For the past 27 years, the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir has performed a Holiday concert to usher in the season. This year's show will be today, Dec. 21, from 7:30 to 11 p.m. at the Mountain View Center For The Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. Tickets are $28-36.
2012 is the 20th year of Bethlehem A.D., a Peninsula tradition that recreates the ancient village of Bethlehem on the night of the first Christmas. Visitors interact with Roman soldiers, wise men, camels, and watch angels dance on rooftops. Live Hallelujah Chorus. The event starts today, Dec. 21, and runs through Dec. 23, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at 1305 Middlefield Road, Redwood City.