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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.

Friday, Dec. 11

Acker Music Night, 5:30 to 8 p.m. downtown Prescott. Prescott hosts a most unique musical event in the evening where literally a hundred or more musical groups set up in different shops and businesses around our downtown plaza. The public strolls around our decorated county court house square and pops in and out of different locations to take in such musical treats. This is a fundraising event to support scholarships in the music disciplines. The public is encouraged to tip generously at each event they visit. For information, call 928-445-1754.

Saturday, Dec. 12

Christmas Craft and Bake Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Faith United Community Church, 1061 Old Chisholm Trail, in the Prescott Country Club. There will be 35 plus vendors with craft and gift ideas, Christmas, sewn goods, wood products, yard art, paintings, jewelry, blankets, t-shirts and lots of baked goods. Chili and hot dogs and beverages will be served. For information, call Andrea at 928-775-6866.

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.

"The Nutcracker" presented by Prescott YMCA Youth Ballet, 10 a.m. at the Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. A cast of approximately 35 young dancers ages 5 to 15 will delight the audience. 928-777-1500.

Prescott Noon Lioness; Holiday Bake and Craft Sale, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Prescott Meal on Wheels, 1280 E. Rosser. Wonderful chefs and moms will be doing the baking of an assortment of delicious cookies, cupcakes, brownies, candy, breads and much more. Enjoy a free cup of coffee while you so your shopping. For information, contact Marie at 928-227-1459.

Prescott Valley Public Library Cultural Events Series: Holiday Plants and Traditions, 11 a.m. to noon at the PV Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle, third floor, Crystal Room. For information, call 928-759-3090.

A Cowboy Christmas with Trinity Seely, 2 p.m. at Prescott Center for the Arts, 208 N. Marina St., Prescott. With Gail Steiger and The Rusty Pistols. Trinity Seely, 2014 Western Music Association winner for song of the year, headlines our sixth annual Holiday round-up. "Trinity Seely embraces the oral traditions of the cowboy life and offers a musical window into her life as a cowgirl and ranch wife." -Western Magazine Co-presented by The Folk Sessions and Prescott Center for the Arts. Tickets are $25. Call 928-445-3286

Milt's Holiday Party Celebration, 4 to 9 p.m. at 'Tis Art Center and Gallery, 105 S. Cortez St., Prescott. Historic Prescott Jazz Society's annual Christmas - Birthday Dinner Party celebration with live band and featured artists in new artistic venue. For information, call Milton Cannon at 928-237-7908; pjazz@commspeed.net; www.pjazz.org or www.miltcannonacademy.com

"The Nutcracker" and "Winter Wonderland," presented by Prescott YMCA Youth Ballet, 6:30 p.m. at the Prescott Ruth Street Theater. A cast of approximately 35 young dancers ages 5 to 15 will delight the audience. Added this year is the scene from the "Land of Snow" with the Snow Queen, her Cavalier and Snowflakes corps de ballet. Tickets are $10 ($15 at the door), now available at the James Family Prescott YMCA main building, 750 Whipple St. Information available at ballet@prescottymca.org.

Yavapai Humane Society Christmas Party, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Phippen Museum, 4701 Highway 89 N, Prescott. Yavapai Humane Society is hosting a Christmas Party where guests can be a Santa "Claws" for a cause. Yavapai Humane Society invites you for an evening at the Phippen Museum, honoring the homeless animals of the Yavapai Humane Society.

Appreciate the fine art of the museum and celebrate the precious lives of our community's pets.

Drinks and hors d'oeuvres served; valet parking provided. Entertainment by San Diego singer/songwriter Gene Warren.

Tickets are $50 in advance or $75 at the door. Get your tickets today by calling 928-445-2666 ext. 105. www.yavapaihumane.org.

Sunday, Dec. 13

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.

Free Christmas Concert and Singing Celebration, hosted by the Prescott Valley Arizona Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, doors open at 6 p.m. with the concert at 7 p.m. at 7073 Pronghorn Ranch Parkway, Prescott Valley, near the intersection of Highway 89A and Viewpoint Drive. The program will include a choir and orchestra under the direction of Glynnis Miller, Matt Hyde and Stan Gibb. The public will be invited join the choir in the singing of traditional Christmas carols. Come and stay after the concert to view a gallery of nativity scenes on display from around the world. Holiday cookies will be served.

Tuesday, Dec. 15

Mr. and Mrs. Claus at the Chino Valley Library, 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Chino Valley Library Community Room, 1020 Palomino Road, Chino Valley. Carol Bentley will be here with her guitar. Santa will be reading "The Night Before Christmas." Be sure and bring your camera. For additional information, call 928-636-9115.

Wednesday, Dec. 16

The Center for spiritual Living Christmas Candle Lighting Service, 6 p.m. at The Center for Spiritual Living, 3755 Willow Creek Road, Prescott. For information, call 928-445-0384.

Thursday, Dec. 17

Cookie House Decorating, 1:30 to 3 p.m. and 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. Decorate graham cracker houses at the Eighth Annual Cookie House Decorating event. For the whole family. Register online, at the Youth Desk or call 928-777-1537. Presented with funding from the Friends of Prescott Public Library. www.prescottlibrary.info.

Saturday, Dec. 19

Last Minute Non-Profit Stocking-Stuffer Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Prescott Activity Center, 824 E. Gurley St. More than 50 nonprofits will offer high quality, low-cost gifts, crafts, baked goods, raffle chances and more. 928-778-3747; www.stocking-stuffer-bazaar.com.

"Christmas with the Rat Pack," 7 p.m. Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center, 117 E. Gurley St., Prescott. Holiday music never had it so good as when it was being crooned by legendary "Rat Pack" members Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. Pour yourself some eggnog and get ready to be transported back to a Vegas-style lounge for a night of swingin' Christmas songs. Featuring an amazing six-piece band and talented cast of vocalists, "Christmas with the Rat Pack" is an instant classic! Tickets are $22 - $25. 928-777-1370; www.prescottelkstheater.com.

The Texas Tenors: Deep in the Heart of Christmas, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, 1100 E. Sheldon St., Prescott. With their Emmy award-winning PBS special now airing across the country, it's easy to see why The Texas Tenors are quickly becoming America's favorite new tenors. Since their whirlwind debut five years ago on NBC's "America's Got Talent," The Texas Tenors have accumulated a long list of awards, accolades and excited fans. For more information and tickets, go to www.ycpac.com or call 928-776-2000.

Sunday, Dec. 20

Santa Claus in downtown Prescott, from 1 to 4 p.m. through Dec. 23, at the Holiday Courtyard, 120 S. Montezuma St., Prescott.

Monday, Dec. 21

Winter Break Crafts for Kids, 9 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. at the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle, second floor. Celebrate winter break with easy, do-it-yourself, make-and-take crafts in the Children's area during regular library hours. This is a free event. For information, call 928-759-3044.

Tuesday, Dec. 22

Winter Break Crafts for Kids, 9 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. at the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle, second floor. Celebrate winter break with easy, do-it-yourself, make-and-take crafts in the Children's area during regular library hours. This is a free event. For information, call 928-759-3044.

Wednesday, Dec. 23

Winter Break Crafts for Kids, 9 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. at the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle, second floor. Celebrate winter break with easy, do-it-yourself, make-and-take crafts in the Children's area during regular library hours. This is a free event. For information, call 928-759-3044.

Friday, Dec. 25

Don't Spend Christmas Alone Feast, Fellowship, Entertainment, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 2000 Shepherds Lane, Prescott. No cost. Free shuttle from the former Prescott Haggen parking lot. 928-778-4499.

Saturday, Dec. 26

Winter Break Crafts for Kids, 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle, second floor. Celebrate winter break with easy, do-it-yourself, make-and-take crafts in the Children's area during regular library hours. This is a free event. For information, call 928-759-3044.

Monday, Dec. 28

Winter Break Crafts for Kids, 9 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. at the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle, second floor. Celebrate winter break with easy, do-it-yourself, make-and-take crafts in the Children's area during regular library hours. This is a free event. For information, call 928-759-3044.

Tuesday, Dec. 29

Winter Break Crafts for Kids, 9 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. at the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle, second floor. Celebrate winter break with easy, do-it-yourself, make-and-take crafts in the Children's area during regular library hours. This is a free event. For information, call 928-759-3044.

Wednesday, Dec. 30

Winter Break Crafts for Kids, 9 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. at the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle, second floor. Celebrate winter break with easy, do-it-yourself, make-and-take crafts in the Children's area during regular library hours. This is a free event. For information, call 928-759-3044.

Thursday, Dec. 31

Winter Break Crafts for Kids, 9 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. at the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle, second floor. Celebrate winter break with easy, do-it-yourself, make-and-take crafts in the Children's area during regular library hours. This is a free event. For information, call 928-759-3044.

The Whiskey Row Boot Drop, an annual tradition in Prescott, 6 to 12:30 p.m. with the boot dropping at 10 p.m. and midnight on Whiskey Row, 120 S. Montezuma St. in Prescott. Don't miss the 6-foot illuminated cowboy boot that is lowered from the Palace building's flagpole. There is also fireworks at midnight, live music, a carnival with a ferris wheel, giveaways and food vendors. For additional information, call 928-848-4182; bootdrop.com/

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