Today, 6 to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. — Winter wonderland holiday boutique with local crafters and artists at Hutchins Street Square, 125 S. Hutchins St., Lodi. For more information, call 333-6800, extension 2452. Sponsored by Lodi Parks and Recreation Department.
Today, 6 p.m. — Lighting of the Galt city Christmas tree at SMUD park, A Street at Lincoln Way. City Tots Preschool will sing Christmas carols; special appearance by Santa Claus. For more information, call 366-7180.
Today-Saturday, Dec. 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 6-8:30 p.m. — ZooLights at Micke Grove Zoo in south Lodi. Includes visits with Peppermint Paws and Santa Claus, music, games, children’s crafts, wagon rides and refreshments. Admission $6 for adults, $4 for children and free for children 3 and under. In lieu of a child’s admission charge, people may bring canned food or gently or new child’s coat to benefit the Stockton-San Joaquin Emergency Food Bank or News 10 Coats for Kids. For more information, call 331-2010.
Saturday, noon-4 p.m. — Winterfest activities in Downtown Lodi. Includes horse-drawn carriage rides, Christmas music, Salvation Army bell ringers.
Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Festival of Trees at the San Joaquin County Historical Museum at Micke Grove Park, Lodi. More than 70 decorated Christmas trees, exhibits, entertainment, model train layout, docents in vintage Victorian and pioneer clothes, wood turning, embroidering, wool spinning, homemade soup, antique buttons, jewelry, cookie decorating, making corn husk dolls, dipped candles, punched tin ornaments, visit by Santa and Mrs. Claus. Admission is $8 for adults, $1 for children 2 through 10 years and free for children under 2. Tickets may be purchased at Micke Grove Park or in advance at The Music Box in Lodi and Stockton. By purchasing tickets in advance, the $5 parking fee is waived. For more information, call 331-2055 or 953-3460, or visit www.sanjoaquinhistory.org.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — 97th annual Christmas bazaar at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church parish hall, Third and B streets, Galt. Will feature handmade gifts, decorations and food.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — LOEL Center holiday boutique at 105 S. Washington St. For more information, call 369-1591.
Saturday, 6 p.m. — Galt’s annual Lighting of the Night parade will begin at the entrance of Galt Market, then extend west on Meladee Lane and streets on both sides of Highway 99. Chabolla Community Center, 660 Chabolla Ave., will be open for visits with Santa, cookie decorating and hot chocolate.
Saturday, 6 p.m. — Comedian Pete McLeod, Christmas songs and a tri-tip dinner will be offered at Century Assembly, 550 W. Century Blvd., Lodi. Admission is $10 in advance, $12.50 at the door. Tickets are available at the church at Vine & Branches Christian Bookstore, 110 W. Oak St. Adults only; no child care.
Saturday, 7 p.m. — The Lodi Children’s Chorus and Youth Chorale, ages 5 through 17, will present “Away in a Manger” at English Oaks Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1260 W. Century Blvd., Lodi, and at the same time on Dec. 16 at Zion Reformed Church, 105 S. Ham Lane, Lodi. Robert Tan is the director. A free-will donation will be accepted.
Sunday, 8-11 a.m. — Breakfast with St. Nick at St. Anne’s Hall, southwest corner of Church and Walnut streets, Lodi. Pancake breakfast with sausage and eggs served by Knights of Columbus. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and children ages 5-10. For more information, call 369-1907.
Sunday, 2 p.m. — Holiday concert by Lodi Community Band and Tokay High band at Hutchins Street Square, 125 S. Hutchins St. Free admission and parking.
Sunday, 2 p.m. — Christmas program and catered dinner by The American Historical Society of Germans from Russia at First Baptist Church, 267 N. Mills Ave., Lodi. Members are asked to present a threeto five-minute childhood Christmas memory. Cost is $15. For reservations, call Pauline Litfin at 334-4915. Deadline is today.
Sunday, 4 p.m. — The Arts at St. John’s concert featuring a 100-year-old organ, cantatas and coffee at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1055 S. lower Sacramento Road, Lodi. Music by Johann Sebastian Bach and “Wake, Away” by the Advent Cantata. Tickets are available at St. John’s and The Music Box in Lodi. Admission is $20 for adults, and $15 for students and seniors. For more information, call 369-3381.
Monday, 7 p.m. — Annual Christmas concert by the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West in the Hutchins Street Square auditorium, 125 S. Hutchins St., Lodi. Free tickets available at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Hutchins Street Square box office. Limit of four tickets per person.
Monday-Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. — “Tables of Joy” in the St. Peter Lutheran Church gym, 2400 Oxford Way, Lodi. Includes festive decorated tables, coffee and dessert beginning at 6:30 p.m. At 7:30, Anastasis, an interpretive dance group, will perform numbers from The Messiah. A $12 donation is requested to benefit Ysleta Lutheran Mission, located on the Texas-Mexico border. For tickets, call Heather Stacy at 230-5607.
Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. — “Let Freedom Ring,” featuring patriotic and holiday music by Stockton Concert Band at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton. Tickets available at the college box office.
Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. — “A Charlie Brown Christmas” by the Jim Martinez Trio at Wine & Roses, 2505 W. Turner Road, Lodi. Admission $35 for first three rows, $30 for general seating. For more information, call 371-6117 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, 7:30 p.m., Dec. 11, 2 p.m. — “The Gift,” based on O. Henry’s classic short story, “The Gift of the Magi,” will be held at The Home Church, 11451 N. West Lane, Lodi. The story of sacrificial love at Christmas is expanded into an hour-long Broadway-style musical set in the early 1900s. For more information, call 339-7333.
Dec. 10-11, 6-9 p.m. — Live Nativity scene called “Journey to Christmas” will include six scenes with actors and animals for visitors to walk through in a 15-minute guided tour at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 2400 Oxford Way, Lodi. For more information, call 333-2223.
Dec. 10-12, 5:30-8:30 p.m. — Christmas drive/walk-through living Nativity at Zion Reformed Church, 105 S. Ham Lane, Lodi. Will include more than 20,000 Christmas lights. The driveand walk-through will feature the stories behind Christmas wreaths, candy canes, poinsettias, The 12 Days of Christmas and the Christmas tree. There will be a 70-foot-high fully illuminated Christmas tree as well.
Dec. 11, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. — Breakfast with Santa by Boy Scout Troop 199 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 701 S. Pleasant Ave., Lodi. Includes a pancake breakfast and a visit with Santa. Tickets are $6 for general admission and $2 for children ages 2 and under. Tickets are available at Luscious Salon in Downtown Lodi or by calling 969-7116. For more information, call 369-6507 or e-mail to email@example.com.
Dec. 11, 6-8 p.m. and Dec. 12, 1-4 p.m. — Victorian Christmas. Hill House Museum, 826 S. Church St., Lodi, a 110-year-old Victorian home, will be fully decorated for the holidays. Tours will be given and refreshments will be served. For more information, call 368-7878.
Dec. 12, 3-5 p.m. — The Winter Festival at the International Ballet Theater Institute, 4 1/2 W. Pine St., Lodi. Raffle, games, prizes, baked goods, holiday drinks, photos with performers of the International Ballet Children’s Theater presentation of “The Snow Maiden.” Admission is $5. For more information, call 465-7588.
Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m. — Christmas concert by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Will feature choir members from LDS churches in Lodi, Galt and the foothills. Featured singer will be Quin Smith of Galt, who sings with the Sacramento City College choir. Concert will be at the Lodi Stake Center, 1510 W. Century Blvd., Lodi. For more information, call 334-0608.
Dec. 16, 7 p.m. — “Away in a Manger” by the Lodi Children’s Chorus and Youth Chorale, ages 5 through 17, at Zion Reformed Church, 105 S. Ham Lane. Robert Tan is the director. A free-will donation will be accepted.
Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Fountainview Academy Orchestra and Choir from British Columbia will perform at English Oaks Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1260 W. Century Blvd., Lodi. No charge. For more information, call 369-1021,
The News-Sentinel will periodically publish a list of upcoming holiday activities. If yours is not listed here, call staff writer Ross Farrow at 369-7035 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.