Originally Published: November 16, 2013 7:19 a.m.
11/16/13: Santa's Arrival at Prescott Gateway Mall - Santa arrives for the Christmas 2013 season from 11 a.m. to noon. After his arrival, Santa is escorted to his lodge in the JCP Court a midst more fanfare and to begin his posing with children for photos. From 1 to 3 p.m., get creative with frosting and sprinkles. Information: Sue Marceau at 442-3684; www.theprescott gatewaymall.com/events.
11/16/13: Celebrate Christmas at the Dewey-Humboldt Museum - From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 12925 E. Main St., Humboldt. Santa photos from noon to 2 p.m.
11/22-23/13: Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Women's Missionary League 2-day Christmas Bazaar/Bake Sale/Quilt Raffle - From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1202 Green Lane, Prescott, in the Fellowship Hall.
11/23/13: Annual Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale - From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Good Samaritan Society, Prescott Village, 1030 Scott Drive, Prescott. Proceeds benefit the Resident Activity Fund.
11/23/13: Arizona Agribusiness & Equine Center - PTA 3rd annual Holiday Boutique - From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 7500 E. Civic Circle, Prescott Valley. Proceeds benefit the AAEC YPV-PTA. Information: Barb Cass at 533-8540 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
11/23/13 -11/24/13: Christmas Gift Bazaar - Mountain Artists' Guild and Gallery's annual Christmas Gift Bazaar at the Gallery, 228 N. Alarcon St., Prescott, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 23 and 24. Event is free and open to the public. Information: 445-2510, 776-4009 or www.mountainartistsguild.org.
11/23/13: Annual Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale - Proceeds benefit the Resident Activity Fund. Location: Good Samaritan, Prescott Village, 1030 Scott Drive. Information: Amy Stegall at 778-2450; www.good-sam.com.
11/23/13 - 1/01/14: World's Largest Gingerbread Village - The World's Largest Gingerbread Village is ready for all to tour this holiday season as part of Arizona Christmas City's Events. The village is in the lobby of the Prescott Resort and Conference Center, 1500 Highway 69, 24 hours a day and seven days a week. There is no charge to see the village. Information: 776-1666.
11/28/13 -12/30/13: Valley of Lights, Fain Park, 2200 N. 5th St., Prescott Valley - This holiday presentation is viewed from the comfort of your car...and we promise there will be a surprise around every corner. Open 6 to 10 p.m. seven days a week. Information: Beverly Oleson at 772-8857; www.pvchamber.org.
11/29/13; 12/06/13 -12/07/13; 12/13/13 -12/14/13; 12/20/13 -12/21/13; 12/27/13 -12/28/13: Wildlights and Animal Sights - Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary! The holiday light display will be opened to the public every Friday and Saturday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. beginning Nov. 29 through Dec. 28. Special event admission fee is $3 for members and $5 for non-members. Information: 778-4242. Also, Sunday, Dec. 8 is "Santa with the Animals" from 1 to 3 p.m.
11/30/13: 18th Annual Holiday Light Parade, Historic Downtown Prescott - 6 to 7 p.m. Information: Debbie Koch at 443-5220; www.prescottdowntown.com.
12/01/13 -12/22/13: Santa Claus Express - Every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, from Dec. 1 - 23 at Verde Canyon Railroad, 300 N. Broadway, Clarkdale. Santa and Mrs. Claus entertain passengers throughout the four-hour rail journey. Information: 800-320-0718; www.verdecanyonrr.com.
12/03/13: Adult Center Community Holiday Program - At 1 p.m. at 1280 E. Rosser St., Prescott. Information: 778-3000.
12/04/13 -12/08/13: Walk Through Bethlehem, 1085 Scott Drive, Prescott - American Lutheran Church's annual Christmas gift to the Prescott community! A 30-minute interactive, guided tour. Indoor seating and refreshments available while you wait for your tour to begin. Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 2 to 4 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 6 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 7 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 8 from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Information: 445-4348.
12/04-5/13 -12/11-12/13: The Christmas Tree/Dinner Show - Dinner and a show at 6:30 p.m. at El Gato Azul, 316 W. Goodwin St., Prescott! A light-hearted one-act comedy starring Joanne Robertson and Sean Jeralds and directed by Linda Miller. Evening also includes family style tapas with a festive holiday beverage and dessert. All proceeds benefit Park Avenue Theatre at Trinity Presbyterian Church. Cost: $30; $20 for under 18 years. Information: Joanne Robertson at 445-4536 ext. 112, 445-1070 or www.aztrinitypres.org.
12/05/13 - 12/19/13: Under the MistleTunes - Enjoy free live holiday music in the food court at Prescott Gateway Mall on Dec. 5, 12 and 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. Contact Guest Services at 442-3684 for a complete schedule.
12/06/13: Holiday Festival of Lights - A festive celebration, which includes favorite seasonal songs, a giant Christmas tree lighting and a brilliant night light parade, 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Prescott Valley Civic Center. Information: 772-8857; www.pvcahmber.org.
12/6-7/13: Chino Valley Hometown Christmas - At Heritage Middle School, Road 1 West from 3 to 8 p.m. Information: 636-2493.
12/07/13: 31st Annual Christmas Parade/"The Trees of Christmas" - This Years Theme is "The Trees of Christmas." Annual Courthouse Lighting event will follow at 6 p.m. Historic Downtown Prescott. Information: 445-2000 ext. 121.
12/07/13: Christmas Craft and Bake Sale - From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Faith United Community Church, 1061 Old Chisholm, Prescott Country Club, off Highway 69. Information: 775-6866.
12/07/13: 59th Annual Courthouse Lighting - Kick off "Arizona's Christmas City's" Courthouse Lighting with musical groups singing at 4PM and Ceremony at 6 p.m.
12/07/13: Frontier Christmas at Sharlot Hall Museum - An old fashioned Christmas on the frontier following the Courthouse lighting, 415 W. Gurley St. Information: 445-3122 ext. 17; www.sharlot.org.
12/07/13: Holiday Instrumental Concert - Yavapai College Music Department presents "Holiday Hits!" with Concert Band & Symphonic Band, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at 1100 E. Sheldon St., Prescott. Information: 776-2000; www.ycpac.com.
12/07/13: Breakfast with Santa - Breakfast with Santa Dec. 7, 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. at the Food Court at the Prescott Gateway Mall. FREE EVENT. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Drop by or call the Guest Services desk at 442-3684. Contact: Sue Marceau Director of Marketing Sue@theprescottgatewaymall.com.
12/08/13: "Messiah" - Yavapai College Presents a Holiday Tradition "Messiah." Handles Greatest Work; 3 to 4 p.m. at 1100 E. Sheldon St. Information: 772-2000; www.ycpac.com.
12/08/13: ESTEBAN Featuring Teresa Joy - CHRISTMAS! - Esteban is one of the few remaining classically trained students of Master Andres Segovia, the Father of the Guitar, accompanied by his daughter, violinist Teresa Joy. Tickets: $25 - $49. Two performances, 3 and 7 p.m. at The Elks Theatre, 117 E. Gurley St. Information: 777-1370
12/13/13: Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" - Two shows, 1:30 and 7 p.m. at Trinity Christian School, 1077 Mogollon Road, Prescott. Tickets: $5 advance; $7 at the door for the 7 p.m. performance. Information or ticket purchase: 445-6306.
12/13/13: Acker Musical Showcase - Enjoy over 100 musicians performing all around downtown area shops. Historic Downtown Prescott, 120 S. Cortez; 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Information: 778-5460; www.ackernight.com.
12/14-15/13: Christmas Cantata, Prescott United Methodist Church, 505 W. Gurley St. - Featuring voice choirs, bell choirs, instrumentalists with narrative by a local author. From 7:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday; 10:30 a.m. to noon Sunday. Information: 778-1950.
12/14/13: A Cowboy Christmas with Mary Kaye and Gail Steiger - Prescott Center for the Arts, 208 N. Marina St., from 2 to 5 p.m., Mary Kaye, headliner of the 4th annual Cowboy Christmas Concert is the Western Music Association 2013 "Best Solo Musician" of the year, "Best Western Song" Female Performer, Songwriter, and Entertainer of the Year. Information: 778-1213, www.folksessions.com.
12/14/13: Wreaths Across America - Prescott - "Wreaths Across America" will take place simultaneously at all National cemeteries across the Country at 10 a.m. This coordinated effort is to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of their Country. PGR has been requested to have a flag line at the Prescott National Cemetery, 500 Highway 89N, to honor our fallen heroes.
12/14/13: Musical Extravaganza celebrating 20-years of the Prescott Jazz Society - Noon at the First Congregational Church, 216 E. Gurley St., Prescott. Information: email email@example.com.
12/15/13: Musical Extravaganza celebrating 20-years of the Prescott Jazz Society - 10 a.m. at Hassayampa Inn, Marina Room. Information: email firstname.lastname@example.org.
12/15/13: Musical Extravaganza celebrating 20-years of the Prescott Jazz Society: Milt's annual Christmas-Birthday Dinner-Dance Party - At 7 p.m. at the Hassayampa Inn, Marina Room, Prescott. Information: email email@example.com.
12/15/13: Prescott POPS Symphony-The Christmas Concert! - The Prescott POPS Symphony presents "Snowflakes, Sleighbells & Sugra-Plum Fairies." The first half will feature a "mini-Nutcracker." The second half will bring on the chorus for your favorite holiday music. At Yavapai College Performing Arts Center. Cost: $24 adults; $5 youths. Information: 776-2000, www.prescottsymphony.com.
12/15/13: Super Ball - Prescott Jazz Society, Elks Theatre, 117 E. Gurley St., Prescott. - "Super Ball ~ Prescott Jazz Society" Sunday, Dec. 15 at 1 and 5 p.m. To purchase your tickets to this event, visit www.pjazz.org/tickets. Information: 777-1370, www.pjazz.org.
12/17/13: A Swingin' Christmas, Yavapai College Performing Arts, 1100 E. Sheldon St., Prescott. - Lonely Street Productions presents-A Swingin' Christmas. This holiday treat features a swingin' six-piece band and top-notch singers bringing your favorite Christmas tunes to life! Information: 776-2000, www.ycpac.com.
12/20-21/13: Christmas Choral Vespers, 1085 Scott Drive, Prescott. - Annual Vesper Chorale Service of music by choirs of American Lutheran Church, handbells choirs, orchestra, instrumental ensembles and organ. Music is woven around traditional Advent and Christmas scripture readings. Prelude begins at 5:50 p.m. Plan to arrive early for a good seat. Information: 445-4348.
12/21/13: Last-Minute Non-Profit Stocking-Stuffer Bazaar - From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Grace Sparkes Activity Center, 824 E. Gurley St., Prescott. Over 50 nonprofit organizations selling their low-cost high-quality merchandise to raise funds for their agencies. Gifts from Santa for children accompanied by an adult. Information: 778-3747.
12/21/13: 3 International Tenors Christmas - The 3 International Tenors, from 7 to 9:30 p.m., features show stopping performances that pay homage to the likes of Luciano Pavarotti, Enrico Caruso and other great vocalists. At the Elks Theatre, 117 E. Gurley St., Prescott. Cost: $22 - $30. Information: 777-1367, www.elksoperahouse.com.
12/21/13: Storytellers at the Smoki, 147 N. Arizona Ave., Prescott - Winter Solstice marks the day when stories begin to be told among our native people. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Smoki welcomes four Indian artists that will also share stories of their culture. Information: 445-1230 ext. 6212.
12/25/13: "Don't Spend Christmas Alone" Dinner - Feast, Fellowship and Entertainment: A full Christmas dinner for those who are alone or feel alone at no cost, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 2000 Shepherd's Lane, Prescott. Transportation for those who need it from pre-located pickup area. Home delivery for those who are homebound in the Tri City area. Information: 778-4499.
12/31/13 - 01/01/14: Whiskey Row New Year's Eve Boot Drop - Kick in "2014" on Prescott's Historic Whiskey Row, 120 S. Montezuma St., with our Annual Whiskey Row Boot Drop. Enjoy Food, Music, Booths and Fun for the Whole Family! One Boot Drop at 10 p.m. for Early Birds/Second at midnight. Information: www.bootdrop.net.