35th Annual Hometown Holiday: Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce.:
Dec. 1–30. Family activities all month, including concerts, Santa visits, crafts, gift wrapping events, and more. Gingerbread house displays in shop windows, and luminarias along Main St. in the evening. Merchant sales with entertainment and refreshments at many stores. For full list of events, see chelseamich.com/calendar. Fri., Dec. 2: Tree lighting ceremony and Santa’s arrival (6–6:30 p.m., Pierce Park). Sat., Dec. 3: All the Trimmings Holiday Art Show with an array of works by local artisans (10 a.m.–3 p.m., Chelsea Fairgrounds, W. Old US-12 at Manchester Rd.). Quilt display, craft and bake sale, silent auction, and free quilt giveaway at the St. Barnabas Episcopal Church Annual Quilt Show & Sale (10 a.m.–3 p.m., St. Barnabas, 20500 W. Old US-12). Light Parade (6 p.m., along Main St.) featuring dozens of lighted floats and vehicles, marching bands, Santa, and more. Sun., Dec. 4: Hometown Holiday Concert (3 & 7 p.m., First Methodist Church) presented by the Chelsea Chamber Players and Chelsea High School Students. Fri., Dec. 9: Three Men and a Tenor (7 p.m., Chelsea High School Auditorium, $25 at eventbrite.com & (if available) at the door), holiday-themed concert of original tunes and popular songs by this popular Michigan-based a cappella quartet whose shows mix comedy and music. Downtown Chelsea. Free (except as noted). chelseamich.com/calendar, 475–1145., . . . . . .