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Friday, December 14, 2018 — 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Stonehill Christmas Craft & Vendor Fair

The Stonehill Christmas Craft & Vendor Fair will be held at Stonehill Franciscan Services 3485 Windsor Ave. All proceeds benefit the residents of Stonehill. Visit StonehillDBQ.com for more information.

Friday, December 14, 2018 — 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The Nutcracker Ballet

The Dubuque City Youth Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker will be performed at the Grand Opera House. (For more information and additional show times visit thegrandoperahouse.com/2017-2018-season/the-nutcracker-2018/)

Saturday, December 15, 2018 — 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market

Support local businesses at the Dubuque Winter Farmers Market held Saturdays through April 27, in the former Colts Center, 1101 Central Ave. Regional vendors will offer seasonal produce, baked goods, and more. Visit WinterMarketDbq.com for more information.

Saturday, December 15, 2018 — 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Santa and Prancer at Dutrac Community Credit Union

Come meet Santa and his reindeer Prancer at the Dutrac Community Credit Union Asbury location. Stop inside for cookies and refreshments. (3465 Asbury Road)

Saturday, December 15, 2018 — 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Christmas Puppet Show

“Singalong Nativity” a marionette shows by the Fever River Puppeteers, depicting the birth of Jesus, will be held at Hazel Green Opera House, 2130 Main St., Hazel Green, at 11:00am and 2:00pm. Tickets available only at the door: $5 for adults and $4 for children ages 12 and younger. (For more show times visit hazelgreenoperahouse.blogspot.com)

Saturday, December 15, 2018 — 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The Nutcracker Ballet

The Dubuque City Youth Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker will be performed at the Grand Opera House. (For more information and additional show times visit thegrandoperahouse.com/2017-2018-season/the-nutcracker-2018/)

Sunday, December 16, 2018 — 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Dubuque St. Luke’s Shares Christmas Cantata

St. Luke’s Singers & Friends will perform “Sing Christmas! Cantata” by Raney & McDonald at  St. Luke’s United Methodist Church 1199 Main Street.

Sunday, December 16, 2018 — 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Free Toys For Tots 2018 Kid’s Christmas Party

The Free Toys For Tots 2018 Kid’s Christmas Party for ages kids 10 and under will be held at the Five Flags Arena. The event is hosted by Marine Corps Toys For Tots of Dubuque and the Dubuque Police Department and  presented by Theisen’s Home • Farm • Auto, McGraw-Hill Higher Education and Paramount Ambulance.

Sunday, December 16, 2018 — 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Nutcracker Ballet

The Dubuque City Youth Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker will be performed at the Grand Opera House. (For more information and additional show times visit thegrandoperahouse.com/2017-2018-season/the-nutcracker-2018/)

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 — 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Winter Breakfast

A Winter Breakfast with the Theme: “Dark Night To Daybreak” will be held in Shalom Spirituality Center dining room. Offering: $10

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 — 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Annual Prescott Soup Luncheon

The 12th annual Prescott Soup Luncheon “Rhythm of the Season” will be held at Prescott Elementary School, 1151 White Street. There will be a three-course meal for $15 and performances including; songs, instruments, and dances from K-5 students, Choir, Band, and Orchestra, also solos and small ensembles.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 — All Day

Orders for Delivery Due Today for Free Christmas Dinner

Today is the final day to place a delivery order for the annual United Labor Participation Committee and the Dubuque Area Labor Harvest free Christmas Dinner for the elderly and low-income families held on Sunday December 23rd. Call Brenda at (563) 583-1779 between 7:00am & 3:30pm Monday thru Thursday.

Friday, December 21, 2018 — 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Who’s Holiday!

The Grand Opera House presents A new Christmas show for the grown-ups. “Who’s Holiday!” is an adults-only comedy that tells the story of Cindy Lou Who as she recalls that Christmas Eve she first met the Grinch and the twisted turn of events her life has now taken. . (For more information and additional show times visit thegrandoperahouse.com/2017-2018-season/)

Saturday, December 22, 2018 — 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market

Support local businesses at the Dubuque Winter Farmers Market held Saturdays through April 27, in the former Colts Center, 1101 Central Ave. Regional vendors will offer seasonal produce, baked goods, and more. Visit WinterMarketDbq.com for more information.

Saturday, December 22, 2018 — 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Dubuque Skating Academy Holiday Spectacular

The Dubuque Skating Academy Holiday Spectacular “On Ice & Skate with Santa” will be held at the Mystique Community Ice Center. General show time is 1:30pm and admission is $5. The Skate with Santa will be from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. Admission is $6 for adults and $4.50 for ages 12 and under. (Skate rental available for $3)

Saturday, December 22, 2018 — 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Who’s Holiday!

The Grand Opera House presents A new Christmas show for the grown-ups. “Who’s Holiday!” is an adults-only comedy that tells the story of Cindy Lou Who as she recalls that Christmas Eve she first met the Grinch and the twisted turn of events her life has now taken. . (For more information and additional show times visit thegrandoperahouse.com/2017-2018-season/)

Sunday, December 23, 2018 — 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Free Christmas Dinner

The United Labor Participation Committee and the Dubuque Area Labor Harvest will be serving a free Christmas Dinner for the elderly and low-income families in our community at the Masonic Temple, 1155 Locust Street in Dubuque. Santa will have toys for the children. (Doors open at 11:30am.)

Sunday, December 23, 2018 — 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Who’s Holiday!

The Grand Opera House presents A new Christmas show for the grown-ups. “Who’s Holiday!” is an adults-only comedy that tells the story of Cindy Lou Who as she recalls that Christmas Eve she first met the Grinch and the twisted turn of events her life has now taken. . (For more information and additional show times visit thegrandoperahouse.com/2017-2018-season/)

Tuesday, December 25, 2018 — 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Who’s Holiday!

The Grand Opera House presents A new Christmas show for the grown-ups. “Who’s Holiday!” is an adults-only comedy that tells the story of Cindy Lou Who as she recalls that Christmas Eve she first met the Grinch and the twisted turn of events her life has now taken. . (For more information and additional show times visit thegrandoperahouse.com/2017-2018-season/)

Saturday, December 29, 2018 — 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market

Support local businesses at the Dubuque Winter Farmers Market held Saturdays through April 27, in the former Colts Center, 1101 Central Ave. Regional vendors will offer seasonal produce, baked goods, and more. Visit WinterMarketDbq.com for more information.

Monday, December 31, 2018 — 7:30 pm

New Year’s Eve Dance

A New Year’s Eve Dance will be held at the Joliet Center (KC Hall)781 Locust Street with music provide by T’s N J’s. $6 at the door.

Saturday, January 5, 2019 — 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Galena LitFest: Scheduling Creativity

Galena LitFest – A festival for readers and writers will feature the program “Scheduling Creativity” Learn how to write a novel in a nine month period with Author Erin Keyser at the Galena Public Library, 601 S. Bench St., Galena. Please register at GalenaLibrary.org or call (815) 777-0200.

Sunday, January 6, 2019 — 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Women’s Christmas — An Evening Of Rest & Restoration (And Presents!) Epiphany Mini-Retreat

Women’s Christmas — An Evening Of Rest & Restoration (And Presents) will be held at Shalom Spirituality Center. Offering: $15.

Monday, January 7, 2019 — 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Fifth Annual Galena LitFest: Nature Writing: Discovering Your Personal Landscape Workshop

Galena LitFest is back for a fifth year at the Galena Center for the Arts, 219 Summit St., Galena. Brush up on your skills at four FREE writers’ workshops. Have brunch with Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Come to dinner with award winning indie author Heather Bentley and New York Times bestselling author and humorist Micheal Perry. (More information – contact (815) 777-0200 or distlerl@galenalibrary.org.)

Monday, January 7, 2019 — 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Galena LitFest: That’s Your Story . . . and You’re Stuck With It Workshop

Galena LitFest will host the workshop “That’s Your Story . . . and You’re Stuck With It”  at Galena Public Library, 601 S. Bench St. Galena. Kate Fischer will share the best kept secrets from her writer’s toolbox to make your writing come to life. Participants should come prepared with writing materials. (pen or pencils and notebook or a device)

Monday, January 21, 2019 — 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The Beatles vs The Stones – A Musical Showdown

The Beatles vs. The Stones – A Musical Showdown comes to the Five Flags Theater. Tickets are $35 -$65 and may be purchased by phone at 1-800-745-3000, the Theatre Box Office. or online at ticketmaster.com. (The Beatles represented by tribute band Abbey Road – Rolling Stones by tribute band Satisfaction)