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Plan your holiday fun with our Holiday Events Guide

Monday, November 19, 2012 - 9:37 am

Concerts, plays, live performances, Nativities and merriment fill this holiday season's calendar of activities. Happy holidays!

Ongoing events

“A CHRISTMAS STORY”: Fort Wayne Civic Theatre, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St. $24 adults, $20 seniors on Sundays only, $16 ages 23 and under. Tickets: 424-5220.

“THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES”: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, USF Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry St. $15 general public, $12 seniors and under age 10.

HOLIDAY PICTURES: With your pets, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; noon-3 p.m. Sunday, H.O.P.E. for Animals, 1333 Maycrest Drive. $7.99 for 5-by-7 photo and digital copy.

PINATA PARADISE: Saturday-Dec. 2, Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays, Christmas and New Year's Day. $5 adults, $3 ages 3-17, free ages 2 and under.

ICE SKATING: Open for the season, beginning Sunday Nov. 18, Headwaters Park Skating Rink. Free skating noon-4 p.m. Nov. 18, and rink open until 8 p.m. Regular hours: 1-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; noon-10 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday; noon-8 p.m. Sunday; closed Christmas Day. Extended holiday hours: noon-10 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21-Jan. 5. Admission: $5 ages 14 and older, $3 under age 14, $2 skate rental.

LIGHTS OF LOVE MEMORIAL: 5-8 p.m. Tuesday-Nov. 28, Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St. Closed Thanksgiving. To purchase luminaries, contact Audrey@erinshouse.org or call 423-2466 or visit www.Erinshouse.org.

HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS EXHIBIT: Wednesday-Jan. 6, Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St. $5 adults, $3 ages 3-17, free ages 2 and under. Closed Mondays, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

FESTIVAL OF TREES: 6-9 p.m. Wednesday; 4-8 p.m. Nov. 22; noon-8 p.m. Nov. 23-25; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 26-28, Embassy Theatre, 121 W. Jefferson Blvd. $7 adults, $3 ages 12 and under. Senior day is Nov. 26.

FANTASY OF LIGHTS: Wednesday-Dec. 31, Franke Park. Hours: 6-10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays; 6-9 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays. $5 a car, $10 passenger van, $25 bus or trolley.

FESTIVAL OF GINGERBREAD: Wednesday-Dec. 9, The History Center, 302 E. Berry St. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and Saturday; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Thanksgiving Day. Regular admission $5 adults, $3 seniors and students, free ages 2 and under. Lighting night, 5-9 p.m. Wednesday; $2. Create your own ornament, 1-3 p.m. Nov. 24; $1 additional charge person. Make a holiday greeting card, 1-3 p.m. Nov. 25; $1 additional charge per person. Free night, 5-9 p.m. Nov. 27. Visit with Santa Claus, 1-3 p.m. Dec. 1. Holiday storytelling, 1-3 p.m. Dec. 2. Science of Sugary Structures by Science Central, 1-4 p.m. Dec. 8; $3 additional charge per person. Cookie decorating party, 1-4 p.m. Dec. 9; $1 additional charge per person.

ZUM LIVING LIGHTS 2012: 5:30-10 p.m. nightly through New Year's Eve, Zanesville United Methodist Church, Zanesville.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA: 9:30-11 a.m. Nov. 23-24, Embassy Theatre, 121 W. Jefferson Blvd. $12.50. Reservations: 424-5665.

FESTIVAL OF TRAINS: Nov. 23-25, Science Central, 1950 N. Clinton St. $8 ages 3-64, $7 ages 65 and older, free ages 2 and under.

“A CHRISTMAS SURVIVAL GUIDE”: 8 p.m. Nov. 23-24, Nov 30-Dec. 1, Dec. 7-8 and Dec. 14-15; 2 p.m. Dec. 9, Arena Dinner Theatre, 719 Rockhill St. $35. 424-5622.

OAKDALE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION CHRISTMAS TREE SALE: Nov. 23-Dec. 15, northwest corner of Rudisill Boulevard and South Wayne Avenue. Hours: 5-8 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays; and noon-6 p.m. Sundays.

HOLIDAY HOUSES FOR HABITAT: Indiana's largest snow village, Nov. 23-Dec. 24, Glenbrook Square, next to Regis Hair on the second level. Hours: noon-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday.

GINGERBREAD HOUSE DISPLAY: Nov. 23-Dec. 31, Yoder Shopping Center, Shipshewana.

REFRIGERATED TOBOGGAN RIDES: Nov. 23-Feb. 24, 5-10 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays and holidays, Pokagon State Park, Angola. Special hours: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Nov. 23-24, Dec. 26-28, Dec. 31 and Jan. 2-5; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 24 and Dec. 29; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 23, Jan.1, Jan. 6, Jan. 20-21 and Feb. 17-18; closed Christmas Day. $10 an hour for up to four people; renter must have valid driver's license. Regular park admission: $5 Indiana cars, $7 out-of-state cars.

SETTLERS CHRISTMAS AT HOME: 2 p.m. Nov. 29-30 and Dec. 1, Swinney Homestead, 1424 W. Jefferson Blvd. $15. Reservations: Katie Bloom at 489-7115.

“IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE”: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29-30, Dec. 1-2, Dec. 7-8 and Dec. 14-15; 2 p.m. Dec. 2, Dec. 9 and Dec. 16, First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne St. $10 for Nov. 29 preview performance; regular shows $20 advance adults, $18 advance seniors, $10 full-time students, $24 adults at the door, $22 seniors at the door. 422-6329.

COUNTRY CHRISTMAS: 6-9 p.m. Nov. 30-Dec. 1 and Dec. 7-8, Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Road. Light displays, horse-drawn wagon rides, Nativity.

“THE NUTCRACKER”: Fort Wayne Ballet, 7 p.m. Nov. 30; gala at 9 p.m. Nov. 30, Auer Center for Arts and Culture; more performances at 2:30 and 8 p.m. Dec. 1 and Dec. 8, with Sugar Plum parties at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 1-2 and Dec. 8-9; 2:30 p.m. Dec. 2 and Dec. 9; 7 p.m. Dec. 4; 8 p.m. Dec. 7, Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St. Tickets: 484-9646.

"ANNIE": 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 2 and 2 p.m. Dec. 1, Bishop Luers High School, 333 E. Paulding Road.

HOLIDAY STUDIO SHOW: Nov. 30-Dec. 30, Art Farm. Take Indiana 37 toward Harlan, turn left at Cuba Road (flashing light), follow the road, it will turn right at the river and become Davis Road then will curve right again at the county line becoming North County Line Road, and the farm will be on the right. Opening reception is 5-10 p.m. Nov. 30. Hours are noon-6 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday.

SANTA'S TRAIN: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 1, Dec. 8 and Dec. 15, Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society, 15808 Edgerton Road, east of New Haven. $4 train rides.

SANTA AND THE REINDEER: Noon-4 p.m. Dec. 1, Dec. 8, Dec. 15 and Dec. 22, Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.

CHRISTMAS IN THE CASTLE: Noon-5 p.m. Dec. 1-2 and Dec. 8-9 and 1-5 p.m. Dec. 7, Historic Brookside Mansion, near Mirror Lake, University of Saint Francis, 2701 Spring St. $5 a person, $20 family maximum up to six people. Senior day Dec. 7; $3 admission for seniors. Tickets can be purchased on the days of the event in the North Campus lobby across from Brookside.

WILLIAMS-WOODLAND HOLIDAY HOME TOUR: 5-9 p.m. Dec. 1; 1-5 p.m. Dec. 2.$12 at the door. .

STAR OF BETHLEHEM: 3 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 and Dec. 8 and Dec. 15; 12:30 and 3 p.m. Dec. 2; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 and Dec. 14; 5 p.m. Dec. 9 and Dec. 16, University of Saint Francis, Shouweiler Planetarium, 2701 Spring St. $4 adults, $3 seniors and under age 18, $14 family maximum at the door.

THE LIVING CHRISTMAS TREE: 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 1-2, North Park Community Church, 7160 Flutter Road. $10 advance, $12 at the door. Tickets available at Rustic Hutch at Pine Valley and Jefferson Pointe and at the church.

HANDEL'S “MESSIAH”: 7 p.m. Dec. 1 and 3 p.m. Dec. 2, First Mennonite Church, 566 W. Main St., Berne.

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS: 7 p.m. Dec. 6-7; 3 and 7 p.m. Dec. 8-9, Lakewood Park Baptist Church, 5555 DeKalb County Road 29, Auburn. Tickets: 1-260-925-2006.

FORT WAYNE CHILDREN'S CHOIR: Rejoice concert, with Whitley County, Apprentice and Lyric choirs, Youth Chorale and Chamber Singers, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7-8, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 3425 Crescent Ave. $8 adults, $5 seniors and students.

FORT WAYNE PHILHARMONIC: “Holiday Pops,” 8 p.m. Dec. 7-8 and Dec. 14-15; 2 p.m. Dec. 15, Embassy Theatre, 121 W. Jefferson Blvd. Tickets: 481-0777.

HEARTLAND SINGS: HOLIDAYS: 7 p.m. Dec. 8, location to be announced; 2:30 p.m. Dec. 9, Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 W. Berry St.; 7 p.m. Dec. 15, Homestead High School, 4310 Homestead Road; 2:30 p.m. Dec. 16, Trinity Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 9600 St. Joe Road.

CHRIST CHILD FESTIVAL: 6-9 p.m. Dec. 14; noon-8 p.m. Dec. 15; noon-6 p.m. Dec. 16, Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave. Free admission.

“THE SNOW QUEEN”: Youtheatre, 7 p.m. Dec. 14; 2 p.m. Dec. 15-16, Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St. $15 adults, $10 seniors and students. Ice castle ball at 6 p.m. Dec. 14. 422-4226.

“O HOLY NIGHT”: 7:15 p.m. Dec. 17-18, Calhoun Street Soups, Salads and Spirits, 1915 S. Calhoun St. $12 by Dec. 15, $15 afterward. Tickets: 579-6277.

ICE FESTIVAL: Dec. 27-29, Shipshewana. Queen contest, 6 p.m. Dec. 27, Davis Mercantile. Competition carvings, 10 a.m. Dec. 28, Davis Mercantile.

BOAR'S HEAD AND YULE LOG FESTIVAL: 5:30 and 8 p.m. Dec. 28-30, Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 W. Berry St. Tickets: 423-9424.

ART FOR THE HOLIDAYS: Through Dec. 31, Orchard Gallery of Fine Art, 6312-A Covington Road. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

Single-day events Saturday

SALES GARDEN HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.

“THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS ALL ABOUT CHRISTMAS”: Screenings, 12:50 and 2 p.m., Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St. $5 adults, $3 ages 3-17, free ages 2 and under.

TURKEY TROT: Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with Fawn Liebowitz concert at 7:30 p.m., Bishop Luers High School, 333 E. Paulding Road. $20 a person. Tickets: 456-1261, Ext. 3020.

Wednesday

SANTA'S WORKSHOP: 4-7:30 p.m., Community Center, 233 W. Main St. Lighting ceremony at 6 p.m.

HOLIDAY KICK-OFF PARTY: 5-9 p.m., Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St. $5 adults, $3 ages 3-17, free ages 2 and under.

NORTHERN LIGHTS: Lighting at 5:45 p.m., Aunt Millie's, 350 Pearl St.

SANTA AND HIS REINDEER: Lighting at 6:15 p.m. at PNC bank building, Main and Calhoun streets, with Mayor Tom Henry, Santa and guests.

HOLIDAY DISPLAYS: Lighting at 6:45 p.m., Wells Fargo and Indiana Michigan Power, Wayne and Calhoun streets.

HOLIDAY WINDOW LIGHTING: 7:15 p.m., Embassy Theatre, 121 W. Jefferson Blvd., and Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.

FIREWORKS: 7:45 p.m., Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.

Nov. 22

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

TURKEY TROT 5K RUN AND FUN WALK: 8 a.m., McDonald's, 60 Home St., Huntington. $20 pre-registered, $25 day of race. Registration forms: www.kidskampus.org.

GALLOPING GOBBLER: Thanksgiving Day run, new 8-mile run beginning 8:15 a.m. at Towpath Trail and ending at the University of Saint Francis; traditional 4-mile run beginning 8:30 a.m. at University of Saint Francis and loop through Lindenwood Cemetery. Pick up packets 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the university's Hutsell Athletic Center.

KOMETS: vs. Kalamazoo, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave. $7-$25.

Nov. 23

CHRISTMAS PARADE OF LIGHTS: 5:30 p.m., in Garrett, along Warfield to Randolph Street, north to King Street, east to Second Street and south on Second Street.

HAPPY SHOPPING: 6 a.m.-10 p.m., Glenbrook Square, 4201 Coldwater Road. Holiday hours: 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Nov. 24 and Dec. 10-15; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 25, Dec. 2 and Dec. 9; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 26-Dec. 1, Dec. 3-8, and Dec. 27-29; 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Dec. 10-15; 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Dec. 17-22; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 16 and Dec. 23; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 24; closed Christmas Day; 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 26; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 30; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 31-Jan. 1.

HAPPY SHOPPING: 6 a.m.-9 p.m. (with select stores open midnight-11 p.m.), Jefferson Pointe shopping center, Illinois Road at West Jefferson Boulevard. Holiday hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 24, Dec. 15 and Dec. 17-22; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 25, Dec. 2 and Dec. 9; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 26-Dec. 1, Dec. 3-8, Dec. 10-Dec. 14 and Dec. 26-29; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 16, Dec. 23 and Dec. 30; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 24; closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 31.

SCHOOL'S OUT SKATE: Noon-4 p.m., Roller Dome North, 444 Coliseum Blvd. W., and Roller Dome South, 4540 Bluffton Road. $5.50 includes skate rental.

“HOLIDAY TALES”: Presented by Fort Wayne Youtheatre, 1 p.m. at Festival of Trees, Embassy Theatre, 121 W. Jefferson Blvd.

Nov. 24

“HOLIDAY TALES”: Presented by Fort Wayne Youtheatre, noon at Barnes and Noble, Glenbrook Square, 4201 Coldwater Road.

CHRISTMAS BOUTIQUE: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Jude Catholic Church, corner of East State Boulevard and Randallia Drive. Food available.

Nov. 25

HOLIDAY MEMORIAL TREE: 5 p.m., Baker Street Station. Lights are $25 each or $40 for two lights. Proceeds benefit Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home. 435-3222.

HOLIDAY SWING CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., IPFW, Auer Performance Hall, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. $7 adults, $6 seniors, $4 nonIPFW students, free IPFW students with ID and ages 10 and under. 481-6555 or www.ipfw.edu/box-office.

Nov. 26

MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER: 3 and 7 p.m., Honeywell Center, 275 W. Market St., Wabash. $28, $48, and $68, 1-260-563-1102 or www.honeywellcenter.org.

Nov. 30

CHRISTMAS JAZZ CONCERT: 7:30 p.m. Huntington University, Zurcher Auditorium in the Merillat Centre for the Arts, Huntington. $12 adults, $10 seniors, $9 Huntington University faculty and staff, and $5 for Huntington University students.

MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER: 8 p.m., Embassy Theatre, 121 W. Jefferson Blvd. $28-$68.

Dec. 1

MONROEVILLE HOLIDAY MAGIC: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Monroeville. Santa at the Park Pavilion; gingerbread house contest entries at the fire station; craft vendors at the Park Pavilion and Monroeville United Methodist Church; cookie walk at Cornerstone Youth Center; visit Trackside Museum.

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Orchard Gallery of Fine Art, 6312-A Covington Road.

SOPHIA'S PORTICO WINTER ART FAIR: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Beacon Heights Church of the Brethren, 2810 Beacon St.

“A DREAM OF BEAUTY” HOLIDAY WALK: 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site, 1205 Pleasant Point, off Indiana 9 near Rome City. The famous author's cabin will be decorated based on her description of their Christmas of 1917, which she called “A Dream of Beauty.” Entertainment, holiday goodies, crafts, activities and draft horse wagon rides. $3 per person. Information: 1-260-854-3790, or e-mail genestrattonportershs@indianamuseum.org.

HOLIDAY GALA: Progressive dinner event featuring specialty treats from area restaurants, bars and entertainers, North Manchester. Invitations available at www.manchestermainstreet.org.

Dec. 2

BACH COLLEGIUM: “Messiah” singalong, 2 p.m., Queen of Angels Catholic Church, 1500 W. State Blvd. Tickets: 485-2143.

SUMMIT CITY SINGERS: 3 p.m., Allen County Public Library, auditorium, 900 Library Plaza. Free.

COMPOSITION STUDIO RECITAL: 7:30 p.m., IPFW, Rhinehart Recital Hall, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. $7 adults, $6 seniors, $4 nonIPFW students, free IPFW students with ID and ages 10 and under. 481-6555 or www.ipfw.edu/box-office.

HANDEL'S “MESSIAH”: With Huntington University Concert Choir and Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., St. Mary's Catholic Church, 903 N. Jefferson St., Huntington. Free admission.

Dec. 3

HOLIDAY CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., IPFW, Auer Performance Hall, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. $7 adults, $6 seniors, $4 non-IPFW students, free IPFW students with ID and ages 10 and under. 481-6555 or www.ipfw.edu/box-office.

Dec. 4

“MAX & RUBY IN THE NUTCRACKER SUITE”: 7 p.m., Honeywell Center, 275 W. Market St., Wabash. $19 for main floor, $14 for balcony. www.honeywellcenter.org.

BATMAN LIVE!: 7:30 p.m., Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave. $19.50-$79.50.

Dec. 5

BATMAN LIVE!: 3:30 and 7:30 p.m., Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave. $19.50-$79.50.

“CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE”: 7:30 p.m., Embassy Theatre, 121 W. Jefferson Blvd. Tickets: Embassy box office and all Ticketmaster locations.

Dec. 7

GERMAN CHRISTMAS SHOW: Dinner at 5:30 p.m., entertainment at 7 p.m., Fort Wayne Sport Club, 3102 Ardmore Ave. $35. Reservations: Fred Koger at 1-260-244-6964 or email rhodywolf1@embarqmail.com by Nov. 30.

CHRISTMAS IN THE VILLAGE: 6-8 p.m., downtown Roanoke.

Dec. 8

HANUKKAH: Begins at sundown!

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA: 9 a.m., Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St. $11 includes visit with Santa's reindeer noon-4 p.m. 427-6011 by Dec. 3.

CHONDA PIERCE: 7 p.m., First Assembly of God Christian Center, 1400 W. Washington Center Road. $20 artist circle and at the door, $15 advance, $10 each groups of 10 or more, $5 ages 6-12, free ages 5 and under except in artist circle. Tickets at YoYo, 10015 Lima Road and 9930 Illinois Road, Trinity Communications (www.trinitycommunications.org or 484-1029).

Dec. 9

CHRISTMAS CONCERT: With Memories of the King, featuring Brent A. Cooper, 3-5:30 p.m., Turners, 3636 Parnell Ave. $10. Lunch available for purchase beforehand. 471-8876.

ADVENT CANDLELIGHT CHORAL VESPERS: 4 p.m., Concordia Theological Seminary, 6600 N. Clinton St., Kramer Chapel. Free.

Dec. 10

ZANESVILLE LIONS FAMILY AND SENIOR CITIZEN CHRISTMAS PARTY: Dinner at 6:30 p.m., ballpark clubhouse, Zanesville. Jody Heaston presents “The Folklore of Christmas.”

Dec. 11

SUMMIT CITY SINGERS: 7 p.m., Towne House Retirement Center, 2209 St. Joe Center Road. Free.

Dec. 12

CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE: 3-7 p.m., Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control, 3020 Hillegas Road. Bring monetary donations or pet supplies.

Dec. 13

FORT WAYNE PHILHARMONIC: Chamber Series, “The Sacred Music of Christmas,” 7 p.m., First Wayne Street United Methodist Church, 300 E. Wayne St. Tickets: 481-0777 or www.fwphil.org.

Dec. 14

MARK MAXWELL SAX EXPERIENCE: Gala jazz Christmas, 9 p.m.-midnight, The Philmore on Broadway, 2441 Broadway. $10 general admission, $15 reserved.

“THE CASE OF THE CHRISTMAS STAR,” Social time with appetizers and champagne starts at 6 p.m. followed by a buffet and the show, presented by Bower North Productions. Courtyard Marriott, 1150 S. Harrison St. $34.95 before Nov. 22; $39.95 after Nov. 22. Call Carol at 579-9226.

Dec. 15

SANTA AND HIS REINDEER VISIT THE ZOO: 9, 9:30, 10, 10:30, 11 and 11:30 a.m.; noon, 12:30, 1, 1:30 and 2 p.m., Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, 3411 Sherman Blvd. $15 children, $10 adults. Registration required: www.kidszoo.org or call 427-6808.

“THE NUTCRACKER”: New American Youth Ballet, 8 p.m., USF Performing Arts Center, former Scottish Rite Auditorium, 431 W. Berry St. $15. 471-7848.

Dec. 16

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA: 8:30 and 10:30 a.m., Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, 3411 Sherman Blvd. $15 children, $10 adults. Registration required: www.kidszoo.org or call 427-6808.

“NUTS AND CRACKERS”: 2 p.m., Fort Wayne Dance Collective, 437 E. Berry St. $13 adults, $12 children. Tickets: https://tickets.artstix.org or 422-4226.

SUMMIT CITY SINGERS: 3 p.m., Covenant United Methodist Church, 10001 Coldwater Road. Free.

CONCORDIA LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CONCERT: 4 p.m., Embassy Theatre, 121 W. Jefferson Blvd. Features the school's choirs, orchestra and bands and guest choirs from local Lutheran elementary schools. Tickets $12 for adults, $6 for children and seniors; available at the high school 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays Dec. 3-14. Information: 483-1102.

HANUKKAH: Ends at sundown!

Dec. 17

ZANESVILLE LIONS ANNUAL COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS: Pictures with Santa 5-7 p.m., Lions Clubhouse at the ballpark. Lighting contest 6-9 p.m., throughout Zanesville. Homes within 2 miles of town limits must call 638-4327 to be included in lighting contest.

Dec. 18

DAVID PHELPS: 7:30 p.m., First Assembly of God Christian Center, 1400 W. Washington Center Road. $25 artist circle and at the door, $20 advance, $18 each in groups of 10 or more, $10 ages 6-12, free ages 5 and under except in artist circle. Tickets at YoYo, 10015 Lima Road and 9930 Illinois Road, Trinity Communications ( www.trinitycommunications.org or 484-1029).

FORT WAYNE AREA COMMUNITY BAND: 7:30 p.m., IPFW, Rhinehart Music Center, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. $5 adults, $4 seniors, $2 ages 6-18, free ages 5 and under and IPFW students with ID.

Dec. 24

CHRISTMAS EVE!

Dec. 25

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Dec. 26

KWANZAA BEGINS!

SCHOOL'S OUT SKATE: Noon-4 p.m., Roller Dome North, 444 Coliseum Blvd. W., and Roller Dome South, 4540 Bluffton Road. $5.50 includes skate rental.

Dec. 27

SCHOOL'S OUT SKATE: Noon-4 p.m., Roller Dome North, 444 Coliseum Blvd. W., and Roller Dome South, 4540 Bluffton Road. $5.50 includes skate rental.

Dec. 28

SCHOOL'S OUT SKATE: Noon-4 p.m., Roller Dome North, 444 Coliseum Blvd. W., and Roller Dome South, 4540 Bluffton Road. $5.50 includes skate rental.

Dec. 29

CHILI COOKOFF: Town Center, Shipshewana.

DOWN THE LINE: HARD CHORD: 7 p.m. concert by local hard rock bands, Embassy Theatre, 121 W. Jefferson Blvd. $10 advance, $12 week of show. Event benefits Embassy Theatre.

Dec. 30

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS: 2 p.m., Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave. Tickets $21-$79; available at coliseum box office, Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com and 1-800-745-3000.

Dec. 31

KIDS' NEW YEAR'S SKATE: 1-4 p.m., Roller Dome North, 444 Coliseum Blvd. W., and Roller Dome South, 4540 Bluffton Road. $10 includes skate rental, balloon drop, party favors.

KOMETS: vs. Elmira, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave. $7-$25.

Jan. 1

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

KWANZAA ENDS.