What's happening? Mormon Times national calendar of holiday events

Published: Saturday, Dec. 1 2012 5:00 a.m. MST

34th Annual Festival of Lights at the Washington D.C. Temple Visitors' Center

Photographer: Landon Densley, Photographer: Landon Densley

A calendar of LDS-themed holiday events from around the United States and Canada.

CHURCHWIDE

Devotional: First Presidency Christmas Devotional, Dec. 2, 6 p.m. MST (see www.lds.org for broadcast information)

CALIFORNIA

San Francisco Bay Area Genesis Group: Christmas Party, Dec. 1, 6-8 p.m., Oakland Inter-Stake Center, 4780 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland

Santa Rosa Stake: "With Wondering Awe," concert Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m., Dec. 2, 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; Nativity art display, Dec. 1-2, 3-9 p.m., 1780 Yulupa Ave., Santa Rosa

Los Alto and Menlo Park stakes: 25th Annual Christmas Creche exhibit and musical groups each evening, Dec. 1-5, noon-9 p.m., daily, Palo Alto Ward chapel, 3865 Middlefield Road (www.christmascreche.org )

IDAHO

BYU— Idaho (Rexburg): Annual Christmas Concert, featuring Canadian Brass, school choirs and Sinfonietta orchestra, Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m., BYU-Idaho Center (tickets required, $12 general public, $6 BYU-Idaho students, www.byui.edu/tickets and 208-496-3170) (see www.byui.edu/tickets or by calling 208-496-3170)

MARYLAND

Washington, D.C., Temple Visitors' Center: Festival of Lights, through Jan. 1 (see www.mormon.org/dc )

OHIO

Canal Winchester Ward: "Prophesy Unfolds, A Nativity Enactment," Dec. 6-8, 6:30- 8p.m., shows start every 30 minutes, Canal Winchester Chapel, 6500 Foxhill Drive, Canal Winchester (reserve free tickets by calling 614-837-8207)

Akron Ohio Stake: Handel's "Messiah" choir and orchestra presentation, Dec. 8, 6:30 p.m., Tallmadge chapel, 106 E. Howe Road, Tallmadge (for information call 330-833-0322)

OREGON

Portland Ensign Choir and Orchestra: "Christmas through the Years" concerts, Dec. 14, 8 p.m., Dec. 15, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Skyview High School's Performing Arts Auditorium (tickets required, PortlandEnsign.org )

UTAH

Ogden Institute of Religion: The Performing Arts 35th Annual Christmas Spectacular, "I Heard the Bells… A Christmas Hope," Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m., Dec. 8, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Weber State University-Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts, Austad Auditorium (tickets required, suggested donations are adult $5, seniors (60 and older) $4, children 6-17, $3 and family $15 (matinee $12); www.ldsces.org/ogden , or 801-621-1800)

Temple Square: Choral and musical groups will present at the Assembly Hall, North Visitor's Center, Church Office Building, Family History Library and Joseph Smith Memorial Building various days from Nov. 24-Dec. 23. (See www.lds.org/events and then click on Temple Square Performances for a completed list)

Conference Center: "Savior of the World," through Dec. 29, 7:30 p.m., Saturday matinees 2 p.m. (tickets required, www.lds.org/events )

Salt Lake Tabernacle: "A Celebration of Christ" Interfaith Concert, Dec. 8, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (tickets required; lds.org/events or 801-570-0080)

Church History Museum: International Art Competition for Youth exhibit, through June 17, 45 North West Temple St. (see history.lds.org/artcompetition )

All listed times are local time unless otherwise noted. The Mormon Times calendar list for events in the United States and Canada are published on occasional Saturdays. To submit an event, please email it to mormontimes@desnews.com and include a contact name and phone number. Events are due noon Wednesday for Saturday's calendar.

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