Christ­mas Events

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› Break­fast With Santa: Fam­i­lies are in­vited to a free break­fast and sto­ry­telling with Santa and Mrs. Claus 9:30-11 a.m. to­day at Grace United Methodist Church, 9833 Hix­son Pike in Soddy-Daisy. Pan­cakes, ba­con and sausage will be served. Bring your cam­era for photo-ops.

› Christ­mas at the Farm: Boyn­ton United Methodist Church and Boyn­ton Bap­tist Church have post­poned Christ­mas at the Farm, orig­i­nally sched­uled to­day, to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 15, at Wil­low Tree Farms, 607 Post Oak Road in Ring­gold, Ga. The event in­cludes Santa, hayrides, chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties, mu­sic, gospel mes­sage, pet­ting zoo, fire pit and hot bev­er­ages and snacks. Ad­mis­sion is free, but do­na­tions of canned foods are wel­come for Christ Chapel Share and Care Mis­sion and clean­ing sup­plies for Fam­ily Cri­sis Cen­ter. 706866-2626, 952-1551, www.boyn­ton­umc. org, www.boyn­ton­bap­

› Live Nativity: The an­nual event, sched­uled 6-8 p.m. to­day at Burks United Methodist Church, 6433 Hix­son Pike, in­cludes a CD or au­dio file for vis­i­tors to hear the story of Christ’s birth as they drive past scenes en­acted with peo­ple and an­i­mals. Car­ol­ers will be posted at the begin­ning of the jour­ney, and candy canes will be passed out at the end. 423-842-4219.

Holly Jolly Mar­ket: In­door mar­ket with 16 to 20 ar­ti­sans sell­ing hol­i­day crafts and foods will be 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. to­day and Dec. 15 at St. Al­ban’s Epis­co­pal Church, 7514 Hix­son Pike. Con­tact: stal­bans­mar­[email protected]

› “Messiah” sing-along: Chattanooga First Sev­enth-day Ad­ven­tist Church, 7450 Stan­difer Gap Road, hosts com­mu­nity sing-along of Han­del’s “Messiah” cho­ruses, 3 p.m. Sun­day. Dr. Lon­nie McCal­is­ter, for­mer dean of the School of Mu­sic at Lee Univer­sity, will lead the cho­rus, which has drawn nearly 500 singers its two pre­vi­ous years. Bring your own score; a lim­ited num­ber of cho­rus books will be on loan. The event in­cludes a cham­ber orches­tra and pro­fes­sional soloists, in­clud­ing Cyn­thia Johnson (so­prano), Julie Becker (mezzo-so­prano), An­drea Dis­mukes (con­tralto), James Frost (tenor) and Tony Deaton (bass). Ad­mis­sion is free; an of­fer­ing will be re­ceived. Re­fresh­ments will fol­low the pro­gram. 423-605-2468.

› Christ­mas concert: Look­out Moun­tain Pres­by­te­rian Church, 316 N. Bragg Ave., presents “Re­joic­ing in the First and Sec­ond Ad­vent of Christ,” at 5 and 7:30 p.m. Sun­day. The concert fea­tures adult and youth choirs, in­stru­men­tal en­sem­ble, hand­bells and some se­lec­tions as au­di­ence sing-alongs. Precon­cert mu­sic of or­gan, brass and bells be­gins 15 min­utes be­fore per­for­mances. A nurs­ery is pro­vided at the 5 p.m. concert. Free ad­mis­sion.

› Christ­masFest: Sig­nal Moun­tain Pres­by­te­rian Church’s Mu­sic Min­istry presents “Come Be­hold the Won­drous Mys­tery: Christ­masFest 2018,” fea­tur­ing Sanc­tu­ary Choir, Youth Choir, West­min­ster Singers, soloists and orches­tra, at 6:30 p.m. Sun­day in the sanc­tu­ary at 612 James Blvd. Free ad­mis­sion. Child care up to age 5 pro­vided. www.sig­nal­, 423-886-2190.

› Christ­mas mu­si­cal: The youth and chil­dren of Burks United Methodist Church, 6433 Hix­son Pike, will present “Manger Ma­nia” 6-7 p.m. Wed­nes­day. 423-842-4219.

› Ad­vent mu­sic: Good Shep­herd Lutheran Church, 822 Belvoir Ave., East Ridge, will cel­e­brate the Ad­vent sea­son with spe­cial mu­sic at Wed­nes­day ser­vices in De­cem­ber. Ser­vices start at 6:30 p.m. Sched­uled are Jeri­cho Brass on Dec. 12 and the chil­dren’s pro­gram “From Heaven Above” on Dec. 19. 423-629-4661.

› “Nativity” pageant: The Sig­nal Moun­tain Branch of the Church of Je­sus Christ of Lat­ter-day Saints, 1160 Ridge­way Ave., will present its an­nual reen­act­ment of the scrip­tural ac­count of the birth of Je­sus on Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day. Per­for­mances will take place ev­ery 10 min­utes be­tween 6 and 8 p.m. Lo­cal church choirs will pro­vide mu­sic each evening. Chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties and re­fresh­ments will be pro­vided.

› Com­mu­nity Christ­mas Concert: Thurs­day Mu­sic Study Club and Etowah Area Cham­ber of Com­merce present 14th an­nual per­for­mance fea­tur­ing Etowah Town Band, Cen­tral Har­mony Cho­rus and Key­boards at Christ­mas at 7 p.m. Thurs­day at First Bap­tist Church, 824 Wash­ing­ton Ave., Etowah, Ten­nessee. Free ad­mis­sion, but bring a non­per­ish­able food item for the Etowah Co­op­er­a­tive Food Pantry.

› A Cer­e­mony of Car­ols: Choral Arts of Chattanooga sings car­ols from clas­sic and cur­rent com­posers 7:30 p.m. Thurs­day at Sec­ond Pres­by­te­rian Church, 700 Pine St. Re­cep­tion will fol­low. $15 gen­eral ad­mis­sion, $10 stu­dents, free for ages 11 and younger. http://choralart­sofchat­

› Chloe’s Christ­mas: Award-win­ning singer Chloe Agnew, a found­ing mem­ber of Celtic Woman, is joined by guest Ir­ish tenor Der­mot Kier­nan for a hol­i­day concert at 7:30 p.m. Thurs­day at Red Bank Cum­ber­land Pres­by­te­rian Church, 115 Mor­ri­son Springs Road. Tick­ets are $25-$45 (for mil­i­tary dis­count, use code Mil­i­tary18). Pur­chase on Tick­etleap or www.chloeag­newof­fi­

› Lessons and Car­ols: The Roueche Cho­rale and Orches­tra will present the 20th an­nual Chattanooga Can­dle­light Ser­vice of Lessons and Car­ols at 7 p.m. Thurs­day and Fri­day at Ridgedale Bap­tist Church, 1831 Hick­ory Val­ley Road. Ad­mis­sion is free.

› Live Nativity: Soddy-Daisy First Pres­by­te­rian Church, 10622 Day­ton Pike, will present a live Nativity 5:307:30 p.m. Fri­day and Dec. 15.

› Break­fast with Santa: Sig­nal Crest United Methodist Church, 1005 Ridge­way Ave., Sig­nal Moun­tain, will host Break­fast With Santa 9-11 a.m. Dec. 15. Vis­i­tors may drop in for break­fast, games, crafts, photo booths and an in­ter­ac­tive story of the first Christ­mas. Chil­dren are wel­come to come in their PJs. Free, but reser­va­tions re­quested at www.sig­nal­cres­ or 423-886-2330.

› Christ­mas din­ner: Kelly’s Ferry Com­mu­nity Church, 11612 Mullins Cove Road in Whitwell, Ten­nessee, will treat the com­mu­nity to a free Christ­mas din­ner noon-3 p.m. EST Dec. 15. 423-800-2665.

Christ­mas can­tata: The Mu­sic Min­istry of River­mont Pres­by­te­rian Church, 3319 Hix­son Pike, will present “Joy to the World” at 11 a.m. Dec. 16. The ser­vice of word and song will fea­ture the Chan­cel Choir, sea­sonal singers and guest mu­si­cians. Con­tact: Kim Pringle, di­rec­tor of mu­sic, kim­[email protected]

› Christ­mas mu­si­cal: The adult and chil­dren’s choirs of Hick­ory Val­ley Bap­tist Church, 2320 Hick­ory Val­ley Road, will present the mu­si­cal “The Cra­dle, the Cross, the Crown,” at 6 p.m. Dec. 16. A dessert re­cep­tion will fol­low. Ad­mis­sion is free. 423-892-1916.

› Christ­mas mu­si­cal: The Wor­ship Choir of St. Elmo United Methodist Church, 4626 St. Elmo Ave., will present Joseph Martin’s “The Win­ter Rose” at 6 p.m. Dec. 16. This is the pro­gram the choir per­formed with 26 other en­sem­bles at New York’s Carnegie Hall in Novem­ber. 423-490-7039.

› Christ­mas can­tata: Com­poser Joseph Martin’s “Ap­palachian Christ­mas” will be pre­sented twice by the com­bined choirs of Burks United Methodist Church and Red Bank United Methodist Church: 5-6:30 p.m. Dec. 16 at Burks, 6433 Hix­son Pike (423-842-4219), and 6-7:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at Red Bank, 3800 Day­ton Blvd. (423-877-2881). Child care for ages 6 months to 4 years is avail­able.

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