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1. Santa Claus isn't crazy, is he?

Find out at 2 p.m. Sunday as Maureen O'Hara and Natalie Wood discover the magic of "Miracle on 34th Street" on the grand screen at Shea's Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St.

Tickets for the free movie are available at Wegman's Customer Service Desks in Erie and Niagara counties, and at Shea's Box Office, open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

2. Lessons and Carols are served but once a year at Blessed Sacrament Church.

Join in the century-old celebration at 5 p.m. Sunday as Frank Scinta and the choir perform the carols and anthems of Willan, Ord, Posten, Wilcocks, Waters and others.

Find the church at 1025 Delaware Ave.

3. Candles will shed more than light at Old Fort Niagara's French Castle Friday and Saturday as visitors will meet period-dressed people who will demonstrate that life in the 17th century was not a cakewalk. Expect some musket fire, too.

Tickets are $8 per person and are available at the door with tours setting off anytime between 7 and 8:30 p.m. Dress for the Lake Ontario shoreside weather and don't forget your flashlight.

Find the fort in Youngstown, 14 miles north of Niagara Falls.

4. Ten dollars will get you in the doors of the historic Palace Theatre in Lockport for a Sunday night of big sounds.

The American Legion Band of the Tonawandas takes the stage at 7:30 to perform a rousing holiday concert program. Tickets are available at the box office, 2 East Ave.

Call 438-1130 for more information.

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