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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

It’s Beginning to Look Like Christmas

Make holiday magic this weekend with music and dance performances, light displays, decorated home tours, and more.

Adult Crafternoon: 3D Paper Snowflakes
4-5 p.m. Dec. 7, Willard Public Library, 21 N. First Ave.
Create decorative snowflakes for the season with refreshments and craft supplies provided.

Christmas in Killarney
7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, Preston Arts Center, 2660 S. Green St., Henderson, Kentucky
Get a glimpse of an Irish Christmas in with traditional dance, music, and more. Tickets are $35 for students and groups of more than eight and $45 for adults.

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party: Eat, Drink, & Be Festive!
5:30-8 p.m. Dec. 7, Bally’s Evansville, 421 N.W. Riverside Drive
Don your best — or, rather, worst — holiday sweater for dinner, dessert, and games. Tickets cost $65, and proceeds benefit Cancer Pathways Midwest.

Newburgh Winterlights 2023
5:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 7-10 and 14-17, Gene Aurand Trailhead, 715 IN-662, Newburgh, Indiana
Thousands of bulbs light up the Rivertown Trail across two December weekends. Tickets cost $5, and children under two are admitted for free.

Night of Light
4:30-6:30 p.m. Dec. 8, Old National Events Plaza, 715 Locust St.
Honor those impacted by organ, tissue, and eye donations and transplants throughout the Tri-State at this tree lighting ceremony.

Candlelight Christmas Tour
4:30-8 p.m. Dec. 8, North Main St., Henderson, Kentucky
Attend a holiday gathering at Gallery 101 before exploring seven beautifully decorated Christmas homes on the Garden Club’s tour. Tickets at The Depot Gift Shop cost $25.

Wolfgang Winter Concert
7 p.m. Dec. 8, Reitz Memorial High School, 1500 Lincoln Ave.
Listen to seasonal music performed by Mount Vernon, Indiana’s Wolfgang Orchestra and Chorus. Guests are encouraged to bring a non-perishable donation to benefit area food banks.

7ML Holiday Paint & Sip
8 p.m.-12 a.m. Dec. 8, 7Mile Lounge, 915 Main St.
Paint Christmas ornaments while singing along to holiday tunes. Tickets are $20 per person and $50 for couples.

Christmas on Main Street
7 p.m. Dec. 8; noon-7 p.m. Dec. 9, Main Street to the riverfront, Mount Vernon, Indiana
Enjoy two days of parades, tree lighting, pop-up parties, food trucks, and more.

Creepy Christmas
5-10 p.m. Dec. 8-9, Newburgh Civitan Zombie Farm, 5466 Vann Road, Newburgh, Indiana
Grinch zombies take over Whoville at this Warrick Humane Society fundraiser. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under.

Children’s Center for Dance Education’s The Nutcracker
7 p.m. Dec. 8; 2 p.m. Dec. 9, Old National Events Plaza, 715 Locust St.
3 p.m. Dec. 10, Preston Arts Center, 2660 S. Green St., Henderson, Kentucky
This Nutcracker children’s performance includes a free sensory-friendly performance at 4 p.m. Dec. 8. Tickets to other performances are $15.

One Christmas Eve at Evergreen Mall
7:30-10:30 p.m. Dec.8-9; 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Dec. 10, STAGEtwo at 321, 321 N. Congress Ave.
Set in a Midwestern mall on the last day of shopping for Christmas, a cast of eight characters navigates meetings, second chances, and last-minute choices in this play. Tickets cost $15.

Elf Academy 2023
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 9, Children’s Museum of Evansville, 22 S.E. Fifth St.
Children learn to be Santa’s elves with a snowball toss, wood crafting, sock skating, art stations, and more activities. Tickets cost $35 plus $5 for breakfast.

Jingle Bell Bakery
9 a.m.-noon Dec. 9, Methodist Temple UMC, 2109 Lincoln Ave.
Dive into cookies and other freshly baked holiday treats benefiting mission work at Methodist Temple United Methodist Church.

Pancakes and Pajamas with Santa
9-11 a.m. Dec. 9, Swonder Ice Arena, 209 N. Boeke Road
Come dressed in festive pajamas for breakfast and skating with Santa. Admission is $7, plus $5 for breakfast.

Holiday Homes of Note tour
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 9, five locations in Evansville
Explore five holiday-decorated homes at this Evansville Philharmonic Guild fundraiser. Purchase a ticket for $35 by contacting Marianna Wright at 812-589-4057.

Planes, Trains, & Santa Claus
noon-4 p.m. Dec. 9, Evansville Wartime Museum, 7503 Petersburg Road
Explore displays of model trains plus treats, crafts, and a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Ballet Indiana’s The Nutcracker
7 p.m. Dec. 9; 2 p.m. Dec. 10, Victory Theatre, 600 Main St.
This annual Ballet Indiana tradition brings the Victorian-era story to the stage. Tickets start at $25.

Santa Land
3-6 p.m. Dec. 9-10 and Dec. 16-17, Acorn Plaza, Corner of 10th and Franklin St.
Meet Santa Claus, SpongeBob SquarePants, Barney, and Sesame Street characters.

Breakfast with Santa
10:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 10, Prime Time Pub and Grill Newburgh, 8177 Bell Oaks Drive, Newburgh, Indiana
Don your pajamas to dine with Santa.

Kid’s Christmas Party
noon Dec. 10, VFW Post 2953 — Charles Denby Post, 1800 Pollack Ave.
Give your kids a midday break with games, crafts, refreshments, and more.

12Ks of Christmas & Jingle All the 5Ks
1 p.m. Dec. 10, Harmonie State Park Swimming Pool, 3451 Harmonie State Park Road, New Harmony, Indiana
Run a 12K or 5K to benefit Harmonie State Park. Online registration is closed. Register the day of for $30.

Winter Holiday Extravaganza
1:30-5 p.m. Dec. 10, Henderson County Public Library, 101 S. Main St., Henderson, Kentucky
Enjoy take-home activities, snacks, special guests, and an opportunity to donate to the Annual Giving Tree Village.

Saint Paul’s Living Nativity
6 p.m. Dec. 10, St. Paul’s UCC, 8701 Big Cynthiana Road
Drive through this seven-scene recreation of the birth of Jesus.

Christmas Classics on Ice
6-7 p.m. Dec. 10, Swonder Ice Arena, 209 N. Boeke Road
Join the Greater Evansville Figure Skating Club for this Christmas show. Tickets are $5 for students and seniors over 65, $7 for adults, and free for children under five.

Music for the Feaste of Christmas
7 p.m. Dec. 10, Saint Benedict Cathedral, 1328 Lincoln Ave.
Listen to ancient chants and modern arrangements with a range of accompanying instruments, including Eastern singing bowls.

Maggie Valenti
Maggie Valenti
Maggie Valenti joined Tucker Publishing Group in September 2022 as a staff writer. She graduated from Gettysburg College in 2020 with a bachelors degree in English. A Connecticut native, Maggie has ridden horses for 15 years and has hunt seat competition experience on the East Coast.

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