Holiday Performances

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In Los Angeles

Welcome to Los Angeles, the land of musicians, dancers, actors, and every other creative you can think of!


The rich, poetic history of Los Angeles permeates every facet of our city’s culture, and during the holidays the magnetism of performance is especially vibrant.


To celebrate the ever-present artistic energy of Los Angeles, we have gathered a list of cheery holiday plays and musical performances happening in LA this December!


1. A Christmas Carol

Watch an enchantingly reimagined version of Charles Dickens’ classic holiday play, A Christmas Carol, at the Ahmanson Theater this December for a heartwarming experience with the family.


Playwright Jack Thorne and director Matthew Warchus—both Tony Award winners—created this rendition of A Christmas Carol. Under their direction, the play has garnered five Tony Awards, making it the most successful play this holiday season.


The play showcases incredibly talented actors, including Kate Burton, Alex Newell, and Bradley Whitford, and features 12 carols throughout the production. 


The final showing is January 1st, so purchase your tickets soon!


2. Golden State Pops Orchestra

The Holiday Pops Spectacular will feature musical performances, including compositions from director David E. Talbert’s Netflix musical Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey, and the world premiere of How Buddy the Elf Saved Christmas, by John Debney and narrated by Bill Rogersthe Voice of Disneyland.


This event is being held this Saturday, December 18, 2021, at the Warner Grand Theater in San Pedro. Don’t miss out on a “snowy” night of musical fun!


3. LA Phil Holiday Sing-Along

Traditional holiday music, conducted by John Sutton, will be shared by Angeles Chorale, a highly-skilled volunteer choir from LA, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.  


Hosted by actor Melissa Peterman, the Holiday Sing-Along will be held at Walt Disney Concert Hall this Saturday, December 18, 2021, with the first show beginning at 11:30am and the last show beginning at 2:30pm.


Unfortunately, the “sing-along” portion of the event is cancelled, but there will be no shortage of music and joy!


4. LA County Holiday Celebration

The LA County Holiday Celebration is ringing in its 62nd year as an annual holiday tradition in LA, and every year the performances are spectacular.


This holiday event is meant to showcase and celebrate the array of cultures and creatives in Los Angeles county through music and dance.


Witness the 62nd Annual LA County Holiday Celebration in person on December 24, 2021 at 3:00pm. You can also livestream the event or watch it on PBS. The celebration will also be broadcasted on PBS on the 25th.


5. The Nutcracker

Head to the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles to experience the breathtaking talent of the Los Angeles Ballet as they dance beautifully to Thordal Christensen’s and Colleen Neary’s rendition of The Nutcracker


The ballet consists of two acts, each with five scenes. The music remains that of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, with artistic alterations made to the setting.


Shows of The Nutcracker are being held on December 23rd, 24th, and 26th.


One Last Thing

There is nothing more Los Angeles than artistry, and nothing more magical than a night of festive music surrounded by family and friends. 


Happy holidays, everyone!