BEACH BLANKET BABYLON
Through Dec. 31, times vary. Featuring iconic holiday characters—including Christmas King Louis,
Mr. Peanut Santa, and a chorus line of tapdancing Christmas trees—San Francisco’s longest
running musical revue features parodies of traditional Christmas carols, incisive spoofs of
pop culture and politics, and the legendary gigantic Yuletide Hat. Guests at each New Year’s
Eve show will receive champagne and truffles. Club Fugazi, 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Blvd.,
San Francisco. 415/421-4222.
84 South Bay Accent
friends, and co-workers. Usher in the festive
season with music, song and a few yuletide surprises.
Invite your neighbors or a new friend for
an evening of Christmas cheer, this community
concert promotes unity through music. Tickets
$20–$50. Calvary Los Gatos, 16330 Los Gatos
Blvd., Los Gatos.
SAN JOSE CRAFT HOLIDAY FAIR. Dec.
15–16, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Join San Jose Made and
hundreds of craft makers, food producers, artists,
designers and small businesses and shop
your way to holiday cheer. This event offers a
festive, large-scale, all-in-one holiday shopping
experience featuring handcrafted, artisan and
brilliantly made goods perfect for gifting this
holiday season. Free. South Hall, 435 S. Market
St., San Jose.
HOLIDAY BRASS. Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m. The popular
Holiday Brass concert is back to treat audiences
to up-tempo tunes of the season. Feel the power
and precision of the San Francisco Symphony
Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m. Led by the incomparable
José Hernández, Mariachi Sol de Mexico
returns to Davies Symphony Hall for a festive
musical tribute to Mexico’s Christmas
traditions. Experience a truly international
celebration, with the ensemble singing
and playing holiday favorites from both
Mexico and America in a vibrant performance
that will have the whole family
dancing in the aisles. Tickets $25–$95.
Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave,
San Francisco. 415/864-6000.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Dec. 6–29, times vary.
This classic yuletide tradition returns to haunt the
stage with a sparkling, melody-infused production,
featuring a lively cast of dozens, ornate costumes
and a motley crew of spirited ghosts. This
kid-friendly production has entertained genera-
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
tions of Bay Area locals and visitors from around
the world. Tickets $10–$140. A.C.T. Geary Theater,
415 Geary Street, San Francisco. 415/749-2228.
JINGLE BELL RUN/WALK. Dec. 8, 8:30 p.m.
This fun, festive event gets the whole family
moving. Don your reindeer antlers and lace up
your running shoes to spread holiday cheer as
part of this 5K. The race will raise funds to support
the Arthritis Foundation. Ticket prices vary.
Lovers Point Park, 17th Street and Ocean View
Blvd., Pacific Grove. 831/620-1699.
A FESTIVAL OF LESSONS AND CAROLS.
Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m. to Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m. Stanford
Memorial Church Choir and Stanford Chamber
Chorale present this heavenly annual program
first introduced at King’s College, Cambridge,
nearly 100 years ago. The perennial classics stand
the test of time. Free. Stanford Memorial Church,
450 Sierra Mall, Stanford. 650/723-1762.
THE WILLIAM JESSUP UNIVERSITY CHOIR
& ORCHESTRA. Dec. 14, 7 p.m. Celebrate a traditional
Christmas experience amongst families,