There's always more going on than one person's calendar can keep up with this time of year, so here is a list of some of the biggest holiday events happening in Concord.
If you've got an ear for music, or are a fan of high caliber performances, check out the Concord Women's Chorus and the Sounds of Concord.
The Sounds of Concord, 2011 Northeaster District Barbershop Chorus Champions, is holding a Christmas concert on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2:30 p.m. The concert will be held at the Trinitarian Congregational Church on Walden Street, and costs $15 in advance for adults, or $20 at the door; children 12 and under and students up to 22 cost $5.
The Concord Women's Chorus is holding its annual holiday concert, "Lights of Memory," on Saturday, Dec. 17 at the Trinity Episcopal Church on Elm street. The concert begins at 2 p.m. and costs $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and students, and $15 for children under 12.
Vintage Holiday Shopping
Continue your holiday shopping at the New England Antique Shows' vintage holiday gift show at the Concord Armory. Browse through period and estate jewelry, American and European art and pottery, vintage children’s toys and games, rare books maps and prints, Victorian silver, china, glass and crystal at this vintage holiday gift show.
The show will run Saturday, Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 11, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Concord Armory on Everett Street.
Cookies by the Pound!
Feed your sweet tooth at Emerson Hospital's annual Cookies by the Pound sale. Take your pick from a wide array of homemade, donated cookies, bars, chocolates, breads, and jellies. Last year, more than 400 dozen cookies were sold at the Cookies by the Pound event.
“Cookies by the Pound is a great tradition during which Emerson Hospital offers the community an opportunity to celebrate the holiday season with us,” President and CEO of Emerson Hospital Christine Schuster said. “Members of the community spend endless hours baking their most special holiday treats. Sweets are donated to the hospital for the enjoyment of patients, staff, and the community, and all the proceeds are donated to the hospital. What a joyful experience for all of us.”
Family Trees on Display
Stop by the Concord Museum on Thursday, Dec. 15 from 5-8 p.m. to meet some of the authors who inspired the Family Trees exhibit. Roam the museum's galleries and marvel at the 36 fancifully decorated trees, each bearing original ornaments inspired by acclaimed children's stories and picture books. Visit Brooke Hall and meet authors Brian Lies, Melissa Stewart, and Rose Lewis. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, $6 for children 4-18, and free for members and children under 4.
Nothing beats a classic! Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts on Stow Street is hosting New Line Fine Arts' musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol in Prose."
Performances of Ebenezer Scrooge: A Christmas Carol, will run from Dec. 9-18 with evening and matinee performances. Click here for a list of showtimes. Admission is $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and students, and $16 for children.
Do you have any big plans coming up this month? Help us spread the word about holiday events happening in town. Tell us about your events in the comment section below, or email Chris.Tanguay@Patch.com.