$8 for a 25-Minute Christmas River Cruise for Two from CLAS Ropes Course (Up to $16 Value)

Provo

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Groups cruise down the Provo River, enjoying holiday light displays along the shore, Christmas music, and a visit from Santa

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Expires Dec 20th, 2012. Limit 1 per person. Subject to availability; Operates in all weather. Valid for all ages. Valid Dec 1-20, 2012. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The holidays are the only time of the year when it's appropriate to point at a dead plant and expect a kiss. Get in the holiday spirit with this Groupon.

$8 for a Christmas River Cruise for Two (Up to $16 Value)

During a 25-minute riverboat cruise on the lower Provo River, groups get into the holiday spirit while admiring seasonal scenes and light displays along the shore, Christmas music playing in the boat, and a surprise visit from Santa on his canoe. Available throughout December, trips depart every 30 minutes between 6:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Monday–Thursday, and between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Friday–Saturday.

CLAS Ropes Course

Benjamin Allen believes outdoor pursuits can positively influence those in need. This belief has led him all over the continent, building a ropes course for an orphanage in Mexico and setting up two courses for troubled youth at Provo Canyon School, a bit closer to home. Wanting to share his knowledge of nature with the public, he set up a course, CLAS Ropes Course, near Utah Lake nearly 20 years ago. Benjamin and his crew have since erected more than 50 ropes courses around the country, continuing to inspect ropes and train others how to run them.

CLAS Ropes Course continues to grow each year, creating obstacles such as a giant swing that releases passengers 40 feet in the air, a 400-foot zipline that whizzes through forest canopy, and a "leap of faith," where adventure seekers jump from a treetop platform to a trapeze. A log balance beam hung 30 feet above the ground and a 24-foot-tall rock-climbing tower test agility and endurance, and a fleet of 20 canoes lets paddlers navigate a mile and a half of river. Many of these structures play host to team-building activities focused on developing a group's creativity and tolerance for hearing one another sing. Staff members tailor their instruction to families, dating groups, or athletic teams. They often apply their approach to athletes, such as a professional golfer who traveled all the way from Texas hoping to conquer her fear of not qualifying for tournaments. She defeated the log balance beam, departed victorious, and qualified during her next tryout two weeks later.

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