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PerformingView – December


by Kay Osborn

The twelfth month has arrived!  There are lots of local events that will enrich your holidays!  I know things can become busy with parties, shopping, decorating, and cooking but do find time to attend a live show.  Merry Holidays!


Dec. 3- Dicken’s Faire 10AM-4PM

Come enjoy local crafts, musicians, actors and food.  Take time to tour the beautifully decorated McHenry Mansion and the McHenry Museum.  Children’s activities will be available at the mansion and the museum.  Children ages 12 and under are invited join me at the McHenry Museum from noon to 3PM to decorate a gingerbread house and make an ornament. What a great free family event!  Don’t forget the Christmas parade begins at

5:00 PM!


Celebrating the Season:  Christmas for Kids:  Dec. 4  State Theater

The lobby magically becomes the North Pole where friendly elves serve hot chocolate and candy canes to children who visit Santa Claus.  Local storyteller Karen Williams-Walter will tell a holiday tale and the Oscar-nominated movie “The Polar Express” will be shown.

Noon; 1PM film  $3 for children 12 and under, $6 for others


Gallo Center for the Arts

Elves and the Shoemaker:  Dec. 4  2PM and 4PM:

Two merry elves arrive at a small village in the Black Forest to discover a poor, gentle, kind shoemaker who needs assistance.

For grades K-5.  Tickets $8-$15


The Nutcracker  Dec. 9-11, 16-18

A delightful time-honored tradition, this ballet includes Clara, the Rat King, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and her kingdom of engaging characters.

2PM and 7PM  Tickets: $19-$54


A Tuna Christmas  Dec. 9-11

The Gallo Center and the Theater Department at CSUS team up to present the sequel to Greater Tuna.  Two actors portray all 22 of Tuna’s eccentric citizens.  2PM and 7PM  tickets:  $8-$15



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