Candy Cane Concert at LexPhil

The Lexington Philharmonic is celebrating its 50th Anniversary Season with two holiday concerts — Handel’s “Messiah” and “Candy Cane Takes a Global Sleigh Ride.”

Music Director and Conductor Scott Terrell is anticipating performing Handel’s “Messiah” at two new locations to share the masterpiece with new listeners.

Performances are at Tates Creek Presbyterian Church on Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m., and Calvary Baptist Church on Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $25-$50.

Lexington Philharmonic’s family concert, “Candy Cane Takes a Global Sleigh Ride,” explores a wide range of cultures and traditions.

From traditional Irish dancing with the McTeggart Irish Dancers to music from Russian composer Tchaikovsky, LexPhil will travel around the globe to take listeners on a musical holiday journey.

Other guest performers include MadCap Puppets, WLEX Storm Tracker Chief Meteorologist Bill Meck, choruses from Asbury University and Centre College, and musicians from the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra.

Performances are at the Singletary Center for the Arts on Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 11 at 3 p.m.

Tickets cost $15 for children and $25 for adults on Dec. 9, and $8 for children and $14 for adults on Dec. 11. Info: 233-4226,