December Events, 2015

 


 

Florida, Naples, Event Date: December 16 - 23, December 26 - 30, January 2 - 4

Florida's Naples Botanical Garden Brightens Up the Holidays with Sparkling 'Night Lights' Event

Thousands of twinkling lights, glowing orbs, and sparkling décor illuminate one of Naples’ most popular outdoor venues this December. Naples Botanical Garden announces its annual Night Lights the evenings of December 16 – 23, December 26 – 30, and January 2-3 from 6 to 9 pm. Advance tickets for all nights will be required for Members and Non-Members. Naples Botanical Garden is located at 4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples, FL ...

 


New Jersey, Nutley, Event Date: Saturday & Sunday, December 19 & 20, 2015

Holiday Flea Market to Be Held in Nutley, NJ, Dec. 19 & 20

JC Promotions will hold its Nutley Holiday Flea Market & Gift Show held on both Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 19 & 20, held indoors and outdoors in Nutley High School located at 300 Franklin Ave., Nutley, NJ. This free event is open both days from 9AM-5PM. Parking is available in the municipal lots throughout the area. This event will feature over 75 exhibitors displaying an array of quality merchandise such as handbags ...

 


California, Glendale & Pacific Palisades, Event Date: December 18 and 19, 2015

Salastina Music Society Presents Chamber Music Messiah and Sing Along, South Pasadena & Pacific Palisades, CA

On December 18 and 19, Salastina Music Society invites audiences to come to a deeper understanding of what makes Handel’s Messiah so enduring. Featuring selections from the Messiah, this Masterpiece Discovery with Brian Lauritzen, explores the narrative of the oratorio. It illuminates specific ...

 


California, Los Angeles, Event Date: December 18th & 19th, 2015

City Ballet of Los Angeles Presents The Nutcracker Swings Set in 1942

The City Ballet of Los Angeles (CBLA) continues its mission to reflect the diversity of its city and bringing ballet to new audiences with its winter program, The Nutcracker Swings, a twist on the holiday favorite set in 1942 Los Angeles during WWII to be presented on Friday evening December 18th at 8:00pm and Saturday, December 19th at 8:00 p.m. at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Hancock Park, Los Angeles. Tickets to the Nutcracker ...

 


Illinois, Chicago, Event Date: Sunday, December 20, 2015

Protege Philharmonic Annual Christmas Concert, Chicago, December 20th

The Protégé Philharmonic will perform its wildly popular annual Christmas Concert featuring music of Wagner, Mussorgsky, Liszt, and Tchaikovsky, with favorite holiday seasonal works by Leroy Anderson and an audience participation Christmas Carol Sing-A-Long. The event will take place at 3pm at the auditorium at the Salme Harju Steinberg Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, at 3701 West Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago, IL ...

 


Michigan, Northville, Event Date: December 11 to 13, 2015

36th Annual Tinsel and Treasures Holiday Market will take place at Northville Community Center

The 36th Annual Tinsel and Treasures Holiday Market will take place at Northville Community Center, 303 W. Main St, Northville, MI, 48167, on December 11 to 13, 2015. Event times are Friday: 9am-8pm, Saturday: 9am-5pm, Sunday 11am-4pm. Admission is $3.00, 12 and under, free. Handcrafters was recently ranked 42nd in the prestigious Sunshine Artist Magazine’s Top Traditional & Contemporary Craft Shows in the ...

 


Illinois, Chicago, Event Date: December 12 to 13, 2015

17th Annual Bucktown Holiday ArtShow, Chicago, IL

The 17th Annual Bucktown Holiday ArtShow takes place December 12 and 13, 2015 from noon to 5 PM at Holstein Park Fieldhouse, 2200 N. Oakley Ave., in the eclectic Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago. Admission is free with a downloadable pass.   Just in time for the holidays there will be100 artists offering one-of-a-kind handmade  ...

 


New York, New York, Event Date: December 23, 2015

Masterwork Chorus and Orchestra Perform Handel's Messiah at Carnegie Hall

Under the baton of new music director Christopher Shepard, The Masterwork Chorus and Orchestra performs its electrifying interpretation of Handel’s Messiah on December 23, 2015 at 7:30 pm in the legendary acoustics of Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, 57th Street at 7th Ave., NYC. Messiah is a part of the fabric of the Masterwork Chorus; the ensemble has performed this oratorio 253 times, with 117 occurring in Carnegie Hall. It is a great work, and under ...

 



Connecticut, Middletown, Event Date: November 27th through December 13th

Wesleyan Potters 60th Annual Exhibit and Sale, Middletown, CT

One of a kind handmade crafts from New England. The show is juried to maintain quality and exceptional design standards. Ten thousand pieces of artwork from over 250 American artists, ranging in price from $5 to $1500 displayed in one location creates a shopping hot spot for “Handcrafted Arts within Reach.” Middletown, Connecticut, November 22, 2015 - The Wesleyan Potters’ 60th Annual Sale will be held ...

 


Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Event Date: Saturday, December 12, 2015

Kente Arts Alliance Presents the Billy Harper Sextet, Pittsburgh

On Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 8 pm, the Kente Arts Alliance will present Billy Harper Sextet at the New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square East, Northside, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. “On stage, Billy Harper puts his lips to the tenor saxophone, stands relatively erect and sings through his horn; a strong, angular, muscular sound. There’s little physical gesticulation, belying the effort it takes to express feelings and ...

 


 

Tennessee, Antioch, Event Date: December 5, 2015

Lakeshore Christian Church to Feature Over 50 Vendors at the 5th Annual Holiday Expo, Antioch (Nashville Area), TN

The Lakeshore Christian Church will hold its 5th Annual Holiday Expo at 5434 Bell Forge Lane E., in Antioch (Nashville Area), TN on December 5, 2015, from 9am to 3pm.   Shop indoors in a festive atmosphere to the sounds and smells of Christmas. Find artwork, books, fragrances, sheets, clothing, jewelry, baskets, spices and oils, breads ...

 



California, San Francisco, Event Date: December 12, 2015

Connect and Be Local at Sunset Holiday Mercantile, San Francisco

Sunset Mercantile, a "festive pop-up open-air metropolis," will celebrate winter with a Holiday Mercantile on Saturday, December 12th, 10am-4pm at 42nd Avenue and Kirkham in the Outer Sunset of San Francisco. This fun-filled, family-friendly event features artists, crafters, makers, food artisans, local businesses, beer and wine tasting, food trucks, useful trades, entertainment, children's activities and local causes ...

 



Washington/Leavenworth, Seattle, Event Date: December 5, 12, and 19, 2015

Holiday Snow Train to Leavenworth, WA

A trip to the North Pole isn't in the cards this Christmas. But who needs negative temps and tons of travel, when you can join Alki Tours on the only daylight train to the legendary Christmas town of Leavenworth. The fun begins as you board the train departing from King Street Station (303 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA), Edmonds Station (211 Railroad Ave., Edmonds, WA) , or at Everett Station (3201 Smith Ave., Everett, WA) ...

 



California, Fairfield, Event Date: December 12 to 13, 2015

Santa's Last Stand Gift Fair, Fairfield, CA

The Santa's Last Stand Gift Fair will be held indoors 10 am to 5 pm at the Specialty Event Center (former Walmart), 300 Chadbourne Rd, Fairfield, CA on December 12 to 13. Admission is free. Parking is free. Over 750 parking spaces.   The event will feature over 100 booths with holiday gifts and stocking stuffers. Browse the aisles filled with a wide selection of original handmade items, tempting gourmet specialty food items  ...

 



South Carolina, Charleston, Event Date: December 11to 13, 2015

Charleston Ballet Theatre Center for Dance Education and Coastal Ballet USA to Perform the Original Nutcracker, Charleston, SC

Lowcountry audiences will once again be treated to the most famous holiday ballet adventure when Charleston Ballet Theatre Education’s production of The Nutcracker takes the stage for one evening and one matinee performance. The 2015 Nutcracker performances take place on Friday, December 11 at 10:00 AM, and Saturday, December 12 at 7:00 PM, Sunday December 13 at 3:00 PM at the Sottile Theatre at the College of Charleston Center located at 44 ...


 

New York, Port Washington, Event Date: Through February 6, 2016

Historical Society Costume Exhibit at Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society, Port Washington, NY

The Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society of Port Washington launches its major exhibit, “Costume & Culture,” that runs through February 6, 2016. Docent led tours are every Saturday at 12:30pm. Made possible through the generous sponsorship of Brooks Brothers, the exhibit features historic garments presented in context with their heritage and history. Showcasing more than 65 garments plus countless accessories ...

 


 

Ohio, Sylvania, Event Date: December 13, 2015

Toledo Craftsman's Guild to Hold Winter Festival of Crafts Show, Sylvania, Ohio

Complete your holiday shopping and decorating with a purchase of a fine handmade craft items crafted by one of the juried members of the Toledo Craftsman's Guild (celebrating their 40th anniversary) at their Winter Festival of Crafts show. The beautiful setting of the Franciscan Center on the campus of Lourdes College at 6832 Convent Boulevard in Sylvania, Ohio will be the host for this annual event ...