It’s time to celebrate.

Winterfest kicks off Friday night with Christmas at the Courthouse and continues with activities through mid-December.

The annual Jay County Chamber of Commerce holiday celebration features the following:

•Christmas at the Courthouse — 5:30 p.m. Friday. It will include a tree lighting with 2020 Little Miss Winterfest Avery Snow along with a community sing and refreshments.

•Kids Karnival — 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Featuring characters from Jay County Civic Theatre’s production of “Elf the Musical,” it will include breakfast, a carnival and a photo opportunity with Buddy and Jovie.

•Little Miss Winterfest Pageant — 2 p.m. Saturday at Fellowship Baptist Church.

•Parade of Lights — 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Line-up begins at 5:30 p.m. at East Jay Elementary School.

•Candy Canine 5K — 9 a.m. Dec. 4. Event begins at Jay Community Center.

•Winterfest Home Tours — Noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 5.

•Winterfest at the Fairgrounds — 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 12. Event includes carriage rides, cookie decorating, ornament making, live music and a visit from Santa Claus.

Santa will also be at the Santa house on Main Street in Portland from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 4 and 10.

Recitals scheduled

Ball?State University has a variety of musical performances scheduled in November and early December.

The schedule includes the following:

•7:30 p.m. Nov. 18 — Percussion ensemble at Pruis Hall

•5:30 p.m. Nov. 19 — String chamber music recital

•7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 — Woodwind chamber music recital at Hahn Hall and “Glory Denied” at Sursa Hall

•3 p.m. Nov. 21 — “Glory Denied” at Sursa Hall

•5 p.m. Nov. 22 — Violin studio recital at Hahn Hall

•5:30 p.m. Nov. 22 — Horn ensemble at Sursa Hall

•5:30 p.m. Nov. 30 — Piano studio recital at Hahn Hall

•7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 — Morgy Craig Memorial Jazz Scholarship?Award Concert at Sursa Hall

For tickets, email or call (765) 285-8749.