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Holiday Events Calendar for Prescott area

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The Polar Express - Grand Canyon Railway, afternoons and evenings, through Jan. 3, at Grand Canyon Railway Depot, Williams. Adults must accompany the children. For information, call 888-484-7245, www.TheTrain.com.

Santa Claus is in town! - Prescott Gateway Mall, Nov. 21 through Dec. 24. For information and times, visit ThePrescottGatewayMall.com.

Enchanted Christmas is an amazing indoor holiday tour of lights. Open through Dec. 30, at the Prescott Gateway Mall, Suite 302. Experience the magic of Christmas in the warmth as you journey through our themed rooms adorned with over 1/2 million lights, complete with a large Department 56 Christmas Village display and model trains by Point of Rocks Model Railroad Club. Times vary so please visit www.enchantedchristmasAZ.com.

WildLights, an annual holiday display of lights, 6 to 9 p.m. through Jan. 2, at Heritage Park Zoo, 1403 Heritage Park Road, Prescott. Visitors can walk the grounds after dark, enjoying more than 20,000 lights, visit the animals, holiday music, warm refreshments, holiday-themed activities. For information, call 928-778-4242 or visit www.HeritageParkZoo.org.

Valley of Lights, 6 to 10 p.m. through Dec. 30 at Fain Park in Prescott Valley. The most amazing, spectacular holiday lighting display in all of Arizona. It's a beautiful selection of artistic lighting on display along a 1 mile loop in the gorgeous Fain Park area. This holiday presentation is viewed from the comfort of your car and we promise there will be a surprise around every corner.

World's Largest Gingerbread Village. Open 24/7 through Dec. 31 at the Prescott Resort Lobby. For information, call 928-776-1666, www.PrescottResort.com.

Friday, Dec. 4

Arizona Pioneers' Home Foundation Christmas Bazaar is from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 300 S. McCormick St. in Prescott. The money raised is for the benefit the Pioneer residents. Come join in the fun, buy Christmas gifts and goodies and help us thank our Arizona Pioneers' Home residents.

Mortimer Farms Christmas Tree Village, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Mortimer Farms, 12907 E. Highway 169, Dewey. Featuring a magical display of Christmas trees, poinsettias and other holiday plants from Mortimer Nursery. Cost and information available by calling 928-830-1116 or visiting http://mortimerfamilyfarms.com/Mortimer-farms-Christmas-village.htm.

StoneRidge Community Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at StoneRidge Community Center, 1300 N. StoneRidge Drive, Prescott Valley. For information, call 928-848-2265.

Chino Valley Hometown Christmas and Crafts Fair, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Heritage Middle School Gymnasium, Road 2 North and Road 1 West in Chino Valley. For additional information, call 928-636-2493.

Free Holiday Carriage Rides, from noon to 4 p.m. through Jan. 2, 2016. Pick up is at Springhill Suites, downtown Prescott. For information, visit www.visit-prescott.com.

Prescott Valley Holiday Festival of Lights Parade, from 5 to 9 p.m. beginning at the PV Event Center parking lot and will circle around the Civic Center and return to the event center. For information, call 928-772-8857 or 928-759-3090.

Walk Through Bethlehem, 6 to 8:30 p.m. at American Lutheran Church, 1085 Scott Drive, Prescott. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the town of Bethlehem over 2,000 years ago through 30-minute interactive, guided tours. Freewill offering accepted. For information, call 928-445-4348.

"A Classic Country Christmas," presented by Lonely Street Productions, 7 p.m. at Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center, 117 E. Gurley St., Prescott. $22 - $25. Gather up the family and get set to two-step 'round the Christmas tree as you enjoy the yuletide twang of A Classic Country Christmas! This knee-slappin' production includes perennial holiday hits made famous by your favorite country artists. Join our talented cast as they share classics like "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," "Hard Candy Christmas" and "Christmas in Dixie." You won't want to miss this evening of family holiday fun! 928-777-1370; www.prescottelkstheater.com.

Saturday, Dec. 5

Chino Valley Hometown Christmas and Crafts Fair, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Heritage Middle School Gymnasium, Road 2 North and Road 1 West in Chino Valley. For additional information, call 928-636-2493.

Mortimer Farms Christmas Tree Village, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Mortimer Farms, 12907 E. Highway 169, Dewey. Featuring a magical display of Christmas trees, poinsettias and other holiday plants from Mortimer Nursery. Cost and information available by calling 928-830-1116 or visiting http://mortimerfamilyfarms.com/Mortimer-farms-Christmas-village.htm.

StoneRidge Community Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at StoneRidge Community Center, 1300 N. StoneRidge Drive, Prescott Valley. For information, call 928-848-2265.

Dewey-Humboldt Historical Society Christmas Craft Fair and Bake Sale, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with Santa pictures from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the D-H Museum, 12925 Main St., Humboldt. www.dhhsmuseum.org.

The 33rd annual Christmas Parade starts at 1 p.m. in downtown Prescott. For information, call 928-445-2000.

"Upon a Wintry Night," presented by Prescott Chorale, under the baton of Dennis Houser, is at 3 p.m. at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 2000 Shepherd's Lane, Prescott. Caroling, including the audience, will begin at 2:45.The Chorale will once again be joined by The Brass Ensemble for several of the pieces, as well as the Prescott High School Choir, two children's choirs and Kate and son, James, Howell, who will sing together "Carol of the Drum." The range of music will appeal to the whole family - everything from "Silent Night" to "Jingle Bells." Carols by David Willcocks, Brent Pierce, Peter Warlock and Chester Alwes will round out the program. Tickets are available on line at www.PrescottChorale.org. Cost is $18 advance/$20 at the door for adults; $5 for students 13-18 years; Children under 12 are free.

Walk Through Bethlehem, 6 to 8:30 p.m. at American Lutheran Church, 1085 Scott Drive, Prescott. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the town of Bethlehem over 2,000 years ago through 30-minute interactive, guided tours. Freewill offering accepted. For information, call 928-445-4348.

61st annual Prescott Courthouse Lighting is at 6 p.m. at the downtown plaza, Prescott. Musical singing groups start at 5 p.m. For information, call 928-777-1380.

Frontier Christmas, 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Sharlot Hall Museum, 415 W. Gurley St., Prescott. Nostalgic trip back in time to Christmas long ago; holiday traditions common in the late 1800s and early 1900s, from song and attire, to gift making and wrapping. $5 adults, children free. 928-445-3122.

Sunday, Dec. 6

Creating with Nature: Winter Wreaths from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Highlands Center, 1375 S. Walker Road, Prescott. Join fellow crafters to learn new skills and create your very own Highlands Holiday Wreath. Cost is $25 per person and includes basic crafting items. For information, call 928-776-9550; highlandscenter.org.

Chabad of Prescott, 5 p.m. the first night of Chanukah, on the Montezuma Street side of the courthouse plaza, across from Whiskey Row. The public is invited to attend the ceremony, enjoy latkes and jelly doughnuts, and sing traditional songs. For more information, call 928-362-8924, email rabbi@jewishprescott.org or visit www.jewishprescott.org.

Tuesday, Dec. 8

Chill out with Mrs. Santa from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. at the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 Civic Circle, third floor in the Crystal Room. There will be Christmas stories, songs and magic with Mrs. Santa.

Check back for more events; this listing will be updated as we confirm information.

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