8 things for Christmas

Jennifer Lee Preyss By Jennifer Lee Preyss

Nov. 30, 2012 at 5:30 a.m.

The holiday season has arrived, and soon every street will be flooded with Christmas trees, nativity scenes, twinkling lights and Santa Claus look-a-likes.

For about a third of the world's population who will celebrate Christmas, the month of December will be littered with festivities and family reunions.

And around the Crossroads, there are many holiday events taking place this season. Below are eight suggestions for can't-miss Christmas activities.

'Conspirare Christmas' with Craig Hella Johnson and the Company of Voices• WHERE: First United Methodist Church, 407 N. Bridge St.

• WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Thursday

• COST: $20 student, $30 senior, $40 adult

• MORE INFO: victoriabachfestival.com, conspirare.org

'Christmas at Northside' concert extravaganza• WHERE: Northside Baptist Church, 4100 N. Laurent St.

• WHEN: 9 p.m. Dec. 9

• COST: Free, tickets needed

• MORE INFO: nbcvictoria.org

Marine Toys for Tots Distribution Party• WHERE: Faith Family Church Warehouse, 2002 E. Mockingbird Lane

• WHEN: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 15

• COST: Free

• MORE INFO: Volunteers arrive at 9 a.m.

'The Nutcracker' presented by Victoria Ballet Theater• WHERE: Leo J. Welder Center

• WHEN: 2-8 p.m. Thursday-Friday

• COST: $20-$25

• MORE INFO: centerstageticketing.com, weldercenter.org

Taste of Country Christmas Tour featuring Casey James and JB and the Moonshine Band• WHERE: Schroeder Dance Hall, 12516 Farm-to-Market Road 622

• WHEN: 9 p.m. Thursday

• COST: $15

• MORE INFO: 361-573-7002, ticketfly.com, Golden Wings, 6605 N. Navarro St.

'Who Needs Christmas?!' • WHERE: Baptist Temple Church, 1804 N. Laurent St.

• WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday

• COST: Free

• INFO: 361-573-9296

Northside Baptist's 'A Home for Christmas' build completion• WHERE: 3603 Swan Drive

• WHEN: 12 p.m. Dec. 9

• COST: Free

• INFO: nbcvictoria.org

Drive-thru Nativity Scene• WHERE: Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 605 U.S. Highway 77A South, Yoakum

• WHEN: 6-8 p.m. Sunday

• COST: Free

• MORE INFO: Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 361-293-3033



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