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‘A Light through the Ages’

Central Reform Temple of Boston, located in Emmanuel Church at 15 Newbury St., will present “A Light through the Ages,” a celebration of Chanukah in story, song and light at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15.

This beloved holiday tradition invites people of all faiths in the Greater Boston community to experience the inspiration and broader significance of the Festival of Lights. The cantata celebrates the struggle for peace, justice and religious freedom through times of darkness and in light and triumph. Clergy and lay leaders of neighboring Christian and Muslim congregations will participate in the ceremony.

All are welcome. No reservations or tickets are required.

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‘Happy Feet’

“Happy Feet” will be shown from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15 at the Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St. in Copley Square.

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Holiday vendor fair

’Tis the Season Holiday Vendor Fair will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15 at AT&T, 699 Boylston St.

Get into the holiday spirit, shop a variety of goods from local Boston vendors, and enjoy light refreshments.

Santa in the City!

Capture the magic of the holiday season and bring the kids for a special photo with Santa through Dec. 24 at the Prudential Center. His newly designed Santa Set is located in the Belvidere Arcade, featuring a Back Bay living room scene with fireplace and oversized couch for family photos.

A variety of photo packages are available, starting at $19.99

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Experience Christmas at OSC

Experience Christmas at the Old South Church, 645 Boylston St. People will led and inspired by the children as they lead worship through a presentation of their Christmas Pageant – which they have written themselves with Music Leader Amy Budka – at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15.

The Blue Christmas Jazz Worship will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19. While we’re bombarded with words lauding the wonders of the season, many people find the holidays are anything but joyful. Blue Christmas provides an opportunity to step away and let go into music and readings that acknowledge your feelings without trying to talk you out of them. Even if you love the holidays, you may find comfort in this special service.

On Christmas Eve (Tuesday, Dec. 24), a candlelight family service will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. It will include a children’s impromptu Christmas pageant along with everyone singing carols to tell the Christmas story together. Childcare will be provided.

Later on Christmas Eve, Lessons and Carols will take place from 8 to 9 p.m. It will include an elegant telling of the Christmas story in carols and readings with music for choir and organ, culminating in the singing of “Silent Night” in their candle-lit sanctuary. Childcare will be provided.

Also on Christmas Eve, a candlelight communion will begin at 11 p.m. A warmly traditional service with festive carol singing, traditional lessons and communion will take place in the garland-bedecked chapel. Greet the birth of Christ by singing “Silent Night” outdoors by candlelight just after midnight.

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Candlelight Carols Benefit

The Candlelight Carols Benefit Service – which celebrates the birth of Christ through Scripture readings, carols and anthems offered by the Trinity choirs and instrumentalists – will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15 at the Trinity Church, 206 Clarendon St.

Prices for the benefit tickets are $45, $80 and $120. Tickets are now on sale via email at No orders will be taken on the phone.

‘The Invisible Presence’ exhibition

The French Cultural Center, 53 Marlborough St. presents the work of local visual artist A’Key, Agbokey Denis Abounan.

Originally from the Ivory Coast, A’Key paints scenes inspired by daily life in West Africa using recycled materials: newspaper cut-outs, cardboard, and even coffee.

The display of 11 of his pieces “The Invisible Presence” which celebrates women in Africa will be on view through Dec. 16.

To learn more about the artist and the artwork and to reserve a space at the reception, visit

Light bites and refreshments will be provided. The evening with be in English and en francais.