You know what they said about the Grinch (nasty, wasty skunk, heart full of unwashed socks, etc.). Better summon some spirit for the season. These festive activities are guaranteed to bring out your inner Tiny Tim or help you get your Santa on.
Ski Like Santa: The Canyons is offering a free day of skiing on Saturday to anyone willing to don Santa’s cap, beard, and infamous red velour getup. And yes, the full costume is a must; a lack of costuming effort will result in the lack of a free ticket. Passes go to the first 50 Santa wannabes. Find more info here.
Nativity, Florida-Style: A street in the Aves goes all Miami on us this time of year with its pinked-out nativity scene. We mean pink as in pink flamingos. Each house on the street dresses up a plastic garden bird to contribute to the collective nativity scene (or so the story goes). One of our favorites is covered in cotton balls … it’s a sheep, you see? Gifts of the Magi include Chinese takeout and Cuban cigars. The flamingos are so clever and funny, you’ll want to take them home, but remember to be respectful. The newest addition to the display is a sign posting the “11th Commandment:” Thou Shall Not Steal Thy Neighbor’s Flamingo. See it on 10th Avenue between K and L Streets.
All Griswalded-Out: Eat your heart out, Clark. This Murray home is so decked out, it has been featured on HGTV. The homeowner has a website, on which he says, “You won’t believe your eyes … or ears.” It’s true. He has streamed music for your viewing and hearing pleasure through 99.9 FM. See the work of a truest holiday fanatic at 5631 S. Whispering Pine Circle (5631 South 820 East). For more ideas of where to see light displays, get suggestions from the lighting connoisseur, himself.