Gallery at Prescott Center for the Arts features a holiday gift boutique. (541-0209 and www.pca-az.net)
Now to Dec. 20
Christmas Angel Tree and Teen Tree at Prescott Gateway Mall for the Salvation Army. Family sponsors for holiday food and gifts are also needed. (778-0150)
Now to Dec. 24
Photos with Santa at Prescott Gateway Mall. Various prices on photo packages (www.theprescottgatewaymall.com)
Now to Dec. 29 on Fridays and Saturdays
"Wildlights and Animal Sights" holiday light displays at 6-9 p.m. every Friday and Saturday at Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary, 1403 Heritage Park Rd. in Prescott. $5 (778-4242 and www.heritageparkzoo.org)
Now to Dec. 30
13th annual Valley of Lights at 6-10 p.m. nightly at Fain Park in Prescott Valley, featuring more than a million lights in 48 displays along a one-mile drive. Look for the huge lighted toy soldier along Highway 69 and follow the lights. Donations accepted. (772-8857 and www.pvchamber.org)
Now to Dec. 31
Prescott Valley Entertainment District Christmas tree lights and singing tree nightly.
Every Friday and Saturday in December
"Twelve Beers of Christmas" at Hotel Vendome's Fremont Bar, 230 S. Cortez St. in Prescott, pairing holiday beers with holiday treats. (776-0900 and www.thefremontbar.com)
Now to Jan. 1
Gingerbread Village display at Prescott Resort and Conference Center lobby, 1500 Highway 69, open 24 hours a day. Free.
Friday, Dec. 7
Holiday Festival of Lights and Night Light Parade at Prescott Valley Civic Center Amphitheater, 7501 E. Civic Circle, at 5-7:30 p.m. Features singers and children's story time before lights come on at 5:50 p.m., and then the Night Light parade begins. Afterwards join Santa in the library for photos, see puppet shows and vote for your favorite Create-A-Tree display. Free.
Acker Musical Showcase at 5:30-8:30 p.m. in downtown Prescott features more than 100 musical groups performing in businesses. Donations accepted for local youth performing arts programs. (www.ackershowcase.com)
Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 8 and Dec. 9 at 2 p.m.
"Miracle on 34th Street" at the Elks Opera House, 117 E. Gurley St. in Prescott. Based on the beloved Christmas film about Santa taking a job at Macy's. $11-$19 (pca-az.net or 445-3286)
Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8-9
A Dickens Christmas Dinner and Benefit at 7 p.m. in the Yavapai College Library Community Room in Building 15, 1100 E. Sheldon St. Featuring the YC Cantamos Choir and Dickens Era Carolers with dinner to benefit scholarships and Choral Union's trip to sing at Carnegie Hall. $50 (776-2045)
Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 8-9 and Dec. 15-16
The Prescott YMCA Dance Department presents a suite of free dances from the Nutcracker Ballet at the Prescott Gateway Mall at 2 and 4 p.m. each day. Seating near the Sears wing is limited. (445-7221)
Sunday, Dec. 9
"Santa with the Animals" at 1-3 p.m. at Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary, 1403 Heritage Park Rd. in Prescott. Santa will bring presents to the wild animals. (778-4242 and www.heritageparkzoo.org)
"The Nutcracker" at 1 and 5 p.m. at Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, 1100 E. Sheldon St. in Prescott. Ballet Etudes presents Tchaikovsky's classic. Dinner for $25 also available at 3:15 p.m. between shows. $10-$36 (776-2000 and www.ycpac.com)
Wednesday, Dec. 12
Prescott Film Festival Monthly Series presents "Ira Finkelstein's Christmas" at 6:30-9 p.m. at Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, 1100 E. Sheldon St. in Prescott. $5 (458-7209 and www.ycpac.com)
Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 13-15
The Park Avenue Theater performs "Yes Virginia" the Christmas musical at 7 p.m. at the Trinity Presbyterian Church, 630 Park Ave. in Prescott. Bring stamped letters for Santa to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. $10 adults/$3 children 12 and younger. (445-4536 ext. 112 and Facebook.com/ParkAvenueTheater)
Friday, Dec. 14 to Sunday, Dec. 16
Elves Weekend in downtown Prescott features carolers, special promotions and refreshments at shops; elves committing random acts of kindness; children's coloring contest; drawing for $500 shopping spree; and shops are open late. Hours are 3-6 Friday, noon-5 Saturday and noon-4 Sunday. (elvesdowntownprescott.com)
Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14-15
Chino Valley Hometown Christmas at 3-8 p.m. at Heritage Middle School, 1076 N. Road 1 West. CV Chamber free event features 40 decorated trees, holiday craft show, continuous live entertainment, gingerbread decorating for children, complimentary hot chocolate. Santa arrives at 3:30 p.m. in a Guidance Aviation red helicopter. (chinovalley.org or 636-2493)
Friday, Dec. 14
Chino Valley Parks & Rec movie night features "A Christmas Carol" at 6-8 p.m. at CV Community Center, 1527 N. Road 1 East. $2 includes popcorn and water. (www.chinoaz.net or 636-9780 ext. 1249)
Prescott POPS Symphony with Prescott POPS Festival Chorus perform "The Many Moods of Christmas" featuring holiday favorites at 7 p.m. at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, 1100 E. Sheldon St. in Prescott. $24 adults/$5 youth (www.prescottsymphony.com or 776-2000)
Saturday, Dec. 15
Holiday bake sale 8 a.m. to noon at American Legion Post 6 at 202 S. Pleasant St. in Prescott. Order tamales in advance. (778-3419)
"Wreaths Across America" wreath laying ceremony at 10 a.m. at Prescott National Cemetery off Overland Drive, to remember veterans. (928-227-1447 and www.wreathsacrossamerica.org)
Last-Minute Stocking Stuffer Bazaar at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Grace Sparkes Activity Center, 824 E. Gurley St. in Prescott. More than 50 non-profits selling items to benefit their groups.
Cowboy Christmas at 2 and 7:30 p.m. at Prescott Center for the Arts, corner of Willis and Marina streets in Prescott. Featuring musicians Jon Messenger, Tony Norris and Nancy Ruybal. $17 (445-3286 or www.pfaa.net)
Sunday, Dec. 16
"Blue Christmas: a Holiday Salute to The King" starring Robert Shaw and The Lonely Street Band at 7 p.m. at Elks Opera House, 117 E. Gurley St. in Prescott. $22-$25 (777-1370 or www.elksoperahouse.com)
Wednesday, Dec. 19
Mr. and Mrs. Claus visit the Chino Valley Public Library at 10:30 a.m. for photos with children. (636-2687 and www.chinoaz.net/library)
Thursday, Dec. 20
Decorate graham cracker houses during one of three sessions at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. (777-1537 and www.prescottlibrary.info)
Friday, Dec. 21 and Saturday, Dec. 22
Advent and Christmas music by Vespers Choir, handbell choirs, organ and orchestra at 6-7:30 p.m. at American Lutheran Church, 1085 Scott Dr. in Prescott. Everyone also will get to sing some of their favorite Christmas hymns. Free will offering (445-4348 and www.americanlutheran.net)
Friday, Dec. 21
A Victorian Christmas with musician John Doan, 7 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 630 Park Ave. in Prescott. A live version of Doan's Emmy-nominated PBS TV special featuring more than a dozen turn-of-the-century instruments alongside antique slides and photos. $15 for adults, $5 for children 12 and younger. (www.folksessions.com)
Monday, Dec. 24
Christmas Eve services at churches around the region.
Tuesday, Dec. 25
"Don't Spend Christmas Alone" dinner at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 2000 Shepherd's Lane in Prescott. Full Christmas dinner; transportation available as well as home delivery for homebound in tri-city area. (778-4499 and www.stlukesprescott.org)
New Year's Eve
2nd annual Boot Drop on Whiskey Row in downtown Prescott starts at 8 p.m. with entertainment. Giant lighted boot drops at 10 p.m. for the early birds and again at midnight with fireworks display.
"Dancing through the Decades" with dancing to the Prescott Pops Dance Band and Tumbledown House at 8 p.m. to midnight at the Elks Opera House, 117 E. Gurley St. in Prescott. Guests welcome to attend Boot Drop and return. $30-$75 (777-1370 or www.elksoperahouse.com) Special pre-dance buffet at the Hassayampa Inn across the street (778-9434 and www.hassayampainn.com).
Prescott Jazz Summit New Year's Eve Gala Dinner Dance at 6:30 to midnight at The Club at Prescott Lakes, 306 East Smoke Tree Lane. Featuring the Mike Vax Orchestra and five-course gourmet dinner. Benefits the Jazz Summit Educational Outreach Program. $87.50 (www.prescottjazz.com or 830-2462)