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1. Quick! There's an Elvis is the house!

Or there will be -- at noon Monday in the Lancaster Opera House.

"Christmas in Vegas" features Cher, Tina Turner, show girls and the King, too. (All look-alikes, of course.)

$14 will get you a seat. Deluxe lunch available, in addition.

Festivities continue at noon Tuesday, Wednesday, and Dec. 6 and 8.

Call 683-1776 for tickets.

The opera house is located at 21 Central Ave.

2. Coming to a special church near you.

International Nativity sets!

Meaning 155 nativity sets from around the world -- representing 35 countries.

From 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at SS. Columba-Brigid Church, 175 Jefferson Avenue at the corner of North Division Street.

Continues at the same time Dec. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19 and Jan. 1, 2, 8, 9.

3. The reindeer are coming. The reindeer are coming.

Visit the reindeer, and Santa and his wife from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Niagara Hobby & Craft Mart, 3366 Union Road in Cheektowaga.

Every child receives a hand-stamped gift bag.

Photos taken by Mrs. Claus.

Processing by the elves.

Continues at the same time Dec. 4, 5, 10, 11, 18 and 19.

4. No tickets needed for this concert.

Hear young and talented Greek pianist Vassilis Varvaresos perform Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata -- among other things -- and then go out for souvlaki.

The tunes start at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Mary Seaton Room of Kleinhans Music Hall.

Consider it a gift from the Buffalo Chamber Music Society.

e-mail: jkwiatkowski@buffnews.com.

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