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


Broadcast: First Presidency Christmas Devotional, Dec. 5, 6 p.m. (MST)



Hunstville Alabama Stake: Sixth annual Christmas Festival, "On Christmas Day," Dec. 10, 6-8:30 p.m. (concerts at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.); Dec. 11, 4-8:30 p.m. (concerts 4:40 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.) (see www.huntsvillechristmasfestival.org)



Fairbanks institute: Family home evening, Mondays, 7:30 p.m.

Juneau institute: Volleyball, Thursdays, 8 p.m., Juneau Stake Center



Mesa Temple Visitors Center: "The Birth of Christ through Light and Music" (nightly performances and Nativity), through Dec. 31, 5:30 p.m.



Los Angeles Temple Visitors Center: "Adeste Fideles," nightly musical performances, through Dec. 30, 7 p.m. (except Dec. 18, 2 p.m.) (Click here for full schedule.)

Temple Hill: Community Christmas Concert, Dec. 4, 7 p.m. Hollister High School; "Behold the Gift, Celebrating Life of Christ through Dance," Dec. 3-4, Oakland Interstake Center (see www.beholddance.org) "Reflections of Christ" art exhibit, through Dec. 26, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; nightly performances, Nativity and lights, through Dec. 30 (see www.templehillevents.com); multicultural Christmas fireside, Rachel Aliling, Dec. 7, 7 p.m., ISC auditorium

Chula Vista Stake: Annual Choral Christmas Concert, Dec. 11, 7 p.m., Chula Vista Stake Center, 1590 E. H St., Chula Vista

Menlo Park and Los Altos California Stakes: 23rd annual Christmas creche exhibit, Dec. 4-8, noon-9 p.m., Palo Alto Ward, 3865 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto (see www.christmascreche.org)

Santa Rosa California Stake: 13th annual creche festival and music programs, Dec. 3-6, 3-9 p.m. (see roblad.members.sonic.net/creche)

Los Angeles Stake: 5th annual Gospel Musical Jubilee, Dec. 12, 6 p.m., 1209 S. Manhattan Place, Los Angeles



Pensacola Florida Stake: Nativity open house, Dec. 10-11, 5-9 p.m., stake center on Fox Run Road



BYU-Idaho (Rexburg): BYU-Idaho Center and Hyrum Manwaring Student Center dedication, President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency, Dec. 17, 10 a.m.

Moscow institute: Christmas program, Dec. 10, 12:30 p.m., institute building

Pocatello institute: Food'n forum, Dr. Trent Stephens, Dec. 10, 11 a.m.; Christmas fireside, Dec. 12, 5:30 p.m.



Nauvoo: Christmas Tree lighting, Dec. 4, 6:30-8 p.m., Historic Nauvoo Visitors Center; Christmas caroling on the temple steps, Dec. 24, 5:30 p.m.



Kanesville: Annual holiday gingerbread display, "Christmas around the World," through Jan. 1, 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m., 222 East Broadway, Council Bluffs, Iowa (call 712-322-0500 for information)



Washington D.C. Temple Visitors Center: Christmas light and Nativity displays and nightly musical performances, through Jan. 1 (see dctemplelights.lds.org)



Mormon Trail Center: 25th annual Gingerbread festival, "A Season of Memories," through Jan. 1, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., 3215 State St., Omaha (call 402-453-9372 for information)



Elko West Stake: Sixth annual Elko Regional Christmas Creche Exhibit and performances, Dec. 2-5, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., 2001 N. Fifth St., Elko (see www.elkocreche.org)

Las Vegas Redrock Stake: The Nativity, Dec. 8-11, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., Opportunity Village, 6050 S. Buffalo Drive, Las Vegas (see www.thenativitylv.com)



Carolina YSA: Home evening, Mondays, 7:30 p.m., 3020 Hilliard, Charlotte

South Carolina YSA group: Christmas dinner and dance, Dec. 10, 7 p.m., 7449 Broad River Road, Irmo

Gastonia Stake: 3rd annual community Nativity Festival, "We Believe in Christ," Dec. 4, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (see nativityfestival.wordpress.com)



Kingwood: 13th annual Kingwood Nativity Exhibit and Music Festival, Dec. 3-4, 1-9 p.m., 4021 Deerbrook Drive, Kingwood; nativity display, Dec. 5, 5:30-6:45 p.m. (contact kingwoodlds@gmail.com)



Historic Kirtland Visitors' Center: Nativity displays and lights, through Dec. 30, 7800 Kirtland-Chardon Road, Kirtland

Akron Stake: Handel's "Messiah" concert, Dec. 11, 6:30 p.m., Akron Stake Center, Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m., Cleveland Stake Center


Joseph Smith Birthplace Historical Site: 22nd annual "Lights of Christmas," Nativity and art display, through Jan. 9, 357 LDS Lane, South Royalton



Edmonton institute: YSA salsa dance class, Fridays, 7 p.m.; swing dance classes, Fridays, 8:30 p.m.; waffles, Wednesdays, 11 a.m.; forum, Fridays, noon



Darthmouth Stake: 24th annual outdoor Nativity, Dec. 22-24.



Brampton Stake: Christmas chorale, Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m., Dec. 11, 7 p.m.

Kingston District: 34th annual outdoor Nativity pageant, Dec. 23-24, 6:30 p.m., 2245 Battersea Road; choir festival, Dec. 24, 7 p.m.

Mississauga Stake: Christmas Concert, Dec. 12, 7 p.m., Mississauga Stake Center

Newmarket: Nativity pageant, Dec. 21-23, 7 and 8 p.m., Dec. 24, 7 p.m., Fairy Lake Park

Oshawa Stake: Christmas Cantata, Dec. 19, 7 p.m., Oshawa Stake Center

Ottawa YSA: Christmas dinner and talent show, Dec. 6, 6:30 p.m.Ottawa Stake: Nativity Pageant, Dec. 22-23

Toronto Stake: Stake Christmas music fireside, Dec. 12, 7 p.m., Toronto Stake Center

Welland: Christmas Cantata, Dec. 19, 7 p.m., Welland Chapel



Charlottetown: Nativity pageant, Dec. 11-12, chapel


All listed times are local time unless otherwise noted.

The Mormon Times calendar events list for Utah is published Thursdays in Mormon Times, and other events in the United States and Canada are published on Saturdays. To submit an event, please e-mail it to mormontimes@desnews.com and include a contact name and phone number. Events are due noon Monday for Thursday's calendar and noon Wednesday for Saturday's calendar.