AYER -- A Christmas celebration sponsored by the Ayer Business Alliance, free and open to the public, will be held Saturday, Dec. 8.

Hayrides with Santa will be available from noon to 3 p.m. (weather-permitting) and will begin in Depot Square. At 2 p.m., there will be a concert at Town Hall of holiday music and sing-alongs featuring the Nashoba Valley Concert Band. From noon to 6 p.m., enjoy a holiday stroll along Main Street and vote for your favorite storefront window.

Then, on Sunday, Dec. 9, town hall will host a Tuba Christmas concert at 2 p.m. An entire band of tuba players from all over New England will play traditional Christmas carols and other holiday favorites.

Town Hall is handicapped accessible.