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The community is invited to a free Hanukkah Celebration at 5:30 p.m. today in Esther Short Park. The event includes a menorah lighting ceremony, dance performance and a chocolate coin drop for the children. Attendees should bring canned goods to donate to the Clark County Food Bank and add to the “canorah,” a menorah constructed from cans. Learn more at jewishvancouverwa.com.
Celebrate the season with The Juleps Holiday Jubilee, featuring The Juleps singing jazzy, Andrews Sisters-style Christmas classics at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main St., Vancouver. Special guests include Santa Claus and the Tri-Tone Trio from the Ne Plus Ultra Jass Orchestra. Tickets are $25 in advance at kigginstheatre.com or $30 at the door. Learn more at facebook.com/thejuleps.
Chestnuts and carols
Visit Get To-Gather Farm, 1913 S.E. 303rd Ave., Washougal, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday to kick off the Christmas season with warm drinks, toasty s’mores and Christmas carols while decorating the farm’s Christmas tree. Bring an ornament to donate or decorate the tree with one of the farm’s ornaments. Purchase handmade evergreen wreaths, centerpieces and garlands. Chestnuts roasted over an open fire will be available after 1 p.m. Learn more at gettogatherfarm.com.
Choirs of angels
The Clark College concert choir, chamber choir, treble ensemble and chorale present their Holiday Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 401 E. 33rd St., Vancouver. Admission is free but donations are welcome. Each choir will sing a set of their own repertoire then all choirs will combine to sing John Rutter’s “Gloria.” Other songs include “Winter Wonderland,” Ola Gjeilo’s “Tundra,” Lauridsen’s “O Nata Lux” and John Tavener’s “The Lamb.”
Songs for the season
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra will perform its annual Holiday Pops Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday in Skyview Concert Hall, 1300 N.W. 139th St., Vancouver. Everyone will find something to love in this program of classic holiday tunes and beloved pops hits. Standard seating tickets are $42 and premium seating tickets are $55. Purchase tickets at vancouversymphony.org. Livestreamed viewing options are also available.
… And more
For more details about these and other events — like the free showing of “Elf” at the Kiggins Theatre, the Hockinson Community Holiday Tree Lighting and Junior Symphony of Vancouver Holiday Concert — visit events.columbian.com.