HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS: ‘Tis the season to be jolly

WICKED LOCAL – America’s Hometown Thanksgiving – Plymouth. 10:30 a.m. Nov. 21, opening ceremonies, DCR Pilgrim Memorial Park. 11 a.m., parade along Main Street. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. activties in Pilgrim Memorial Park. 4 p.m. Illumination at Pilgrim Museum. 6:30 p.m. National Senior and Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps Reunion concert at Memorial Hall.

Atlantic Symphony Orchestra – Thayer Academy Center for the Arts, 745 Washington St., Braintree. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5, Respighi, Ancient Airs and Dances No. 1; Massenet, Méditation; Stravinsky, Firebird Suite; Anderson, Sleigh Ride; carol sing-a-long. 6:30 p.m. pre-concert reception. $45, $40 seniors, $20

Braintree Choral Society – Old South Union Church, 25 Columbian St., Weymouth. 2 p.m. Dec. 13, traditional music of the season. $20, $15 seniors/students.

Broad Cove Choral/Unicorn Singers – House of Prayer 916 Main St., Hingham. 8 p.m. Dec. 12, Christmas in Old New England: Forbidden and Revived. Also at 4 p.m. Dec. 13, First Parish Church, Cohasset. Benefit for Wellspring Multiservice Center.

Brockton Symphony Orchestra – Brockton High School, 470 Forest Ave., Brockton. 3 p.m. Dec. 13, Holiday Pops. $25, $20 seniors/students, free for children 18 and younger.

Choral Art Society of the South Shore – St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 465 First Parish Road, Cohasset. 4 p.m. Dec. 6, Jingle Joy. $20 , $15 seniors, $5 for children 17 and younger. 781-710-6658, or go to

A Christmas Carol – Massasoit Community College, Buckley Performing Arts Center, 1 Massasoit Blvd., Brockton. Nov. 28-29, Dec. 5-6, $18, $16 seniors/students.

A Christmas Carol – Curtain Call Theater, 182 Commercial St., Braintree. 8 p.m. Dec. 5, solo performance by Neil McGarry, founder and artistic director of The Bay Colony Shakespeare Company, Inc. $30.

Christmas House Tour and Boutique – Gardeners’ Guild of Braintree. 1-5 p.m. Dec. 6, guild members transform the contemporary home of the Thompson Family on Peach Street into a vision of Christmas. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Holiday Boutique at Braintree Town Hall. $16 in advance, $20 othe day of the

Christmas in the Square – Hingham Downtown Association. Dec. 4-6, music, crafts for kids, caroling in the street, horse-drawn hayrides, a visit from

Festival of Lights – Edaville USA, Carver. Through Jan. 1, train rides, amusement rides, Thomas Land rides and a visit with Santa. 508-866-8190,

Festival of Trees – Hanover Historical Society, Stetson House, 514 Hanover St., Hanover. 1-4 p.m. Dec. 5-6, trees decorated and donated by local groups and businesses. $5.

Happy Holidays with the Divas – The Company Theater, 32 Accord Park Drive, Norwell. Dec. 22, holiday songs by Divas with A Twist. $20. 781-871-2787,

Holiday House Tour – Pilgrim Hall Museum, 75 Court St., Plymouth. Dec. 5-6, access to all homes on the tour and lunch at Plymouth County Club, served between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day. $50. 508-746-1620, Ext. 7,

Holiday Music From the Movies – South Shore Conservatory, 1 Conservatory Drive, Hingham. 4 p.m. Dec. 13, concert by faculty members featuring music from holiday movies such as “White Christmas,” “Home Alone,” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Free.

Holiday Open House – Suffolk Resolves House, 1370 Canton Ave., Milton. 1-3 p.m. Dec. 6. The Milton Historical Society’s annual event features holiday decorations, entertainment and light refreshments.

Holiday Pops – Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra, Memorial Hall, 83 Court St., Plymouth. 3 and 8 p.m. Dec. 12, 3 p.m. Dec. 13, season music by the PPO; author Brian Lies, will narrate “The Snowman;” Federal Furnace School Treble Chorus will perform. $20-$65. 508-746-8008,

Holly Days – Duxbury Business Association. Noon-4 p.m. Nov. 29, trolley rides, visit from Santa, hayrides, refreshments , puppet

Home for the Holidays Festival of Wreaths – Granite Links Golf Club, Quincy. 7 p.m. Dec. 5, dinner, dancing, silent and live auctions. $125. Benefit for the Cancer Support Community – Massachusetts South

Hull Holiday Showcase – Nantasket Beach Resort, Hull. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 28, two floors of shopping, food, and entertainment, a visit from Santa

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play – Americana Theatre Company at Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North St., Plymouth. 7 p.m. Dec. 3-5, 11-12, 2 p.m. Dec. 6 and 13. $25. 508-591-0282,

Jingle Bell Walk – South Shore Community Center, Cohasset. 2 p.m. Nov. 27, Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive by boat at Cohasset Harbor, take a hayride escorted by the Cohasset Fire Truck to the Community Center for refreshments and photos. 3 to 4 p.m., hayrides around Cohasset Common and other family-friendly

King Caesar House – Powder Point, Duxbury. Dec. 12-13 annual Christmas tours with the theme “Antique Sports.” Group tours given by

Messiah Sing – Pilgrim Festival Chorus, Church of the Pilgrimage, 8 Town Square, Plymouth. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18, PFC Director William B. Richter leads the audience both carols and the familiar choruses from Part I of Handel’s masterpiece, concluding with the “Hallelujah Chorus.” $

The Nutcracker – Braintree Ballet Company, East Middle School, 305 River St., Braintree. 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 12; 2 p.m. Dec. 13. $20 in advance/$25 at door, cash only; 781-380-8856 or

The Nutcracker – Dance Workshop of Hanover, Whitman-Hanson Regional High School, 600 Franklin St., Whitman. 2 p.m. Dec. 19-21. $16; $15 seniors; $14 children 12 and younger. 781-829-0390;,

The Nutcracker – International Ballet Academy of Norwell, Hingham Middle School, 1103 Main St., HIngham. 6 p.m. Dec. 5, 2 p.m. Dec. 6. $25-$35. 339-788-9670;

The Nutcracker – South Shore Ballet Theatre of Hanover, Hanover High School, 287 Cedar St., Hanover. 1 and 6 p.m. Dec. 12-13. $20. 781-312-7224,

Pure Treble Chorus – South Shore Conservatory, Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 Saint George St., Duxbury. 6 p.m. Dec. 6, winter concert by student chorus.

Quincy Christmas Parade – steps off at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 29. Route goes from Hannon Parkway and Hancock Street in Quincy Center to North Quincy High School. Theme: “Christmas Through the Eyes of a Child.” Nov. 27, a tree-lighting ceremony; Nov. 28, Santa and his elves parachute onto Pageant Field then tour Quincy Center on a fire truck. 617-376-1394.

Quincy Choral Society – Central Middle School, Hancock Street, Quincy. 4 p.m. Dec. 13, Handel, Messiah, Part I; Althouse, Joy: A Medley of Carols; Lantz, A Wish For Hanukkah. $20.

Quincy Symphony Orchestra – Lloyd Hill Performing Arts Center, Quincy High School, Coddington Street, Quincy. 7 p.m. Dec. 3, holiday concert, ‘Tis the Season, with Quincy Public School’s combined High School Choral Group and the John Adams Orchestra. $20. 617-984-8731,

Scituate North Pole Express – 60-90 minute train ride departing from Greenbush Commuter Rail Station Scituate. Dec. 13, with four departure times beginning at 9:45 a.m. Children will be entertained with the reading of “The Polar Express,” milk and cookies, sing Christmas carols, and be visited by Santa’s Elves, Frosty, Rudolph, and Santa, and Mrs. Claus. $25 plus a$1 mandatory MBTA parking fee per ticket.

Sons of Serendip – Plymouth North High School, 41 Obery St., Plymouth. 3 p.m. Dec. 20, holiday concert, Christmas Beyond the Lights, $30. Presented by the Arc of Greater Plymouth.

South Shore Conservatory Community Voices Too!– Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 Saint George St., Duxbury. 7 p.m. Dec. 16, adult chorus for individuals with developmental delays annual winter concert. Free. 781-934-2731 Ext. 20,

Snug Harbor Community Chorus – Duxbury Performing Arts Center, 73 Alden St., Duxbury. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5, Joyful Holiday Memories. $17, $15 seniors/students.

A Very British Christmas – Pilgrim Festival Chorus, Church of the Pilgrimage, 8 Town Square in Plymouth. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5, 4 p.m. Dec. 6, British music, from medieval times to the present, sacred and secular. $20, $18 seniors, $15 students 14 and older. 781-826-8416,

Vienna Boys Choir – Memorial Hall, 83 Court St., Plymouth. 8 p.m. Dec. 5, $59-$79. 617-531-1257,

Victorian Christmas Show House – Daniel Webster Estate and Heritage Center, 238 Webster St., Marshfield. 7 p.m. Dec. 4. opening gala, $35. Dec. 5-13, public viewing. 781-834-7818.

What Christmas Means to Me – JM Productions Presents, Common Market Restaurant, 97 Willard St., Quincy. 11:30 a.m. Dec. 10, 7 and 9 p.m. Dec. 12, $,

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