December 29, 2011

St. George, Utah Winter Bird Festival

St. George Winter Bird Festival

Date: Thursday-Saturday, January 26-28
Time: January 26 6:00-8:00 pm
          January 27- 7:00 am-8:00 pm
          January 28- 7:30 am-4:30 pm
          Banquet – 6:00 pm-9:30 pm
Fee:  FREE General Admission
         $20.00 per person for banquet
Location: Tonaquint Nature Center & Park
                1851 S. Dixie Drive

Don’t miss the Annual St. George Winter Bird Festival. This exciting three-day event offers an opportunity to explore and learn more about the significant natural areas of Southern Utah’s birding hot spots. There will be field trips, workshops, presentations and bird walks throughout the weekend. On Saturday evening there will be a banquet highlighting keynote speaker, Mr. Chris Parrish at our sister property the Best Western Abbey Inn, only minutes away. Mr. Parrish is of the Peregrine Fund and a condor expert. A complete schedule of events and times can be viewed and downloaded at Pre-registration for the banquet is required by Friday, January 20. Register at the St George Recreation Center, 285 S. 400 E., online at, or call 435-627-4560.

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December 15, 2011

Christmas Eve Service, Calvary Chapel of St. George, UT


Christmas Eve Service, Calvary Chapel, St. George, Utah

Christmas Eve Service, Calvary Chapel, St. George, Utah

Date: December 24, 2011
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Dixie Center

Calvary Chapel St. George invites the whole family to a traditional Christmas Eve Service centered around the Bible. Come enjoy singing Christmas songs and reading the Christmas Story. The Christmas Eve Service will be held Saturday, December 24 at 6:00 pm at the Dixie Center. There is no charge. For more information visit or call 435-674-4955.

Christmas Eve Service, Calvary Chapel, St. George, UT

Christmas Eve Service, Calvary Chapel, St. George, UT


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December 11, 2011

Christmas Nativity at the St. George, LDS Temple

St. George Temple Christmas Lights and Nativity

 As part of Christmas festivities, each year members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints hand thousands of Christmas lights and set up narrated nativity scene at the east entrance of the temple grounds. 

The public is welcome to walk around the temple grounds.  There is no charge.        

The St. George LDS temple is located only four blocks away from the Best Western Coral Hills; the closest hotel to the temple.

There are two FREE visitors’ centers on the temples city block.  The first center shares the beliefs of  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  The second visitor’s center shares the history of the St. George area and construction of the St. George Temple.

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December 9, 2011

Tuacahn’s Festival of Lights

Tuacahn Festival of Lights, near St. George, UT

 Tuacahn’s Christmas Festival of Lights is presented every Wednesday,Thursday, Friday, Saturday evening from the day after Thanksgiving to December 23rd. Entrance to the Festival of Lights is free to the public. A Live Nativity is presented each night in the Amphitheater at 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Cost for the Nativity program is $2 per person or $10 per family. In addition to the Live Nativity, 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. For $1.00/pp, visitors can enjoy a holiday train ride on the Old Salty Train provided by our siter property Best Western Ruby’s Inn of Bryce Canyon National Park. Near the entrance to the Gift Gallery parents can bring their children to see Santa Claus from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm.

 Festival of Lights, Tuacahn Train



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December 6, 2011

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

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December 5, 2011

Christmas Events at Tuacahn Near St. George

 Tuacahn Christmas in the Canyon


Come and enjoy the outdoor sights as the lights at Tuacahn come alive. Enjoy the Nativity show (2o minutes) as well as meet and greet Santa.  There are also  train rides, hayrides, flyswings and more. 

6:30-7:30-8:30 Free Concerts 

Nativity7:00 &8:00$2.00 pp or $10 Family up to 10 people after $1.00 per person.      Hayrides, Trainride, and FlyingSwing $2.00  

Dec 16-21 Tuacahn Christmas Concert Series. Come and enjoy the music at the Tuacahn as Eric Dodge, Alex Boye, Jon Schmidt, Peter Breinholt, Kurt Bestor take stage. Tickets $15.50-$24.50

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December 1, 2011

Things To Do this December in St. George, Utah

Christmas time is right around the corner and for many it is lights, snow and santa.  What will you be doing during the holidays?  St.George has many fun things do all year round -minus the snow!


Dickens Festival, St. George, Utah

Dickens Festival, St.George, Utah

 Dec 1-3 The Dickens Festival: 

Travel back to early 1900Londonand enjoy the sights and sounds of this festival.  Enjoy the walk down cobblestone roads to to visit the many shops, shows  and visit with characters such as “Scrooge, Oliver Twist, and even Father Christmas!” Admission is $6 for Adults and $4 for children.


Southwest Symphony, St. Goerge, Utah

Southwest Symphony, St. George, Utah

Dec 4 & 5  SouthWest Symphony will be Performing Handel’s Messiah at The Dixie State College Cox Auditorium.  Tickets are $12.00 Adults $10


Happy Holidays from the Best Western Coral Hills.

November 28, 2011

Petroglyph Park, Anasazi Art


Bloomington Petroglyph ParkAt the Bloomington Petrogliph Park you can park your car right in front of the rocks, walk 20 feet and see amazing ancient petroglyphs up close.  Located only minutes away from downtown St. George, Utah.  So close you can actually touch them.  However, please don’t come in contact with the ancient petroglyphs as human skin oil will degrade the old Indian art.

In the middle of a 0.5 acre lot, a huge boulder appears to have been split in two.  In the middle are really cool images carved into the rock by Anasazi Indians that were most likely the ancestors of the current Navajo tribe in Utah.  In fact, the park is right on Navajo Drive in Bloomington. Bloomington Indian Rock Art

Apparently the boulder and ancient art was discovered during the development of the St. George neighborhood.  The building lot was either purchased or donated to the state of Utah, who turned it into a mini-State park.

Old Indian Trail Map in St. GeorgeThe carved images left behind on the rocks most likely either tell a story, or leave trail directions.  You can recognize some images as humans, horses, and perhaps deer.

Bloomington Petroglyph Park is located on the northeast corner of Geronimo Road and Navajo Drive in the St. George Bloomington neighborhood.  GPS Directions to the park from are below. 

Site Name: Bloomington Petroglyph Park
Country: United States Region: The Southwest Type: Rock Art
Nearest Town: St. George, UT
GPS directions Latitude: 37.052830N  Longitude: 113.6154W

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November 11, 2011

Veterans Day Activities in St. George, Utah

Veteran’s Day

Thank you Veterans 

Words fail and seem so inadequate, but sometimes they are all we have to express our thanks to so many.  Thank you veterans of all generations for the service and sacrifice you and loved ones have rendered.  Thank you.

May those now serving soon return home in peace and safety.


Veteran’s Day Activities in St. George, Utah


9 am

Tabernacle, 3rd East to 2nd West, St. George, Only one block from Best Western Coral Hills

 Veteran’s Day Tribute

10:45 am

St. George Historic Tabernacle, only two blocks from Best Western Coral Hills

 Valiant Vanguard Veteran’s Day Concert

7:30 pm

The Southwest Symphony and Barbershop Harmony Society

 Cox Performing Arts Center at Dixie State College

 $12 Seniors – $15 others

Veterans Honor Park Dedication

9:40 am

A choir from Snow Canyon High School will be providing prelude music at 9:40 a.m. as people gather for the 10 a.m. commencement of the dedication ceremony. Members of the Patriot Guard Riders motorcycle group will ride into the park, officially opening the event.

Tom Cover, the chairman of the committee that oversaw the creation and fundraising for the Veterans Honor Park, will give a short speech, followed by special guest speaker Mayor Dan McArthur.

After the Mayor, the colors will be posted and the Nation Anthem will be sung.

At 11 a.m. seven flags will be raised on 35-foot-high poles, starting from right to left. The flags of each US military branch – Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corp, Merchant Marines and Navy – will be flown. In the center of the flags will be the American Flag, with the iconic black-and-white Prisoner of War/Missing in Action flag raised under it.

Songs of each branch of the armed forces will then be sung, and a prayer will conclude the dedication

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November 9, 2011

St. George Temple, Christmas Lighting Ceremony

St. George Temple Lighting Ceremony

Thousands of lights will be turned on to signal the beginning of the Christmas season.  They will be viewable until after Christmas.

5:30 PM until 7:00 PM

Friday, November 25th, 2011.


490 South 300 East, St. George, Utah

From I-15 take Exit 6 to Main Street and proceed North on Main-turn right on 400 S to Temple grounds.

From Best Western Coral Hills: exit the back of the property. turn right on 200 East, continue straight for four blocks to Temple Grounds.

The Best Western Coral Hills is the closest hotel to the St. George, LDS Temple.

  • (435) 673-5181
  • LDS Church
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