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Holiday arts event picks

For many people, the holiday spirit comes alive at theater, ballet, and musical performances that celebrate the season. And residents of area communities can take in, and take part i n, a rich array of offerings:

 On Friday, Lexington Symphony and music director Jonathan McPhee present family-friendly Holiday Pops, with a shorter show of 45 minutes (and a visit from Santa) at 4 p.m., and a 90-minute program at 8 p.m. for adults and older children. Favorite features include sing-along and popular holiday standards. Tickets for the earlier performance are $20 for adults and $8 children; the evening concert is $40 for adults, $20 for students. Available at www.lexingtonsymphony.org, by phone at 781-523-9009, in person at Crafty Yankee, 1838 Mass. Ave., Lexington (cash or check only), and at the door at Cary Hall, 1605 Mass. Ave. in Lexington.

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