There are 14 days until Christmas, and many more events than that will celebrate the holiday season in Auburn over the next few weeks. Here's what's going on:

❆ Fifth annual Festival of Trees

WHAT: Display of more than 100 trees big and small, lit and unlit, modern and old-fashioned.

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekends and 2 to 8 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 23

WHERE: Ward W. O'Hara Agricultural & Country Living Museum and Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Sr. Educational Center, 6880 E. Lake Road, Owasco

COST: Free and open to the public

INFO: Call (315) 252-7644 or email tquill@cayugacounty.us

❆ 24th annual Dickens Christmas

WHAT: Street festival featuring Queen Victoria, Ebenezer Scrooge and other characters from Charles Dickens' time and works, as well as singalongs, scenes from "A Christmas Carol," horse-drawn wagon and carriage rides, comedy juggling shows, a snowman building contest, interaction with the characters and more.

WHEN: Noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 23; finale noon to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24

WHERE: Village of Skaneateles

COST: Admission and some refreshments free and open to the public

INFO: Visit skaneateles.com or call (315) 685-0552.

❆ Syracuse Symphoria: "Holiday Wonder" with vocalist Julia Goodwin

WHAT: Concert of Christmas favorites with a full orchestra

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13

WHERE: St. Mary's Church, 15 Clark St., Auburn

COST: Admission $5-$10; free for ages younger than 18

INFO: Call (315) 252-9545

❆ Candlelight Tours

WHAT: Costumed guides will lead guests through the museum, decorated for a 19th century holiday, while telling stories about Seward Christmas traditions from the family's letters and diaries. Concludes with caroling around the 1872 Steinway piano.

WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, Dec. 14 through 16 and 21 through 23

WHERE: Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn

COST: Admission $15; RSVPs required

INFO: Call (315) 252-1283 or visit sewardhouse.org

❆ The Harvesters Christmas concert

WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14

WHEN: Weedsport United Methodist Church, 2744 E. Brutus St., Weedsport

COST: Free and open to the public; a freewill offering will be taken.

❆ Acoustic guitar holiday performance

WHAT: Featuring the Music School of CNY Classic Guitar Ensemble.

WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14

WHERE: Skaneateles Library, 49 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles

COST: Registration appreciated

INFO: Call (315) 685-5135

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❆ "Scrooge: The Musical"

WHAT: Presented by Auburn Players Community Theatre, Harlequin Productions and Auburn Public Theater

WHEN: 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 14 through 16

WHERE: Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn

COST: Tickets $20 general admission, $15 seniors and students, $10 children 12 and younger

INFO: Visit auburnpublictheater.org or call (315) 253-6669

❆ DIY Book Page Wreath

WHEN: 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15

WHERE: Skaneateles Library, 49 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles

COST: Free

INFO: Call (315) 685-5135

❆ Christmas concert with The Perennials

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15

WHERE: Port Byron Library, 12 Sponable Drive, Port Byron

COST: Free and open to the public

❆ Musica Spei: "Natus est Nobis: A Renaissance Christmas"

WHAT: Rochester-based choir presents musical works by Lassus, Marenzio and more in multi-part harmonies.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15

WHERE: St. Mary's Church, 15 Clark St., Auburn

COST: Free and open to the public

INFO: Call (315) 252-9545

❆ Jingle Around the Town 3K walk and 5K run

WHAT: Costumed fun run followed by holiday cheer at local shops.

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16

WHERE: Main Street, Fair Haven

COST: Registration $6-$15

INFO: Visit southshoreartisans.com

❆ Christmas cookie and candy sale

WHEN: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 16

WHERE: First United Methodist Church, 8510 South St. Road, Port Byron

COST: Cookies $10 per pound

❆ Winter craft fair

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 16-17

WHERE: Fingerlakes Mall, 1579 Clark St. Road, Aurelius

INFO: Call (315) 255-1188 or visit fingerlakesmall.com

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❆ "The Shepherds' Play"

WHAT: A medieval Christmas musical with slapstick, song and the traditional Nativity story.

WHEN: 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16

WHERE: Poplar Ridge Friends Meeting House, Poplar Ridge Road, Poplar Ridge

COST: Free and open to the public

❆ "Advent Lessons and Carols" service

WHAT: Traditional carols arranged by Hal Hopson and sung by the congregation and choir.

WHEN: 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 17

WHERE: United Ministry of Aurora, 370 Main St., Aurora

❆ Children's Christmas musical, "It All Happened in the Country"

WHEN: 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 17

WHERE: Harvest Field Baptist Church, Leader Road and Route 414, Seneca Falls.

❆ Photos with decorated Christmas tree and antique Currier & Ives cutter sleigh

WHEN: 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17

WHERE: Mirbeau Inn & Spa, 851 W. Genesee St., Skaneateles

COST: Free and open to the public; no reservations necessary. With hot cocoa and holiday cookies. 

INFO: Call (877) MIRBEAU

❆ MasterWorks Chorale: "The Colors of Christmas"

WHAT: Holiday music concert by 60-voice regional choir featuring "This Christmastide," "Holly Carol," "Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella," "Sleigh Ride" and more.

WHEN: 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17

WHERE: First Presbyterian Church, 97 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles

COST: Tickets $15 adults, $10 seniors, free for ages 18 and younger

INFO: Visit masterworkscny.org

❆ Christmas musical

WHEN: 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17

WHERE: Auburn Alliance Church, 630 N. Seward Ave., Auburn

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❆ Cortland Camerata Pre-Compline performance

WHAT: Music from the Renaissance and Middle Ages played by recorders and strings. 

WHEN: 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17

WHERE: St. Mary's Church, 15 Clark St., Auburn

COST: Free and open to the public

INFO: Call (315) 252-9545

❆ Schola Gregoriana Weekly Compline for Advent

WHAT: Nighttime prayer liturgy chanted by candlelight in English and Latin

WHEN: 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17

WHERE: St. Mary's Church, 15 Clark St., Auburn

COST: Free and open to the public

INFO: Call (315) 252-9545

❆ Christmas Bird Count

WHAT: A 24-hour early winter bird census open to all volunteers.

WHEN: Monday, Dec. 18

WHERE: Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 Route 89, Savannah

INFO: Call (315) 365-3588

❆ Holiday films at Track Cinema

WHAT/WHEN: "The Polar Express" at 10:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 23-24

WHERE: Track Cinema, Fingerlakes Mall, 1579 Clark St. Road, Aurelius

INFO: Call (315) 255-1188 or visit fingerlakesmall.com

❆ Brig Juice Holiday Brass Ensemble

WHEN: 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23

WHERE: Fingerlakes Mall, 1579 Clark St. Road, Aurelius

INFO: Call (315) 255-1188 or visit fingerlakesmall.com

❆ Music by Str8 On and ugly sweater Christmas party

WHEN: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 23

WHERE: Tidal Wave Bar at Falcon Lanes, 75 Pulaski St., Auburn

COST: No cover

INFO: Call (315) 252-9398

❆ Christmas breakfast and cantata, "O' Little Town of Bethlehem"

WHEN: 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 24

WHERE: Harvest Field Baptist Church, Leader Road and Route 414, Seneca Falls

To include an event in The Citizen's holiday events guide, visit auburnpub.com/calendar and use the submission link at the top of the page, email citizencalendar@lee.net, or mail the information to David Wilcox, The Citizen, 25 Dill St., Auburn. All listings are free. For more information, call (315) 282-2245.

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