Discover the Bay Area’s holiday spirit by buying tickets to holiday shows held in various cities within the region. There’s nothing like watching the magic of a live Christmas show. Whether it is a Christmas classic like the Nutcracker or a silly spin off of a holiday classic it will sure bring out the Christmas joy. Bring your family, friends or that special someone to brighten the holdiay season and support your local talents.
1. Nuestra Navidad, A Family Christmas, San Jose
It is the 50th Anniversary of this Holiday special event in San Jose. It is produced by the Aztlan Academy a non-profit cultural entity dedicated to the advancement of Mexican and Chicano Arts. This a fantastic opportunity to enjoy and learn about Hispanic Christmas customs.
2. Handel’s Messiah with the San Fransisco Symphony, San Francisco
Enjoy musical classics of the faith and the human experience. The Grammy Award-winning San Francisco Symphony will perform at the Davies Symphony Hall.
3. San Francisco Ballet Nutcracker, San Francisco
The San Francisco Ballet continues its long-standing tradition of performing the ballet classic that is the Nutcracker. Every Christmas Eve the ballet presents its beautiful interpretation and this year the choreography is by Helgi Tomasson.
4. The Great Dickens Christmas Fair, San Francisco
This is a Victorian-era fair presents performers, vendors, and attendees all participate in pretending they’re in the actual era on elaborate old London sets. You are welcomed to dance, mingle, eat and drink as the festivities continue.
5. A Charlie Brown Christmas with San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco
Listen to beautiful music score written by San Francisco native Vince Guaraldi while the Charlie Brown cartoon is projected overhead.
There are actors who dance and speak the vocal lines onstage as the symphony plays. Watch as this Christmas classic comes to life.