Christmas on the Comstock 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Virginia City, C Street. A holiday celebration featuring a gingerbread house contest and auction and chance to win $1,000 in Virginia City bucks. Call for more information. Call 775-847-4FUN.
Advocates to End Domestic Violence holiday food drive, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Casino Fandango. Call 883-7654.
Boar's Head Feast, 6:30 p.m., Piper's Opera House. Medieval dinner. Music by Oregon Celtic band, Around the Hearth. Nevada Madrigal Singers, Virginia City Muckers. Limited seating, $25 in advance, $30 at the door 847-0433.
Tree lighting, wagon rides, caroling and a visit with Santa Claus, 3-7 p.m., in Minden Village. Donate food, paper goods, plastic ware for Carson Valley Community Food Closet or a toy for Project Santa Clause at designated drop-off points: AG Edwards, Business Bank, Charles Schwab, Douglas Disposal, Cold Stone Creamery, Sierra Nevada Trading Co. and Lake Tahoe Mortgage.
"Ebenezer Scrooge - Jazz'd up like the Dickens!" 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday, Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St. Tickets $17 general admission; $10 seniors/children 7-younger; family pack $47 (two adults, two children). Performed by danceSpirit Performing Arts. Call 884-1066.
"Welcome Winter - a Musical Celebration," 7 p.m., Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall, 511 W. King St. Features Celtic and other holiday entertainment by the Gairin duo on vocals, accordion, guitars, mandolin, Irish bouzouki and bodran, and by the Silver Stringson fiddles, flute and cello. Tickets $12 general; $10 seniors age 62-older, students and BAC members; free age 12-younger. Call 883-1976.
Santa Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Children's Museum of Northern Nevada, 813 N. Carson St. Free for museum members or regular museum admission applies. Call 884-2226.
Gingerbread Social and silent auction, Piper's Opera House.5:30 p.m.
"Willow Bill" at the Children's Museum, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Build a Reindeer with "Willow Bill" using willow branches. Upon completion, every child will sign their name and the reindeer will be on display at The Children's Museum, 813 N. Carson St. Donate a toy for Toys for Tots and receive 10 percent off your membership. Call 884-2226.
Carson Valley Pops Orchestra, with music director and conductor Danny Yale, will present, "A Musical Christmas," 2 p.m., at the CVIC Hall in Minden. Visit www.CarsonValleyPops.org or call 267-9363.
"Christmas in the Sierra" at the "Raycraft" Town Hall in Genoa with performances at 5 and 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available at the Town Office 782-8696, Tahoe Ridge Winery 783-1566 and Wild Rose Inn 782-5697 in Genoa.
Santa comes to 632 Bluerock Road in the Gardnerville Ranchos, 6-8 p.m., For information, call Greg Cazier, 265-2034.
"Alf Doten Christmas," 8 p.m. Gold Hill Hotel. $28 for play and dinner, $10 for just play.
Fifth annual "Joyful Noise" community holiday concert, 7 p.m. at the CVIC Hall, 1694 Esmeralda Ave., Minden. Cherie and John Shipley will perform with special guest Bob Moscal on sax and the Unity Church of Today chorus. Live music includes traditional carols, pop holiday tunes and children's songs. No charge, but donations are accepted. Call 782-4429 or unitychurchoftoday.org.
Carson Middle School Choir Concert, 7 p.m., Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St. Call Nancy Mielke for ticket information. Call 283-2885.
"Kid on the Comstock," 6:15 p.m. a free musical celebration of Nevada History by Hugh Gallagher Elementary School Students.
Classic Christmas Film Festival, Piper's Opera House. Call the opera house for times, 847-0433.
Classic Christmas Film Festival, Piper's Opera House. Call the opera house for times, Call 847-0433.
Last Chance Kids Camp , 4:30-10:30 p.m., one last chance to get that Christmas shopping out of the way. Drop your children off at the Children's Museum of Northern Nevada, 813 N. Carson St., for Christmas-themed activities, games and fun. $10 preregistered or $15 at the door. Call 884-2226 to register. Online registration at www.cmnn.org.
Teen New Year's Eve Ball, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. at the Children's Museum of Northern Nevada, 813 N. Carson St. $20 per person or $30 per couple. Prom attire or other formalwear is encouraged. Price includes buffet dinner, keepsake photo, and party favors. Call 884-2226 or go online for tickets at www.cmnn.org/teens.
New Year's Eve Pioneer Family Dance, 8 p.m., Brewery Arts Center ballroom, 449 W. King St. Cost $15 adults; $6 kids at the door. Includes champagne or sparkling cider at midnight; dessert potluck. Bring a food item to share. Live music by Wild Sage. Call 883-9351.