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"1999NOVEMBERNOV. 26: Oak Harbors holiday parade starts from the Oak Harbor Fire House on Whidbey Avenue at noon. Two hundred pounds of holiday candy will be passed out as the parade follows a winding route through town (details on page 10) ending up at Old Town Mall. Sponsored by Oak Harbors Operation Decoration. NOV. 26: Holiday tree lighting at the Old Town Mall and lighting of the City Beach windmill at 7 p.m. Santa Claus will be at the mall from 7 to 9 p.m. to listen to childrens wishes. Holiday music, refreshments and hot cider. NOV. 26, 27, 28: Holiday Craft Fair in the historic Greenbank Barn with wine tasting, live music, snacks and pictures with Santa. DECEMBERDEC. 3-18: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, at Whidbey Playhouse, 730S.E. Midway Blvd., Oak Harbor. The musical is on Fridays and Saturdays at7:30 p.m. with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $10, allseats. Call 679-2237 for tickets.DEC. 3-12: The Nutcracker at the South Whidbey High School Auditorium.Fridays and Saturdays, Dec. 3, 4, 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $12adults, $10 seniors and ages 18 and under. Matinees at 2 p.m.Saturday, Dec. 11, Sundays, Dec. 5 and 12. Tickets: $12 adults, $10seniors, $5 ages 13 and under. Presented by Whidbey Dance Theatre. Director Charlene Brown, choreographer Asharaine Machala, designer Beno Kennedy and mask/puppet designer Diana Shirley create a new concept for the full-length ballet. Call (360) 221-8268 or 800-638-7631.DEC. 3: Holiday Bazaar at the First United Methodist Church, Oak Harbor from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 5 to 8 p.m. Lunch served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Supper served from 5 to 8 p.mDEC. 4: Greening of Coupeville. The town will be decked in old-fashionedgreenery, red bows and white lights. Events include Santa's arrival in thenoon, a lighted Christmas Parade at 4 p.m., the evening lighting of the official town Christmas tree and a lighted Boat Parade on Penn Cove at dusk. Call the Central Whidbey Chamber of Commerce, 678-5434.DEC. 4: Art Walk in Coupeville, 5-8 p.m. Walk begins on Front Street, takesin nine galleries. Artists in action.DEC. 4: Coupeville Arts Center annual holiday sale at the Gallery on the Wharf opens as part of the Greening of Coupeville. Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sale will continue through December, Thursdays through Sundays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 678-3396. DEC. 4: Coupeville United Methodist Church holiday bazaar from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Christian Reformed Church holiday bazaar from 9 a.m. to noon, 1411 Wieldraayer Road. Serving Olie Bolen and coffee.DEC. 4-5, DEC. 11-12: Santa and Mrs. Claus receive guests from 1 to 4 p.m.at the Island County Historical Museum, corner of Front and AlexanderStreets, Coupeville.DEC. 4-5: Caroling and a tree and barn lighting begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Greenbank Farm, followed by Santas arrival at 7:15 p.m. and more caroling and handbell music at the Greenbank Farm. Tree and wreath sales, photos with Santa, wine tasting, loganberry pies for sale both days, beginning at 11 a.m. Hayrides on Sunday, weather permitting. Call 678-7700.DEC. 4: Holiday Art Walk in Langley, 6-9 p.m. Nine galleries within walking distance are arrayed in holiday finery to showcase new art. Meet the artists at gallery receptions.DEC. 5 to 24 - Christmas in Coupeville, includes events, contests, bazaars,concerts and more. Call the Central Whidbey Chamber of Commerce, 678-5434.DEC. 5: South Whidbey bed and breakfast tour, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tour 10beautiful bed and breakfast inns decorated for the holidays and sample oneof their recipes. Self-guided automobile tour. Tickets: $10. Call (360)221-5676 or (360) 221-6765.DEC. 9: Annual Dickens Dinner at the Captain Whidbey Inn, begins at 7 p.m. Dine on a Dickensian feast of roast goose with all the trimmings. Price: about $75 per person. Theres a waiting list for this years dinner, but you can book for next year. Call 678-4097.DEC. 11: Christmas Home Tour of five private homes in the heart ofCoupeville's historic district, all decorated for Christmas, from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. Tickets: $15 from the Island County Historical Society Museum,corner Front and Alexander Streets, Coupeville. Call 678-3310 orwrite to P.O. Box 305, Coupeville, 98239.DEC. 11: Holiday Open House at Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens, south ofGreenbank, take Resort Road, off Highway 525, noon to 3 p.m.DEC. 11, 12, 16-23: See Santa and Mrs. Claus, visit the childrens zoo and enjoy musical entertainment at Oak Harbors annual Christmas Village, sponsored by the Soroptimist International of Oak Harbor. Frosty theSnowman, trains and sparkling Christmas decorations usher in Christmas in the Alaska Federal Credit Union parking lot, alongside Highway 20, OakHarbor. Admission: free.DEC. 11-12: Holiday Craft Fair in the historic Greenbank Barn with wine tasting, live music, snacks and pictures with Santa. Hayrides, weather permitting. DEC. 12: Christmas with the Classics, a holiday special featuringmezzo-sopranos Ute Freund and Gail Neil, Kimberley Breilein, flute, andSharon Ringer, piano, with a youth choir conducted by Laurie Hansen. Time: 4 p.m., at the First Reformed Church in Oak Harbor.DEC. 12: Christmas in the Park. South Whidbey Parks and Recreation invitethe community to the 10th annual Christmas in the Park at the communitycenter. Free hot chocolate and cider and refreshments. Music, singingaround a bonfire, fire engine rides and a visit from Santa. From 2:30 p.m.to 5 p.m. Admission: free. Call (360) 221-5484.DEC. 17-18: WICA Holiday Concert, 7 p.m. featuring the Saratoga ChamberPlayers and Chorus, the Wellington Children's Choir and special guestsoloists at the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 115 Sixth St., Langley.Tickets: $15 adults, $8 seniors and ages 13 and under. Call (360) 221-8268 or 800-638-7631.DEC. 17: The Fil Am Association of Oak Harbor will host its annualChildren's Christmas Party at the Knights of Columbus Hall, formembers and their guests. Call 675-9248. DEC. 18: The Fil Am Association of Oak Harbor will hold its annualChristmas Party at the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station Officers' Club, at6 p.m. For reservations, call 675-9248.DEC. 18: Third annual Greenbank Farm All-Island Choral Fest, 2 p.m. Tree and wreath sales, hot dogs and cider, wine tasting from 11 a.m.DEC. 19: Sant Lucia Fest, a Scandinavian holiday tradition, 4 p.m. at the Greenbank Farm. Tree and wreath sales, hot dogs and cider, wine tasting from 11 a.m. DEC. 31: New Years Eve Gala, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Coupeville Recreation Hall. Dancing to Moose Mobile Music disc jockey. Hors doeurves and party favors. Champagne toast. Sponsored by Soroptimist International of Coupeville. Tickets: $50 per person.DEC. 31: Millennium 2000 New Years Eve party at Kasteel Franssen in Oak Harbor. Five-course dinner, live music and dancing, free shuttle service. Three seatings, 6, 7:30 and 9 p.m. Tickets: $110 to $125 per person.DEC. 31: End of the Millennium Run and Costume Party, noon, Community Park in Langley. Cost, $10 ages 14 and under, $20 all others; register through South Whidbey Park and Recreation, (360) 221-5484.2000JANUARYJAN. 22: The Quirks play modern acoustic folk music on violin,mandolin and guitar at 7:30 p.m. at the Whidbey Island Center for theArts, 115 Sixth St., Langley. Tickets: $12 adults, $10 seniors and ages 13and under. Call (360) 221-8268 or 800-638-7631.JAN. 29: Duo Cantico plays classical music at 7:30 p.m. at the WhidbeyIsland Center for the Arts, 115 Sixth St., Langley. Tickets: $15 adults,$12 seniors and ages 13 and under. Call (360) 221-8268 or 800-638-7631.JAN. 29: Local composers concert, sponsored by Concerts on the Cove, 7:30p.m. at the Coupeville Performing Arts Center. Call (360) 678-5019."