EVENT DATE : 13–15
Higley Center for Performing Arts, 4132 E. Pecos Road, Gilbert

Don't miss the excitement of going on a magical journey with the Nutcracker and Clara as they battle oversized mice and celebrate their victory with the Sugar Plum Fairy. Now in its 13th season, led by artistic director Yen-Li Chen, the Southwest Youth Ballet Theatre brings to life this holiday classic. Live music performed by Chandler Symphony Orchestra. HigleyCenter.TicketForce.com

EVENT DATE : December 13, 6:00PM
Riparian Preserve, Next to Southeast Regional Library, Guadalupe & Greenfield Road

Join the East Valley Astronomy Club for the monthly star party. Amateur astronomers will share their telescopes and answer questions about the skies above.  

EVENT DATE : December 14, 7:00AM
Freestone Park, 1045 E. Juniper Ave., Gilbert

Christmas carolers, strings orchestras, guitarists, fiddlers, flutes, handbells and cellos, not to mention cows, horses, goats, sheep, donkeys and turtles all on the course cheering you on! Runners World ranked the12Ks of Christmas as one of the top 11 races you should run with your dog and one of the top 10 “Family Events” in the USA. 12KRun.com/Unique-12K-Run

EVENT DATE : December 14, 9:00AM
Heritage District, 384 N . Gilbert Road, Gilbert

Made with Love Market offers trendy, handmade and locally crafted items curated by small shops. Walk the path and find creations that inspire you while local makers lead hands-on activities that are sure to delight. You can also sample local eats and treats along the way from a handful of food trucks. MadeWithLoveAZ.com

EVENT DATE : December 19, 7:00PM
Higley Center for the Performing Arts, 4132 E. Pecos Road, Gilbert

Elegantly sophisticated one moment, powerfully gutsy the next and always translucently pitch-perfect, Maureen McGovern is a superstar with a lifetime of music that spans Broadway, Grammy nominations and an Oscar-winning international No. 1 gold record. Her concerts offer fresh insight into trademark tunes, showcasing her skillful play on rhythm, meter and beautifully extended phrasing. HigleyCenter.TicketForce.com

EVENT DATE : December 21, 7:30PM
Higley Center for Performing Arts, 4132 E. Pecos Road, Gilbert

GENTRI, which is short for “The Gentlemen Trio,” was established in June 2014 and consists of three dynamic tenors: Brad Robins, Casey Elliott and Bradley Quinn Lever. Pioneering a signature sound they call “Cinematic Pop,” the music of GENTRI is transfused with lush, epic orchestrations and rich, dynamic three-part harmonies all composed by the group’s producer, Stephen Nelson. HigleyCenter.TicketForce.com

EVENT DATE : December 28, 5:30PM
Zanjera Park, 3785 S. Lindsey Road, Gilbert

Desert Rivers Audubon Owl Watch volunteers will lead a tour of the burrowing owl habitat at Zanjero Park. Meet us in the park parking lot, 3785 South Lindsay Road. Learn about the current status of the burrowing owls released in April 2012 in association with habitat partner Wild at Heart. Enjoy a breezy, fun and informative evening! DesertRiversAudubon.org

EVENT DATE : December 31, 7:33AM
Hale Centre Theatre, 50 W. Page Ave., Gilbert

Fresh off a honeymoon at the Plaza Hotel, free-spirited Corie and her buttoned-down husband, Paul, find themselves struggling to adjust to married life in their run-down New York apartment. Throw in a meddling mother, an eccentric upstairs neighbor and a double date that goes disastrously wrong, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for laughter. HaleTheatreArizona.com