Classic Christmas songs like White Christmas, Silent Night, and Jingle Bells are played hundreds of times. Turn on your television in December and you are likely to see such classic holiday movies and shows like It’s a Wonderful Life andHow the Grinch Stole Christmas.. We all enjoy listening to the festive music, watching our favorite holiday movies, and visiting Santa Claus at the mall. However, for an extra special treat for your family this holiday season, get tickets to one of the spectacular live holiday shows in and around Anaheim.
Don’t miss the chance to create treasured memories for your kids that will stay with them for life. Take your family to see a performance of the Nutcracker Ballet, A Christmas Carol, or Disney On Ice Presents Let’s Celebrate. All of the shows are great family entertainment and everyone will have fun no matter which show or shows you decide to attend.
City National Grove of Anaheim
2200 East Katella Avenue in Anaheim
On December 20, 2014, it may be hard to spot an empty seat for either of the two performances of the Nutcracker at the City National Grove of Anaheim. The first performance by the Anaheim Ballet in the 1,700 seat theatre will start at 2:00 PM and the evening performance will begin at 7:00 PM. If you have never been to a ballet, you’re in for a fantastic experience.
The Nutcracker Ballet is based on an E.T.A. Hoffman story called The Nutcracker and the King of Mice. It is the story of a young German girl named Clara who dreams of finding her Nutcracker Prince and then living the enchanted life of a Princess.
Backed by the music of Tchaikovsky, the dancers of the Anaheim Ballet are incredibly talented. Dressed in colorful costumes, you’ll meet all of your favorite characters like Dr. Drosselmeyer, the life-size toy soldiers, the Snow Queen, and the Sugar Plum Fairy. The Nutcracker Ballet is a holiday classic that you don’t want to miss.
A Christmas Carol
Segerstrom Stage at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts
665 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa
The classic Dickens story about a miserly old man who eventually comes to know the true meaning of Christmas is told on stage by the South Coast Repertory ensemble. Ebeneezer Scrooge takes center stage, but there are also many memorable characters like Tiny Tim and the Cratchits. You’ll hear from the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. In addition to professional actors (Hal Landon Jr. as Scrooge), a cast of 16 students, studying acting at the South Coast Repertory School, get their chance to appear on stage. A Christmas Carol will always be one of the greatest Christmas stories ever told.
Running from November 28, 2014 – December 27, 2014
Disney On Ice Present’s Let’s Celebrate!
2695 East Katella Avenue in Anaheim
All of your favorite Disney characters take the ice and have a giant skating party to celebrate the holiday season. Have fun with Mickey and Minnie who invite Alice and the Mad Hatter to their Very Merry Unbirthday Party. You’ll meet your favorite Disney Princesses; Cinderella, Ariel, and Tiana, and don’t forget to say hello to Buzz Lightyear. See how the holidays are celebrated around the globe in this magical show from Disney.
Disney On Ice Presents Let’s Celebrate runs from December 16-21, 2014. Showtimes are as follows:
Tues 16th – 7:30 PM
Wed 17th – 7:30 PM
Th 18th – 10:30 AM & 7:30 PM
Fri 19th – 1:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Sat 20th – 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sun 21st – 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
If you want to give a great present that won’t soon be forgotten, get tickets to see at least one of these live shows. Your kids will love it and so will you. Have a happy holiday season!