December is a magical time to be in San Diego. During the warm days you can ice skate by the beach. When the sun goes down, you can put on a jacket, grab a cup of hot cocoa and enjoy plenty of Christmas lights and amazing holiday theatre. The only question is, will you enjoy all holiday theatre SD offers?
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
The classic holiday book and TV special comes alive on stage at The Old Globe. Join the grumpy Grinch, his dog Max, Cindy Lou and all the other Whoville residents for plenty of family fun including the popular songs “This Time of Year,” “Santa for a Day” and “Fah Who Doraze.”
Where: The Old Globe – 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101
When: Through December 28, 2013
Cost: Tickets start at $24
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An American Christmas at The Hotel del Coronado
Step inside the Hotel Del’s gorgeous ballroom and travel back 100 years for a memorable Christmas feast and celebration. Your hosts are the Marshall family and their friends who love to celebrate the season with a festive party filled with music, dance, story, song and laughter, all woven throughout a delectable 5-course holiday meal.
Where: Hotel del Coronado – 1500 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92120
When: December 16-24, 2013
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Festival of Christmas – “Catch a Falling Star”
Ella Eden found it – the remote miner’s cabin tucked away in the Gold Country of the Sierra Nevadas, where her father spent one magical Christmas. She’s brought in a musical group to film a musical Christmas card “on location!” Under a canopy of stars, she’s determined to create the perfect gift. However, her nanny didn’t show, the kids are loose, cell phone reception is out on a cliff and the lead singer hasn’t shown.
Where: Lambs Players Theatre – 1142 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118
When: Through December 29, 2013
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A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play
More than 160 years after its debut, Charles Dickens’ story of Bob Cratchit, Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the Christmas ghosts still resonates. Now you can watch the story come alive on stage as a radio show within a play, complete with holiday music, commercials and live sound effects.
Where: Cygnet Theatre – 4040 Twiggs St, San Diego, CA 92110
When: Through December 24, 2013
Cost: Tickets start at $24
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The Nutcracker Ballet
Take an extraordinary journey to the magical Land of Sweets with Clara and her Nutcracker Prince at a classic ballet performance throughout San Diego.
The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
Where: 1800 Village Place, San Diego, CA 92101
When: December 11-22, 2013
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City Ballet’s The Nutcracker
Where: 121 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101
When: December 13-22, 2013
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California Ballet’s The Nutcracker
Where: 1100 Third Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
When: December 14-22, 2013
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The Nutcracker (Men in Tights!)
The family-friendly show promises the whimsical magic of traditional holiday songs together with the fun and hijinks people have come to love and expect from the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus. No one does the holidays like 130 gay men! There’s singing and dancing, naughty and nice, and, yes, actual men in tights!
Where: 868 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
When: December 14-15, 2013
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What’s your favorite holiday theatre production or film? Tell us in the comments below.