The Holidays Return to San Diego Theatres with The Nutcracker and more!

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Danika Schmitz

Tis the season to experience moments that matter with family and friends! San Diego Theatres brings a winter wonderland ensemble of entertainment to San Diego’s arts community with exclusive holiday performances guaranteed to bring cheer to all.

December’s Holiday Calendar:

Mariachi Sol de Mexico®: A Merry-Achi Christmas
Balboa Theatre – Wednesday, December 8
Immerse yourself in vibrant Mexican American culture with the best of the best in mariachi. The three-time Grammy® nominee Mariachi Sol de Mexico is famous for bringing culture and spirit, and this show will highlight your favorite holiday tunes.

Balboa Theatre – Saturday & Sunday, December 11 & 12
San Diego’s beloved Gay Men’s Chorus is bringing joy with a jolly medley of traditional and new holiday music. The show is notorious for selling quickly so grab your tickets and bring the family for the perfect holiday season kick-off.

Golden State Ballet presents The Nutcracker
Civic Theatre – Thursday, December 16 –Thursday, December 23
Christmas would not be complete without the incredible talent and stunning production which compose the masterpiece known as The Nutcracker. Dancers from the Golden State Ballet and music from the world-renowned San Diego Symphony will guide you on a journey into the magical Land of the Sweets.

An Irish Christmas
Balboa Theatre – Sunday, December 19
Kerry Irish Productions is bringing traditional Irish culture to the West Coast with a production of song and dance. The award-winning cast promises to bring a festive international Christmas that can’t be missed.

Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour 2021
Balboa Theatre – Monday, December 10
Grammy®-nominated saxophonist Dave Koz will be performing timeless Christmas tunes and Channukah medleys with South African guitarist and singer Jonathon Butler, trumpeter Rick Braun, saxophonist Richard Elliot and introducing vocalist Rebecca Jade.

Las Posadas: A Mexican Christmas Celebration
Balboa Theatre – Thursday, December 23
The classic Mexican Christmas concert is arriving at San Diego Theatres for the first time with a collection of Mexican and American Christmas carols and a reenactment of Los Posadas, Mary and Josephs's arrival in Bethlehem. A wonderful Mexican Christmas Eve Celebration that is perfect for the whole family.

A Magical Cirque Christmas
Civic Theatre – Monday, December 27
This dazzling holiday production hosted by Lucy Darling will include the world's most talented cirque performers accompanied by jolly holiday music.

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
Civic Theatre – Thursday, December 30
Wrap up the holiday season with a classic! The 30-year holiday tradition created by Chip Davis is an intimate affair featuring the adored Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller combined with dazzling multimedia effects.

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