CHRISTMAS CONCERT AND CAROL SING. Saturday, Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m., Meeting House at Topsfield Common, corner of Main and Washington streets. The Congregational Church of Topsfield will host, featuring guest conductor Richard Webster of Trinity Church Copley Square, the CCoT Chancel Choir, The Beacon Brass and accompaniment by organist Bart Dahlstrom. Free.
CARING SANTA. Sunday, Dec. 2, 9 to 11 a.m., Northshore Mall, 210 Andover St., Peabody. Dedicated to families that have children with special needs and provides a subdued environment to visit The Santa Photo Express. Participants encouraged to register at www.AbilityPath.org.
LATKEPALOOZA. Sunday, Dec. 2, noon to 3 p.m., Aviv Centers for Living, 240 Lynnfield St., Peabody. Community Hanukkah celebration for residents of all ages. Free. Activities include latke tastings, menorah/dreidel collection display, lectures and programs for adults by area rabbis, workshops and activities for children such as an olive oil press and make-your-own Maccabee family shield, entertainment by Sababa and Temple Beth Shalom’s Ruach Band, Israeli dancing, shopping boutique featuring various vendors, and kosher lunch and snacks available for purchase. firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE. Sunday, Dec. 2, 1 to 4 p.m., Endicott College, Manninen Center for the Arts, 376 Hale St., Beverly. Features performances by The Manchester Singers, Endicott College Modern Band Project, Chamber Ensemble and the Dance Team, and the Endicott Singers. Refreshments served. Santa will visit around 2 p.m. Free. Reservations are required at email@example.com or 978-232-2012.
CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING & HOLIDAY PARTY. Sunday, Dec. 2, 2 to 5 p.m., Hastings House, 14 Oak St., Beverly Farms. Activities for children include seasonal crafts, letters to Santa and pictures with Santa. Tractor-drawn hayride and holiday refreshments for all ages. Christmas Boutique features unique holiday gifts. Tree will be illuminated all holiday season. Sponsored by the Farms-Prides Community Association. Free/FPCA members, $5/nonmembers.
HOLIDAY CANDLELIGHT SERVICE. Sunday, Dec. 2, 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.