Give your ears and eyes a gift and enjoy the soothing sounds of the holidays at these area performances:
Bells and Orchestra Concert. A concert of Christmas favorites featuring the combined efforts of Mt. Bethel’s Handbells and Orchestra. Free. December 12. 6:30pm. Preceded by dinner at 4:45pm for those who wish to attend. Dinner: $6/adults, $3/children. Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, 4385 Lower Roswell Road.
770-971-2880 | www.mtbethel.org
Community Hannukah Celebration. Light the menorah, Israeli dancing, PJ Library storytelling and crafts, homemade sufganiyot and much much more. December 12. 6:45pm. Free. Temple Kol Emeth, 1415 Old Canton Road, Marietta. Reservations are appreciated. 404-870-1625 | email@example.com.
White Christmas presented by Atlanta Lyric Theatre. Based on the beloved Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye film with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, this merry musical tells the tale of two famous song-and-dance men who stage a show in a scenic, snow-topped Vermont Inn and end up finding love with two singing sisters under the mistletoe. Thursday-Saturday: 8pm. Saturday, December 22: matinee at 2pm. Sunday: 2pm. $25-$50. Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info/tickets: 404-377-9948, www.atlantalyrictheatre.com or www.earlsmithstrand.org. December 7-9, 13-16, 20-23
Walton Chorus will performs a Winter Concert on Thursday, December 13 at 7:30pm at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road. All are welcome to share the beauty and joy of holiday choral music with the 235 singers of Walton Chorus.
Dashing Through the Snow, a hilarious Texas Christmas romp by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope & Jamie Wooten presented by CenterStage North. December 7-9, 13-15. Thursday-Saturday: 8pm. Sunday: 2pm matinee. $12. The Art Place – Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-516-3330 | www.centerstagenorth.
A Christmas Carol. Enjoy this holiday favorite in an intimate 45-seat setting that will make you feel you are in the show itself. 8pm, except Sundays at 7pm. Doors open thirty minutes before performances. $15. Reservations required. Bulloch Hall, 180 Bulloch Avenue, Roswell. More info: 770-992-1731, ext. 7 or www.bullochhall.org. December 7, 14-16, 18-19, 21-23
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Barbara Robinson’s endearing 1972 children’s novel is brought to life onstage for the perfect holiday play for the entire family presented by Young Actors Playhouse. December 14-23. $10/Adult, $5/Child. Blackwell Square, 3380 Canton Road, Marietta. 678-910-0780 | www.youngactorsplayhouse.com.
7th Annual Messiah Sing-Along. A Michael O’Neal Singers tradition continues with the 7th Messiah Sing-Along. The popular Messiah Sing-Along has a unique variation from most of the others you will find in that the audience sings the solos as well as the choruses. This is a holiday experience for all ages. December 16. 3pm. $10. Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Boulevard, Roswell. 770-594-7974 | www.mosingers.com.
…and Then He Came. December 16. 6pm. December 11: 6pm. Adult Christmas Musical. Over 2000 Years ago, a baby came and changed everything . Mt. Paran North Church of God, 1700 Allgood Road, Marietta.
770-578-9081 | www.mtparan.com
Christmas Cantata. December 16. 8:30am & 11am. Coffee hour in between. A Christmas Cantata by the Chancel Choir and Children’s Choir. Nursery provided. Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 1770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. 770-971-0267 | www.mtzionumc.org
The Winter Polar Express, an enchanting holiday show for all ages presented by the Academy Dance Company. December 16-17. A young girl climbs aboard a mysterious train headed for the North Pole and experiences the magic of believing. Friday: 7pm. Saturday: 2pm & 7pm. $12/adults. $10/students. The Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forest Street, Roswell. 770-594-5348 | www.bapa.us