine art. Music will also vary from gallery to gallery. A punch card can also be obtained at the St. George Art Museum, which can be turned in at Twenty-Five Main Cafe for a chance to win a piece of artwork at 9:00 in the evening. For additional information including a downloadable map, please visit, or call the St. George Art Museum at 435-627-4525.

Date: December 9, 2011
Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: Downtown St. George

Holiday Shopping Extravaganza!

 Holiday Shopping Extravaganza!

Date: Saturday, December 10, 2011
Location: Ancestor Square

Not many cities can boast of a commercial complex as convenient and appealing as Ancestor Square. There are food outlets, art galleries, gardens and historic sites with convenient parking. It is right at the crossroads of the City. The development is an example of architecture, entrepreneurship and history nicely interwoven.

Ancestor Square along with the Downtown Farmers Market is hosting a “Holiday Shopping Extravaganza!” this SATURDAY, December 10th. Support local businesses and over 20 local Farmers Market vendors by stopping by and doing some Christmas shopping. Visit Bella Donna Boutique, Jake’s Old House (Life is Good.), Charity Exchange Consignment Company, Ame de la Vie Boutique (NEW), Lunatic Fringe Salon, five art galleries – Split Rock Fine Art, the Mission Gallery, Bedard Fine Art (NEW) & Twiggs & Moore. Enjoy a bite at Benja Thai, the Painted Pony or Pizza & Pasta Factory!  And don’t forget that Gift Cards make great gifts, too! Enjoy the Christmas lights, live music and carolers, hot chocolate, hot cider and other tasty treats! See you there!

Bella Donna Boutique, next to Best Western Coral Hills Life is Good, Next to Best Western Coral Hills Mission Gallery, next to Best Western Coral Hills Benja, Best Western Coral Hills

What Women Want Expo 2012

What Women Want ExpoThe BIGGEST expo in Southern Utah…Starts This Friday!

This year’s What Women Want Expo will be Friday, October 21st from 10am-8pm and Saturday, October 22nd from 10am-6pm.   Tickets are $5 at the gate or you can buy 2 for $5 till Thursday 20th at the Spectrum Newspaper office on the St. George Blvd.   Over 200 booth spaces and vendors, Cooking Classes, Free Mammograms, Fitness Experts, Huge Hourly Drawings.

 For more information go to or call 435.674.6200

Located at the Dixie Center, minutes away from Best Western Coral Hills one of best hotels in St. George!

Emergency Preparedness Expo


Are YOU ready?

Come and learn about Emergency Preparedness and what you can do to help make a difference.  On September 10th at the Dixie Center in Saint George, Utah will hold its annual expo.  This years Preparedness Expo will present training about 72 hour kits, solar kits, earthquake preparedness, and (12) other breakout sessions.

The Expo is open to the public and it is FREE!!
Seating is limited, register at the URL address below.

Downtown Farmers Market every Saturday!

The Market is open to the Public and free of charge.  It is held every Saturday morning from 8am – noon, rain or shine,  from May 14th through October 29th.  The Farmers Market also features live music, hot coffee, fresh pastries and, of course, a variety of booths selling local goods.  The local honey is great and goes quick!

Farmers Market at Ancestor Square

Zion Factory Outlet Store Coupons

Zion Outlet Stores

 Shop at The Outlets at Zion in St. George, Utah where you can experience famous name brand shopping at outlet prices.   With over 30 premium shops and restaurants, The Outlets at Zion is your elite shopping place for the entire family.  With retailers like Polo Ralph Lauren, Levi’s, Eddie Bauer and Perfumania and great restaurants like Outback Steakhouse and Starbuck’s, The Outlets at Zion offers metropolitan shopping in the unique beauty of the southwest desert.

The Outlets at Zion are conveniently located off I-15 at exit 8 in sunny St. George, Utah. The Outlets at Zion is only 1.5 hours north of Las Vegas, less than 3 hours from the Grand Canyon and 45 minutes south of Zion National Park. St. George, Utah offers award winning spas, championship golf courses, a rich history of art and culture and a variety of outdoor activities.

Zion Outlet Stores

What Women Want Expo – May 20-21


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It’s all about women! From scrapbooking to total body makeovers, decorating to the latest in apparel and jewelry, come join the fun and see what the two-day What Women Want Expo has to offer.  The expo takes place 10am-8pm. May 20 and 10am-6pm May 21st at the Dixie Convention Center, 1835 Convention Center Drive. St. Goerge.  The cost is $5 at the door.