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The Stewart Tartan Pipes and Drums presents it 23rd annual free Scottish Holiday Concert, with special guests Peninsula Scottish Fiddlers, vocalist Burr Nissen and the San Jose School of Highland Dancing. Dec. 3, 3 p.m. St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 13601 Saratoga Ave., Saratoga. Donations accepted. stewarttartan.com. More than 200 singers, third-graders through high school students, perform in the 12th annual “Holidays with Cantabile.” Dec. 4, 7 p.m. California Theater, 345 S. First St., San Jose womens ballet slippers. $15-$65. 408-286-2600..
Dr. Jeffrey Benson leads the San Jose Wind Symphony and the choirs of San Jose State University and Saratoga High School in “The Night Before Christmas,” featuring tenor soloist Andrew Metager. Dec. 4, 3 p.m.; silent auction viewing at 2 p.m womens ballet slippers. McAfee Performing Arts Center, 20300 Herriman Drive, Saratoga. $20-$5. sjws.org, 408-927-7597. The Santa Clara Chorale, accompanied by organist Jim Welch, performs “An Evening of Lessons and Carols.” The choir will sing Christmas carols and seasonal choral works, and community leaders will give readings and share their perspectives on the holiday. Dec. 9, 8 p.m.; Dec. 11, 4 p.m. Mission Santa Clara, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara. $5-$32. scc.org, 408-883-4722..
Join your neighbors and the Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale in singing “Carols in the California,” featuring both classic and colorful new carols, such as “The Twelve Days of Silicon Valley.” Dec. 10, 7 p.m. California Theatre, 345 S. First St., San Jose. $26-$36. 408-286-2600, symphonysiliconvalley.org. The Flamenco Society of San Jose is hosting a Christmas Juerga, or jam session, a performance in traditional flamenco festival style. Dec. 17, 7 p.m womens ballet slippers. Historic Hoover Theatre, 1635 Park Ave., San Jose. $15- $25. society.bpt.me or 800.838.3006..
The Choral Project performs “Winter’s Gifts,” its annual holiday concert with the San Jose Chamber Orchestra. Dec. 18, 7 p.m. Mission Santa Clara, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara. $10-$35. choralproject.org/wintersgifts, sjco.org. California Pops Orchestra celebrates the holidays with its annual family Christmas show, featuring a carol sing-along. Dec. 18, 3 p.m. Flint Center, De Anza College, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino womens ballet slippers. $20-$55. ticketmaster.com, 650-856-8432. Chanticleer, the Grammy-winning male ensemble, performs Gregorian chants, carols from around the world and African American spirituals for “A Chanticleer Christmas.” Dec. 22, 6 p.m. Mission Santa Clara, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara. $35-$75. chanticleer.org/a-chanticleer-christmas..
FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS. Here are a couple ways to help celebrate what comedian Adam Sandler calls “eight crazy nights” of Hannukah. At “Menorahs and Miracles,” families can learn about the holiday and enjoy a variety of Hanukkah activities at the Children’s Discovery Museum, including crafts, games and food tastings. The event is organized in partnership with the Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley. Dec. 4, noon-4 p.m. 180 Woz Way, San Jose. Regular museum admission fees apply womens ballet slippers. apjcc.org/hanukkah..