30th ANNUAL HOLIDAY GUIDE 84 South Bay Accent MOSCOW BALLET FESTIVE WANDER THROUGH A WONDERLAND OF SHINING STARS AND BRIGHT SIGHTS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON. BY WENDY WALL A JOHNNY MATHIS CHRISTMAS A CHRISTMAS CAROL Dec. 4–28, times vary. Charles Dickens’ enduring tale reminds us of what the holidays should be all about. Take some time for reflection during this Northside Theatre Company performance about grumpy old Ebenezer Scrooge, who changes his ways and becomes generous and kind. Tickets $17– $22. Olinder Theatre, 848 E. William St., San Jose. 408/288-7820. THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER Dec. 5–6, and 12, 7 p.m. (Friday) and 11 a.m. (Saturday). Two jolly elves demonstrate the spirit of the season and ensure that a poor shoemaker and his wife have a happy holiday in this classic California Theatre Center play created with kids in kindergarten through fifth grade—and their parents—in mind. Tickets $13. Sunnyvale Community Center Theatre, 550 E. Remington Drive, Sunnyvale. 408/245-2978. HOLIDAY TREE WALK Dec. 6–7, 13–14, times vary. Get into winter mode while journeying on a steam train up Bear Mountain. At the top, you’ll be rewarded with a seasonal scene of beautifully decorated trees and hot apple cider. Don’t forget to bring a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. Tickets $19–$26. Roaring Camp Railroads, 5401 Graham Hill Road, Felton. 831/335–4484. Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m. For nearly 60 years, the performer who began his singing career in San Francisco has been entertaining fans with his romantic ballads. Come out for a rare evening of holiday favorites when the legendary Bay Area musician sings classics from his muchloved Christmas albums. Tickets $79.50–$99.50. Flint Center for the Performing Arts, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino. 408/864-8820.
South Bay Accent - Dec 2014/Jan 2015
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