Following are holiday events planned throughout December in New Albany:
Macy's Easton Town Center will hold a holiday craft workshop to create a holiday-card door hanger from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 2 at Macy's, 4141 Easton Loop East. Participants must be at least 10 years old; the registration fee is $10. The deadline to purchase tickets is 5 p.m. Dec. 1.
The New Albany Chamber of Commerce and New Albany Realty will celebrate the start of the holiday season with the Holiday Market & Tree Lighting Celebration from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at Market Square. Free hot chocolate, snacks and crafts will be available. Santa Claus will arrive at 2 p.m.
The New Albany Children's Ballet Theatre's performance of "The Nutcracker" is scheduled for 7 p.m. Dec. 8; 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 9; and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, 100 W. Dublin-Granville Road. Tickets can be purchased at mccoycenter.org, capa.com and ticketmaster.com.
Featuring Opera Columbus, Center Stage Singers and conductor Luis Biava, the New Albany Symphony Orchestra's "Holiday Spectacular" will be at 3 p.m. Dec. 17 at the McCoy. Tickets are available from ticketmaster.com and range from $18 to $24.
-- Sarah Sole