Holiday weekend events
29th Hays Arts Council Winter Gallery Walk: 7 to 9 p.m.
Fourteen locations throughout Hays and the downtown area.
Fred Hunt book signing: 7 to 9 p.m.
Hays Arts Center Gallery
Hunt's book, "The Sound of Silence: A Journey of Recovery," combines unique photographic depictions of the American Southwest with Hunts' personal accounts of his struggles with alcoholism, recovery and loss.
FHSU band concert: 7:30 p.m., Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center
Featuring the symphonic winds and wind ensemble
Admission: $6 adults, $4 seniors and children younger than 12. Children 11 and younger and FHSU students are admitted free.
Christmas Open House at the Ellis County Historical Society Museum: 7 to 9 p.m.
18th annual celebration with musical acts, refreshments, horse-drawn tours of downtown.
Friday and Saturday
Christmas Past at Historic Fort Hays: 7 to 9 p.m.
Volunteers in period clothing will provide music in a Victorian atmosphere, as walkways between historic buildings are illuminated with candle lanterns. Horse-drawn wagon rides, hot fried apples, and Father Christmas with bags of goodies round out the evening.
$2 adults, children 12 and younger free
Heartland Community Theatre Christmas production -- "The BEST Christmas Pageant Ever," 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Thomas More Prep-Marian High School, 1701 Hall
Tickets: $7 per person
Hays Public Library events
Breakfast with Santa: 10 a.m.
Cookie decorating: 2 p.m.
Karen Rigler holiday recital: 3 p.m.
Gingerbread men: 4 p.m.
Celebrating Women 2012 Holiday Bazaar: noon to 2 p.m.
Celebration Community Church gym, 5790 230th Ave.
12th annual FrostFest Illuminated Parade: 5:30 p.m.
Christmas Concert in the Cathedral: 3:30 and 6:30 p.m.
Cathedral of the Plains, Victoria
Annual Christmas concert features community choirs and FHSU choral music department ensembles.
Santa Sunday -- Carrico Implement: 1 to 4 p.m.
Santa, Mrs. Claus and Rudolph will arrive at 2 p.m.