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Atlantic Symphony Orchestra’s annual holiday concert, Joyful Noise, takes place at Thayer Academy’s Center for the Arts, 745 Washington St. in Braintree at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. Musical selections will include Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances No. 1; Massenet’s Méditation; Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite; and Anderson’s Sleigh Ride. The concert also includes a carol sing-a-long. A pre-concert reception begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 for general admission, $40 for seniors and $20 for youths. Go to atlanticsymphony.org for more information.
“It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” will be performed by Americana Theatre Company at Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North St., Plymouth. Tickets are $25 for general admission. Performances are at 7 p.m. Dec. 5, 11 and 12 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 6 and 13. The production is recommended for ages 8 and up. For tickets or more information, visit americanatheatre.org, or call 508-591-0282.
The Vienna Boys Choir Holiday Celebration will be presented at 8 p.m. at Memorial Hall, 83 Court St., Plymouth. Tickets are $79 to $59. Call 617-531-1257 or go to memorialhall.com.
Victorian Christmas Show House at the Daniel Webster Estate and Heritage Center in Marshfield will take place Dec. 5 through Dec. 13 For more information, call 781-834-7818.
Christmas in the Square continues on Saturday and Sunday. Organized by the Hingham Downtown Association, the annual event includes music, crafts for kids, caroling in the street, horse-drawn hayrides, and a visit from Santa. For more information, go to discoverhingham.com.
The Snug Harbor Community Chorus will perform a Christmas Concert at 7:30 p.m. at Duxbury Performing Arts Center, 73 Alden St., Duxbury. For ticket information, go to snugharborcc.org/concerts.
The International Ballet Academy of Norwell will present “The Nutcracker,” at 6 p.m. Dec. 5 and 2 p.m. Dec. 6 at Hingham Middle School, 1103 Main St. Tickets are $25 and $35. For more information, call 339-788-9670 or visit www.ibanorwell.org.
The annual Festival of Trees, organized by the Hanover Historical Society, is scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 5 and 6 at the society’s Stetson House and Barn. The event features trees decorated and donated by local groups and businesses. Admission is $5. For information, go to hanoverhistoricalsociety.com.
Holiday House Tour to benefit the Pilgrim Hall Museum takes place today today and tomorrow. Admission include access to all homes on the tour and lunch at Plymouth County Club, served between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day. Tickets are $50. Call 508-746-1620, Ext. 7, or go tohttp://pilgrimhallmuseum.pinnaclecart.com/event-tickets/holiday-house-tour-ticket
“A Very British Christmas” concert will be presented by Pilgrim Festival Chorus at 7:30 p.m. today and at 4 p.m. tomorrow at the Church of the Pilgrimage, 8 Town Square in Plymouth. PFC will share some of the best British music, from medieval times to the present, both sacred and secular. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for senior citizens and $15 for students over 14. Children under the age of 14 are admitted free. Tickets may be purchased online at pilgrimfestivalchorus.org
Home for the Holidays Festival of Wreaths at Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy takes place from 7 p.m. until midnight Saturday Dec. 5, with dinner, dancing, silent and live auctions. Tickets are $125. The event is a benefit for the Cancer Support Community – Massachusetts South Shore. For more information, go to cancersupportcommunityma.org.
Holiday Artisan Fair at the Milton Art Center on Edgehill Road takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. Artisans will offer knitted accessories, decoupage, jewelry, handbags, paintings and other items. For more information, visit miltonartcenter.org.
The Holiday Marketplace at the James Library and Center for the Artsin Norwell takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. Shop for locally made, one-of-a-kind gifts. Admission is free. For more information, visitjameslibrary.org.
The Choral Art Society of the South Shore perform the annual holiday concert titled Jingle Joy at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 465 First Parish Road, Cohasset. Tickets for the Christmas pops concert are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors, and $5 for children 17 and younger. For more information, call 781-710-6658, or go to choralartsociety.org.
Sunday Author Talks series at the Paul Pratt Memorial Library in Cohasset will present Eileen Kane, professor of Russian and Eurasian history, who will talk about her book “Russian Hajj: Empire and the Muslim Pilgrimage to Mecca” at 4 p.m. dec. 6 The event is free, but seating is limited. Call the library for more information at 781-383-1348 or visit cohassetlibrary.org.
40th annual Annual Christmas House Tour and Boutique will be presented by the Gardeners’ Guild of Braintree from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6. Guild members will transform the contemporary home of the Thompson Family on Peach Street into a vision of Christmas. The Holiday Boutique will be held at Braintree Town Hall from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to the boutique is $2. Tickets for the house tour are $16 in advance and $20 on the day of the event, and can be purchased at the town clerk’s office in town hall. Tickets are also available for purchase from any Gardener’s Guild member. For more information, go togardenersguildofbraintree.com.
Southeastern Philharmonic Orchestra will play a concert at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at Emerald Hall in Abington. The event, organized by the Friends of Growing Families, will benefit pediatric patient care at South Shore Hospital. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for children. For more information or to buy tickets, contact Barbara Wahlstrom at 781-624-4170, or visitsouthshorehospital.org/events.
Winter concert, South Shore Conservatory’s Pure Treble chorus, 6 p.m., Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George St., Duxbury. The chorus is made up of students in grades 2 through 5 from across the South Shore. For more information, visitsscmusic.org or follow South Shore Conservatory on Facebook.
Holiday open house, 1 to 3 p.m., at Suffolk Resolves House, 1370 Canton Ave., Milton. The Milton Historical Society’s annual event features holiday decorations, entertainment and light refreshments. For more information, go tomiltonhistoricalsociety.org.
“Faith: A Mother’s Story,” a one-woman Advent play with actress Olivia Woodford, 2 p.m., First Congregational Church, 1 South Main St., Randolph. Tickets are $10. Fore reservations or more information, call 781-963-6373 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets will also be sold at the door.
Wreath-raising at the Weir River Farm’s barn in Hingham. Crafts, refreshments. Space is limited. To register, email email@example.com or leave a message at 781-740-7233. Parking will be behind the barn at at 227 East St.
Caravan Puppets in “The Season of Lights!” will visit the Norwell Public Library at 4:30 p.m. “The Season of Lights” celebrates Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Chinese New Year, Diwali, and the Muslim holiday Eid ul Fitr with secular tales of wonder and light for children ages 4 to 10. Registration is required. Call 781-659-2015
America’s Story through Art, an interactive, audio-visual presentation by the Cleveland Museum of Art, will take place at 2 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Hingham Public Library. The presentation focuses on American art during 1860-1918 and will examine American art and artifacts from the Cleveland Museum of Art’s collection, to promote discussion on America’s national character and heritage. For more information, go to hinghamlibrary.org.
A screening of the documentary film, “Being Mortal” will take place at 1 p.m. at the Pembroke Council on Aging. The film follows writer and Boston surgeon Dr. Atul Gawande as he explores the relationships doctors have with patients who are nearing the end of life and how the medical profession can better help people navigate the final chapters of their lives. The program, a collaboration between Beacon Hospice and the Pembroke Council on Aging, is free and open to the public. To reserve a seat, call 781-294-8220.