Through December 19

David Sedaris The Santaland Diaries presented by the Actors Guild of Lexington. Info, 859.233.0663.

Lexington Public Library presents Silver Packages: An Appalachian Christmas Story at 2pm. Reservations, 859.231.5534.

December 17

Fridays with the Phil... The Gift of Music. 7pm at Joseph Beth Booksellers. Free. Info, 859.273.2911.

December 17 - December 19

A Kentucky Christmas Carol 7pm & 2pm at Liberty Hall Historic Site. $25 adults, $10 Children. Reservations, 502.227.2560.

Through December 19
The Nutcracker by The Lexington Ballet Company. At the Lexington Opera House. $15. Info, 859.233.3535.

Through December 19

The Nutcracker by the Kentucky Ballet Company. At the Singletary Center. Info, 859.252.5245.

December 17

James Brooks’ Spanglish
Lemony Snicket’s An Unfortunate Series of Events
The Aviator

December 22

Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Phantom of the Opera
Hotel Rwanda with Don Cheadle
Meet the Fockers

December 24—Christmas Eve (call for schedules)

The Woodsman

December 25—Christmas Day (call for schedules)

Fat Albert
Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett).

Through December 18

Christmas Laser Fantasy. Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm at the Hummel Planetarium (Richmond). $4 Adult, $3 Child. Info, 859.622.1547.

December 26 - 31

The Simple Gifts of Christmas at Shaker Village. Info, 800.734.5611.

Through December 31

Southern Lights. Nightly at the Kentucky Horse Park. $15/car. Info, 859.255.5727.

December 19

Beaumont Presbyterian Church. Lessons and Carol Service. 11am.

Calvary Baptist Church: Early Worship (Contemporary.) 8:30am. Sunday School. 9:45am. Traditional Worship. 11am.

Centenary United Methodist Church: When God Moved In. 8:30am, 9:45am, and 11am. Handel’s “Messiah” performed by the Chamber Singers in the Sanctuary. 6:30pm.

Christ Church Cathedral: A Festival Of Nine Lessons and Carols. 7pm.

First United Methodist Church: Children’s Christmas Pageant, Walk to the Manger, Sermon Series. 8:45 and 10:50am.

Gardenside and Anchor Baptist Churches: Canticle of Christmas 6pm.

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church: Advent IV: A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. 5pm.

Historic Pleasant Green Pleasant Church: The Mass Choir of Historic Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church. 10:30am.

Southern Hills United Methodist Church. Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus. 9:30am and 11am.

December 22

First United Methodist Church: Walk to the manger Live Nativity Scene on the Front Lawn. 11am to 1pm. Live Nativity Scene 5-7pm.

December 24

Beaumont Presbyterian Church: Moravian Love Feast. 5:30pm in Fellowship Hall. Christmas Eve Service. 8pm in the Sanctuary.

Calvary Baptist Church: Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service. 6pm in the Sanctuary.

Centenary United Methodist Church: Communion Service. 12 noon in the Chapel. Family Communion Service. 5pm in the Sanctuary. Candlelight Service with Chancel Choir and Orchestra. 7pm. Candlelight Service with soloists. 11pm.

Christ Church Cathedral: Christmas Eve Services 5 and 11pm. Choral music 30 minutes prior to each service.

The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection: Christmas Pageant and Christmas Communion. 7:30pm. The Christ Mass. 11pm.

First United Methodist Church: Candlelight Services with Chancel Choir. 5:30 and 7pm. Candlelight Service with Holy Communion 11pm.

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church: Carols. 4pm. Family Eucharist. 5pm. Carols and Instrumental Music. 10:30pm. Festival Choral Eucharist. 11pm.

Historic Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church: Candlelight Christmas Eve Services. 11:30pm and 12:05am.

Pax Christi Catholic Church: Children’s Christmas Eve Pageant Mass. 5pm. Adult Christmas Mass. 7pm.

Revival Tabernacle: Sunday School. 9:45am. Morning Worship. 11am.

Second Presbyterian Church: Family-Oriented Worship Service. 5pm. Candlelight, Carols, and Communion. 8 and 11pm.

Southern Hills United Methodist Church: Traditional Christmas Eve Worship. 5pm and 7pm.

St. Luke United Methodist Church: Candlelight Christmas Eve Services. 5:30pm and 7:30pm.

St. Raphael Episcopal Church: Christmas Eve Services. 5:30 and 10pm. Choir Concert. 9:30pm.

December 25

Christ Church Cathedral: Worship. 10am in the chapel.

First United Methodist Church: Christmas Dinner for the Homeless. 5-7pm in Fellowship Hall.

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church: Holy Eucharist. 10am.

Pax Christi Catholic Church: Christmas Morning Mass. 11am. Midnight Mass. 12 midnight.

December 31

Christ Church Cathedral: Service in the Chapel. 10pm.

Historic Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church: New Year’s Eve Watch Service. 11:30pm. n