Thursday, Dec. 8
Marblehead Museum 170 Washington St.
Historian Susan Wilson discusses how Charles Dickens brought Christmas back to Boston in 1867, ending decades of Colonial-era tradition discouraging the holiday’s celebration.
Friday, Dec. 9/Saturday, Dec. 10
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Friends of Abbot Public Library winter book sale will be held at the Sail Away Book Shoppe at the library’s temporary home in the Eveleth School, 3 Brook Road. Proceeds help pay for library programs.
Saturday, Dec. 10
Noon – 2 p.m.
Santa Claus meet and greet at Mud Puddle Toys, 1 Pleasant St.
Coastline Ballet and Marblehead Little Theatre team up to perform “Land of the Sweets – A Nutcracker Suite” at Little Theatre, 12 School St., with additional performances at 5 p.m. and Sunday, 3 p.m. Tickets available at MLTlive.org
Holiday Pops concert with the Hillyer Festival Orchestra at Abbot Hall, 188 Washington St. with a dessert reception at 7 p.m. and the concert at 8 p.m. sponsored by the Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor.
The Mugfords play the Me&Thee holiday concert and dance party, 28 Mugford St.
Sunday, Dec. 11
Our Lady Star of the Sea, 85 Atlantic Avenue, hosts the 30-piece New England Brass Band for a two hour concert. Call 781 631 0086 to buy tickets.
Monday, Dec. 12/Tuesday, Dec. 13
Auditions for the musical chronicling how young Winnie Foster’s life changes when she meets the Tuck family are open to non-Equity actors and will be held at the Marblehead Little Theatre, 12 School St.
Register and schedule your audition at https://www.mltlive.com/audition-call/tuck-everlasting-auditions/.
Walk-in are welcome, time permitting, and callbacks are Dec. 16, 7 p.m., for the late February, early March production.