Ready or Not, Here It Comes

Whether you're another Ebenezer Scrooge or the merriest of them all, the holidays can bring joy to just about everyone--especially if they involves a little shopping and a few giddy Christmas tunes. Kick off this year's holiday season at Mockingbird Station with a little discounted shopping at places like Gap and Ann Taylor Loft, a few bites at Rockfish and Cold Stone Creamery, and a bit of caroling with family and friends. The Woodrow Wilson Variations Show Choir will belt out a few Christmas favorites while the folks at the Angelika Film Center set up a free outdoor screening of Elf. The holiday kick-off lasts from 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday at Mockingbird Station, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane. Admission is free. For more information, visit
Wed., Dec. 1, 5-9 p.m., 2010