Holiday Performances in the Alamo City

“Dancing bears, painted wings, things I almost remember…” these lyrics echoed much of my childhood being that my name is the namesake of the movie in which they are sung. To me the lyrics from, “Once Upon a December,” represent the great imagery of the holiday season and thus the performances that are seen every year during December.

I am excited to share some of the upcoming holiday performances happening in and around the Alamo City! These groups have dedicated many hours to perfecting their performances of these holiday classic shows.

BALLET

Children’s Ballet of San Antonio “The Nutcracker” | Lila Cockell Theater
Dates: December 9–10
Tickets: https://www.childrensballetofsanantonio.org/productions-and-events

Ballet San Antonio “The Nutcracker” | Tobin Center for Performing Arts
Dates: Through December 11
Tickets: https://www.tobincenter.org/thenutcracker

Alamo City Arts “The Nutcracker” | McAllister Auditorium
Dates: December 16-18, including a sensory friendly show on the 16 at 7:00PM
Tickets and more information: https://www.alamocityperformingartsassociation.com/nutcracker-ticket-information.html?fbclid=IwAR1mj5kVxbnbGnHMWsXZAw2dT343cAE59yAfcBCtu_kQyKr5T6hcVXQOhzk

Sarita’s Dance Studio—It’s a San Antonio Christmas | Jo Long Theatre at the Carver
Description: “The production highlights a young girl, Clarissa, who is celebrating her quinceanera on Christmas Eve. She is missing her closest cousin who is in the military, and she ignores all her family and friends who came to celebrate with her. While trying to escape the chaos, Clarissa is kidnapped by the characters from dreamland and rescued by her Nutcracker. With the help of the Nutcracker and the dreamland characters, Clarissa learns the true meaning of Christmas.”
Date: December 17
Tickets:https://www.ticketmaster.com/jo-long-theatre-tickets-san-antonio/venue/475250

San Antonio Youth Ballet “The Nutcracker” | Scottish Rite Theater
Dates: Through December 18
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/san-antonio-youth-ballet-26135846169

S.A. City Ballet & Cibolo City Ballet Presents “The Nutcracker” | Jo Long Theatre at the Carver
Dates: December 22–23
Tickets: https://www.ticketmaster.com/jo-long-theatre-tickets-san-antonio/venue/475250

“Nutcracker! Magical Christmas Ballet” | The Majestic Theatre
Date: December 29
Tickets: https://www.vividseats.com/nutcracker-magic-of-christmas-ballet-tickets-san-antonio-majestic-theatre-san-antonio-12-29-2022–theater-ballet-and-dance/production/3934032?utm_medium=organic&utm_source=google_eventsearch

The Immersive Nutcracker | 221 Burlson Street
Dates: Through December 31
Tickets: https://perto.com/artist/the-immersive-nutcracker-san-antonio-131584/

CLASSIC STORIES

“Bah Humbug: a one-man Christmas Carol” | The Rose Bush 
Date: December 9
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bah-humbug-a-one-man-christmas-carol-dinner-theater-event-tickets-468267188767

“A Christmas Carol” by Greg Bodine | The Classic Theatre of San Antonio
“A One-man Play Adapted by Greg Oliver Bodine. Based on the Novella by Charles Dickens.”
Dates: Through December 18
Tickets: http://www.classictheatre.org/shows/a-christmas-carol/

“A Christmas Carol, The Musical” | Russell Hill Rogers Theater
Date: Through December 18
Tickets: https://thepublicsa.org/a-christmas-carol/

“White Christmas” | Woodlawn Theatre
Dates: Through December 23
Tickets: https://satheatre.org/event/musical-white-christmas/

“The Velveteen Rabbit” | The Magik Theatre 
Dates: Through December 24
Tickets: https://www.magiktheatre.org/the-velveteen-rabbit/

HOLIDAY MUSIC

Rick Cavender “Glow of Christmas Cheer” Album Release Party | Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater
Dates: December 13
Tickets: https://www.tobincenter.org/box-office/2022-12/rick-cavender-glow-christmas-cheer-album-release-party

Doc Watkins and His Orchestra: The Music of a Charlie Brown Christmas | H-E-B Performance Hall
Date: December 14
Tickets: https://www.tobincenter.org/doc-watkins

Jim Brickman | Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater
Date: December 28
Tickets: https://www.tobincenter.org/jim-brickman

Home Free | H-E-B Performance Hall
Date: December 29
Tickets: https://www.tobincenter.org/homefree

Trans-Siberian Orchestra | AT&T Center
Date: December 30
Tickets: https://www.ticketmaster.com/transsiberian-orchestrathe-ghosts-of-christmas-eve-san-antonio-texas-12-30-2022/event/3A005D0BF4BE5709?irgwc=1&clickid=VRUzm-1kCxyNUMUWg8y5ISkSUkAxx7T5MVJXwQ0&camefrom=CFC_BUYAT_253185&impradid=253185&REFERRAL_ID=tmfeedbuyat253185&wt.mc_id=aff_BUYAT_253185&utm_source=253185-DoStuff%20Media&impradname=DoStuff%20Media&utm_medium=affiliate&ircid=4272

OUT OF THE ORDINARY

Christmas with CS Lewis | Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater 
Dates: December 8–11
Tickets:https://www.tobincenter.org/christmas-cs-lewis

The Illusionists: Magic of the Holidays | H-E-B Performance Hall
Date: December 16
Tickets: https://www.tobincenter.org/illusionists

“A Magical Cirque Christmas” | Majestic Theatre
Date: December 27
Tickets: https://www.ticketmaster.com/a-magical-cirque-christmas-touring-san-antonio-texas-12-27-2022/event/3A005CEED6B23049?utm_content=hotevent&irgwc=1&clickid=VRUzm-1kCxyNUMUWg8y5ISkSUkAxx4UdMVJXwQ0&camefrom=CFC_BUYAT_374335&impradid=374335&REFERRAL_ID=tmfeedbuyat374335&wt.mc_id=aff_BUYAT_374335&utm_source=374335-Evvnt%20Inc&impradname=Evvnt%20Inc&utm_medium=affiliate&ircid=4272

PURO SAN ANTONIO

Burras Finas Productions—Las Nuevas Tamaleras | Jo Long Theatre at the Carver
Description: A San Antonio favorite for over 26 years, this show features themes of friendship and family with a full range of emotions.
Date: December 8
Tickets: https://www.ticketmaster.com/jo-long-theatre-tickets-san-antonio/venue/475250

Ballet Folklorico Sol de San Antonio | Edgewood Theater of Performing Arts
Date: December 17
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ballet-folklorico-sol-de-san-antonio-tickets-421627438017

Holiday Boat Caroling | San Antonio Riverwalk
Dates: Through December 23
Information on boat rentals: https://www.sanantonioriverwalk.com/event/holiday-boat-caroling-2022/

These performances are just the tip of the iceberg of the fun events happening in the Alamo City this holiday season! Check out ¿Qué Pasa en San Antonio? for your weekly updates on what’s going on around town!