Five things to do in Newton this weekend

Hanukkah ends on Friday, but the festive season pushes onward with lots of holiday cheer and colorful sights to see.

This weekend is set to have temperatures in the 40s, so dress accordingly and get out and enjoy the city. There’s music, dancing, free exercise classes and a parade waiting for you.

Here are five things to do in Newton this weekend:

Friday, Dec. 15

From 9:30 to 11 a.m., the Jewish Community Center of Greater Boston, 333 Nahanton St., Newton, will host a Chanukah Dance Party, a playgroup for kids up to age 5 and families to enjoy dancing, stories and Shabbat blessings. Registration is required.

Saturday, Dec. 16

All day long, the Wells Avenue YMCA will have its Open House featuring free classes throughout the day. The free class schedule starts with 6 a.m. Bootcamp and includes yoga, aqua sculpting, Pickleball, Zumba and more.

From 7 to 9 p.m., Bay Colony Brass will present “Brass Tidings: Christmas Classics Old and New,” the Second Church of Newton, 60 Highland St., West Newton. The free concert will feature Christmas songs ranging from Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” to modern favorites and will end with an audience sing-along.

From 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Cherry Street Music will present “Classical with a Twist – Beethoven & the Beatles, Part I,” examining connections between the iconic classical composer and the 20th century British boy band sensation. Beethoven’s Cello Sonatas 1 and 2 will be performed by Allison Yoshie Eldredge on cello and Max Levinson on piano, and Donna McElroy will sing Beatles songs. Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for students, available online.

Sunday, Dec. 17

Starting at noon, the Nonantum Children’s Christmas Party Association will have its Christmas Parade featuring marching bands, olice and fire vehicles and, of course, Santa and his elves. You can see the whole parade route online and plan your spot to watch. The parade will end at Coletti-Magni Park, where attendees can get photos with Santa.