The magic of Christmas can be discovered when Jeanne Moore, pastor of Vineyard Community Church, 512 S. Madison Ave., Greenwood, explores how shepherds experienced Christmas in times of yore at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
Christmas Concert, Service
The chancel choir of Edgewood United Methodist Church, 1820 E. Epler Ave., will present its Christmas cantata at 9 a.m. Sunday and its Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m..
Christmas Concert at Sacred Heart
Vox sacra (Latin for sacred voice), the core of the Indianapolis Archdiocesan choir, will present its second annual concert of Advent and Christmas music at 7 p.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 1530 Union St. The free performance will feature works by Byrd, Sweelinck, Vaughn Williams and others. Info: 317-236-1483.
Garfield Conservatory Is a Winter Wonderland
All things are toasty and cheery at the Garfield Park Conservatory, 2450 Shelby St., where the tropical paradise houses Conservatory Crossing, a winter wonderland that features hundreds of showy poinsettias, running model trains and villages. As darkness falls, the conservatory is illuminated with thousands of twinkling lights.
The exhibit, running through Dec. 31 (closed Dec. 24 and 25), may be viewed from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, with extended hours until 8 p.m. Dec. 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23. Admission is $4 per person or $10 per family (two adults maximum).
Christmas Service for the Despondent
St. John’s United Church of Christ, corner of U.S. 31 and Southport Road, will hold its annual “blue” Christmas service at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23. The worship is designed for those who find it difficult to be in the Yuletide spirit because of an illness, unemployment, grief or loneliness. The service provides a spiritual vehicle to recognize one’s sadness, which Pastor Ross Tyler says is a rare opportunity in a season when joy seems almost socially mandated.