Watch Nutcracker in Silicon Valley



Check out these Nutcrackers and holiday performances around Silicon Valley in 2018:

20 Harps for the Holidays Los Altos United Methodist Church’s 20th annual holiday concert of festive harp music. A special for 2018 is a guest performance from highly acclaimed harpist Anna Maria Mendieta. Sat., Dec. 4. 4pm. $12-15. 655 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos Hills.

A Doo Wop Christmas The Doo Wop Project takes its one-of-a-kind musical sound and vocal excellence to recreate and reimagine popular music and holiday favorites. Tue., Dec. 18. 8pm. $39 and up. Flint Center, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino.

Bay Ballet Academy’s The Nutcracker The whole family will enjoy this full-length ballet featuring beautiful dancing by skilled professionals in magnificent costumes and with lush sets. Nov. 30-Dec. 1. 6:30pm Fri., 1:30 and 4:30pm Sat. $30. Historic Hoover Theater, 1635 Park Ave., San Jose. 

Carols in the California Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale presents its 14th annual holiday sing-along of holiday favorites with its fantastic choir and brass ensemble. Sat., Dec. 15. 7pm. $26-36. California Theatre, 345 S. First St., San Jose.

Elf The Musical A cast of kids ages 8-15 star in this CMT Rising Stars production about an unusual elf named Buddy adjusting to life in New York City after being raised in the North Pole. Nov. 9-18. $15-20. Montgomery Theater, 271 S. Market St., San Jose.

The Elves and the Shoemaker Peninsula Youth Theatre actors perform a classic folk tale of two elves out to help a poor shoemaker. Dec. 7-8. 7:30pm Fri., 11:30am and 1:30pm Sat. $10-12. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

Holiday With the Pops The California Pops’ holiday show is full of pop hits and traditional favorites. Kids in the audience will love the sing-along near the end. Sun., Dec. 2. 3pm. $20 and up. Flint Center, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino.

An Irish Christmas Let an award-winning cast of traditional Irish dancers lead you on a musical journey through Christmas in Ireland. Thu., Dec. 20. 7pm. $25-60. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

JOY! Tandy Beal & Company kick off the holiday season with a holiday show with circus, dance and musical performances. Nov. 23-Dec. 2. UCSC Theater Arts Center Mainstage Theater, Santa Cruz. Dec. 7-9. Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose.

Los Gatos Ballet's Nutcracker Enter a world of magic and join Clara as she celebrates with friends and family. Experience the suspenseful battle with the Mouse King. Dec. 7-9. 7:30pm Fri., 2 and 7:30pm Sat., 2pm Sun. $35-55. Flint Center, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino.

Merit Scholars Holiday Concert The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) invites the public to a holiday performance by outstanding music students. Sat., Dec. 15. 5pm. FREE. CSMA Tateuchi Hall, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker This holiday performance for families features magical toys, falling snow, growing Christmas trees, the feather-winged dove of peace and astounding ballet moves. Sun., Dec. 17. 3 and 7pm. $28 and up. Flint Center, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino.

My Very First Nutcracker Special one-hour classical ballet presentation of The San Jose Nutcracker suitable for the youngest audiences. Dec. 15-16 and 22-24. 11am. $12.50 and up. Hammer Theatre, 101 Paseo de San Antonio Walk, San Jose.

A Nat KIng Cole Christmas Featuring Evan Tyrone Martin Martin warmly resonates the velvety vocal style of the legendary Cole as he sings favorites like “L-O-V-E” and “The Christmas Song.” Nov. 30-Dec. 1. 8pm Fri., 4pm and 8pm Sat. $60. Hammer Theatre, 101 Paseo de San Antonio Walk, San Jose. 

Navidad Mexicana Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles the first all-female mariachi band in the U.S. when it formed in 1994 performs a holiday-themed show. Sun., Dec. 9. 7pm. $36.75-60. Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz.

Pacific Ballet's Nutcracker Be greeted by dancers from the Land of Sweets at this annual show about young Clara’s journey and her Nutcracker Prince. Nov. 23-25. 6pm Fri., 1 and 6pm Sat., 12:30 and 4pm Sun. $26-30. Special shows for children ages 3 and older are Fri., Nov. 23. Act I only at 12pm. Act II only at 2pm. $15. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

Rocking Around the Christmas Tree With Darci Lynne and Friends Singer/ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer, at only 12 years old, is one of the youngest contestants to ever win America’s Got Talent. Sun., Nov. 25. 3pm. $29.75-99.75. City National Civic Theater, 135 W. San Carlos St. 

San Jose Dance Theatre’s The Nutcracker This performance tells the tale of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince with stunning costumes, dazzling sets and music. The longest-running Nutcracker in the South Bay with more than 50 seasons. Dec. 7-9, 14-16. See website for showtimes. $32-65. Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd., San Jose.

The San Jose Nutcracker Presented in partnership with History San Jose, this version of the classical holiday ballet is uniquely San Jose. Experience the well-loved story of Clara and the Nutcracker with historical references to heritage that has made Santa Clara Valley the center of innovation it is today. Dec. 14-16, 21-24. 7pm Fri., 2pm Sat.-Mon. $19 and up. Hammer Theatre, 101 Paseo de San Antonio Walk, San Jose. 

Santa Cruz Ballet More than 70 local dancers will perform in concert with the 52-piece Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre Orchestra in the 17th season of the dance company’s Nutcracker. Dec. 21-23. 8pm Fri., 1 and 4pm Sat.-Sun. Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St., Santa Cruz.

Schola Cantorum’s Annual Holiday Concert A 60-voice community chorus presents an afternoon of holiday music arranged by British composer John Rutter. Sun., Dec. 16. 3pm. $19-33. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

Smuin Presents The Christmas Ballet Smuin makes the holidays sizzle with its annual yuletide celebration of dance. With a stunning and original array of ballet, tap and jazz, this joyous showcase of styles is set to holiday tunes, with the surprise unwrapping of new treats every year. Dec. 5-9. 7:30pm Wed.-Fri., 2 and 7:30pm Sat.,  7:30pm Sun. $25-$86. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

Snow Queen When the Snow Queen’s spell captures a young boy, his best friend sets out on a quest to save him. A journey filled with whimsy and intrigue, friends and foes, this beautiful original youth ballet will take you on a magical journey where true love and enduring friendship overcome evil. Dec. 14-15. 7pm Fri., 2pm Sat. $30-50. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

South Bay Holiday Gospel ConcertThe Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, an award-winning interfaith, multi­cultural group of individuals united in their love of black gospel and spiritual music, performs holiday favorites. Fri., Dec. 21. 7:30-10pm. $28-36. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St. .

Western Ballet's Nutcracker Join Clara, Fritz and friends as they celebrate with toys that come alive. Nov. 30-Dec. 2. 7pm Fri., 1 and 7pm Sat., 1pm Sun. $28-33. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

Uptown Holiday Swing This musical brings the sounds of uptown New York to downtown San Jose for the holidays. With a cast of nine singers and dancers and a different local big band each weekend this show celebrates the holidays big band style. Come 20 minutes early for a free swing dance lesson. Period attire admired, not required. Nov. 30-Dec. 16. Check for showtimes. $38-48. Tabard Theatre, 29 N. San Pedro St., San Jose.

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