Dublin and central Ohio kick into high gear this week with holiday fun. Get into the spirit Holidays in Historic Dublin (OH) with... Harry Connick, Jr.'s Holiday Celebration tomorrow (11/20); The Holiday Pops Sleigh-Bells Jingling (12/5-7) at the Ohio Theatre; The Dublin Singers' Home for the Holidays at St. Bridgid of Kildare (12/7);  Dwight Lenox sings songs of the season at the Abbey Theatre (12/7). ProMusica Chamber Orchestra presents a Messiah Side-by-Side Singalong (12/12) and a Traditional Holiday Concert (12/14) at the Southern Theatre. Cherish the Ladies’ Celtic Christmas (12/19) is back at the Southern, and Trans-Siberian Orchestra hits Nationwide Arena (12/20).


Escape to a Christmastime of yesteryear with CATCO's adaptations of Truman Capote’s short stories – A Christmas Memory and The Thanksgiving Visitor (11/26-12/21) at Studio One Theatre. A Christmas Carol has long been a tradition at the Ohio Theatre (11/28-30), but if you want to see Tiny Tim in an Annie fright wig, see A Broadway Christmas Carol at the Axis Nightclub & Theatre (12/14). Clara once again embarks on her wondrous journey with The Nutcracker at the Ohio Theatre (12/12-23), while The Rockettes tap their way through breathtaking sets and special effects at Nationwide Arena (12/9-10).


Family fun includes Historic Dublin’s Tree Lighting and Photos with Santa (12/4) and Historic Dublin's BriHi Holiday and Chili Cook Off (12/6). Get a jump on your holiday shopping at Noel Night Open House at the Dublin Arts Center Gift Shop (12/4-5); enjoy a Holiday Trolley Ride and Santa at The Shoppes at River Ridge (12/13). The Ohio Historical Center/Ohio Village offers Twas the Night Before Christmas: An Evening with Clement Moore (12/4,11,18), and Dickens of a Christmas (12/12-21).


-Post by Kay