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Silicon Valley's Best Holiday Activities and Celebrations

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Silicon Valley's Best Holiday Activities and Celebrations

Do you have a yearly holiday tradition? Ours always included Nutcrackers - whether it was my ever growing collection of them or going to (or being in) the Nutcracker ballet. If you're wondering where to find the best, local Christmas and holiday ballets, plays, musicals, and dance, then check out this year's 2022 holiday theater list. From A Christmas Story to Irish and Highland dancers to illusionists, Silicon Valley has something for everyone! Happy holidays and enjoy the season! 


South Valley Civic Theater Presents: A Christmas Story
All the elements from the beloved motion picture in this 1940’s remake. Shout out to Shawna Gonzalez as the Mother in this production!
Friday, Nov 18 - Saturday, Dec 10 (Book online, show times & dates vary)
Morgan Hill Community Playhouse, 17090 Monterey Rd, Morgan Hill

Silicon Valley Shakespeare Present: A Christmas Carol
Enjoy this Dickens classic of the journey of Ebenezer Scrooge.
Friday, Dec 2 - Sunday, Dec 18 (Book online, show times & dates vary)
History Park San Jose, 635 Phelan Ave, San Jose


Pacific Ballet Academy Presents: Nutcracker Ballet
Enjoy the 31st annual performance of this beloved classic holiday tradition!
Friday, Nov 25 - Sunday, Nov 27 (Book online, show times & dates vary) 
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St, Mountain View
Smuin Contemporary Ballet Presents: The Christmas Ballet
This joyful holiday tradition returns with classical ballet set to carols and contemporary numbers set to pop favorites, plus tap, jazz and swing!
Thursday, Dec 1 - Sunday, Dec 4 (Book online, show times & dates vary)
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St, Mountain View

New Ballet Presents: The San Jose Nutcracker
A truly magical holiday experience with attendees able to meet costumed characters to be photographed in magical fairytale settings
Friday, Dec 16 to Sunday, Dec 18 (Book online, show times & dates vary)
California Theatre, 345 So First St, San Jose

Bayer Ballet Company Presents: Snow Queen
This two-act ballet is based on the fairytale by Hans Christian Anderson.
Saturday, Dec 17, 6:30pm and Sunday, Dec 18, 3pm
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St, Mountain View


An Irish Christmas
Enjoy holiday carols plus high-energy, award-winning Irish dancers.
Sunday, Nov 27, 2pm
Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo de San Antonio Walk, San Jose
New World String Project Presents: Winterdance Christmas Celebration
This 16th annual holiday tradition will have music from Celtic & Nordic lands with champion Irish Dancers.
Friday, Dec 2, 7pm - 9pm
First Congregational Church of San Jose, 1980 Hamilton Ave, San Jose

San Jose School of Highland Dance Presents: The Celtic Year, A Dance for Every Season
Featuring highland and country dancers, and the MacIntosh Pipe Band
Saturday, Dec 10, 7pm
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 12770 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga
Apparitionist Aiden Sinclair Presents: Ghost of Christmas Passed
This master magician and America’s Got Talent star presents an interactive evening of paranormal illusions.
Thursday, Dec 29 - Friday, Dec 30, 6pm & 8pm
Winchester Mystery House, 525 S. Winchester Blvd, San Jose


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