Imogen Richardson, age 7, and her brothers Erik, 1, and Lewis, 9, visit with Santa during Nomar's annual holiday open house on Sunday. Their parents are Steven and Jenna Richardson. The family is from County Mayo in Ireland and is living in Homer while Steven Richardson studies at Alaska Bible Institute.-Photo by Lori Evans, Homer News

Holiday events make season merry and bright

Upcoming Holiday Events

5-7 p.m. Friday, Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center.

Santa and Mrs. Claus visit. There will be a craft room for children, caroling by the Homer High School choir, a bonfire, hot chocolate and s’mores — and the lighting of the chamber’s big spruce tree.


Nutcracker Faire

11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Homer High School Commons and gym.


Nutcracker ballet

3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday

3 p.m. Sunday

7:30 p.m. Dec. 9

3 p.m. Dec. 10

All seats are $10 in advance, $12 at the door, and available at the Homer Bookstore, River City Books in Soldotna, and at the Nutcracker Faire.

holiday tree lighting:

Completed graham-cracker houses are on display. The Pratt Museum’s annual event also included a visit from Santa Claus in the museum’s historic Harrington Cabin.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Mykayla Sarsfield, right, works on a graham-cracker house last Saturday for the Pratt Museum’s annual Stocking Stuffer party. She wears a scrap-metal wreath she made earlier.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News