Local church hosts crèche exhibit

The 28th annual Christmas Crèche exhibition is scheduled noon to 9 p.m. Saturday through Dec. 9 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3865 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

The display will feature more than 350 nativities from more than 50 countries and more than 100 exhibitors of many faiths. The event will include artistic settings, hands-on activities, guest speakers, live holiday music and daily concerts.


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Downtown Los Altos Holiday Tree Lighting, 6-8 p.m. at Community Plaza, corner of Main and State streets. The event includes free train rides, performances by the Mountain View High School Madrigals and the Bullis Charter School Choral Group, holiday-themed refreshments and an appearance by Santa. Information:


Westwind Barn holiday lighting scheduled Sunday

Los Altos Hills is scheduled to ring in the season 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the town’s annual Westwind Community Barn Lighting event.


Community Briefs

All Horizons Travel collects Toys for Tots

All Horizons Travel at 160 Main St. in Los Altos is scheduled to collect items for Toys for Tots this holiday season.

Local residents can drop new, unwrapped toys in the barrel in front of the business through Dec. 15.


Schola Cantorum presents 'Messiah' sing-along Dec. 14

Schola Cantorum, the Mountain View-based community choir, has scheduled its 49th annual “Messiah Sing” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

Led by Conductor Gregory Wait and accompanied by an orchestra and the 85-member choir, the audience will sing along to Handel’s baroque oratorio. When the choir reaches the “Hallelujah Chorus’ portion of the “Messiah,” Wait hands over conducting duties – with a brief lesson – to the highest bidder as a fundraising prize. The winner of the prize package also will receive a golden baton, four complimentary tickets to the event and beverages at intermission, and a photo with Wait.


Festival of Lights Parade marches into LA Sunday

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The Festival of Lights Parade, set for Sunday, attracts a crowd to view the hourlong parade of illuminated floats, marching bands and costumed. characters

The 38th annual Festival of Lights Parade is scheduled 6 p.m. Sunday along Main and State streets in downtown Los Altos.

Along with the traditional array of illuminated floats, junior high and high school bands and costumed holiday characters are a few new elements, according to organizers.


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