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Cary, Western Wake County holiday event calendar

Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year’s events for Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville.

Christmas plays

“Can Mrs. Claus Save Christmas?” and “A Christmas Line” will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, at the Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for ages 16 and younger. bit.ly/21Mq6WY.

‘Holiday Pops’

The Concert Singers of Cary Symphonic Choir and the Moonlighters Orchestra present “Holiday Pops” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Tickets are $25 for adults and $23 for seniors at etix.com. concertsingers.org.

Celtic Christmas Concert

The Celtic Christmas Concert with the Jennifer Licko Band and Patrick Mangan of Riverdance is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, at The Cary, 122 E. Chatham St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $24 for adults and $22 for seniors and ages 12 and younger. jenniferlicko.com, thecarytheater.com.

‘Messiah Part I’

The Concert Singers of Cary present Handel’s “Messiah Part I” at 7:30 pm. Saturday, Dec. 19, at the Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25. bit.ly/1OgfuWz.

Movies at The Cary

The Cary theater will show holiday movies in December at 122 E. Chatham St. All tickets are $5 except for “White Christmas,” which costs $7.50. thecarytheater.com.

▪ A sing-along with “White Christmas” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20.

▪ “The Polar Express” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24.

‘The Nutcracker’

The Campaneria Ballet Company in Cary will present “International Repertory and Journey to the Nutcracker Suite,” at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21, and Tuesday, Dec. 22, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Tickets are $16. This is the first Nutcracker performance from the school, which professional dancer Miguel Campaneria opened this year. 919-462-2055, campaneriaballetschool.com.

Christmas closings

Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina and Morrisville town offices will be closed from Wednesday, Dec. 23, through Friday, Dec. 25. Holly Springs town offices are closed from Thursday, Dec. 24, and Friday, Dec. 25.

In Apex, garbage and recycling collection for Friday customers will be picked up on Saturday. In Cary, garbage, recycling and yard waste for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will be collected one day earlier than usual. In Fuquay-Varina, Thursday and Friday customers’ garbage will both be picked up on Thursday. In Holly Springs, Friday’s collection is delayed by one day. In Morrisville, Friday’s yellow route will be picked up on Saturday.

C-Tran’s fixed route service won’t operate on Thursday, Dec. 24, or Friday, Dec. 25.

Kwanzaa celebration

The 21st annual Kwanzaa Celebration is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. This year’s theme is “Developing and Encouraging Our Youth.” There will be performances by the Magic of African Rhythm and members of the North Carolina Association of Black Storytellers, as well as a traditional procession of the elders and Harambee Circle. Doors open for the market and Children’s Village at 11 a.m. and performances start at 3 p.m.

New Year’s Day closings

Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville town offices will be closed Friday, Jan. 1.

Apex’s garbage and recycling collection for Friday customers will be picked up on Saturday. In Cary, garbage, recycling and yard waste for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday customers will be picked up one day earlier than usual. Trash and recycling for Holly Springs’ Friday customers will be collected on Saturday. Garbage will be collected as usual in Fuquay-Varina. In Morrisville, the Friday route will be collected on Saturday.

C-Tran’s fixed route service won’t operate on Friday, Jan. 1. GoTriangle, formerly Triangle Transit, buses won’t run on Friday, Jan. 1.

Send holiday events to carynews@newsobserver.com.

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