Christmas tree exhibit and auction
The Halle Cultural Arts Centers sixth annual Christmas tree exhibit and auction to raise money for the Western Wake Crisis Ministry will be open until Friday, Dec. 20, at 237 N. Salem St., Apex.
The Toys Take Over Christmas
Performances of The Toys Take Over Christmas and Broadway Santa will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at The Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for ages 16 and under at www.etix.com.
The Apex United Methodist Church annual Christmas cantata will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at 724 Beaver Creek Road, Apex. For details, go to www.churchbythelake.org.
The Apex United Methodist Church Chancel Choir and Youth Choir will perform The World Became Flesh at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, in the church sanctuary, 100 S. Hughes St. Tickets are free. Details: www.apexumc.org.
Be a Santa to a Senior
Give gifts to local seniors who are alone or in need during the holidays with Be a Santa to a Senior. Take an ornament, listing a gift suggestion, from one of the programs trees in Cary, Holly Springs or Morrisville. A gift-wrapping party will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, in the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury Odell Place. For details and tree locations, go to beasantatoasenior.com.
St. Francis United Methodist Church will host a Christmas cantata, Love Came Down at Christmas, at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at 2965 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. All are welcome.
Raleigh Boychoir Millenium Chorus
The Raleigh Boychoir Millenium Chorus will sing holiday classics at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. Tickets cost $15 at the Cary Arts Center box office, open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, 101 Dry Ave. Call 1-800-514-3849 or go to www.etix.com.
Kids at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church of Cary will act in the Living Nativity at 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at 220 High House Road, Cary.
Sounds of the Season
The Triangle Brass Band will present its holiday concert, Sounds of the Season, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Tickets cost $5 for students, $15 for adults at the door, the Cary Arts Center ticket office at 919-462-2055 or online at www.etix.com. Details: www.trianglebrass.org.
St. Francis United Methodist Church will host its 15th annual Live Nativity from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, and Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 2965 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. Dinner is from 5-7 p.m. The Live Nativity, indoor nativity displays, live music and crafts for kids are from 6-8 p.m.
Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church will host a study of The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem by Adam Hamilton from 11 a.m.-noon or 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, in the churchs Session Room, 200 High Meadow Drive, Cary. Classes started Dec. 4. Evening sessions include a separate class for kids, and child care is available for both sessions with registration.
Family dinners are available from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the church fellowship hall for $20 per family, $7 for adults and $3 for kids. For details or registration, call 919-467-4944.
White Plains United Methodist Church will host a study of The Journey by Adam Hamilton from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, in Room C203 at 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. Classes started Dec. 4. The class costs $12. To register, call 919-467-9394 or go to www.wpumc.com.
Contemporary Christmas Concert
White Plains United Methodist Churchs Contemporary Christmas Concert will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. The Praise Team and New Spirit groups will perform popular and new Christmas songs.
Blue Christmas Service
The Good Shepherd United Church of Christs Blue Christmas Service will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, at 1050 NW Maynard Road, Cary. The quiet, reflective service is for people coping with loss, grief, illness or other difficulty during the holidays. All are welcome, and child care is provided.
Candlelight service and sledding
Mosaic Church of Cary will host a candlelight service at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 270 Towerview Court. The church will have over four tons of snow brought in for sledding at 5 p.m. For details, call 919-535-8365 or go to www.madebeautiful.com.
Christmas Eve services at White Plains United Methodist Church
The contemporary service will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, in the Christian Life Center at the church, 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. The traditional service will be at 7 p.m., the service of music and meditation at 9 p.m. and another traditional service at 11 p.m. in the church sanctuary.
The Perfect Gift
The Bazzel Creek Missionary Baptist Church Drama Ministry will perform The Perfect Gift at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at 1228 Wilbon Road. For details about the free play, call 919-552-2513.
Nifty Gifty Toy Drive
FOX 50 and Me TV 50.2 will collect donated toys for the Raleigh Rescue Mission, Durham Rescue Mission and Beacon Rescue Mission until Sunday, Dec. 15. Donate a toy in the giant gift boxes at the Park West Village shopping center at the corner of Chapel Hill Road and Cary Parkway. For details, go to www.FOX50.com.