The Sactown Weekend Update for Dec. 12-14

The second annual Holly Jolly Pop-Up event will take place this Sunday in midtown Sacramento.

Moscow Classical Ballet’s The Nutcracker (Friday)
This annual touring production of The Nutcracker by the Moscow Classical Ballet—the widely respected Russian dance company that has performed in more than 30 countries since its founding nearly a half-century ago—returns to the Harris Center, where the troupe has performed every year since the venue opened its doors three years ago. $29-$65. 7 p.m. Harris Center for the Arts. 10 College Pkwy. Folsom. 608-6888.

Handmade Holiday Pop-Up (Saturday)
Part seasonal marketplace, part festive neighborhood holiday bash, this pop-up in the heart of midtown will feature vendors like the kids’ clothing designer Ana Apple, the hand-illustrated stationery artists Semi-Sweet Press, the skincare team at Sudz by Studz, the calligraphers at Pigment and Parchment, the designers of Revitalized Vintage, and others whom attendees can visit while sipping egg nog, hot chocolate or coffee from Nicaraguan producer Finca Los Congos. Free. 1 to 4 p.m. K St. Collective. 2319 K St. 276-8737.

Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra (Saturday)
The Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra’s 200-plus members will present their annual holiday program “Home for the Holidays.” The event will feature elements like audience sing-alongs, a candlelight processional, and special accompaniment courtesy of the pint-sized performers of the talented Sacramento Children’s Chorus, as well as the Christ Community Church bell choir and soloist Julie Miller, a mezzo-soprano who performs with the Lyric Opera of Chicago. $30-$45. 8 p.m. Memorial Auditorium. 1515 J St. 808-5181.

Victorian Christmas (Sunday)
Twinkling lights and decorations will light up the streets of downtown Nevada City for this Christmastime celebration. On Wednesdays and Sundays in December, the historic Gold Rush-era town will host strolling minstrels, bagpipers and a live nativity scene, and offer everything from rides on a horse-drawn carriage to old-fashioned goodies like mulled wine and roasted chestnuts. Free. 1:30 to 6 p.m. Downtown Nevada City. 530-265-2692.

Holly Jolly Pop-Up (Sunday)
Sacramento’s festive Holly Jolly Pop-Up returns for its second year, this time to the midtown event space Studio 817. The one-day holiday gathering will convene a range of experts to host mini-workshops (covering everything from crafting holiday wreaths to optimizing table settings), cocktail and food tastings, beauty treatments, a seasonal fashion show and more to ensure attendees look and feel their best this Christmas. There will also be opportunities to shop from an eclectic mix of vendors, play festive games and win prizes donated by local businesses. All proceeds go to the “Winter Sanctuary” project launched by Sacramento Steps Forward, which aims to provide shelter and meals to those in need during cold months. $25-$49. 2 to 6 p.m. Studio 817 at The Find. 817 16th Street. 798-4292.

White Christmas (Sunday)
This beloved 1954 holiday musical, starring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye as a duo intent upon saving a struggling Vermont inn, brings music and mirth to select Century theaters for this special big-screen run in honor of its 60th anniversary. Times and prices vary. Century theaters in Sacramento, Folsom, Roseville, Rocklin and Elk Grove.