Lots of local holiday events on tap

Holiday in the City is just the beginning of an exciting and festive December, which is filled with a variety of events in Springfield.

Several area organizations are planning unique celebrations for the holiday season.

For a more complete listing, go to center-city.org.

Highlights of the upcoming events next month include:

•Ohio Plein Air Society Biennial Juried Exhibition, Dec. 1 at the Springfield Museum of Art.

•The Springfield Symphony presents Night Lights II featuring Cirque de la Symphonie, Dec. 1 at the Clark State Performing Arts Center.

•Alternative Christmas Market, Dec. 2 at Covenant Presbyterian Church.

• The Nutcracker Ballet presented by the Ohio Performing Arts Institute with more than 150 local students, professionals and community members, Dec. 5 and 6 at the Clark State Performing Arts Center.

•United Methodist Church Cookie Walk, Dec. 8 at High Street United Methodist Church.

•Holiday Dinner Auction hosted by Zonta Club of Springfield, Dec. 13 at Courtyard by Marriott.

•The Global Education Series – Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights and Miracles, Dec. 13 at Wittenberg University’s Shouvlin Center.

• Kenny Rogers Christmas & Hits with special guest Billy Dean, Dec. 14 at the Clark State Performing Arts Center.

• South Fountain Historic District Holiday Open House, Dec. 15 and 16.

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