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December 5, 2013

There's lots of holiday happenings

Events

Scrooge’s story

“A Christmas Carol” will be presented by Nebraska Theatre Caravan at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Richland Township.

Tickets are $39 and $43.

Information: 269-7200 or www.upjarts.org.

Celebrating Christ

The 30th Festival of the Nativity will be held from 6 to 9 tonight and Saturday and 1 to 3 and 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church, 309 Lincoln St., downtown Johnstown.

Tonight’s musical lineup will feature First Presbyterian bell choir, 6 p.m.; Beulah Glory Ringers Quartet, 6:20; organist Richard Kimmel, 6:40; Bedford Community Singers, 7; Bo Moore, 7:30; and  St. Benedict choir, 8.

Saturday’s music will include Michael Facciani, 6 p.m.; Reed Band, 6:30; The Joyful Notes, 7:30; and St. Andrew choir, 8:30.

Music on Sunday will feature a youth recital, 1 p.m.; Polish Heritage Choir, 6; Westmont Presbyterian choir, 6:30; St. Matthew’s Anglican Church choir, 6:45; Forest Hills chorus, 7; St. Clement choir, 7:15; Bishop McCort ensemble, 7:30; First Presbyterian choir, 7:45; and combined choirs, 8.

Christmas ballet

“The Nutcracker” will be presented by Johnstown Concert Ballet at 7:30 tonight and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Richland Township.

Tickets are $12.

Information: 269-7200 or www.upjarts.org.

Victorian Christmas

The eighth annual Dickens of a Christmas will be held today through Sunday throughout downtown Ebensburg.

The Victorian-style celebration will feature a light-up ceremony tonight, parade at 11 a.m. Saturday, concerts, craft shows, ice sculptures, sleigh and carriage rides and children’s activities.

“A Cresson Lake Christmas” will be presented at 7:30 tonight and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Cambria County Courthouse, 200 S. Center St., Ebensburg.

Tickets are $17 for adults and $10 for students younger than 18.

Information: www.ebensburgdickens.com.

Christmas treats

The Wintergarden celebration at the Grand Halle, 306 Broad St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown, will feature several events.

The Giving Gallery, which features a group of nonprofit organizations and vendors selling a variety of handmade items, will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Admission is $5 at the door.

A Songworks acoustic dinner holiday program held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday will feature Walt Churchey and Jackie Kopko.

Admission is $12 at the door, and no reservations are necessary.

The public is invited to view displays of Christmas trees, gingerbread houses and vintage Christmas toys from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.

Admission is $5 for adults for this fundraiser for the Steeples Project.

The celebration ends Dec. 15.

Information: 536-7986 or email information@steeplesproject.org.

Welcome, Christmas

The third annual Christmas Over the City will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Inclined Plane, Johnstown.

There will be free pictures with Santas and free treats, gifts and games.

Children can ride free with a paying adult.

Information: 536-1816 or www.inclinedplane.org.

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