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Plaza 20 Flea Market, Craft, and Vendor Christmas Show
Noon–7 PM @ Former Save-A-Lot building
Dec. 9 at 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
Browse 50+ vendors and bid in the silent auction! Auction and admission will go towards Dubuque Mission and a local family. Santa will visit Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. and will be passing out goodies to the first 100 kids. $1 Ages 16+. 2600 Dodge St. 563-845-7036.

A Christmas Survival Guide
December 12–15 @ 7:30 PM
December 9, and 16 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater (2728 Asbury Rd)
Join the Bell Tower for A Christmas Survival Guide, a light and fun holiday musical directed by Sue Riedel with music direction by Megan Gloss. Performances are Nov. 30–Dec. 16.
Do you find the holidays more than a little stressful? Then this is just what you need! Armed with a copy of A Christmas Survival Guide and an optimistic attitude, the characters charge into the holidays searching for the true essence of Christmas. With a mix of holiday tunes both traditional and new, they learn to cope with the season in ways that are both hilarious and heartwarming.
Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 are Early Bird Special performances with $10.50 tickets. All other performances are $21. Thursdays are Girls’ Night Out; all audience members get a free glass of wine. For information and to purchase tickets call 563-588-3377 or visit BellTowerTheater.net.

For a Blessed Christmas
Sunday, December 9 @ 2 pm
Clarke University Sacred Heart Chapel (1550 Clarke Dr)
Clarke University’s annual “For a Blessed Christmas” performances are scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m. in the Sacred Heart Chapel on the campus of Clarke University. “For a Blessed Christmas” is a touching portrayal of the Christmas story through a traditional lessons and carols service.
This holiday tradition features performances by Clarke choirs under the direction of Dr. Amanda Huntleigh, Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities. The concerts also feature the Clarke String Ensemble under the direction of Ann Duchow, Associate Concertmaster for the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra. The special guest soloist is Dr. Kylie Gougler, a soprano soloist and Visiting Assistant Professor of Voice at Clarke. Musical selections will include works by Bach, Corelli, Distler, Gabrieli, Handel, Sweelinck, and Vaughan Williams, as well as lullabies in Czech, English, and French.
General admission tickets are $15, tickets for guests between the ages of 5 and 18 are $10, and tickets are free for guests under 5 years of age. Tickets are available for purchase online at clarke.edu/forablessedchristmas or by phone at 563-588-6575.

The Nutcracker Ballet
December 14 and 15 @ 7:30 pm
December 9 and 16 @ 2 pm
Grand Opera House (135 W 8th St)
The Dubuque City Youth Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker is a yearly tradition for many families in the Tri-State area and beyond. This year’s production takes place on Dec. 8, 14, and 15 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 9 and 16 at 2 p.m. at The Grand Opera House.
Join the incredibly talented students as they dance through the journey of Clara meeting her Nutcracker and the adventures they have through a world of mice and fairies. With something new each year, this production is always a treat.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for under 18 and can be purchased at the Box Office (Monday–Friday from noon–4 p.m.) or by calling 563-588-1305. Tickets can also be purchased at TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

The Galena Festival of the Performing Arts Presents
A Celtic Christmas Concert with Tallymoore!
Sunday, December 9, 2 PM
@ Turner Hall (115 S Bench St, Galena, IL)
Contemporary Irish folk band Tallymoore brings a host of holiday tunes to Turner Hall in Galena, IL on Dec. 9, at 2 p.m. Settle in for a fun-filled Sunday afternoon of Celtic music and charm!
Presented by the Galena Festival of the Performing Arts, Tallymoore’s holiday show features Christmas tunes (both classic and Celtic) mixed with traditional Irish tunes that fit beautifully within the holiday season. The show will be enhanced with stories of personal Christmas experiences and traditions as well as insights into the history of songs they perform.
Established in 2012, Tallymoore has made appearances at major Irish music festivals across the United States, combining acoustic and vocal material from broader Celtic traditional country with bluegrass and Americana sources. Their performance was a highlight of the 2015 Galena Festival of the Performing Arts, leaving the audience grinning and tapping their feet. They are best known for their strong vocals and complex harmonic treatments of tunes, with rich instrumentation and ambitious, polished fiddle stylings. Sharing their holiday music and traditions is sure to make this exciting performance even more entrancing. So come and Have a Hooley Holiday with Tallymoore!
The concert is free to the public and appropriate for all ages. Free will donations will be gratefully accepted. The Galena Festival of the Performing Arts is a non-profit organization entirely funded by donations and sponsorships and managed by volunteers. For more information, visit GalenaFPA.org.

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre: Ho, Ho Homicide
Sunday, December 9, 5 PM
@ Stone Cliff
Join the Brew Ha Ha Players for a night of Murder Mystery fun! Everyone at the North Pole is working extra hard this year to make this a holiday to remember, but something’s amiss on Poinsettia Parkway. Reservations required. 600 Star Brewery Dr. 563-583-6100 x203. StoneCliffWinery.com.

Reflections in the Park
Now through January 1, 5–10 PM
@ Louis Murphy Park (1700 S Grandview Ave)
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 24th annual Reflections in the Park, Festival of Lights! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. For more information, visit hillcrest-fs.org or call 563-845-0378.

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