December 17, 2018
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A Celtic Christmas | December 19
Every Christmas for the past 20 years, William Coulter (lecturer in guitar and UCSC alumnus) has performed with and acted as Music Director for Tomáseen Foley’s “A Celtic Christmas.” Featuring Irish music, dance, song, and storytelling, "A Celtic Christmas” has packed concert halls across the U.S., bringing an authentic remembrance of a way of life that is, alas, no longer with us. Presented by the Celtic Society of the Monterey Bay Area. Tickets and information on their website. Doors open 7:00 PM.

UCSC Music Center Recital Hall
402 McHenry Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95064
831.459.2292 |

Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker with Live Orchestra | December 21
A Santa Cruz tradition! Join us for our 17th production with full professional orchestra at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. Over 70 local dancers perform choreography by Robert Kelley with sumptuous costumes and scenery. Guest starring SCBT alumna Melody Mennite, principal dancer with Houston Ballet. The 52 piece Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre Orchestra is conducted by our Music Director Pamela Martin. Multiple show times are available for the weekend!

Civic Auditorium
307 Church Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831.420.5260 x5 |

ABBA-Solutely Christmas | December 21
JAbba-Solutely Christmas Show! All of your favorite ABBA hits with the perfect mix of Christmas music sprinkled in to celebrate the holidays. Direct from the U.K., The ABBA Show will light up your holidays with their ABBA-Solutely Christmas Show. Dancing Queen, Waterloo, Take a Chance On Me, Super Trouper, Voulez Vous, Gimme Gimme Gimme, SOS, The Winner Takes it all, and Thank you for the Music. Event starts 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Rio Theatre
1205 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
831.423.8209 |

Dream Inn: Breakfast with Santa | December 22
Bring the family to the Dream Inn for Breakfast with Santa! Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast, cookie decorating, face paint, storytime and a visit from Santa! Tickets available online: $9 for kids and $19 for adults. Event starts 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

Aquarius at Dream Inn
175 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831.460.5012 |

Capitola Village Holiday Music Series | December 22
Join us for our first Holiday Music Series, featuring local artists. Bringing you high-quality, diverse performances to Capitola Village during the holiday season for visitors and locals to enjoy while they shop, dine and stay in the Village. Capitola Village will host two-hour performances from musicians between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Every Saturday & Sunday 12:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Capitola Village
200 Monterey Ave and 115 San Jose Ave, Mercantile Courtyard and Monterey Plaza, Capitola, CA 95010
805.433.4461 |

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