Christmas 2016 Music And Other Sweet Delights

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The Christmas 2016 season has arrived BIG TIME! Cute home decorations are going up all over the place. NextDoor friends are looking for help with their Christmas lights. Facebook has started popping up with all sorts of cute Christmas gifs and videos. I got one of the adorable reindeer you see decorating my blog today from my sweet client, Leslie Miller, and her delightful family who have been busily making them. And I’m looking forward to decorating my Christmas tree… the town square – Roseville Downtown Square, that is. I’m entering/decorating a Christmas tree in the Christmas Tree Grove this year.  Let me know if you get to see it. I’d love to hear. 😉

Christmas 2016 Music And Other Joys

Another sign that Christmas has arrived? All the different announcements of Christmas music programs and events! Those are always a major highlight in my Christmas celebrations. How about you? Here’s a round-up of the ones I’ve found so far:

Celebrate Christmas 2016

Jessup Music presents their annual Christmas program, ‘Celebrate Christmas 2016’ on Friday, Dec 2 at 7 p.m. & Saturday, Dec 3 at 2 & 7 p.m.
This popular event features performances from Jessup Music’s great performance groups including the University Choir & Orchestra, Jessup Concert Choir, & the Crossroads performance small groups. For ticket prices and more info, CLICK HERE, email or call 916-577-8093.

Bethlehem Village

This is a free interactive family event. “IMAGINE BETHLEHEM…two thousand years ago. Register for the census. Walk the crowded streets. Visit the marketplace. Touch the animals. Beware of the Roman soldiers. Keep your eyes and ears open…TONIGHT A KING IS BORN, Friday – Sunday on Dec 2 – 4, 6-8:30 pm (weather permitting). Sunrise Community Church, 8321 Greenback Lane, Fair Oaks, CA 95628, (916) 726-4642  CLICK HERE for more details.

Harris Center Holiday Delights

You will find a MULTITUDE of delightful holiday offerings at the Folsom Lake College! In addition to the Placer Pops Chorale listed below, there are also:
California Theatre Center presents The Elves and the Shoemaker Sat, Dec 3 – 1:00 PM & 3:00 PM – Stage 2
Voices of California presents A Joyful Ring, Sat, Dec 3 – 1:00 PM – Stage 1
Folsom Lake Symphony presents Holiday Cheer, Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 7:30 pm & Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 2:00 pm – Stage 1
Sacramento Baroque Soloists presents A Baroque Christmas, Dec 3,  7:30 pm & Dec 4, 2:00 pm – Stage 3
FLC Music Department presents FLC Winter Choral Concert, Tue, Dec 6 – 7:30 PM – Stage 1
Handel’s Messiah – The Choir of Trinity Wall Street & Trinity Baroque Orchestra, Fri, Dec 9 – 7:00 PM – Stage 1
Placer Pops Chorale presents A Holiday Homecoming, Sat, Dec 10, Sun, Dec 11 – Stage 1 (see more below)
Sacramento Master Singers presents Angels We Have Heard On High, Sun, Dec 11 – 7:00 PM – Stage 1
PHCBT ‘s Nutcracker with Maestro Peter Jaffe & members of Folsom Lake Symphony, Thu, Dec 15 – Sun, Dec 18 – Stage 1
EDMT presents Holiday Celebration featuring High Voltage (Sign Interpreted Performance), Wed, Dec 21 – 7:00 PM – Stage 1
CLICK HERE to find full pricing, times, details for these and other delightful events.

Colla Voce Children’s Chorus Presents Carols & Candy Canes

Dec 03, 2016 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the State Theatre, 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn, California

The Colla Voce Children’s Chorus will share 45 minutes of participatory Christmas music designed especially for children. Young and old will enjoy jingle bells, singing, candy canes, and a special visit from Santa! They are also asking us to bring donations of non-perishable food for the Auburn Interfaith Food Closet, which helps provide food for community members in need. What a thoughtful idea! Tickets are $1 for children and $5 for adults. (When you click on the link, you’ll also find other musical offerings this month from Colla Voce. 🙂 )

A Night in Bethlehem

“Come start your Jesus-filled holiday season with us for A Night in Bethlehem….  Amidst the backdrop of Christmas music and period costumes, come experience what it might have been like on the night of Jesus’ birth. Enjoy lively music, delicious treats, a petting zoo, fun crafts, great games, and even get family photos.” This delightful interactive experience is at Centerpoint Community Church, 515 Sunrise Ave, Roseville CA on Dec. 4 from 6:30-8pm. Call 916-782-3186 for more information.

Bayside Christmas Adventure

Drive-thru Christmas lights for the whole community! Enjoy whimsical Christmas lights, character settings, festive scenes, and a nativity scene! This exciting new Christmas event is at Adventure Christian Church from Monday, Dec 5 – Sun Jan 1 from 6:30-10pm each night. This is something special for the whole family. It’s a special blessing for the very young and very old. I’m excited I can take my senior mom as I’m assuming she can stay in the car for the whole adventure. CLICK HERE and scroll down to #2 for more info or to “get your spot in line.” The description states “Join us for our first ever drive-thru light show that is sure to delight the entire family. Enjoy over one mile of Christmas light displays and tasty holiday drinks at the Bayside Cafe on the Adventure campus. Drive up spots available each night, or reserve a spot in line by clicking the link – “Get your spot in line” – below.  (One caveat – I’m typing this on Tuesday, 11/29/16, in the morning and when you click on “GET YOUR SPOT IN LINE,” it currently says “This event is currently unavailable.” I’m assuming that will start working the day of, or perhaps a few days before? If I find out for sure, I’ll update this page. 🙂 )

Annual Messiah Sing-Along with Auburn Symphony

Tuesday, December 06, 2016 from 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM at the Placer High School Theatre, 275 Orange Street, Auburn, CA 95603. Doesn’t this description sound delightful? “Warm up with traditional carols, and then sing the choruses – or just listen – as our stellar vocalists return to join us for a beloved Auburn tradition–featuring your vocal talents as the main attraction!” Ticket prices range from $10-$20. Here’s a lovely video FROM LAST YEAR (so ignore the dates but enjoy the music 😉 ):

Lincoln Brewster Christmas Concert

Lincoln Brewster will be sharing a special acoustic Christmas evening on two nights in two locations. 7:30 pm on Dec. 8th at Bayside of Blue Oaks in West Roseville and 7pm on Friday, Dec. 9th at Bayside of Granite Bay. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets and get more information.

Tidings of Peace with One Voice Performing Arts

Enjoy sweet seasonal songs of inspiration and hope in Auburn on Dec 9, 10, 11, 2016. CLICK HERE for locations, ticket information, and more. And oh my, enjoy these sweet voices from past performances!
And here’s one of my favorite carols!

Christmas Carols and Chaos – A Sierra Gold Chorus Christmas Show 2016

This holiday treat from Auburn’s chapter of the Sweet Adelines is performing at Crossroads Church South Campus, 1101 Auburn Ravine Road, Auburn, CA on December 10, 2-4:30. Ticket prices range from $10-$20. CLICK HERE for more info.

Placer Pops Chorale Presents ‘A Holiday Homecoming’

The Placer Pops Chorale will be performing Christmas music at Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway, Folsom, CA on  Saturday, December 12, 2015; 2:00 pm, Sunday, December 13, 2015; 2:00 pm According to their website, “Pure holiday magic! Capture the spirit of the season with new and innovative arrangements of timeless and heart-warming Christmas classics. Experience the magic and pageantry of this acclaimed Chorale and orchestra in a dazzling presentation that is sure to make this holiday season your best ever!” Tickets for this 2 hour event range from $23-$35 with discounts for Senior Citizens and Students with ID (excluding premium seating). 916-608-6888 CLICK HERE for more details.

Experience Christmas

Experience Christmas started out as the Christmas Eve services at Bayside, Granite Bay. Each year they have grown more and more popular and these “Christmas Eve” services, that are a highlight for me each year, are now starting on December 16 with over 15 services!!! This is not a traditional, quieter, sweet Christmas Eve service like I really love. This is, however, an awesome, spectacular time of celebration – which I also really love! Hurry to get tickets to reserve your seating. They are only $5 and all the money collected from these tickets goes towards Bayside’s Christmas giving projects. 🙂 AND if you don’t get tickets, still come, but come extra early. You can almost always get in – you just might not get to sit all together. This year, they are featuring world-renowned magician Justin Flom who is well-known for his YouTube series and SyFy television show Wizard Wars in which he performs magic with ordinary objects; plus Ray Johnston, Lincoln Brewster, Curt Harlow, Andrew McCourt, and Thrive Worship. CLICK HERE for more info and to order tickets. Below is a video clip of Justin Flom at the CMA Christmas Magic special.

Heaven Awakened

Heaven Awakened is a creative telling of the beloved “Christmas story” involving beautiful music, dramatic elements, dance, outstanding vocal performances, and visual media. Dec 18 at 9 and 11 am at Destiny Christian Church, 6900 Destiny Dr, Rocklin, California 95677. CLICK HERE, email or call (916) 780-2273 for more details.

Christmas 2016 Candlelight Services on Christmas Eve

In addition to all the delights listed above, many churches in our area are providing special Candlelight and other services to celebrate the true joys of Christmas. These include:
  • Bayside Blue Oaks – 10000 Alantown Dr, Roseville, CA 95678 – 12/23 at 7pm and 12/24 at 4:30 and 8:30 pm. The 4:30 service is special for all ages with a focus on the little ones. In fact, they write, “join us 30 minutes prior to service (4:00pm) for Jingle Jam in the Park – Christmas fun for the whole family! Children’s Ministry is available for this service.”  Tickets are NOT required for any of these services, but they give you early entry into the service. Tickets are free and easy to get via EventBrite (I know, because I just got mine 😉 ) – just CLICK HERE to get them.
  • Adventure Christian Church – 6401 Stanford Ranch Rd, Roseville, CA 95678 – 12/24 at 2:30pm and 6:30pm. They may be offering tickets as well in a few days. CLICK HERE for more information.
  • Bayside Granite Bay– see above or CLICK HERE for more details.
  • BEHOLD: Christmas at Bridgeway Christian Church, 8150 Industrial Avenue, Bldg. A, Roseville CA at 12/23 6 pm and 7:30 pm; 12/24 3pm, 4:30 pm, and 6pm; and 12/25 10 am – CLICK HERE for more info.
  • Life Community Church – 10020 Foothills Blvd., Roseville CA 95747 – 12/24 – 3pm Family Service, 5pm Candlelight Service, 7pm Candlelight Service.

Christmas 2016 Joys Abound

Yes, there are so many opportunities to enjoy Christmas music, lights (more on those to come), interactive adventures, and other sweet joys. What’s your favorite? We’d love to hear! Either here or at Facebook on our page or our group. 🙂



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