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December 2012

Living Nativity at Crossroad • free

    Crossroad Christian Church breathes life into the story of the first Christmas with Mary, Joseph and the shepherds gathered around the manger to worship baby Jesus. 6:30-8:30pm at Crossroad Christian Church, corner of Rt. 4 and Ball Rd., St. Leonard: 410-586-1272;

KIDS Festival of Lights Hayride

  Kids hayride thru Watkins Festival of Lights, then warm up by the fire with refreshments. 7pm at Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. $5; rsvp: Old Maryland Farm, 301-218-6770.

KIDS Greenstreet’s Ornament Workshop

  Little elves build a bead ornament from Department 56; beads start at $3.99 with about four per hanger. 10am-2pm at Greenstreet Gardens, 391 West Bay Front Rd., Lothian; rsvp: 410-867-9500 x219;

CYSO Winter Concert ~ free

  The Symphony Orchestra, Senior Flute, String Orchestra and Jazz ensembles of the Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra play a holiday concert. 7pm at Annapolis Area Christian School, 109 Burns Crossing Rd., Severn. 443-758-3157;

Ensemble Galilei ­Concert

  Chamber Music Annapolis presents Ensemble Galilei’s 22nd annual Christmas/Solstice Concert. Enjoy dessert at a candlelight reception after each performance. 3pm and 7pm at Great Hall, St. John’s College, Annapolis. $35 w/discounts: 410-849-2494;

Christmas at Annapolis Bookstore

  Get into the holiday spirit with Christmas caroling, hot chocolate and cookies at Annapolis Bookstore. 7:30pm at the bookstore, 35 Maryland Ave.: 410-280-2339; 

Winter Solstice Hike

  Celebrate the official start of winter with a hike thru Jug Bay Sanctuary’s Glendening Preserve and visit the new boardwalk. Bring cameras and binoculars. 3-5pm at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Lothian. $5 w/discounts: 410-741-9330;

St. Johns Celtic Concert

  Hear Ryan McKasson fiddle and see his “bow drive across the strings, thick and throaty, creating a pulsing sound that feels more of muscle than tendon … a compositional sophistication that is cinematic, transporting, and tantalizingly modern,” according to The Boston Globe. 3pm at St. Johns College, Annapolis. $35 w/discounts: 410-849-2494; 

Holiday Flower Arrangement

  For your holiday table, craft a floral arrangement combining red and white roses, white and green mums, lilies, spray roses, carnations and greens. 10am-noon at Willow Oak Flower and Herb Farm, 8109 Telegraph Rd., Severn. $50; rsvp: 410-551-2237;

Last Chance for the AACo Farmers Market Holiday Fest

  Santa and the Asbury United Methodist Bell Choir visit the Holiday Fest at Anne Arundel County’s Farmers Market. Kids sit on Santa’s knee (8-11am) and drink cocoa; parents shop for winter produce and fresh garlands. Crafters add jewelry and one-of-a-kind gifts. 7am-noon at Riva Rd. and Harry S Truman Pkwy., Annapolis: 410-349-0317;