Saturday, Dec. 15

The Magic Toy Shop, presented by Maine State Ballet, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., at Maine State Ballet Theater, 348 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth. $15-20 with $2 discounts for children and seniors. Reserve online, or 781-3587. Information at 781-7672.

Through Sunday, Dec. 16

“Miracle on 34th Street,” at Schoolhouse Arts Center, Route 114, Standish. Dec. 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m., and Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. $14 adults, $12 students and seniors. 642-3743 or

Through Dec. 23

A Seussified Christmas Carol, Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free Street, Portland. Thursday and Friday at 4 p.m., Saturdays and Sunday at 1:30 and 4 p.m. Tickets $8-9. or 828-1234, ext. 231.

“The Legend of the Golem,” by Michael Levine, at Acorn Studio Theater, 90 Bridge St., Westbrook. Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 3 p.m. $15 adults, $12 children 12 and under. 854-0065 or

Sunday, Dec. 27-?Monday, Dec. 31

“Phyzgig,” vaudeville festival, in three venues. Tickets $10-$20, depending on show. Performances at Portland Stage Company, SPACE Gallery and Acorn Studio Theater, Westbrook. 854-0065 or

Friday, Dec. 28

Puppet show, two Rudyard Kipling stories presented by Just So Stories. 10:30 a.m. at Portland Public Library’s Children’s Library. Free for all ages. [email protected] or 871-1700, ext. 707.


Saturday-Sunday, ?Dec. 15-16

Holiday concert, presented by Musica de Filia, 2 p.m. at Falmouth High School Theater, Falmouth. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. $10, $5/seniors and students.


Saturday-Sunday, ?Dec. 15-16

Christmas Cat Show, Maine State Armory, 120 Stroudwater St., Westbrook. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. $5 for adults, $4 for seniors/students, children under 12 and active military, free. or 899-1917.

Sunday, Dec. 16

Pageant of the Nativity, 5 p.m., at First Parish Church, 425 Congress St., Portland. 86th annual presentation. Free and open to the public.

Until Christmas

“Polar Express,” at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum, 58 Fore St., Portland. $20-$40. 842-0800, or

Monday, Dec. 31

Polar Bear Plunge and 5k Race, to support Natural Resources Council of Maine, at East End Beach, Portland. $30 registration fee. Registration at 10 a.m. Pre-registration online at: More information at

Fridays, Saturdays ?and Sundays

Movies at the Museum, 2 p.m., at Portland Museum of Art. Tickets $7, available day of show.


Through Dec. 30

“Weatherbeaten: Winslow Homer and Maine,” at Portland Museum of Art. 775-6148.

Through December

“Works for the Season of Giving,” Saccarappa Art Collective, 861 Main St., Westbrook. Local artists present prints, artworks, and merchandise. Gallery hours Tuesday-Thursday, noon-6 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, noon-7 p.m. 591-7300.

Through Dec. 29

“Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey,” presented by The Bank of Maine at Portland Public Library’s Lewis Gallery, 5 Monument Square, Portland. Featuring original works, unpublished drawings and ephemera. Free. Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Through June 24, 2013

“The Sea Within Us,” by Maine Maritime Museum at Portland Public Library. How maritime connections affect everyday culture. Exhibits range from apparel to entertainment. 871-1700 or

Send events 10 days in advance to [email protected]

Participants in last year’s Polar Bear Plunge. This year’s event is scheduled for Dec. 31 at East End Beach in Portland.    

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