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1 Woodrow Wilson High School’s show choir has joined up with East Dallas Christian Church for the “Sing We Now of Christmas” concert. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 18 at the church, 629 N. Peak St. For more information call 214.824.8185.

2 Be a part of the re-creation of Mary and Joseph’s search for a place to stay during the Las posadas celebration at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 17 at Emanuel Lutheran Church, 4311 San Jacinto St. For more information call 214.824.8613.

3 Carols will be sung at 10:15 a.m. on Dec. 18 in addition to a Christmas concert at 7 p.m. on Dec. 2 at Lakewood United Methodist Church, 2443 Abrams Road. For more information call 214.823.9623.

4 It’s not the holidays without food. A Christmas celebration dinner will be served at 6 p.m. on Dec. 18 at St. Stephen United Methodist Church, 2520 Oates Drive. For more information call 972.279.3112.

5 A Christmas concert with a string quartet and caroling will take place at 10:45 a.m. on Dec. 11 at White Rock Community Church, 9353 Garland Road. For more information call 214.320.0043.

6 To remember Mary and Joseph’s search for a place to stay, a Las Posadas celebration will take place at 6 p.m. on Dec. 11 at Greenland Hills United Methodist Church, 5835 Penrose Ave. For more information call 214.826.2060.

7 An afternoon of sharing Christmas songs in the form of caroling is set for Dec. 11, hosted by Northridge Presbyterian Church. It will be followed by a Sunday school pageant at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 24 at the church, 6920 Bob O Link Drive. For more information call 214.827.5521.

8 Join St. Matthew’s in caroling at
4:30 p.m. on Dec. 18. The singers will be out again at 10 p.m. on Dec. 24, after the children’s Christmas pageant at 5 p.m. that day at St. Matthew’s Cathedral, 5100 Ross Ave. For more information call 214.823.8134.

9 Take in the Hanging of the Green with vocal and instrumental performances at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 4 and listen to portions of Handel’s Messiah sung by the church choir at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Dec. 18 at Wilshire Baptist Church, 4316 Abrams Road. For more information call 214.452.3100.

10 Get your latkes and a whole host of other treats when Hanukkah Hoopla hits the Jewish Community Center on Dec. 11. From noon-4 p.m., the festival includes a holiday market, craft fair and games for the kids. Get all the details at

11 The younger members of the Munger Place Church, 5200 Bryan St., will be putting on their own Christmas pageant at 3 p.m. on Dec. 24. Then on Christmas day the church will hold a pancake breakfast at 11 a.m. For more information call 214.823.9929.

12 Warm up with a soup dinner at the Central Lutheran Church, 1000 Easton Road, at 6 p.m. on Nov. 30 before taking in the live nativity at
7 p.m. The church’s choir, along with a jazz ensemble, will be performing at the Museum of Biblical Arts on Dec. 11 at 3:30 p.m. For more information call 214.327.2222.

13 Within 5 minutes of our neighborhood you can take part in a richly traditional Hanukkah Shabbat service and dinner at Congregation Shearith Israel, 9401 Douglas Ave. As Hanukkah runs Dec. 24-Jan. 1 this year, the event is set for Dec. 30 at 6 p.m. Email organizer Katie Venetsky at for more details.

14 First United Methodist Church, 1928 Ross Ave., will bring to life the classic opera, Amahl and the Night Visitors. The production will take place at 7 p.m. on Dec. 3 and 4. For more information call 214.220.2727, ext. 218 or send an e-mail to

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