Christmas floral design show — The Columbus Arts Council presents “Christmas All Through the House,” a floral design event with internationally-known designer Ralph Null. Tickets to the 1:30 p.m. program at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St., are $25 at the door. Arrangements will be auctioned at the end of the presentation. For more information, contact the CAC, 662-328-2787.
Columbus Girlchoir — The Columbus Girlchoir presents a Christmas concert at 3 p.m. in Mississippi University for Women’s Poindexter Hall. Free to the public. Donations are appreciated.
Gospel Harmony Choir — The Mississippi University for Women United Harmony Gospel Choir presents “Singing to Give Back,” a Christmas concert at 5 p.m. in Rent Auditorium on campus. Bring a canned good or other non-perishable food item, socks, blankets, scarves or gloves for CONTACT Helpline to distribute. Call 662-327-2968 for more information.
Starkville Tour of Homes — The Starkville Civic League’s Holiday Tour of Homes from 1-5 p.m. features five homes. Refreshments are served 1-4:30 p.m. at the Starkville Public Library, 326 University Drive. Get tickets ($20) at the library on tour day. For more information, call 662-323-0711.
Christmas Carol Karaoke — The West Point/Clay County Arts Council hosts this Sundays at The Center program at 2 p.m. at the Louise Campbell Center for the Arts, 235 Commerce St., downtown West Point. Call 662-494-5678 for information.
Monday, Dec. 7
West Point Christmas Parade — West Point’s Christmas Parade, with its “Cajun Christmas” theme, begins at 6:30 p.m. and makes its way through downtown. The city tree lighting is at 6 p.m. For more information, contact the Growth Alliance, 662-494-5121.
Monday, Dec. 7 and Thursday, Dec. 10
CCT auditions — Columbus Community Theatre holds auditions for “The Left Hand Singing” at 6 p.m. at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St. Find play details at columbus-arts.org. Production dates are March 10-12. For more information, call 662-328-2787.
Tuesday, Dec. 8
“Columbus Sings Messiah” — An area mass choir plus orchestra presents “Messiah” at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Annunciation Catholic Church, 823 College St., Columbus. Free, but tickets to ensure seating are available at the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau, Tennessee Williams Welcome Center or Party & Paper. For more information, contact First United Methodist Church, 662-328-5252.
Wednesday, Dec. 9
Peking Dreams — Mississippi State’s Lyceum Series presents one of China’s most distinguished circus troupes at 7 p.m. in Lee Hall’s Bettersworth Auditorium on campus. For ticket information, visit lyceum.msstate.edu or call the Center for Student Activities, 662-325-2930.
Thursday, Dec. 10
Festival of Trees — The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library hosts an open house and Festival of Trees from 4-6 p.m., with live music, refreshments and almost two dozen trees decorated by area groups and businesses. For more information, contact the library, 662-329-5300.
Friday through Sunday, Dec. 11-13
First Christmas — First Baptist Church in Columbus and the Shops at Brickerton present this reenactment of Bethlehem from 6-8 p.m. each evening at the Shops at Brickerton on Military Road, Columbus. The interactive event is for all ages. For more information, contact FBC, 662-328-3915.
Saturday, Dec. 12
Christmas parade — Revel in the spirit of the season as the Columbus Christmas Parade makes its way through downtown Columbus beginning at 7 p.m. The theme is “A Fairytale Christmas.” Also in the Golden Triangle, West Point’s parade, with its theme of a “Cajun Christmas,” begins at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7.
Sunday, Dec. 13
Christmas Tour of Homes — Five homes – the First United Methodist Parsonage, Highland House, Ole Magnolia, Rosewood Manor and Snowdoun – are open for tour from 5-8 p.m. Tickets $20 ($15 students; $10 ages 5-10) in advance at the First United Methodist Church office or The Fitness Factor, or $25 at the door ($20 students; $15 ages 5-10) at the door. Proceeds benefit the 2016 FUMC Jamaican Missions Trip. For information, call 662-328-5252
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