NHS all-class reunion: Nov. 27, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., at The Deer Park Tavern, 108 W. Main St. All Newark High School alumni are welcome. $15 admission includes light fare. Cash bar. Proceeds benefit NHS scholarship fund.
Winterfest: Dec. 3, 6 to 8 p.m., on Academy Street. Annual event features a Christmas tree lighting, music, roasted chestnuts and an ice-carving demonstration. Free.
Reindeer Run: Dec. 3, 7 p.m., at the Aetna fire station on Academy Street. The 5K utilizes downtown Newark, the University of Delaware campus and the James F. Hall Trail and raises money for Special Olympics Delaware. $30. Register at www.sode.org.
The Nutcracker: Dec. 3, 7 p.m.; Dec. 4, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Dec. 5, 2 p.m., at UD’s Mitchell Hall. Delaware Dance Company will perform the Christmas favorite. $25-$35. For tickets, visit www.tututix.com/delawaredancecompany. Attendees must wear a mask and pass UD’s health check.
Craft Fair: Dec. 4, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hodgson Vo-Tech, 2575 Glasgow Ave. Vendors will sell crafts and refreshments. Admission is free.
Snack with Santa: Dec. 4, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at George Wilson Center, 303 New London Road. Kids and their parents can join Santa for snacks, crafts, games and photos. Vendors will set up Santa’s Secret Shoppe, where kids can buy gifts under $5 for family and friends. $2 per person.
Peoples Plaza Christmas celebration: Dec. 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Peoples Plaza. Event includes face painting, carriage rides, Santa photos, puppet show, music and refreshments. Santa arrives by fire truck at 10 a.m. Free.
Holiday Run 5K: Dec. 4, 10 a.m. at Olan Thomas Park, 89 Paper Mill Road. 5K race raises money for Home of the Brave” in Milford, which provides a support system and transitional housing for homeless veterans. Registration $29 at fusionracetiming.com.
Gingerbread Bash: Dec. 4, 6 p.m., at Newark Country Club, 300 W. Main St. A gala fundraiser for the Newark Arts Alliance features buffet dinner, a silent auction and a gingerbread house competition. Tickets $75 at newarkartsalliance.org. A very limited quantity of tickets will be available at the door.