Following are holiday events planned throughout December in New Albany:

Craft workshop

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.

Tree lighting

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 Nutcracker'

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, and



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 and range from $18 to $24.

-- Sarah Sole