24th annual Holiday Candlelight Service, 4:15 p.m., Puritan Lawn Memorial Park’s Veteran’s Circle on the park’s main boulevard, Peabody. For families to celebrate the season and pay respects to the memory of their loved ones regardless of where they’re buried. Nondenominational service includes various readings by members of the public and music by the Masconomet High School Chorale. Visitors are invited to hang ornaments on the 50-foot Christmas tree. Free. Candles provided. 978-535-3660 or www.puritanlawn.com.
St. Nicholas Night, 4:30 p.m., St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 135 Lafayette St., Marblehead. For people of all ages, especially children. The Rev. Clyde Elledge will lead the event with assistance from the church Youth Group. Learn about the way the story of Nicholas started. Event includes stories about St. Nicholas and a chance to meet him and hear some of his legends. Event concludes with a kid-friendly dinner of chicken nuggets and lasagna. Dinner ends at 6:30 p.m. Those wishing to stay are invited to St. Andrew’s traditional Advent Fiesta, an hour of carol singing in the church from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. www.standrewsmhd.org.
Advent Lessons and Carols, 5 p.m., St. Michael’s Church, 26 Pleasant St., Marblehead. St. Michael’s Choir will offer a service of lessons and carols for Advent. All speak of preparation for the coming of Christ. Program includes Felix Mendelssohn’s “Sleepers, Wake!” and Michael Praetorius’ “Lo, how a rose.” Guest organist Peter Krasinski will play the C.B. Fisk organ and improvise several pieces for the service. Light reception will follow. www.stmichaels1714.org or 781-631-0657.
Maeve in Holiday Concert, 7 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 4 Ocean St., Beverly. Collaboration of three women who blend their distinct voices and styles to create a cohesive sound rich with harmony. $13/ticket, $25/two tickets, $30/family. Proceeds benefit the church’s outreach dinners for Beverly’s hungry and elderly residents. Concert is part of Maeve’s holiday concert tour. 978-922-3438 or www.stpetersbeverly.org.