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‘Tis the season for joy and laughter most especially from our children. If you’re looking to broaden their stage production horizons we’ve curated a list of the best Holiday shows for kids in Los Angeles just for you. Each of these shows will put stars in their eyes and joy in their hearts. Happy Holidays!

Bob Baker’s The Nutcracker

1345 West First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Phone: (213) 250-9995
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The Bob Baker Marionette Theater in downtown Los Angeles is the oldest of its kind in the United States and has been entertaining children of all ages since its inception in 1963. The Bob Baker Marionette Theater will be hosting a family theater puppet production of The Nutcracker featuring all of the characters. Shows will be held from now until January 10th 2016.

Peter Pan and Tinkerbell – A Pirate Christmas

The Pasadena Playhouse
39 South El Molino Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
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In Peter Pan and Tinker Bell – A Pirate Christmas Tinker Bell, Wendy and Peter Pan embark on a wild quest to foil the pirates’ plot to kidnap Peter for Captain Hook’s Christmas present in this flying, singing, swashbuckling adventure, which features comedy, magic, dancers from “So You Think You Can Dance,” and contemporary music from Taylor Swift to the Bee Gees. Audiences are invited to enjoy “Winter Wonderland” one hour before every performance in The Playhouse’s Georgia T. McClay Friendship Center, complete with holiday crafts and activities, including Santa photo opportunities.

Disney on Ice: Frozen

Staples Center
1111 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: (213) 742-7100
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Are you ready to “let it go” on ice? That’s right, the magical winter wonderland of Arendelle will come to life with dazzling skating and the songs we all love from the movie. Hosted by Mickey and Minnie, with special appearances by beloved Disney Princesses and characters from favorites like Disney Pixar’s Toy Story, Finding Nemo and Disney’s The Lion King. Disney on Ice: Frozen will be playing in Long Beach, Downtown LA, Anaheim, and Ontario on Dec 9-14 Staples; Dec 16-21 in Anaheim,  Dec 23-27 in Ontario, Dec 29, 2015-Jan 4, 2016 in Long Beach.

Nativity! The Musical

Westminster Presbyterian Church
542 North Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91505
Phone: (818) 842-5264
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Nativity: The Musical!  the beloved Burbank holiday production that peppers its telling of the Christmas story with characters ripped from today’s headlines, songs from the Billboard Hot 100 and show tunes is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a mash-up to end all mash ups. The “Breaking Good” edition will introduce new friends like Heisenberg and Jesse and revisit songs and characters from the first nine years of sold-out shows. Dec 17-20, 2015.

Festival of Carols

Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 972-7282
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Ring in Christmas at Walt Disney Concert Hall with your favorite carols sung by one of the greatest choirs in the world. One hundred and ten singers will belt out Deck the Hall, Silent Night, the First Noël, White Christmas, Santa Claus is Coming to Town and more to get you in the festive spirit. Pulling out all the stops, the Disney Hall’s pipe organ will also participate in the magical concert, and kids can visit with Santa after the show. No children under 6 admitted. Santa will be available to meet with kids of all ages after the performance.

Red Chair’s Children Production – The Nutcracker

Alex Theatre
216 North Brand Boulevard
Glendale, CA 91203
Phone: (818) 243-2539
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The Red Chair Children’s Production Company’s 10th annual offering of the timeless Tchaikovsky ballet The Nutcracker to Southern California residents. Unique among area Nutcracker productions, The Red Chair’s energetic rendition features young performers, ages 5 to 18, in principal and supporting roles along with adults. Amidst lavish sets and glittering costumes, a cast of over 100 will bring to life the enchanting storybook tale of a young girl’s magical Christmas Eve that takes her, and the audience, on a delightful and exciting journey. Friday, 11 December 2015 – 8:00 pm Sunday, 13 December 2015 – 2:00 pm & 6:00 pm.

The Music Center Holiday Sing-a-Long

135 North Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 972-7211
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The best way to spread Christmas cheer is to sing is singing loudly for all to hear right? Join others in this festive and completely fun holiday sing-a-long at the Music Center. This family friendly event is free, however tickets are required to participate. You’ll even be given lyric sheets. Friday, December 18, 2015 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

LA County Holiday Celebration

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at The Music Center
135 North Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Each year since 1959 the Los Angeles County Arts Commission has produced a free Holiday Celebration on December 24 on behalf of the LA County Board of Supervisors. Community and professional choirs, music ensembles and dance companies representing the diverse cultures and holiday traditions of the region perform at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at The Music Center while the program is broadcast live on public television.This event is free (first come, first serve) with free parking and will be broadcast live on PBS SoCal and PBSSoCal.Org. Thursday December 24th 3-6pm.

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

12700 Center Ct Dr S
Cerritos, CA 90703
Phone: (562) 916-8500
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The beloved television classic Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season and may just be the perfect show for kids of all ages. You and your family will enjoy all of your favorite characters as they come to life in Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical. It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special.

A Christmas Carol

A Noise Within
3352 East Foothill Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91107
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Following tradition, producing Artistic Directors Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott co-direct the Dickens’ classic once again at A Noise Within in their beautiful space in Pasadena and is one of the best holiday events you can attend with your family this season. Recommended for children ages 6 and up. Playing select dates in December until December 23rd.



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