The following is a listing of scheduled holiday activities in Lawrence, from art bazaars, musical and theatrical performances and seasonal festivals to an old-fashioned Christmas parade:
The 14th annual Festival of Trees will be held at Liberty Hall, 642 Mass., with the auction to be held Tuesday.
The event will feature 52 trees this year, donated and decorated by businesses, community organizations and individuals.
Public viewing of the trees will be held 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday; and 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
The trees will be auctioned at a gala Tuesday after the public viewing ends at 5 p.m.
For more information, call 843-2085.
Harp music for the holidays: Celtic harpist and vocalist Pamela Bruner will perform Celtic and traditional holiday music at 2:30 p.m. today at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Call 843-1178 for more information, or visit the Web site at www.lawrence.lib.ks.us.
Robert E. Foster will conduct the Kansas University Symphonic Band in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lied Center, West Campus. Call 864-3469 for more information.
KU Jazz Ensemble Concert: KU's premier big band will perform in concert with a to-be-announced guest conductor at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lied Center. Call 864-3469 for more information.
14th Annual Arts & Crafts Bazaar: The bazaar offers handmade gifts, baked goods and crafts for holiday shoppers. The event will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 21st and Harper streets.
Lawrence Art Guild Holiday Art Fair: Holiday shoppers can enjoy textile weavings, jewelry and sculpture, handmade papers and blown glass. The event will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Lawrence Arts Center, 200 W. Ninth St.
Old Fashioned Christmas Parade: The Eldridge Hotel's eighth annual Christmas parade featuring horse-drawn carriages, wagons and coaches decorated for the holidays. The vent will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, beginning at the hotel, 701 Mass., continuing south down Massachusetts. Call 749-5011 for more information.
St. Petersburg State Ice Ballet will present "Cinderella On Ice" at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday at the Lied Center. Call 864-3469 for more information.
The Lawrence Civic Choir will present "The Choicest Music of the Kingdom: A Festival of British Choral Music," including "Mass for Five Voices" and "Serenade to Music" at 8 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt.
Call 843-6319 for more information.
Holiday Tour of Historic Homes: Oread Neighborhood Assn. and Lawrence Preservation Alliance will host tours through six historic homes and one church in the Oread neighborhood from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3.
Call 865-4499 for more information.
Bach Anniversary Concert: The Lawrence Chamber Orchestra will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, in Swarthout Recital Hall, inside Murphy Hall, on the KU campus. Call 841-1945 for more information. Or visit the Web site at http://falcon.cc.ukans.edu/~bclark/LCO.html.
Lawrence Arts Center Holiday Invitational Show: An annual arts and crafts holiday sale Dec. 5-22 will feature work from area artists. Show will be open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. At the LAC, 200 W. Ninth St. Call 843-2787 for more information.
University Dance Company Fall Concert: The KU Dance Company will perform a varied program, highlighted by performances by Cohan/Suzeau, at 8 p.m. Dec. 6-7 at the Lied Center. Call 864-3469 for more information.
Christmas Farmer's Market: The market will offer crafts, baked goods, wreaths and other gifts for the holidays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 21st and Harper streets. Call 842-3883 for more information.
Children's Holiday Shoppe: A special event, hosted by Hearts for the Arts, where children can purchase gifts at kid-sized prices. Event will be held 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at LAC. Call 843-2787 for more information.
Festival of Nativities: A display of more than 150 nativity display lights, poinsettias, decorated trees and music representing many cultures will be open 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, and Sunday, Dec. 10, at Centenary United Methodist Church, Fourth and Elm streets. Call 843-1756 for more information.
Winter Holiday Celebration: Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art on the KU campus will host a celebration of holidays from different cultures with performances by Irish and African dancers; also available will be music, food, papercrafts and more. Event will be 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday Dec. 10, at the museum. Call 864-4710 for more information. Or visit the Web site at www.ukans.edu/~sma.
KU's Annual Holiday Vespers: A holiday concert featuring the combined choirs and symphony orchestra. Event will be at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at the Lied Center. Call 864-3469 for more information.
Vocal and Instrumental Collegium Musicum: KU's early music ensembles will perform holiday music at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, in Bales Recital Hall at the Lied Center. Call 864-2798 for more information.
The Goodtime Radio Revue: A live broadcast of a radio variety show, featuring Yuletide songs and stories, will begin at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at Liberty Hall, 642 Mass. Call 864-4530 for more information. Or visit the Web site at http://kanu.ukans.edu.
Living Nativity: A live performance will be offered 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 21-23 at Vinland Fairgrounds, seven miles southeast of Lawrence. For more information, call 594-3568.