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HOLIDAY Calendar of Events

Ongoing

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, through Dec. 24. For information and times, visit ThePrescottGatewayMall.com.

Enchanted Christmas is an Amazing Indoor Holiday Tour of Lights. Open Monday through Thursday from 4 to 8:30 p.m., Fridays from 3 to 9 p.m., Saturdays from noon to 9 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. through Dec. 30. Experience the Magic of Christmas in the warmth as you journey through our 22 different 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. A $3 donation with a canned food or toy for Yavapai Food Bank and Old Town Mission. Children 5 and under are free. For more information, visit www.enchantedchristmasAZ.com.

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.

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, the animals, holiday music, warm refreshments, and 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.

Thursday, Dec. 10

Dewey-Humboldt Historical Society Huge Christmas Sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the D-H Museum, 12925 Main St., Humboldt. www.dhhsmuseum.org.

Friday, Dec. 11

Dewey-Humboldt Historical Society Huge Christmas Sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the D-H Museum, 12925 Main St., Humboldt. www.dhhsmuseum.org.

The High Mountain Chordsmen perform Christmas "sing out," 11:15 a.m. to noon at First Baptist Church, Cortez and Goodwin streets, Prescott.

Acker Music Night, 5:30 to 8 p.m. downtown Prescott. Prescott hosts a 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 courthouse 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.

The High Mountain Chordsmen perform Christmas "sing out," 5:30 p.m. at Acker Night at Chase Bank, corner of Gurley and Granite streets, Prescott.

Saturday, Dec. 12

Dewey-Humboldt Historical Society Huge Christmas Sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the D-H Museum, 12925 Main St., Humboldt. www.dhhsmuseum.org.

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.

Mt. Artist Guild's Annual Christmas Bazaar of handmade gifts is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Saturday, Dec. 12 and Sunday, Dec. 13 at 228 N. Alarcon St., Prescott. Ten artists/crafters will have handmade items for sale. Featuring beading, fabric art, gourds, jewelry, ornaments, paintings and pottery. For information, call 928-776-4009.

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 or by phone at 928-445-7221.

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.

Mt. Artist Guild's Annual Christmas Bazaar of handmade gifts is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 228 N. Alarcon St., Prescott. Ten artist/crafters will have handmade items for sale. Featuring beading, fabric art, gourds, jewelry, ornaments, paintings and pottery. For information, call 928-776-4009.

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.

Monday, Dec. 14

The High Mountain Chordsmen perform Christmas "sing out," 1:30 p.m. at Mountain View Manor, 1045 Sandretto Drive, Prescott. For information, call Dee Lally at 928-778-4837.

The High Mountain Chordsmen perform Christmas "sing out," 2:30 p.m. at Granite Gate Senior Living Community, 3850 N. Highway 89, Prescott. For information, call Nicole Cucuzza at 928-771-8200..

Tuesday, Dec. 15

The High Mountain Chordsmen perform Christmas "sing out," 10 a.m. at Las Fuentes Resort Village, 1035 Scott Drive, Prescott. For information, call Cindy Shubert or Melinda at 928-445-9300.

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.

The High Mountain Chordsmen perform Christmas "sing out," 11 a.m. at Brookdale Prescott, 211 Bradshaw Drive, Prescott. For information, call Patricia Roberts at 928-777-5511.

The High Mountain Chordsmen perform Christmas "sing out," 1 p.m. at Susan J. Rheem Adult Day Care Center, 826 Sunset Ave., Prescott, For information, call Brock Rosell at 928-445-6384.

Wednesday, Dec. 16

The High Mountain Chordsmen perform Christmas "sing out," 29:15 a.m. at Good Samaritan Society, Prescott Village Towers, 1075 Ruth St., Prescott. For information, call Marla Tibbets or Di'Anna Hardel at 928-778-3302.

The High Mountain Chordsmen perform Christmas "sing out," 10 a.m. at Good Samaritan Society, SNF, 1030 Scott Drive, Prescott. For information, call Amy Stegall at 928-778-2450 ext. 124.

The High Mountain Chordsmen perform Christmas "sing out," 10:45 a.m. at Good Samaritan Village Apartments and Casitas, 1030 Scott Driv, Prescott. For information, call Kathy Peckham at 928-778-2450.

The High Mountain Chordsmen perform Christmas "sing out," 1 p.m. at Good Samaritan Society, Willow Wind, 3191 Aster Drive, Prescott. For information, call Tara Burrows at 928-443-9999.

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.

Friday, Dec. 18

The High Mountain Chordsmen perform Christmas "sing out," 10:30 a.m. at Prescott Nursing and Rehab, 864 Dougherty St. For information, call Charlotte at 928-778-9667.

The High Mountain Chordsmen perform Christmas "sing out," 11:15 a.m. at Boulder Gardens, 860 Dougherty St., Prescott. For information, call Charlotte at 928-778-9777.

The High Mountain Chordsmen perform Christmas "sing out," 2 p.m. at Arizona Pioneers' Home, 300 S. McCormick St., Prescott. For information, call Lark Cyr at 928-445-2186.

The High Mountain Chordsmen perform Christmas "sing out," 3:30 p.m. at Alta Vista Retirement Community, 916 Canterbury Drive, Prescott. For information, call Joel Harberson at 928-772-6000.

Christmas Choral Vespers at American Lutheran Church, 1086 Scott Drive in Prescott will be performed Friday, Dec. 18 and Saturday, Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. Prelude begins at 5:50 p.m., open seating, freewill offering. Directed by Minister of Music, Jim Klein and featuring vocal and handbell choirs, orchestra, organ, soloists, and congregational singing. For additional information, call 445-4348.

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 Choral Vespers at American Lutheran Church, 1086 Scott Drive in Prescott will be performed Friday, Dec. 18 and Saturday, Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. Prelude begins at 5:50 p.m., open seating, freewill offering. Directed by Minister of Music, Jim Klein and featuring vocal and handbell choirs, orchestra, organ, soloists, and congregational singing. For additional information, call 445-4348.

"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.

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