Daily through Dec. 24. All kids invited to have their photo taken with Santa. On Dec. 2, "Caring Santa" offers "sensory friendly" visits with Santa for kids with special needs; held when the mall is closed (9-10:30 a.m.) to create a calmer environment. Dec. 9 is "Pet Photo Night" (6:30-8 p.m.); all invited to bring 4-legged, leashed, friendly pets that weigh less than 60 lbs. to have their photo taken with Santa. Note: Santa takes breaks 1-2 p.m. & 5-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.
10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (Sat.), 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sun.), & 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.), Briarwood Von Maur court. Free (photos available for purchase; "fast passes" to avoid lines available with photo package purchase at simon.com
Every Mon. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 18, 24, or 30 miles, either on hilly Schneider Rd. or the B2B trail (call for start point).
Noon, meet at 8213 Pine Cross Ln. or the B2B entrance on Jeffords (behind the Marathon gas station), Dexter. Free. 426-5116.
Costumed reenactors present the traditional Nativity scene, outfitted with live goats, sheep, and a camel & a donkey. Also, a Children's Christmas Pageant (5:30 p.m.) with animals.
4-8 p.m., First Congregational Church, 608 E. William at State. Free. 662-1679. [map]
Zion's chancel choir, handbell choir, praise band, and vocal and instrumental soloists present a program of music celebrating the birth of Christ.
6:15-7 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty. Free. 994-4455. [map]
Every Sun.-Wed. & Fri. All invited to compete in competitive and casual tournaments of this popular collectible card game using various decks, including modern (Mon., competitive), Elder Dragon Highlander (Tues., casual), standard (Wed. 6 p.m., casual), Legacy (Wed. 6:30 p.m., competitive), booster draft (Fri. 6 p.m.), and modern (Fri. 6:30 p.m., competitive) decks. Also, a competitive draft game on Sundays. Prizes. Bring your own cards.
1 p.m. (Sun.), 6 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 6:30 p.m. (Mon.-Wed. & Fri.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 & $7.50 (casual), $10 & $15 (competitive), & $10 (booster draft). 786-3746. [map]
Calvary Presbyterian Church will be having a Christmas Eve Service of "Lessons and Carols" December 24th at 7:00.
Calvary Presbyterian Chuch, 2727 Fernwood Ave. Free. 7349713121. firstname.lastname@example.org www.calvarya2.com [map]
The church presents the Christmas story through a program of alternating scriptural readings and choral and congregational singing adapted from the famous Christmas Eve service at King's College, Cambridge (England). Children welcome; child care provided for infants and toddlers.
7:30-9 p.m., First Baptist Church, 512 E. Huron. Free. 663-9376. [map]
St. Andrew's music director Deborah Friauff directs the church's adult choir and Baroque Chamber Orchestra in Dieterich Buxtehude's The Infant Jesus and In Dulci Jubilo. Also, separate programs by the orchestra and the handbell choir.
10 p.m., St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 306 N. Division. Free. 663-0518. [map]
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