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2013 Holiday Events Calendar 

Kwanzaa begins Thursday, December 26.

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Kwanzaa begins Thursday, December 26.

Continuing/Ongoing

[Exhibit] Annual Holiday Poinsettia Show at Lamberton Conservatory. 180 Reservoir Ave. More than 1,000 poinsettias in more than 15 different varieties. Runs December 6-January 5. Daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Open until 9 p.m. Sundays. Closed Christmas Day. $2-$3 (children 5 and under free). 753-7270. Monroecounty.gov/parks.

[Exhibit] Holiday Displays at the George Eastman House. Display and silent auction of more than 25 holiday wreaths donated by local florists and garden clubs. Continues through Sunday, December 1. "Festival of Trees" runs through Wednesday, December 18. "Sweet Creations Gingerbread House Display" continues through Tuesday, December 17. $5-$12. 900 East Ave. 271-3361. eastmanhouse.org.

[Shopping] Holiday Farmers' Market at Grossmans Garden & Home. Presented by Penfield Farmers' Market. Holiday market offers a selection of consumable gift baskets, quality handcrafted artwork, and food from local farmers. Every Sunday through December from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 1801 Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd, Penfield. 377-1982, grossmans.com.

[Special Event] Dickens Festival, featuring "A Journey through 'A Christmas Carol,'" a holiday attraction created by Jack Haldoupis and the late Dianne Dengel featuring scenes from the Dickens classic on the upper level. On the lower level Dengel's last work created will be displayed. Dickens characters on weekends. Continues through Monday, December 24. Shops on West Ridge, 3200 W. Ridge Road. Check theshopsonwestridge.net for hours. 368-0670.

[Special Event] Festival of Trees at the Granger Homestead, 295 N. Main St, Canandaigua. Continues through Sunday, December 8. Mondays-Wednesdays 1-5 p.m.; Thursdays-Fridays 1-7 p.m.; Saturdays 11 a.m.-5 p.m. November 15 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving day. $1-$5. 394-1472. grangerhomestead.org.

[Special Event] Holiday Laser. Holiday songs coupled with dancing laser light against the starry background of the planetarium. Playlist includes Vivaldi's "Winter," as well as tunes by Mannheim Steamroller and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Strasenburgh Planetarium, 657 East Ave. Run Saturdays and Sundays November 17-December 22, Fridays November 29-December 20, and daily December 23-January 4 (no shows on Christmas day). Show times vary. $6-$7. 271-4320. rmsc.org.

[Theater] "A Christmas Carol" Mark Cuddy's musical adaptation of Charles Dickens's classic returns. Runs Wednesday, November 27-Saturday, December 28. No shows Mondays and select Tuesdays. Show times vary. Geva Theatre, 75 Woodbury Blvd. 7:30 p.m. $25-$70. 232-4382. gevatheatre.org. Continues through December 28.

[Theater] "Sister Strikes Again! Late Nite Catechism 2" at Geva Theatre. The nun-stop laughs are back, as Sister returns in the sequel to the hit "Late Nite Catechism." Sister has assembled banners, filmstrips, mimeographed handouts, historical facts, and hysterical insights as she conducts her class in an overview of Heaven and Hell, comparing them to a Catholic version of Chutes and Ladders. Recommended age 10+. Play runs November 13 through December 15. $35-$40. Check gevatheatre.org or call 232-4382 for showtimes.

[Theater] The Calamari Sisters: Feast of the Seven Fishes. RAPA's East End Theatre. 727 E. Main St. Various times. $25-$45. 325-3366, rapatheatre.org. December 20- December 31.

[Theater] How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical. Auditorium Theatre. 885 E. Main St. Various times. $32.50-$67.50. 222-5000. rbtl.org. December 10-15.

Thursday, November 21

[Class/Workshop] Thanksgiving Secrets—Unveiled. New York Wine and Culinary Center, 800 S. Main St., Canandaigua. 6-8:30 p.m. $55. 394-7070. nywcc.com.

Friday, November 22

[Music] Skycoasters Turkey Bash Tailgate Party Local party band packs them in with the hits. Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 E. Main St. 7 p.m.-12:30 a.m. $10-$15; 21 plus only. 223-0999, skycoasters.com.

[Recreation ] Webster Turkey Trot Annual holiday race. Fun Run begins at 9 a.m., and 5K run and walk begins at 9:30 a.m. Webster Park, Holt Road, Webster. $20-$25. Yellowjacketracing.com.

click to enlarge The Holiday Bazaar Arts and Crafts Sale at the Rochester Museum & Science Center begins Friday, November 22. - PHOTO PROVIDED
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  • The Holiday Bazaar Arts and Crafts Sale at the Rochester Museum & Science Center begins Friday, November 22.

[Shopping] Holiday Bazaar Arts and Crafts Sale. Nearly 200 fine artists and craftspeople selling items such as ceramics, jewelry, glass, fiber arts, and more. Sponsored by RMSC Women's Council. Rochester Museum & Science Center, 657 East Ave. 5-9 p.m. $5-$7. 271-4320. rmsc.org. Continues through Sunday, November 24.

[Shopping] Holiday Shopping Spree along the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. 1-5 p.m. $35-$65. 607-869-4281. cayugawinetrail.com. Continues through Sunday, November 24, and also December 6-8. (starts at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday).

[Shopping] Complimentary Holiday Weekend Family Tours at Casa Larga Vineyards. Tours at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. 2287 Turk Hill Road, Fairport. 223-4210. casalarga.com. Continues through Sunday, November 24.

[Special Event] Pre-Chanukah Family Shabbat Dinner & Service at Temple B'rith Kodesh. Catered meal, Tot Shabbat Service, and Shabbat Service & Confirmation Candle Lighting. 5:45 p.m. $8-$10. 2131 Elmwood Ave. tbk.org

Saturday, November 23

[Film] Warren Miller's Ticket to Ride. Auditorium Theatre. Tickets available at The Ski Company, Snow Ski & Board, Ticketmaster, and the Auditorium Theatre box office. 8 p.m. $26.70.

[Shopping] Holiday Bazaar Arts and Crafts Sale. See listing for Friday, November 22. RMSC, 657 East Ave. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $5-$7. 271-4320. rmsc.org. Continues through Sunday, November 24.

[Shopping] Holiday Shopping Spree along the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $35-$65. 607-869-4281. cayugawinetrail.com. Continues through Sunday, November 24, and also December 6-8.

[Shopping] Complimentary Holiday Weekend Family Tours at Casa Larga Vineyards. Tours at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. 2287 Turk Hill Road, Fairport. 223-4210. casalarga.com. Continues through Sunday, November 24.

[Special Event] Polar Express Train Ride with the Medina Railroad Museum. Read along with the story as the train makes its round-trip journey to the North Pole. A visit with Santa, caroling, hot cocoa, treats, and a special gift. Departures at 2:15, 3:30, 4:45, and 6:00 p.m. 530 West Ave., Medina. $23-$45. 798-6106. railroadmuseum.net. Continues weekends through December 22.

Sunday, November 24

[Music] Clarinet Collection: Gail Seigel at the George Eastman House. 900 East Avenue. 3-4 p.m. $5-12. 271-3361, eastmanhouse.org.

[Recreation] 30th Annual Turkey Classic at Southeast Family YMCA. One-mile fun race followed by five-mile race. 111 E. Jefferson Rd. $25-$33. 8:10 a.m. 385-4665.

[Shopping] Holiday Bazaar Arts and Crafts Sale. See listing for Friday, November 22. RMSC, 657 East Ave. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $5-$7. 271-4320. rmsc.org.

[Shopping] Holiday Shopping Spree along the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $35-$65. 607-869-4281. cayugawinetrail.com. Continues December 6-8

[Shopping] Complimentary Holiday Weekend Family Tours at Casa Larga Vineyards. Tours at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. 2287 Turk Hill Road, Fairport. 223-4210. casalarga.com. Continues through Sunday, November 24.

[Special Event] NCJW Chanukah Brunch at the Summit. 4000 Summit Circle Dr. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $12 per person. 482-8652, visit ncjwgrs.org.

[Special Event] Polar Express Train Ride with the Medina Railroad Museum. Departures at 2:15, 3:30, 4:45, and 6:00 p.m. See listing for Saturday, November 24. 530 West Ave., Medina. $23-$45. 798-6106. railroadmuseum.net.

Tuesday, November 26

[Class/Workshop] Gingerbread House Creations by Tops cooking school. 6:30-8 p.m. Registration required, 4 to 5 members per group recommended. At Gates Public Library (902 Elmgrove Road). gateslibrary.org 234-9190.

[Class/Workshop] Thanksgiving Drop-in Craft at Pittsford Community Library. Make a Thanksgiving placemat for your holiday table. All ages. 24 State St, Pittsford. 248-6275, townofpittsford.org/library.

Wednesday, November 27

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[ Holiday ] Hanukkah begins at sundown

Thursday, November 28

[ Holiday ] Thanksgiving

Friday, November 29

[Dance] "The Nutcracker" by Rochester City Ballet, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Bach Children's Chorus. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. Gibbs St. 2 & 7 p.m. $15-$89. 454-2100, rpo.org. Continues through Sunday, December 1.

[Shopping] Black Friday—Record Store Day at the Bop Shop. Shop deals on records and enjoy coffee and doughnuts. 1460 Monroe Ave. 9 a.m. 271-3354, bopshop.com.

[Shopping] More Fire Glass Annual Holiday Sale at More Fire Glass Studio. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 80 Rockwood Place. 242-0450. morefireglass.com. Continues weekends through Saturday, December 7.

[Shopping] Holiday Gift Market in the City at Blackfriars Theatre. Shop to benefit Blackfriars. This year's theme is Theatre of Dreams. 795 E. Main St. 2-8 p.m. 454-1260, bftix.org. Continues through December 8.

[Shopping] Holiday Festival of Crafts at the Harley School. Wood furniture & turnings, pottery, folk toys, clothing and more. 1981 Clover St. $2. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, December 1. 554-3539, folkartguild.org.

Saturday, November 30

[Class/Workshop] Hands on Cooking Christmas Cookies at Tops Cooking School. 3507 Mt. Read Blvd, Greece. 2-4 p.m. $25. topsmarkets.com. Continues Monday, December 2.

[Dance] "The Nutcracker" by Rochester City Ballet, RPO, Bach Children's Chorus. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. 26 Gibbs St. 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. $15-$89. 454-2100, rpo.org.

[Shopping] Holiday Sale at The Hungerford. 1115 E. Main St. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. thehungerford.com/2013sale. Continues Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through December 21.

[Shopping] More Fire Glass Annual Holiday Sale at More Fire Glass Studio. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 80 Rockwood Place. 242-0450. morefireglass.com. Continues weekends through Saturday, December 7.

[Shopping] Holiday Gift Market in the City at Blackfriars Theatre. Shop to benefit Blackfriars. This year's theme is Theatre of Dreams. 795 E. Main St. 2-8 p.m. 454-1260, bftix.org. Continues through December 8.

[Shopping] Holiday Festival of Crafts at the Harley School. See listing for November 29. 1981 Clover St. $2. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 554-3539, folkartguild.org.

[Special Event] Holly Trolley Rides with the New York Museum of Transportation. Ride on an authentic 80-year-old electric trolley. The museum's large model railroad will also be running five trains at once. 6393 E. River Road. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $4-$5. 533-1113. nymtmuseum.org. Continues weekends through December 22.

[Special Event] Polar Express Train Ride with the Medina Railroad Museum. Departures at 2:15, 3:30, 4:45, and 6:00 p.m. See listing for Saturday, November 23. 530 West Ave., Medina. $23-$45. 798-6106. railroadmuseum.net.

[Special Event] Preparing for the Holidays the 19th Century Way at the Genesee Country Village and Museum (1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford). Crafts, decorating, sausage-stuffing, root-cellar preparing, meat-smoking, and chestnut-roasting. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $6.50-$8.50, plus $4-$15 for craft materials, and $12 for breakfast with Santa. gcv.org.

Sunday, December 1

[Dance] "The Nutcracker" by the Rochester City Ballet, RPO, Bach Children's Chorus. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. 26 Gibbs St. 2 & 7 p.m. $15-$89. 454-2100, rpo.org.

[Music] Joe Blackburn on Aeolian Pipe Organ at the George Eastman House. 900 East Ave. 3-4 p.m. $5-$12. 271-3361. eastmanhouse.org.

[Music] Rochester Low Brass Choir Christmas carols, classical music, and a sing-along featuring trombones, french horns, tubas, and other brass instruments. First Baptist Church in Fairport. 7 p.m. Free. rtakenotesm@gmail.com.

[Shopping] Holidays at the Market. Arts, crafts, decorations, holiday food delicacies, gifts, stocking stuffers, Santa, free horse-drawn sleigh rides, and more. Rochester Public Market, 280 N. Union St. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. cityofrochester.gov/holidaysatmarket. Continues Sundays through December 15.

[Shopping] More Fire Glass Annual Holiday Sale at More Fire Glass Studio. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 80 Rockwood Place. 242-0450. morefireglass.com. Continues weekends through Saturday, December 7.

[Shopping] Holiday Gift Market in the City at Blackfriars Theatre. Shop to benefit Blackfriars. This year's theme is Theatre of Dreams. 795 E. Main St. 2-8 p.m. 454-1260, bftix.org. Continues through December 8.

[Shopping] Holiday Festival of Crafts at the Harley School. See listing for November 29. 1981 Clover St. $2. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 554-3539, folkartguild.org.

[Special Event] Holly Trolley Rides with the New York Museum of Transportation. See listing for Saturday, November 30. 6393 E. River Road. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $4-$5. 533-1113. nymtmuseum.org. Continues weekends through December 22.

[Special Event] Polar Express Train Ride with the Medina Railroad Museum. Departures at 2:15, 3:30, 4:45, and 6:00 p.m. See listing for Saturday, November 23. 530 West Ave., Medina. $23-$45. 798-6106. railroadmuseum.net.

Monday, December 2

[Class/Workshop] Hands on Cooking Christmas Cookies at Tops Cooking School. 3507 Mt. Read Blvd., Greece. 11a.m.-1 p.m. and 7 p.m.-9 p.m. $25. topsmarkets.com

[Music] "Happy Holidays" presented by the Penfield Symphony Orchestra. Penfield High School Auditorium (25 High School Dr., Penfield.). 7:30 p.m. $12-$14. 872-0774. penfieldsymphony.org.

[Shopping] Holiday Gift Market in the City at Blackfriars Theatre. Shop to benefit Blackfriars. This year's theme is Theatre of Dreams. 795 E. Main St. 2-8 p.m. 454-1260, bftix.org. Continues through December 8.

[Special Event] Lots of Latkas at the JCC. Hannukah-themed lunch. 1200 Edgewood Ave. 12 p.m. $6-$9. 461-2000, jccrochester.org.

Tuesday, December 3

click to enlarge Tegan and Sara will perform at 98 PXY's Jingle Jam on December 3. - PHOTO PROVIDED
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  • Tegan and Sara will perform at 98 PXY's Jingle Jam on December 3.

[Music] 98PXY Jingle Jam ft, Fall Out Boy. Blue Cross Arena (1 War Memorial Square). 5 p.m. $42.30-$81.60. ticketmaster.com.

[Music] Holiday Concert – Cuisle mo Chroi. At Fairport Public Library. Christmas music in the Irish tradition. 7:15-8:15 p.m. 1 Fairport Village Lndg. 223-9091.

[Shopping] Holiday Gift Market in the City at Blackfriars Theatre. Shop to benefit Blackfriars. This year's theme is Theatre of Dreams. 795 E. Main St. 2-8 p.m. 454-1260, bftix.org. Continues through December 8.

[Special Event] Candlelight Night in the Village of Pittsford. 4-9 p.m. Annual holiday celebration featuring live music, carolers, horse-drawn wagon rides, visits with Santa, and the lighting of village Christmas trees. 248-6200. townofpittsford.org.

Wednesday, December 4

[Class/Workshop] Entertaining with a Holiday Buffet at Tops Cooking School. 3507 Mt. Read Blvd., Greece. 7-9 p.m. $25. topsmarkets.com.

[Dance] Moscow Ballet's "Great Russian Nutcracker" at Auditorium Theatre (885 E. Main St.). 7:30 p.m. $30.50-$105. 222-5000. rbtl.org.

[Music] Holiday Music Sing-Along at Irondequoit Public Library, Helen McGraw Branch. Concert that celebrates the various December Holidays. 2180 E. Ridge Rd.7-8:30 p.m. Event is free but registration is required. 336-6060, www3.libraryweb.org.

[Music] Live from Hochstein with Holiday Music for Horns. Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N. Plymouth Ave. 12:10 p.m. Free. 454-4596. hochstein.org.

[Special Event] JYROC Potluck Chanukah Party. 7-11 p.m. To register, visit facebook.com/jyroc. For more information, email jyrochester@gmail.com.

Thursday, December 5

[Class/Workshop] Centerpiece Holiday Roasts Basics at Wegmans Menu Cooking School. 3195 Monroe Ave. 6-8:30 p.m. $65 per person. 249-0278, wegmans.com

[Film] RiffTrax Live: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians. Screenings at Cinemark Tinseltown (2291 Buffalo Rd.), Regal Henrietta (525 Marketplace Dr.), Regal Eastview (70 Eastview Mall Dr.), and AMC Webster (2190 Empire Blvd.). All shows at 8 p.m. $10.50-$12.50.

[Music] Brockport Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert. Seymour College Union Ballroom, 350 New Campus Dr., Brockport. 7:30 p.m. Suggested donation of $3. Brockport.edu/finearts.

[Music] Holiday Concert by Women of Note. Immanuel Baptist Church, 815 Park Ave. Free for all ages. 8 p.m. 568-7464, thewomenofnote.com.

[Shopping] Holiday Sale at The Hungerford. 1115 E. Main St. 4-7 p.m. thehungerford.com/2013sale. Continues Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through December 21.

[Shopping] Holiday Gift Market in the City at Blackfriars Theatre. Shop to benefit Blackfriars. This year's theme is Theatre of Dreams. 795 E. Main St. 2-8 p.m. 454-1260, bftix.org. Continues through December 8.

[Special Event] Older Adult Christmas Lunch at Bayview Family YMCA. Lunch catering provided by Proietti's Italian Restaurant. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. $15. Register at the Bay view Welcome Center to reserve your spot. 671-8414. rochesterymca.org/locations/bay-view

[Special Event] Park Ave Holiday Open House hosted by the Park Avenue Merchants Association. Deals at local merchants, ice sculptures, holiday festivities, and more. Park Avenue from Culver to Alexander. 5-9 p.m. park-avenue.org.

[Theater] Big Wigs "Holiday Hams" Impressions of divas like Cher, Tina Turner, and Celine Dion by Aggy Dune and Kasha Davis; includes buffet dinner. Golden Ponds, 500 Long Pond Road. 7 p.m. Reservations required, tickets $35. 723-1344. goldenpondspartyhouse.com. Continues through December 7.

Friday, December 6

[Dance] Red Hot Holiday Ball hosted by Groove Juice Swing. Beginner Swing Lesson 7-8 p.m., swing dancing and holiday cheer 8-11 p.m. Tango Cafe Dance Studio, 389 Gregory St. 415-3714. groovejuiceswing.com.

[Dance] Annual Winter Dance Gala Hochstein Performance Hall (50 N. Plymouth Ave.). 7:00 p.m. Free. 454-4596. hochstein.org.

click to enlarge "Bad Santa" plays December 6 and 8 at the Dryden Theatre. - PHOTO COURTESY COLUMBIA PICTURES
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  • "Bad Santa" plays December 6 and 8 at the Dryden Theatre.

[Film] "Bad Santa" at the Dryden Theatre. 900 East Ave. 8 p.m. $6-$8. 271-3361. Dryden.eastmanhouse.org.

[Music] "Comfort and Joy" by the Amadeus Chorale. Asbury United Methodist Church. 1050 East Ave. 7 p.m. $5. 494-1795, theamadeuschorale.org

[Music] "A Christmas Garland" by Genesee Valley Orchestra and Chorus. Perinton Presbyterian Church, 6511 Pittsford Palmyra Road. 7:30 p.m. $10-$12. gvoc.org. Continues through December 7.

[Music] UR Wind Symphony Holiday Concert. Strong Auditorium, University of Rochester (500 Joseph C. Wilson Blvd.). 8 p.m. Free. rochester.edu/college/MUR/concerts.

[Shopping] Holiday Shopping Spree along the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. 1-5 p.m. $35-$65. 607-869-4281. cayugawinetrail.com. Continues through Sunday, December 8. (starts at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday).

[Shopping] Holiday Sale at The Hungerford. 1115 E. Main St. 4-7 p.m. thehungerford.com/2013sale. Continues Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through December 21.

[Shopping] 32nd Annual Alternative Fair hosted by Metro Justice. Food, music, and holiday-themed activities, plus unique gifts. First Unitarian Church, 220 S. Winton Road. 5-9 p.m. $3 suggested donation. metrojustice.org. Continues Saturday, December 7.

[Shopping] Holiday Boutique at the Museum of Wayne County History. 21 Butternut St., Lyons. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 315-946-4943. waynehistory.org. Continues through December 8.

[Shopping] Holiday Gift Market in the City at Blackfriars Theatre. Shop to benefit Blackfriars. This year's theme is Theatre of Dreams. 795 E. Main St. 2-8 p.m. 454-1260, bftix.org. Continues through December 8.

[Theater] "Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge" by Black Sheep Theatre at Village Gate. 274 N. Goodman St. 7:30 p.m. $16-$20. 861-4816. Blacksheeptheatre.org. Continues weekends through December 14.

[Shopping] Holiday Happening on the Niagara Wine Trail. Collect a different ornament at each of the 19 participating wineries on the trail. Ticket includes 3 tastes of wine per winery, commemorative wine glass. 12-5 p.m. $40-$70. niagarawinetrail.org. Continues weekends through December 15.

[Special Event] Taste of the Holidays in downtown Batavia. Tree lighting, caroling, tastings from area restaurants, scavenger hunt, live music. 5-8 p.m. Continues Saturday, December 7. At the Big Holiday Tent at the corner of Jackson and Main, Batavia. downtownbataviany.com.

[Special Event] Holiday Spectacle of Lights Drive-through lights display by Town of Irondequoit Parks and Recreation to benefit Golisano Children's Hospital. Includes out-of-car activities 6-8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Camp Eastman, 1301 Lakeshore Blvd. $5/car. 5:30-9:30 p.m. 336-6085, Irondequoit.org. Continues weekends through December 29

[Special Event] Yuletide in the Country at the Genesee Country Museum. Historic decorations, music, merriment. Optional dinner buffet for additional charge. 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford. 5-8: 30 p.m. $18-$22. Reservation only. 538-6822. gcv.org. Continues weekends through December 22.

[Special Event] Fifth Annual Madrigal Feaste. Medieval music, games, skits, and food. Renaissance costumes optional. Forum 3-130, Monroe Community College, 1000 E. Henrietta Rd. 6:30 p.m. $15. 292-2060 x2534. monroecctickets.com.

[Special Event] 2013 Holiday Gala at the Anderson Arts Building. Visit artists in their studios and enjoy drinks and live music. 250 N. Goodman St. 5-10 p.m. Free. 730-4041, andersonalleyartists.com. Continues Saturday, December 7.

[Theater] Big Wigs "Holiday Hams" See December 5 listing. Golden Ponds, 500 Long Pond Rd. 7 p.m. Reservations required, $35. 723-1344. goldenpondspartyhouse.com. Continues through December 7.

Saturday, December 7

[Class/Workshop] Holiday Food and Wine Pairing at the New York Wine and Culinary Center. 1-2 p.m. $30. 800 S. Main St., Canandaigua. 394-7070. nywcc.com. Continues Saturday, December 14.

[Class/Workshop] Williamsburg Wreath Workshop at Hurd Orchards. 17260 Ridge Road, Holley. 10:30 a.m. Continues December 14. 638-8838 hurdorchards.com.

[Class/Workshop] The Cookie Exchange at the New York Wine and Culinary Center. 800 S. Main St., Canandaigua. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2-4 p.m. $45. 394-7070. nywcc.com. Continues Sunday, December 8.

[Music] Concentus Women's Chorus' Holiday Service of Remembrance. Whitehaven Memorial Park, All Seasons Chapel, 210 Marsh Rd. 4 p.m. Free and open to the public.

[Music] RWC Christmas Gala. The RWC Chorale, and Women's Choir along with the Roberts Wesleyan College Community Orchestra perform Christmas favorites. Roberts Wesleyan College, 2301 Westside Drive. 7:30 p.m. $8. 594-6008. roberts.edu/home/clc. Continues Sunday, December 8.

[Music] "A Christmas Garland" by Genesee Valley Orchestra and Chorus. Perinton Presbyterian Church, 6511 Pittsford Palmyra Road. 7:30 p.m. $10-$12. gvoc.org.

[Music] "Hail the Star" by the Genesee Chorale. LeRoy Jr. Sr. High School, 9300 South St. Rd, LeRoy. 7 p.m. 493-2681. geneseechorale.com.

[Recreation] Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis to benefit the Upstate New York Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation. Registration at 8:30 a.m., race at 10 a.m. Monroe Community College-Brighton Campus (1000 E. Henrietta Road). arthritis.org.

[Shopping] Holiday Sale at The Hungerford. 1115 E. Main St. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. thehungerford.com/2013sale. Continues Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through December 21.

[Shopping] It's a Wonderful Life in the South Wedge. Specials at stores and restaurants in the South Wedge neighborhood. Rochester Oratorio Society carolers, hot cider, carriages, kid's activities, arts and crafts and Christmas trees for sale at Star Alley Park, food trucks, Buddahood candlelight parade, and "It's a Wonderful Life" film looping all day behind Lux. 11 a.m. southwedge.com.

[Shopping] Holiday Shopping Spree along the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. 10-6 p.m. $35-$65. 607-869-4281. cayugawinetrail.com. Continues through Sunday, December 8.

[Shopping] Holiday Boutique at the Museum of Wayne County History. 21 Butternut St., Lyons. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 315-946-4943. waynehistory.org. Continues through December 8.

[Shopping] Annual Christmas Sale at the Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse. 1-4 p.m. 70 Lighthouse St. 621-6179. geneseelighthouse.org. Continues through Sunday, December 8.

[Shopping] Holiday Happening on the Niagara Wine Trail. See listing for December 6.. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $40-$70. niagarawinetrail.org.

[Shopping] Holiday Barrel Tasting at Keuka Spring Winery. Tastings at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. Reservations and fee required. Call 315-536-3147 for reservations. keukaspringwinery.com. Continues Sunday, December 8.

[Shopping] More Fire Glass Annual Holiday Sale at More Fire Glass Studio. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 80 Rockwood Place. 242-0450. morefireglass.com.

[Shopping] Holiday Tour on the Lake Ontario Wine Trail. "Christmas Around the World" with seven stops on the trail featuring wine and food pairings from Mexico, Germany, France, Argentina, Denmark, and the U.S.A. 11 a.m-5 p.m. $10-$15. lakeontariowinetrail.com.

[Shopping] 32nd Annual Alternative Fair hosted by Metro Justice. First Unitarian Church, 220 S. Winton Road. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $3 suggested donation. metrojustice.org.

[Shopping] Holiday Gift Market in the City at Blackfriars Theatre. Shop to benefit Blackfriars. This year's theme is Theatre of Dreams. 795 E. Main St. 2-8 p.m. 454-1260, bftix.org. Continues through December 8.

[Special Event] 2013 Holiday Gala at the Anderson Arts Building. See December 6 listing. 250 N. Goodman St. 5-10 p.m. Free. 730-4041, andersonalleyartists.com.

[Special Event] Breakfast with Krampus. Experience the anti-Santa of European folklore. Also enjoy an alternative arts and crafts sale, a Germanic bake sale, and crafts with Krampus. At Muccc (142 Atlantic Ave). Free. muccc.org. 244-0960

[Special Event] Just 4U Cake Decorating Competition and Holiday Dessert Expo. Featuring Food Network Celebrity Pastry Chef Judges Gale Gand and Heather Saffer. Theatre on the Ridge, 500 W. Ridge Rd. 11 a.m. $10. http://abh4uproductions.wix.com/abh4u.

[Special Event] Liberty Pole Lighting. At the Liberty Pole Plaza, 230 E. Main St. 4:30 p.m. gathering, pole lighting at 5 p.m. Followed by parade to Manhattan Square Park for grand opening of ice rink. cityofrochester.gov.

[Special Event] Literature Live: Frosty the Snowman at the National Museum of Play (1 Manhattan Square). Meet Frosty the Snowman from the popular song and movie. Included with general museum admission fees: $11-$13. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 263-2700. museumofplay.org. Continues Sunday, December 8.

[Special Event] Holly Trolley Rides with the New York Museum of Transportation. See listing for Saturday, November 30. 6393 E. River Road. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $4-$5. 533-1113. nymtmuseum.org. Continues Sundays through December 22.

[Special Event] Holiday Spectacle of Lights See listing for Friday, December 6. Camp Eastman, 1301 Lakeshore Blvd. $5/car. 5:30-9:30 p.m. 336-6085, Irondequoit.org. Continues weekends through December 29.

[Special Event] North Pole Express Trains with Arcade and Attica Railroad. Sing Christmas carols on your way to the North Pole, bring your letter for Santa, and enjoy hot chocolate and "Curriers" Elf Cookies, available for purchase. Don't forget to wear your PJ's! Departures at noon & 3 p.m. 278 Main St., Arcade. $14 per person, reservations required. 492-3100. arcadeandatticarr.com. Saturdays and Sundays through December 22.

[Special Event] Polar Express Train Ride with the Medina Railroad Museum. Departures at 2:15, 3:30, 4:45, and 6:00 p.m. See listing for Saturday, November 23. 530 West Ave., Medina. $23-$45. 798-6106. railroadmuseum.net.

[Special Event] Taste of the Holidays in downtown Batavia. Children's activities, music, dancing, horse & wagon rides. 12-3 p.m. At the Big Holiday Tent at the corner of Jackson and Main, Batavia. downtownbataviany.com.

[Special Event] Tu Scendi Dalle Stelle Christmas Gala at the Italian American Community Center (150 Frank DiMino Way). Champagne and hours d'oeuvres reception, deluxe sit-down dinner, and live music by The Formula Band. 6:30 p.m.-12 a.m. $65; reservations required. 594-8882, iaccrochester.org.

[Special Event] Yuletide in the Country See listing for Friday, December 6. Genesee Country Museum. 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford. 5-8:30 p.m. $18-$22. 538-6822. gcv.org. Weekends through December 22.

[Special Event] Day of Celebration: Kwanzaa Karamu (Dinner) Celebration. St. John Fisher College, Campus Center Mainstage (3690 East Ave.). 4:30-6:30 p.m. RSVP required. 385-8378, diversity@sjfc.edu, sjfc.edu/student-life/diversity/events/day-of-celebration.dot.

[Special Event] Corn Hill Holiday House Tour. Guided tours of eight historic homes. Meeting place is Immaculate Conception Church (445 Frederick Douglass St.). Hervey Ely mansion at Livingston Park will host refreshments and carolers. Tours at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. $22-$28. Candlelight tour with entertainment and refreshments at 4 p.m., $28. 262-3142. cornhillholidaytourofhomes.com.

[Special Event] A Medieval Christmas Banquet at Dallywater's. A British-style four-course holiday meal. Must reserve in advance. 68 Castle St., Geneva. $48. 2-5 p.m. dallywaters.com, (315) 719-0140. Continues Sundays until December 21.

[Theater] "Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge" by Black Sheep Theatre at Village Gate. 274 N. Goodman St. 7:30 p.m. $16-$20. 861-4816. Blacksheeptheatre.org. Continues weekends through December 14.

[Theater] Big Wigs "Holiday Hams" See December 5 listing. Golden Ponds, 500 Long Pond Rd. 7 p.m. Reservations required, $35. 723-1344. goldenpondspartyhouse.com.

Sunday, December 8

[Class/Workshop] The Cookie Exchange New York Wine and Culinary Center, 800 S. Main St., Canandaigua. 2-4 p.m. $45. 394-7070. nywcc.com.

[Film] "Bad Santa" at the Dryden Theatre. 900 East Ave. 8 p.m. $6-$8. 271-3361. Dryden.eastmanhouse.org.

[Music] Genesee Symphony Orchestra Holiday concert. St. Mary's RC Church, 18 Ellicott St., Batavia. 4 p.m. $15. 343-9313. geneseesymphony.com.

[Music] Holiday Concert by the Irondequoit Concert Band. Guest performance by the Alleluia Bells of the Webster Presbyterian Church. Admission is free, and guest are encouraged to bring non-perishable items for donation to the Irondequoit Community Cupboard. Eastridge High School, 2350 East Ridge Road. 3 p.m. irondequoitband.org.

[Music] Sounds of the Season with the Brockport Fine Arts Department. Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 152 Main St., Brockport. 7:30 p.m. $5. brockport.edu/finearts.

[Music] Lessons & Carols for Advent Holiday Concert at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. 25 Westminster Rd. 4 p.m. Free. 271-2240, stpaulsec.org.

[Music] Handel's "Messiah" by the Rochester Chamber Orchestra. Accompanied by Bach Children's Chorus of Nazareth College. Hochstein School of Music & Dance, 50 Plymouth Ave. N. 7 p.m. $10-$50. 454-7311. rochesterchamberorchestra.org.

[Music] Annual Performathon at Eastview Mall. Hochstein students, orchestras, and ensembles perform for holiday shoppers to benefit the Tuition Assistance Program at Hochstein. Eastview Mall (7979 Pittsford-Victor Road). 12 p.m.-5 p.m. 454-4596. hochstein.org.

[Music] Silver Tones Flute Choir Holiday Concert at the George Eastman House, 900 East Ave. 3-4 p.m. $5-$12. 271-3361. eastmanhouse.org.

[Music] RWC Christmas Gala. See listing for December 7. Roberts Wesleyan College, 2301 Westside Drive. 7:30 p.m. $8. 594-6008. roberts.edu/home/clc

[Music] Holiday Concert by the Brighton Symphony Orchestra. The Friendly Home, 3156 East Ave. 3 p.m. 490-9351. brightonsymphony.org. Continues Wednesday, December 11.

[Music] UR Men's Glee Club and Chamber Singers Holiday Concert. Interfaith Chapel, University of Rochester (500 Joseph C. Wilson Blvd.). 8 p.m. Free. rochester.edu/college/MUR/concerts.

[Music] 100.5 The Drive's Mistletoe Show ft. The Fray Main Street Armory, 900 East Main St. 7 p.m. $30-$35. rochestermainstreetarmory.com.

[Shopping] Holiday Shopping Spree along the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. 10-6 p.m. $35-$65. 607-869-4281. cayugawinetrail.com.

[Shopping] Annual Christmas Sale at the Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse. 1-4 p.m. 70 Lighthouse St. 621-6179. geneseelighthouse.org.

[Shopping] Holiday Barrel Tasting at Keuka Spring Winery. Tastings at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. Reservations and fee required. Call 315-536-3147 for reservations. keukaspringwinery.com.

[Shopping] Holidays at the Market. See listing for December 1. Rochester Public Market, 280 N. Union St. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. cityofrochester.gov/holidaysatmarket.

[Shopping] Holiday Boutique at the Museum of Wayne County History. 21 Butternut St., Lyons. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 315-946-4943. waynehistory.org.

[Shopping] Holiday Happening on the Niagara Wine Trail. See listing for December 6. 12-5 p.m. $40-$70. niagarawinetrail.org.

[Shopping] Holiday Gift Market in the City at Blackfriars Theatre. Shop to benefit Blackfriars. This year's theme is Theatre of Dreams. 795 E. Main St. 2-8 p.m. 454-1260, bftix.org. Continues through December 8.

[Special Event] Hadassah Hanukah Pot Luck Luncheon and Installation. Rustic Village Clubhouse, 999 E. Henrietta Rd. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 425-0019, jewishrochester.org.

[Special Event] Literature Live: Frosty the Snowman at the National Museum of Play (1 Manhattan Square). Meet Frosty the Snowman from the popular song and movie. Included with general museum admission fees: $11-$13. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 263-2700. museumofplay.org.

[Special Event] North Pole Express Trains with Arcade and Attica Railroad. See listing for December 7. 278 Main St., Arcade. 492-3100. arcadeandatticarr.com. Saturdays and Sundays through December 22.

[Special Event] Holly Trolley Rides with the New York Museum of Transportation. See listing for Saturday, November 30. 6393 E. River Road. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $4-$5. 533-1113. nymtmuseum.org. Continues Sundays through December 22.

[Special Event] Holiday Spectacle of Lights See listing for Friday, December 6. Camp Eastman, 1301 Lakeshore Blvd. $5/car. 5:30-9:30 p.m. 336-6085, Irondequoit.org. Continues weekends through December 29.

[Special Event] Polar Express Train Ride with the Medina Railroad Museum. Departures at 2:15, 3:30, 4:45, and 6:00 p.m. See listing for Saturday, November 23. 530 West Ave., Medina. $23-$45. 798-6106. railroadmuseum.net.

[Special Event] Yuletide in the Country See listing for Friday, December 6. Genesee Country Museum. 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford. 5-8:30 p.m. $18-$22. 538-6822. gcv.org. Weekends through December 22.

[Theater] "Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge" by Black Sheep Theatre at Village Gate. 274 N. Goodman St. 2:00 p.m. $16-$20. 861-4816. Blacksheeptheatre.org. Continues weekends through December 14.

Monday, December 9

[Class/Workshop] Happy Holidays Cooking Class at Seasonal Kitchen (610 W. Bloomfield Rd.). 6 p.m. $55. 624-3242. seasonal-kitchen.com. Continues through Wednesday, December 11.

[Class/Workshop] A Holiday Survival Kit. Class for adults at Fairport Public Library. Registration required. 1 Fairport Village Landing. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. fairportlibrary.org

Tuesday, December 10

[Class/Workshop] Happy Holidays Cooking Class at Seasonal Kitchen (610 W. Bloomfield Rd.). 9 a.m. $55. 624-3242. seasonal-kitchen.com. Continues through Wednesday, December 11.

[Class/Workshop] Gluten Free Holiday at Tops Cooking School. 3507 Mt. Read Blvd., Greece. 7-9 p.m. $25. topsmarkets.com

Wednesday, December 11

[Class/Workshop] Happy Holidays Cooking Class at Seasonal Kitchen (610 W. Bloomfield Rd.). 6 p.m. $55. 624-3242. seasonal-kitchen.com.

[Class/Workshop] A Lighter Take on Holiday Desserts. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County, 249 Highland Ave. $30. 461-1000. mycce.org/monroe.

[Music] Live from Hochstein with a Cup of Good Cheer. Hochstein's annual holiday concert featuring Madrigalia. Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N. Plymouth Ave. 12:10 p.m. Free. 454-4596. hochstein.org.

[Music] Double Reed Holiday Concert by Eastman School of Music. 26 Gibbs St. 12:30 p.m. Free. rochester.edu/Eastman.

[Music] Holiday Concert by the Brighton Symphony Orchestra. St. John's Home, 150 Highland Ave. 7:30 p.m. 490-9351. brightonsymphony.org. Continues Sunday, December 15.

[Special Event] Rochester Business Alliance "Business After Hours" Holiday Jam. At the Riverside Convention Center, 123 E. Main St. 5-7 p.m. $15-$50. rrcc.com.

Thursday, December 12

[Music] Bach & Respighi by the RPO. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. 60 Gibbs St. 7:30 p.m. $15-$89. rpo.org, 454-2100. Continues Saturday, December 14.

[Shopping] Holiday Sale at The Hungerford. 1115 E. Main St. 4-7 p.m. thehungerford.com/2013sale. Continues Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through December 21.

[Special Event] Annual Holiday Homecoming Celebration at the George Eastman House. Festive displays, live music, refreshments, family activities, and a visit from Santa. 900 East Ave. 5-8 p.m. $3-$12. 271-3361. eastmanhouse.org.

Friday, December 13

[Festival] "It's a Wonderful Life" in Seneca Falls Gingerbread contest, film screening, cook-off, craft fair, autograph signings by the actress who played Zuzu, and more. Town of Seneca Falls. Visit therealbedfordfalls.com for event details. Continues through Sunday, December 15.

[Film] "A Christmas Story" at the Dryden Theatre. 900 East Ave. 8 p.m. $6-$8. 271-3361. Dryden.eastmanhouse.org.

[Music] Holiday Celebration featuring the UR Gospel Choir and Brass Choir. Munnerlyn Atrium in the Goergen Building at University of Rochester (500 Joseph C. Wilson Blvd.). 3 p.m. Free. rochester.edu/College/MUR/concerts.

[Music] "Come Wassail Away" with the Rochester Gay Men's Chorus. Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N. Plymouth Ave. 8 p.m. $6-$15. 423-0650. thergmc.org. Continues Saturday, December 14.

[Music] Holiday Sing at Eastman School Main Hall, 26 Gibbs St. 12-1 p.m. Free and open to the public. 274-1000. rochester.edu/eastman/calendar.

[Recreation] "It's a Wonderful Life" 3K. Hosted by Camp DayDreams. Registration at the Sibley Building (228 E. Main St.). 6-7 p.m., walk and sing to the Liberty Pole at 7 p.m., reception at 8 p.m. $15-$20. 461-2324. mail@campdaydreams.org.

[Shopping] Holiday Happening on the Niagara Wine Trail. See listing for December 6. 12-5 p.m. $40-$70. niagarawinetrail.org.

[Shopping] Holiday Sale at The Hungerford. 1115 E. Main St. 4-7 p.m. thehungerford.com/2013sale. Continues Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through December 21.

[Shopping] Gates Public Library Holiday Book Sale. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 902 Elmgrove Road. 234-9190. gateslibrary.org. Continues Saturday, December 14.

[Special Event] Holiday Spectacle of Lights See listing for Friday, December 6. Camp Eastman, 1301 Lakeshore Blvd. $5/car. 5:30-9:30 p.m. 336-6085, Irondequoit.org. Continues weekends through December 29.

[Special Event] Yuletide in the Country See listing for Friday, December 6. Genesee Country Museum. 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford. 5-8:30 p.m. Reservation only. $18-$22. 538-6822. gcv.org. Weekends through December 22.

[Theater] "Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge" by Black Sheep Theatre at Village Gate. 274 N. Goodman St. 7:30 p.m. $16-$20. 861-4816. Blacksheeptheatre.org. Continues weekends through December 14.

[Theater] "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" by Blackfriars Theatre. 795 E. Main St. 8 p.m. $28.50-$36.50. 454-1260. bftix.org. Continues through Sunday, December 22.

[Theater] "It's a Wonderful Life" presented by MJTStages. Auditorium Center, 7:30 p.m. 3rd floor, 875 E. Main St. $13. 935-7173, mjtstages.com. Continues through Sunday, December 15.

[Theater] "Parfumerie" presented by Screen Plays. A romantic old-world Christmas play. Continues through Saturday, December 21. 8 p.m. at Muccc (142 Atlantic Avenue). $15-$20. 244-0960. muccc.org

Saturday, December 14

[Class/Workshop] Williamsburg Wreath Workshop at Hurd Orchards. 17260 Ridge Road, Holley. 10:30 a.m. 638-8838. hurdorchards.com.

[Class/Workshop] Food, Fun, and Friends Holiday Treats Class. Kids try their hand at making holiday treats. 104 Brook Road, Pittsford. 1-4 p.m. $35. 261-8170, foodfunandfriends585@gmail.com.

[Class/Workshop] Jewelry Making for the Holidays at Central Library. 115 South Ave. 1-3:30 p.m. 428-7300.

[Dance] The Christmas Shoes Presented by the Mossa School of Dance. Roberts Wesleyan Cultural Life Center. 3 & 7 p.m. $8-$12 mossadance.com.

[Festival] "It's a Wonderful Life" in Seneca Falls Gingerbread contest, film screening, cook-off, craft fair, autograph signings by the actress who played Zuzu, and more. Town of Seneca Falls. Visit therealbedfordfalls.com for event details. Continues through Sunday, December 15.

[Music] "Come Wassail Away" with the Rochester Gay Men's Chorus. Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N. Plymouth Ave. 8 p.m. $6-$15. 423-0650. thergmc.org.

[Music] Bach & Respighi by the RPO. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. 60 Gibbs St. 8:00 p.m. $15-$89. rpo.org, 454-2100.

[Music] Wolcum Yole! by The Lyric Chorale. Holiday concert featuring Benjamin Britten's "A Ceremony of Carols" and other traditional carols. St. Louis Church, 60 S. Main St, Pittsford. 7:30 p.m. $12-$18. 586-5675, lyricchorale.org

[Recreation] "It's a Wonderful Run" 5K. Start at Bridge St. Bridge, 108 Fall St., Seneca Falls. $10-$35. Registration and packet pick-up noon-4 p.m. Race at 4:40 p.m. 315-568-1438. itsawonderfulrun5k.com.

[Recreation] 100 Acre Swamp Holiday Hike. Free guided hike hosted by Penfield Recreation. Meet at the parking lot of Don Mack Building, 1587 Jackson Road. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Register by calling 340-8655. penfield.org.

[Shopping] Holiday Happening on the Niagara Wine Trail. See listing for December 6. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $40-$70. niagarawinetrail.org.

[Shopping] Gates Public Library Holiday Book Sale. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 902 Elmgrove Road. 234-9190. gateslibrary.org.

[Shopping] Holiday Sale at The Hungerford. 1115 E. Main St. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. thehungerford.com/2013sale. Continues Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through December 21.

[Special Event] Holly Trolley Rides with the New York Museum of Transportation. See listing for Saturday, November 30. 6393 E. River Road. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $4-$5. 533-1113. nymtmuseum.org. Continues Sundays through December 22.

[Special Event] North Pole Express Trains with Arcade and Attica Railroad. See listing for December 7. 278 Main St., Arcade. 492-3100. arcadeandatticarr.com. Saturdays and Sundays through December 22.

[Special Event] Wigilia Dinner. Polish Christmas Eve dinner at St. John Fisher College, Kearney Hall, 3690 East Ave. 5-7 p.m. $15-$35. Reservations required by December 1. 248-0152, polishheritagerochester.org.

[Special Event] Polar Express Train Ride with the Medina Railroad Museum. Departures at 2:15, 3:30, 4:45, and 6:00 p.m. See listing for Saturday, November 23. 530 West Ave., Medina. $23-$45. 798-6106. railroadmuseum.net.

[Special Event] Holiday Spectacle of Lights See listing for Friday, December 6. Camp Eastman, 1301 Lakeshore Blvd. $5/car. 5:30-9:30 p.m. 336-6085, Irondequoit.org. Continues weekends through December 29.

[Special Event] Yuletide in the Country See listing for Friday, December 6. Genesee Country Museum. 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford. 5-8:30 p.m. Reservation only. $18-$22. 538-6822. gcv.org. Weekends through December 22.

[Special Event] A Medieval Christmas Banquet at Dallywater's. See listing for December 7. 68 Castle St., Geneva. $48. 2-5 p.m. dallywaters.com, (315) 719-0140.

[Special Event] Breakfast with Santa at the Seneca Park Zoo. "Sleigh" ride via golf cart to the Rocky Coasts Gallery, hot breakfast buffet, and fun with the polar bears and sea lions. 2222 St. Paul St. 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. sessions. Reservations required.$3-$12. 336-7212, senecaparkzoo.org. Continues weekends through December 22.

[Theater] "Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge" by Black Sheep Theatre at Village Gate. 274 N. Goodman St. 7:30 p.m. $16-$20. 861-4816. Blacksheeptheatre.org.

[Theater] "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" by Blackfriars Theatre. 795 E. Main St. 8 p.m. $28.50-$36.50. 454-1260. bftix.org. Continues through Sunday, December 22.

[Theater] "It's a Wonderful Life" presented by MJTStages. Auditorium Center, 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. 3rd floor, 875 E. Main St. $13. 935-7173, mjtstages.com. Continues through Sunday, December 15.

[Theater] "Parfumerie" presented by Screen Plays. A romantic old-world Christmas play. Continues through Saturday, December 21. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Muccc (142 Atlantic Avenue). $15-$20. 244-0960. muccc.org.

[Theater] "The Santaland Diaries" at Blackfriars Theatre. David Jason Kyle returns as Crumpet, the cranky Christmas elf, taking out his frustrations on children and parents alike during the Macy's holiday crunch. 795 E. Main St. 2 p.m. $28.50-$36.50. 454-1260, bftix.org. Continues through Sunday, December 22.

Sunday, December 15

[Class/Workshop] Holiday Hors d'Oeuvres at the New York Wine and Culinary Center. 2-4:30 p.m. $60. 800 S. Main St., Canandaigua. 394-7070. nywcc.com.

[Class/Workshop] Rochester's Rich History Series: 5th Annual Victorian Tea. Enjoy tea while making an accordion scrapbook to fill with your holiday memories at Kate Gleason Auditorium, Central Library's Bausch and Lomb Public Library (115

South Ave.). 2-3 p.m. Free. Registration required. 428-8307. libraryweb.org.

[Dance] Bethel Christian Fellowship's Christmas Gala w/Yahweh Ballet. 321 East Ave. 3 and 6 p.m. 232-1136. acswebnetworks.com.

[Festival] "It's a Wonderful Life" in Seneca Falls Gingerbread contest, film screening, cook-off, craft fair, autograph signings by the actress who played Zuzu, and more. Town of Seneca Falls. Visit therealbedfordfalls.com for event details.

[Film] "A Christmas Story" at the Dryden Theatre. 900 East Ave. 8 p.m. $6-$8. 271-3361. Dryden.eastmanhouse.org.

[Music] Holiday Concert by the Brighton Symphony Orchestra. Brighton Town Hall Auditorium, 2300 Elmwood Ave. 3 p.m. 490-9351. brightonsymphony.org.

[Music] Eastman Student Oboe Quartet at the George Eastman House. 900 East Avenue. 3-4 p.m. $5-$12. 271-3361, eastmanhouse.org.

[Music] Greece Choral Society Concert. St. Charles Borromeo Church, 3003 Dewey Ave. 7 p.m. 663-3230. choral-rochester.org.

[Music] Holiday Concert by Concentus Women's Chorus. Featuring the debut of Concentus' 2013 Holiday CD "Make We Joy." Asbury First United Methodist Church, 1050 East Ave. 3 p.m. Tickets are $5-$10, while CDs are $15. 586-5677, asburyfirst.org.

[Music] Holiday Festival of Song by Rochester Rhapsody. Holy Name Church, 15 St. Martins Way. 3 p.m. $8-$10. 621-4040.

[Shopping] Holiday Happening on the Niagara Wine Trail. See listing for December 6. 12-5 p.m. $40-$70. niagarawinetrail.org.

[Shopping] Holidays at the Market. See listing for December 1. Rochester Public Market, 280 N. Union St. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. cityofrochester.gov/holidaysatmarket.

[Special Event] Holiday Spectacle of Lights See listing for Friday, December 6. Camp Eastman, 1301 Lakeshore Blvd. $5/car. 5:30-9:30 p.m. 336-6085, Irondequoit.org. Continues weekends through December 29.

[Special Event] Holly Trolley Rides with the New York Museum of Transportation. See listing for November 30. 6393 East River Rd. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $4-$5. 533-1113. nymtmuseum.org. Continues Sunday, December 16.

[Special Event] North Pole Express Trains with Arcade and Attica Railroad. See listing for December 7. 278 Main St., Arcade. 492-3100. arcadeandatticarr.com. Saturdays and Sundays through December 22.

[Special Event] Polar Express Train Ride with the Medina Railroad Museum. Departures at 2:15, 3:30, 4:45, and 6:00 p.m. See listing for Saturday, November 23. 530 West Ave., Medina. $23-$45. 798-6106. railroadmuseum.net.

[Special Event] Yuletide in the Country See listing for Friday, December 6. Genesee Country Museum. 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford. 5-8:30 p.m. Reservation only. $18-$22. 538-6822. gcv.org. Weekends through December 22.

[Special Event] Breakfast with Santa at the Seneca Park Zoo. See December 14 listing. 2222 St. Paul St. 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. sessions. Reservations required. 336-7212, senecaparkzoo.org.

[Special Event] Christmas Gala Ball at Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion. Black tie or better attire. Reserve fast, only 120 spots available. $45-$55. 151 Charlotte St., Canandaigua. 394-4922, sonnenberg.org.

[Theater] "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" by Blackfriars Theatre. 795 E. Main St. 8 p.m. $28.50-$36.50. 454-1260. bftix.org. Continues through Sunday, December 22.

[Theater] "It's a Wonderful Life" presented by MJTStages. Auditorium Center, 2 p.m. 3rd floor, 875 E. Main St. $13. 935-7173, mjtstages.com.

[Theater] "Parfumerie" presented by Screen Plays. A romantic old-world Christmas play. Continues through Saturday, December 21. 2 p.m. at Muccc (142 Atlantic Avenue). $15-$20. 244-0960. muccc.org.

[Theater] "The Santaland Diaries" at Blackfriars Theatre. David Jason Kyle returns as Crumpet, the cranky Christmas elf, taking out his frustrations on children and parents alike during the Macy's holiday crunch. 795 E. Main St. 2 p.m. $28.50-$36.50. 454-1260, bftix.org. Continues through Sunday, December 22.

Monday, December 16

[Music] UR Women's Chorus and Repertory Singers Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs St. 8 p.m. Free. rochester.edu/eastman/calendar.

[Special Event] Belles 'N Beaus Square Dance. Holiday dance, desserts, and hors d'oeuvres. For details, contact Bob Hager at rhager2@rochester.rr.com or 227-1894. squaredancingrochester.org.

[Special Event] Family Storytime: Holiday Jammy Jamboree. Children 4-9 and their parents or caregivers are invited to put on their pajamas and enjoy holiday stories, songs and activities Pre-registration required.6:30 p.m. Fairport Public Library, 1 Village Landing. 223-9091. fairportlibrary.org.

Tuesday, December 17

[Class/Workshop] Hands on Holiday Desserts at Tops Cooking School. 3507 Mt. Read Blvd., Greece. 7-9 p.m. $25. topsmarkets.com

[Class/Workshop] Italian Holiday Specialties (Savory) with Chef Jeff at the New York Wine and Culinary Center. 6-8:30 p.m.. $60. 800 S. Main St, Canandaigua. 394-7070. nywcc.com

Wednesday, December 18

[ Fun ] Throw snowballs or something. No events today.

Thursday, December 19

[Class/Workshop] Holiday Hors d'Oeuvres at the New York Wine and Culinary Center. 6-8:30 p.m. $60. 800 S. Main St., Canandaigua. 394-7070. nywcc.com.

[Music] Holiday Prism Concert at Hochstein School of Music and Dance. 7-8 p.m. $5. 50 North Plymouth Avenue. 454-4596. hochstein.org.

[Music] The Wizards of Winter: A Trans-Siberian Experience. Main Street Armory, 900 East Main St. 8 p.m. $30-$40. rochestermainstreetarmory.com.

[Music] Christmas with Vox Lumine. Carols and the familiar songs of the season. Third Presbyterian Church. 7:30 p.m. $5-$10. 4 Meigs St. voxlumine.org

[Shopping] Holiday Sale at The Hungerford. 1115 E. Main St. 4-7 p.m. thehungerford.com/2013sale. Continues Friday, December 20 and Saturday, December 21.

[Theater] "Parfumerie" presented by Screen Plays. A romantic old-world Christmas play. Continues through Saturday, December 21. 8 p.m. at Muccc (142 Atlantic Avenue). $15-$20. 244-0960. muccc.org.

[Theater] "The Santaland Diaries" at Blackfriars Theatre. David Jason Kyle returns as Crumpet, the cranky Christmas elf, taking out his frustrations on children and parents alike during the Macy's holiday crunch. 795 E. Main St. 2 p.m. $28.50-$36.50. 454-1260, bftix.org. Continues through Sunday, December 22.

Friday, December 20

click to enlarge The RPO Gala Holiday Pops: December 20-22. - PHOTO PROVIDED
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  • The RPO Gala Holiday Pops: December 20-22.

[Music] RPO: Gala Holiday Pops with the Festival High School Chorale. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. 26 Gibbs St. 7:30 p.m. $15-$89. Purchase tickets online at rpo.org, by calling 454-2100. Continues through Sunday, December 22.

[Music] Jim Brickman: The Magic of Christmaas. Auditorium Theatre. 885 E. Main St. 7:30 p.m. $30-$63. 222-5000. rbtl.org.

[Shopping] Holiday Sale at The Hungerford. 1115 E. Main St. 4-7 p.m. thehungerford.com/2013sale. Continues Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through December 21.

[Shopping] Holiday Sale at The Hungerford. 1115 E. Main St. 4-7 p.m. thehungerford.com/2013sale. Continues Saturday, December 21.

[Special Event] Holiday Spectacle of Lights See listing for Friday, December 6. Camp Eastman, 1301 Lakeshore Blvd. $5/car. 5:30-9:30 p.m. 336-6085, Irondequoit.org. Continues weekends through December 29.

[Special Event] Yuletide in the Country See listing for Friday, December 6. Genesee Country Museum. 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford. 5-8:30 p.m. Reservation only. $18-$22. 538-6822. gcv.org. Weekends through December 22.

[Theater] "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" by Blackfriars Theatre. 795 E. Main St. 8 p.m. $28.50-$36.50. 454-1260. bftix.org. Continues through Sunday, December 22.

[Theater] "Parfumerie" presented by Screen Plays. A romantic old-world Christmas play. Continues through Saturday, December 21. 8 p.m. at Muccc (142 Atlantic Avenue). $15-$20. 244-0960. muccc.org

Saturday, December 21

[Class/Workshop] Gingerbread House Decorating at the New York Wine and Culinary Center. 800 S. Main St., Canandaigua. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. & 1-3 p.m. $25. 394-7070. nywcc.com. Continues Sunday, December 23.

[Dance] "The Nutcracker" by Flower City Ballet Featuring the Syracuse City Ballet & Guests. School of the Arts, 45 Prince St. 3 p.m. flowercityballet.com. Continues Sunday, December 22.

[Dance] "The Nutcracker" by Ballet Prestige. Webster Schroeder High School, 875 Ridge Rd., Webster. 7 p.m. $10-$15. rapatheatre.org.

[Film] "It's a Wonderful Life" at the Dryden Theatre. 900 East Ave. 8 p.m. $6-$8. 271-3361. Dryden.eastmanhouse.org.

[Music] Christmas with Vox Lumine. Carols and the familiar songs of the season. First Presbyterian Church. 7:30 p.m. $5-$10. 4 101 S. Plymouth Ave. voxlumine.org

[Music] RPO: Gala Holiday Pops with the Festival High School Chorale. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. Gibbs St. Performances at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. $15-$89. 454-2100, rpo.org. Continues Sunday, December 22.

click to enlarge Reindeer Run: Saturday, December 21. - PHOTO PROVIDED
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  • Reindeer Run: Saturday, December 21.

[Recreation] Reindeer Run presented by YellowJacket Racing. Rochester's only winter 5K event. Includes a quarter-mile kids' race. All ages. Check in begins at 7:30 a.m., race begins at 8:30 a.m. yellowjacketracing.com.

[Shopping] Holiday Sale at The Hungerford. 1115 E. Main St. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. thehungerford.com/2013sale.

[Special Event] Let it Snow Let it Snow Let it Snow at Chili Public Library. Story time celebrating the wonders of winter for children of all ages and their family. 3333 Chili Ave. 10-11 a.m. 889-2200.

[Special Event] Copy Cats Callahan Holiday Square Dance. First Baptist Church, 1862 Penfield Rd. 7:30. 425-2607. squaredancingrochester.org.

[Special Event] Holly Trolley Rides with the New York Museum of Transportation. See November 30 listing. 6393 East River Rd. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $4-$5. 533-1113. nymtmuseum.org.

[Special Event] North Pole Express Trains with Arcade and Attica Railroad. See listing for December 7. 278 Main St., Arcade. 492-3100. arcadeandatticarr.com.

[Special Event] Polar Express Train Ride with the Medina Railroad Museum. Departures at 2:15, 3:30, 4:45, and 6:00 p.m. See listing for Saturday, November 23. 530 West Ave., Medina. $23-$45. 798-6106. railroadmuseum.net.

[Special Event] Yuletide in the Country See listing for Friday, December 6. Genesee Country Museum. 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford. 5-8:30 p.m. Reservation only. $18-$22. 538-6822. gcv.org. Weekends through December 22.

[Special Event] Holiday Spectacle of Lights See listing for Friday, December 6. Camp Eastman, 1301 Lakeshore Blvd. $5/car. 5:30-9:30 p.m. 336-6085, Irondequoit.org. Continues weekends through December 29.

[Special Event] Skate With Santa at Genesee Valley Park Sports Complex. From 5-6:15 p.m. Santa will give out candy canes. $2-$5 for skating, $3 for skate rentals. 131 Elmwood Ave. 428-7888. cityofrochester.gov/GVPSC/.

[Special Event] Breakfast with Santa at the Seneca Park Zoo. See December 14 listing. 2222 St. Paul St. 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. sessions. Reservations required. 336-7212, senecaparkzoo.org.

[Special Event] A Medieval Christmas Banquet at Dallywater's. See listing for December 7. 68 Castle St., Geneva. $48. 2-5 p.m. dallywaters.com, (315) 719-0140.

[Theater] "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" by Blackfriars Theatre. 795 E. Main St. 2 p.m. $28.50-$36.50. 454-1260. bftix.org. Continues through Sunday, December 22.

[Theater] "Parfumerie" presented by Screen Plays. A romantic old-world Christmas play. Continues through Saturday, December 21. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Muccc (142 Atlantic Avenue). $15-$20. 244-0960. muccc.org.

[Theater] "The Santaland Diaries" at Blackfriars Theatre. David Jason Kyle returns as Crumpet, the cranky Christmas elf, taking out his frustrations on children and parents alike during the Macy's holiday crunch. 795 E. Main St. 2 p.m. $28.50-$36.50. 454-1260, bftix.org. Continues through Sunday, December 22.

Sunday, December 22

[Dance] "The Nutcracker" by Flower City Ballet Featuring the Syracuse City Ballet & Guests. School of the Arts, 45 Prince St. 3 p.m. flowercityballet.com.

[Dance] "The Nutcracker" by Ballet Prestige. Webster Schroeder High School, 875 Ridge Rd., Webster. 2 p.m. $10-$15. rapatheatre.org.

[Film] "It's a Wonderful Life" at the Dryden Theatre. 900 East Ave. 2 p.m. $6-$8. 271-3361. Dryden.eastmanhouse.org.

[Music] Tim Schramm Performs for the Rochester Theater Organ Society. Auditorium Theatre, 885 E. Main St. 2:30 p.m. $15 for non-members. 234-2295. theatreorgans.com/rochestr/index.htm.

[Music] RPO: Gala Holiday Pops with the Festival High School Chorale. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. Gibbs St. 2 p.m. $15-$89. 454-2100, rpo.org.

[Music] Holiday Music from Past Our Prime Singers at the George Eastman House. 900 East Avenue. 3-4 p.m. $5-$12. 271-3361, eastmanhouse.org.

[Music] Caribbean Christmas Mass by Irondequoit Chorale. With the Panloco Steel Drum Band. Asbury First United Methodist Church, 1050 East Ave. 3 p.m. $8-$12. 266-5018.

[Special Event] Holly Trolley Rides with the New York Museum of Transportation. See November 30 listing. 6393 East River Rd. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $4-$5. 533-1113. nymtmuseum.org.

[Special Event] Yuletide in the Country See listing for Friday, December 6. Genesee Country Museum. 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford. 5-8:30 p.m. Reservation only. $18-$22. 538-6822. gcv.org.

[Special Event] North Pole Express Trains with Arcade and Attica Railroad. See listing for December 7. 278 Main St., Arcade. 492-3100. arcadeandatticarr.com.

[Special Event] Holiday Spectacle of Lights See listing for Friday, December 6. Camp Eastman, 1301 Lakeshore Blvd. $5/car. 5:30-9:30 p.m. 336-6085, Irondequoit.org. Continues weekends through December 29.

[Special Event] Polar Express Train Ride with the Medina Railroad Museum. Departures at 2:15, 3:30, 4:45, and 6:00 p.m. See listing for Saturday, November 23. 530 West Ave., Medina. $23-$45. 798-6106. railroadmuseum.net.

[Special Event] Breakfast with Santa at the Seneca Park Zoo. See December 14 listing. 2222 St. Paul St. 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. sessions. Reservations required. 336-7212, senecaparkzoo.org.

[Special Event] The Night Before Christmas at the Rochester Museum and Science Center. A fun approach to the traditional tale. 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. 271-4320, rmsc.org.

[Theater] "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" by Blackfriars Theatre. 795 E. Main St. 2 p.m. $28.50-$36.50. 454-1260. bftix.org.

[Theater] "The Santaland Diaries" at Blackfriars Theatre. David Jason Kyle returns as Crumpet, the cranky Christmas elf, taking out his frustrations on children and parents alike during the Macy's holiday crunch. 795 E. Main St. 2 p.m. $28.50-$36.50. 454-1260, bftix.org. Continues through Sunday, December 22.

Monday, December 23

[Theater] The Calamari Sisters: Feast of the Seven Fishes Special Dinner Show. RAPA's East End Theatre. 727 E. Main St. 6:30 p.m.. $100. 325-3366, rapatheatre.org.

Tuesday, December 24

[Film] "Larceny, Inc." at the Dryden Theatre. 900 East Ave. 2 p.m. $6-$8. 271-3361. Dryden.eastmanhouse.org.

Wednesday, December 25

[Holiday] Christmas Day

[Music] A Very TeenSet Christmas ft. The Grinders, Deathcamp, Televisionaries. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. TBA. 454-2966, bugjar.com.

Thursday, December 26

[Shopping] Complimentary pre-New Year Weekend Family Tours at Casa Larga Vineyards. Tours at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. 2287 Turk Hill Road, Fairport. 223-4210. casalarga.com. Continues through Monday, December 30.

[Theater] "What's So Important about Being Earnest?" presented by ShakeCo Classic Theater (for Young Audiences). An adaption for young audiences of the classic Oscar Wilde play. At Muccc, 142 Atlantic Ave. 7 p.m. $5-$7.50. muccc.org, 244-0960. Continues through Sunday, December 29.

[Holiday] Kwanzaa begins

Friday, December 27

[Shopping] Complimentary pre-New Year Weekend Family Tours at Casa Larga Vineyards. Tours at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. 2287 Turk Hill Road, Fairport. 223-4210. casalarga.com. Continues through Monday, December 30.

[Special Event] Holiday Science and Technology Days at the Rochester Museum and Science Center. Hands-on activities meeting live animals, learning how to protect the environment, and trying your hands at experiments. 12-4 p.m. 657 East Ave. 271-4320. rmsc.org. Continues through Monday, December 30.

[Special Event] Holiday Spectacle of Lights See listing for Friday, December 6. Camp Eastman, 1301 Lakeshore Blvd. $5/car. 5:30-9:30 p.m. 336-6085, Irondequoit.org. Continues weekends through December 29.

[Theater] "What's So Important about Being Earnest?" See listing for Thursday, December 26. At Muccc, 142 Atlantic Ave. 2 p.m. $5-$7.50. muccc.org, 244-0960.

Saturday, December 28

[Shopping] Complimentary pre-New Year Weekend Family Tours at Casa Larga Vineyards. Tours at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. 2287 Turk Hill Road, Fairport. 223-4210. casalarga.com. Continues through Monday, December 30.

[Special Event] Holiday Science and Technology Days at the Rochester Museum and Science Center. See listing for Friday, December 27. 657 East Ave. 12-4 p.m. 271-4320. rmsc.org. Continues through Monday, December 30.

[Special Event] Holiday Spectacle of Lights See listing for Friday, December 6. Camp Eastman, 1301 Lakeshore Blvd. $5/car. 5:30-9:30 p.m. 336-6085, Irondequoit.org.

[Theater] "Big Wigs" Kasha Davis and Aggy Dune perform a Las Vegas-style show complete with impressions of Cher, Tina Turner, Joan Rivers, and more. JCC, 1200 Edgewood Ave. 8 p.m. $18-$26. 461-2000. jccrochester.org.

[Theater] "What's So Important about Being Earnest?" See listing for Thursday, December 26. At Muccc, 142 Atlantic Ave. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. $5-$7.50. muccc.org, 244-0960.

Sunday, December 29

[Music] Steve Kelly on Aeolian Pipe Organ at the George Eastman House. 900 East Ave. 3-4 p.m. $5-$12. 271-3361. eastmanhouse.org.

[Music] Christmas Bash at The Bug Jar. Featuring local bands Joywave, KOPPS, and New Archery. 219 Monroe Ave. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the music starts at 9 p.m. $10-$12. 454-2966, bugjar.com.

[Shopping] Complimentary pre-New Year Weekend Family Tours at Casa Larga Vineyards. Tours at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. 2287 Turk Hill Road, Fairport. 223-4210. casalarga.com. Continues through Monday, December 30.

[Special Event] Holiday Science and Technology Days at the Rochester Museum and Science Center. See listing for Friday, December 27. 657 East Ave. 12-4 p.m. 271-4320. rmsc.org. Continues through Monday, December 30.

[Special Event] Holiday Spectacle of Lights See listing for Friday, December 6. Camp Eastman, 1301 Lakeshore Blvd. $5/car. 5:30-9:30 p.m. 336-6085, Irondequoit.org.

[Special Event] Kwanzaa Celebration at the Memorial Art Gallery. Kwanzaa ceremony, music and dance performances, and hands-on art activities. 500 University Ave. Noon-5 p.m. Suggested donation $5 per family. 276-8900. mag.rochester.edu.

[Theater] "Big Wigs" Kasha Davis and Aggy Dune perform a Las Vegas-style show complete with impressions of Cher, Tina Turner, Joan Rivers, and more. JCC, 1200 Edgewood Ave. 2 p.m. $18-$26. 461-2000. jccrochester.org.

[Theater] "What's So Important about Being Earnest?" See listing for Thursday, December 26. At Muccc, 142 Atlantic Ave. 2 p.m. $5-$7.50. muccc.org, 244-0960.

Monday, December 30

[Shopping] Complimentary pre-New Year Weekend Family Tours at Casa Larga Vineyards. Tours at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. 2287 Turk Hill Road, Fairport. 223-4210. casalarga.com.

[Special Event] Holiday Science and Technology Days at the Rochester Museum and Science Center. See listing for Friday, December 27. 657 East Ave. 12-4 p.m. 271-4320, rmsc.org.

[Special Event] Kwanzaa Celebration at the Rochester Museum and Science Center. 657 East Ave. 2-5 p.m. 271-4320, rmsc.org.

Tuesday, December 31

[Comedy] Unleashed! Improv Presents: New Year's LOL. Music, laughs, and the popular "Year in Revue", improvised from audience suggestions. Jewish Community Center, 1200 Edgewood Ave. Ages 12+. 8 p.m. $12-$18. 461-2000 ext. 236, jccrochester.org.

[Comedy] Geva Comedy Improv New Year's Eve Spectacular Geva Theatre, 75 Woodbury Blvd. Shows at 7:30 & 10:30 p.m. gevacomedyimprov.org.

[Comedy] The Capitol Steps at Nazareth College. Bipartisan political satire and song parodies of current headlines. 4245 East Ave. Shows at 6:30 and 10 p.m. $60-$75. artscenter.naz.edu.

[Film] "Gremlins" and "Gremlins 2: The New Batch" Double Feature at the Dryden Theatre. 900 East Ave. 7 p.m. $6-$8. 271-3361. Dryden.eastmanhouse.org.

[Special Event] New Year's Eve Celebration at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. 123 E. Main St. 7-10 p.m. Live DJ music, bounce house, arts and crafts and more. Fireworks at 10 p.m. cityofrochester.gov/NYE.

[Special Event] New Year's Eve Celebration at Manhattan Square Park Ice Rink. Free ice skating from 6-9 p.m. Adult only skate from 9-11 p.m. cityofrochester.gov/NYE.

[Special Event] New Year's Eve Celebration at the Rochester Museum and Science Center. A members only event. Call 697-1942 for more information.

[Special Event] New Year's Eve Overnight at YMCA-Bay View. Wear your favorite new Year's outfit and celebrate the holiday with friends. Swimming, a late night movie, snacks, and breakfast. Overnight 6 p.m.-9 a.m. $30 members, $45 guests, or half night 6 p.m.-12:30 a.m. $20 members, $35 guests. YMCA-Bay View, 1209 Bay Rd. 671-8414. rochesterymca.org/locations/bay-view.

[Special Event] Noon Year's Eve at Chili Public Library. Family-friendly festivities and a Noon Year's Eve countdown to ring in the New Year. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 3333 Chili Ave. 889-2200

[Special Event] Village Squares' New Year's Eve Square Dance with the Hip Boot Boyz. For more information, St. Thomas Episcopal Church (2000 Highland Ave.). 9 p.m.-1 a.m. contact Peter Emmel at pemmel@frontiernet.net or 381-5049. squaredancingrochester.org.

[Special Event] New Year's Eve Party at Italian American Community Center. Ring in the New Year Italian-Style. 150 Frank Dimino Way. 6:30 p.m. $55-$70. Call 594-8882for reservations. iaccrochester.org

[Theater] "Big Wigs" Kasha Davis and Aggy Dune perform a Las Vegas-style show complete with impressions of Cher, Tina Turner, Joan Rivers, and more. JCC, 1200 Edgewood Ave. 9 p.m. $18-$26. 461-2000. jccrochester.org.

[Theater] "Waiting at The Crossroads Café" at Blackfriars Theatre. Refreshments will be served. Shows at 7 and 9:30 p.m. 795 E. Main St. $35. 454-1260, bftix.org.

[Theater] The Calamari Sisters: Feast of the Seven Fishes Special New Year's Eve Show. RAPA's East End Theatre. 727 E. Main St. 2 p.m., 9 p.m. $40-$65. 325-3366, rapatheatre.org.

[Theater] Gershwin Uncorked. JCC, 1200 Edgewood Ave. 7 p.m. $18-$24. 461-2000. jccrochester.org.

In This Guide...

    Holiday Guide 2013

    Vegan holidays, fighting a fear of santa, toys past and present, a holiday events guide, and more!

    Holistic for the holidays

    Giving the gift of wellness
    The holidays are a stressful time, and this stress can take its toll on mind, body, and soul. We live in a world where we bombard our bodies with electrical signals, sit all day in uncomfortable positions, and go entire days without interacting with the earth's natural settings.

    A Toy Story

    A look at holiday gifts past and present
    Kids today don't know just how good they have it when it comes to toys. I can only imagine the confusion that would ensue if a kid were expecting a PlayStation 4 for Christmas, only to open up an Atari instead.

    He sees you when you're sleeping

    On fearing Saint Nick
    The whole notion of Santa Claus had always creeped me out. I wish I could say that, as an adult, this skepticism has lifted—but it hasn't.

    Moving past the Turkey

    How to Vegan-ize the Holidays
    Last year, I spent a few months halfheartedly attempting veganism. When I first considered eating that way, one thing came to mind: substitutes.

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