Draw your own mini comic: Indulge your artistic muse at the library’s Year of Making 1 p.m. Sunday at James City County Library, 7770 Croaker Road. Reservation required, call 757-259-4050. Free.
‘A Christmas Story’: Kick off your holiday season with everyone’s favorite Christmas comedy. Walsingham Academy, McAuley Auditorium, 1100 Jamestown Road. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday. Reserved seat tickets available at walsingham.org/arts/dramatic-arts, or at the door.
Soul Food: Watch as the Simmons family leans on the comfort of Sunday dinner when difficult times befall them. 2 p.m., Thursday Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland St. Free
‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’: Laugh along with this musical comedy about a fictional spelling bee. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m., Sunday. Kimball Theatre; tickets available at the theater box office, by calling 757-221-2674 or bit.ly/2Ecxita.
Latin Flair: Join the Virginia Symphony Orchestra for this program of music with Spanish and South American origins. 8 p.m. Sunday, Crosswalk Church, 7575 Richmond Road. $25.
‘Hair:’ Celebrate the ‘60s counterculture in all of its long-haired, bell-bottomed glory. 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m.Saturday. Williamsburg Players, 200 Hubbard Lane. Tickets at williamsburgplayers.org or call the box office at 757-229-0431.
Ice Skating: There’s a definite nip in the air, and Liberty’s Ice Pavilion is ready with ice, ice skates and hot drinks. Opens Friday. Regular hours are noon to 10 p.m., 10 a.m. on Saturdays. Children under three free; Youths 3-12, $10; Adults, $12. Skate rentals $4.25.
Everyday artifacts: See some ways the Jamestown settlers dealt with the complexities of everyday living in this special program, “Inside Fort James: Hoops and Staves.” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Historic Jamestowne. Free with admission: $14; free for 15 and younger.
Firing the Brick Kiln: Colonial Williamsburg brickmakers work around the clock to make 20,000 bricks once a year. 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Free
10 million lights: Add 1,500 trees with 20,000 ornaments and the new Busch Gardens Railway and Christmas Town will open for its 10th anniversary season. Noon to 10 p.m. Saturday; 2-10 p.m. Sunday. Busch Gardens. Ticket prices vary, go to buschgardens.com/williamsburg/tickets.