Friday (Dec. 2), Sunday, Dec. 9 and 11
With 50 community members from the South Sound, the South Sound Classical Choir, which will perform holiday concerts starting Friday (Dec. 2). The Christmas concerts will feature classical composers including Britten, Lauridsen, Handel, Gjeilo and others, as well as arrangements of traditional music. Concert times are 7:30 p.m. Friday (Dec. 2) at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 2306 Milton Way, Milton; 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Matthew Espicopal Church, 6800 Eastside Drive NE, Tacoma; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 and 3 p.m. Dec. 11 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1001 N. J St., Tacoma; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9. Puyallup United Methodist Church, 1919 W. Pioneer Ave, Puyallup. Admission is free, donations accepted. For more information, call 253-507-4183.
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Yule love the log
Step back in time to experience the holiday season of the 1850s at the annual A 19th Century Christmas at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. 30th St., Tacoma. The highlight of the event is the arrival of the yule log with toasts and singing carols. It is 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $5-$8 with children 4 and younger admitted free. fortnisqually.org
Friday (Dec. 2)
Legos in Lakewood
If you’re a Lego lover, then come out for the annual Lego Building Contest sponsored by the City of Lakewood and Bricks 4 Kidz being held during the Lakewood Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5 p.m. Friday (Dec. 2). There will be lots of local creations to see and winners will be announced. Held at Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St., Lakewood and join in the holiday fun. Admission is free.
Friday (Dec. 2)
Join Learning Is ForEver/LIFE at its Holiday Pipe Organ Concert and Dessert Potluck at 1:30 p.m. Friday (Dec. 2). Organists Naomi Shiga and Jonathan Wohlers will play a mixture of traditional, sacred and popular pieces at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 7410 S. 12th St., Tacoma. The nonprofit organization offers educational classes for active seniors. Admission is $10 plus a dessert to share after the concert. For more information, call 253-241-4166.
Santa under glass
Bring the kids out for holiday fun at Santa Visits the Conservatory from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Set in the indoor wonderland of plants, poinsettias and lights, photos with Santa by a professional photographer are $15. Refreshments, crafts and fun will be provided. It’s at the W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory, 316 S. G St., Tacoma. Admission is free, a $3 donation is suggested.
Best known for his complex fingerstyle technique on the guitar, Tommy Emmanuel is bringing his “Classics and Christmas Tour” to The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. The one night performance, Saturday, will feature new arrangements of nine Yuletide classics including “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” and “The Christmas Song.” Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show are $32.50-$52.50 and are available at 800-745-3000 or stgpresents.org.
Sunday — Dec. 22
Men’s Chorus at Benaroya
Bringing to the stage it signature holiday concert, “Silver and Soul,” the Seattle Men’s Chorus will feature 250 voices singing favorites like “Sleigh Tide,” and “O Come, All Ye Faithful.” There will also be a David Bowie tribute, plus a karaoke singalong and more. They will be performing at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle, from Sunday through Dec. 22. Go to seattlechoruses.org for more information.
Christmas and all that jazz
Dedicated to performing big band music, The Swing Reunion Orchestra will perform in its annual “Big Band Christmas” at Tacoma Musical Playhouse, 7116 Sixth Ave., Tacoma. The 7:30 p.m. concert Monday will feature the music styles of Glen Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Count Basie and other stars of swing music. Tickets are $25 and are available at 253-565-6867 or tmp.org.