Originally Published: December 6, 2018 7:26 p.m.
Public Ice Skating, through Monday, Jan. 7., Prescott Valley Event Center, 3201 N. Main St. $5 for ages 13 and up, $3 for kids under 12. www.prescottvalleyeventcenter.
Enchanted Christmas Indoor Tour of Lights through Sunday, Dec. 30. Depot Marketplace, 377 N. Montezuma St. Suite 101. Collections of canned food and toys will be distributed and donated locally in Yavapai County. 928-848-8412.
26th annual Gingerbread Village Display, through Tuesday, Jan. 1, Prescott Resort & Conference Center, 1500 E. Highway 69.
Valley of Lights Drive Through Light Display, through Sunday, Dec. 30, Fain Park, 2200 N. Fifth St. Prescott Valley.
Wild Light and Animal Sights, every Friday and Saturday Night through Friday, Dec. 28, Heritage Park Zoo, 1403 Heritage Park Road. $8 for nonmembers and $5 for members. 928-778-4242 ext. 10.
Yavapai College Performing Arts Department presents “A Christmas Carol,” 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 13-15, 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 and 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16., Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, 1100 E. Sheldon St. Tickets start at $35 for adults and $10 for 18 and younger with a $4 service fee added to each ticket. www.ycpac.com.
“A Christmas Story,” 7 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, Dec. 6-8, Wednesday-Saturday, Dec. 12-15 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 and Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 15-16. Prescott Center for the Arts Main Stage, 208 N. Marina St. Tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for youth. www.pca-az.net.
Sedona Northern Lights, 6 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, Dec. 13-16, Sedona Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center, 331 Forest Road. 1-800-288-7336.
Sedona International Film Festival presents “On Her Shoulders,” 4 p.m. Saturday and Tuesday-Wednesday, Dec, 8 and 11-12 and 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, Mary D. Fisher Theatre, 2030 W. Highway 89A, Tickets are $12 or $9 for film festival members. 928-282-1177.
Sedona International Film Festival presents “Swimming with Men,” 4 p.m. Friday and Monday, Dec. 7 and 10 and 7 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday, Dec. 9 and 12. Mary D. Fisher Theatre, 2030 W. Highway 89A. Tickets are $12 or $9 for film festival members. 928-282-1177.
Friday, Dec. 7
Bazaar and Bake Sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Arizona Pioneer Home, 300 S. McCormick.
30th annual Acker Musical Showcase featuring more than 100 musicians performing all around downtown area shops. 5:30 p.m. www.ackernight.com.
Walk Through Bethlehem, American Lutheran Church, 1085 Scott Drive, 1:30 p.m. 928-445-4348.
Arizona Pioneer Home Foundation Holiday Sale, 8 a.m. Arizona Pioneer Home, 300 S. McCormick St. 928-759-0800.
Saturday, Dec. 8
The Cookie Walk and Heavenly Fudge Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Social Hall of All Saints Anglican Church, 1806 Savage Lane, Prescott. Upon entering, you will be given a pair of disposable gloves and walk down a long aisle with tables featuring a large variety of cookies baked by the Ladies' Guild. http://www.allsaintsprescott.org.
YMCA Youth Ballet Presents "The Nutcracker," 10 to 11 a.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. A cast of approximately 35 young dancers, ages 5-15, will delight the audience with their 40-minute rendition of the different characters in the ballet. For children of all ages.
Prescott Farmers Market seed exchange, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Yavapai Regional Medical Center, 1003 Willow Creek.
A December to Remember, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 3 to 6 p.m. children’s activities, 4 p.m. Santa appears, Memory Park, Palomino Road and North Road 1 West, Chino Valley There will be Christmas carolers, hot chocolate and we will light up our town Christmas tree and park. www.chinovalley.org.
Celebrate the Holidays with Gypsy Soul, 2 p.m., Prescott Center for the Arts, 208 N. Marina St. 928-445-3286 for tickets. www.folksessions.com/gypsy-soul-holiday/4594425796.
Yavapai Flute Circle, noon to 2:30 p.m., Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E Civic Circle, Children’s Program Room.
Chino Valley Community Choir Concert,” 2 p.m., Heritage Middle School Cafeteria, 1076 N. Road 1 W., Chino Valley.
Stockton at Northern Arizona Suns, 7 p.m., Prescott Valley Event Center, 3201 N. Main St., Prescott Valley.
A Candlelight Christmas, 7 p.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church, 630 Park Ave, Prescott. Presented by the Yavapai Youth Choirs.
The Three International Tenors Christmas, 7 p.m., 117 E. Gurley.
Contra Dance, 7:30 to 10 p.m., First Congregational Church, 216 E. Gurley, Prescott. Dance to the music of Traditional Blend, featuring fiddle genius Bill Cummings. Calling by Steve Elliot. Teaching at 7 p.m., all dances taught, no partner needed. http://FolkHappens.org.
Walk Through Bethlehem, American Lutheran Church, 1085 Scott Drive, 6 p.m. 928-445-4348.
Yavapai Youth Choirs perfom
The Yavapai Youth Choirs are set to perform “A Candlelight Christmas,” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 630 Park Ave.
A celebration of the holidays, the concert is filled with candlelight, carols and songs that can touch the heart. It will also be the debut of the newest ensemble, Nova Voce.
Tickets for the show, available at the door or by calling 928-776-2045, are $10 for adults, $5 for Yavapai College employees and students and are free to youth 18 and younger.
Sunday, Dec. 9
Flash Mob Christmas Caroling, 1 to 2:30 p.m., US Vets VIP Center, 1113 E. Gurley, Meet at 917 E. Gurley, Prescott. Give your song and heart to a few of our Homeless Veterans who could use your joy and smile. 917 E. Gurley.
Coffeehouse Concerts Presents: Eric Ramsey, 2:30 p.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St.
Prescott Pops Symphony "Jingle All The Way" Concert, 3 to 5 p.m., Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, 1100 E. Sheldon St., Prescott. www.YCPAC.com, www.prescottpops.com or 928-776-2000.
Esteban Christmas Concert, 3 and 7 p.m., Elks Performing Arts Center, 117 E. Gurley.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Prescott Valley Stake is hosting their 7th Annual Community Christmas Concert and Nativity Display, 5:45 p.m. doors open to view nativities, 7 to 8:30 p.m. concert, Pronghorn Stake Center, 7073 E. Pronghorn Ranch Parkway, Prescott Valley.
Nashville-based New Legacy Project in concert, 6 p.m., Grace Baptist Church, 2010 South Highway 89, Chino Valley. Formerly known as the Blackwood Legacy, ground-breaking Nashville-based New Legacy Project blend an edgy Southern-Gospel sound with contemporary worship, while staying true to their Gospel calling. www.NewLegacyProject.com.
Sedona International Film Festival presents the Royal Ballet of London’s “Mayerling,” via satellite broadcast, 3 p.m., Mary D. Fisher Theatre 2030 W. Highway 89A. Tickets are $15 for adults or $12.50 for film festival members. 928-282-1177.
Esteban returns with two shows
Esteban has come back to Prescott for a Prescott Christmas concert titled “A Very Merry Christmas,” at the Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center, 117 E. Gurley St.
The show gives audiences a chance to hear some eclectic twists on Christmas favorites, created by some creative composing. One set from three years ago included a Caribbean version of “Mary’s Boy Child” and a progressive jazz version of “Silent Night.”
The shows are at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. Tickets are $39 for VIP, $29 for adults and $20 for seniors and are available online at www.prescottelkstheater.com, by calling 928-777-1370 or at the door one hour prior to the performance.
Tuesday, Dec. 11
Prescott Valley Farmer’s Market, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Harkins Theatre parking lot at Glassford Hill Road and Park Avenue.
Capital City at Northern Arizona Suns, 6:30 p.m., Prescott Valley Event Center, 3201 N. Main St., Prescott Valley.
Queen of Hearts, 6 p.m., 202 N. Arizona Ave. 928-776-1125; vfw541prescott.org.
Wednesday, Dec. 12
Writing Workshop Series: Protagonist Speaks, 2 p.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St.
Modern Board Gaming, 4 p.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St.
Mark Musick – Author Talk – “The Secret Life of Howard Hughes,” 5:30 to 7 p.m., Prescott Valley Public Library Auditorium, 7401 E Civic Circle. https://www.pvlib.net/.
Movies at the Elks: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, 7 p.m., Elks Performing Arts Center, 117 E. Gurley.
Thursday, Dec. 13
Holiday Shopping Fundraiser for Save The Dells, 4 to 7 p.m., Lefebvre's Boutique, Corner of Gurley & Cortez. 10% of the proceeds will be donated to Save The Dells. Music Provided by Singer Songwriter Mike Lewis
2018 NHI Speaker Series - One Building, 90 Years, Many Stories: The Natural History Institute, 7 p.m., 126 N Marina St., Prescott. Architect Bill Otwell's talk on the preservation of historic structures as sustainable design. His examples of local preservation projects will include the Natural History Institute's home which was rehabilitated in 1983 for use as an office building and again in 2013 for its current use, incorporating Bill's architectural vision.
Sedona International Film Festival presents “Inventing Tomorrow” with special guests for a Q&A, 4 and 7 p.m. Mary D. Fisher Theatre, 2030 W. Highway 89A, Tickets are $12 or $9 for film festival members. 928-282-1177.
Friday, Dec. 14
Los Pinos Mexican Restaurant Black Tie Christmas Dinner, 5 p.m., Los Pinos Mexican Restaurant, 1245 White Spar Road, $50 per person or $80 per couple for a three course meal. 619-865-8454.
Saturday, Dec. 15
Touchmark Trekkers beginning hiking club, 8 a.m., Touchmark Health & Fitness Club, 3150 Touchmark Blvd., Prescott. Please RSVP to this free event by calling 928-632-7800.
The annual nationwide ceremony "Wreaths Across America" will take place simultaneously at all National cemeteries across the Country, 10 a.m., staging time 9:15 a.m., Prescott National Cemetery, Intersection of Highway 69 and 89, Prescott.
The Prescott Farmers Market (PFM) 10 a.m., Prescott High School, 1050 Ruth St. www.prescottfarmersmarket.org.
Last-Minute Non-Profit Stocking-Stuffer Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Grace Sparks Activity Center, 824 E. Gurley St., Prescott. More than 50 non-profit vendors. Free admission. www.Stocking-Stuffer-Bazaar.com or 928-778-3747.
Old-Fashioned Cowboy Christmas, 1 to 5 p.m., Yavapai Humane Society (YHS) Equine Center, 3731 N. Road 1 W. Chino Valley. The YHS Equine Center turns into a holiday oasis complete with sleigh rides, Santa Claus, holiday vendors, caroling and more. Wear your best holiday or cowboy attire. www.yavapaihumane.org/cowboychristmas.
Cocoa and Crafts for Kids, 2 p.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. Enjoy the holidays making crafts and sipping cocoa. For all ages.
YMCA Youth Ballet presents Nutcracker Ballet & Holly Jolly Christmas Dance Recital, noon and 4 p.m., Ruth Street Theater, 1050 Ruth St. Tickets in advance are $10 for adults, $5 for children 3-9 and free for 2 and younger. Prices go up $5 at the door. 928-445-7221.
Prescott Chorale Holiday Concert, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 2000 Shepherds Lane. Tickets are $21 for adults and $6 for youth. www.prescottchorale.org.
Sunday, Dec. 16
Cocoa and Crafts for Kids, 2 p.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St.
Memphis at Northern Arizona Suns, 3 p.m., Prescott Valley Event Center, 3201 N. Main St., Prescott Valley.