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Segerstrom Center for the Arts, your holiday headquarters!

The SegerstromCenter for the Arts will celebrate the Holidays with an exciting selection of events for the whole family.

Highlights include:

December 10 – 19: A magical and irresistible Southern California tradition returns as American Ballet Theatre and SegerstromCenter for the Arts present Alexei Ratmansky’s sumptuous production of The Nutcracker. As the lights dim and Tchaikovsky’s beautiful score fills the air, young Clara enters a dreamlike journey amid magical toy soldiers, mischievous mice, sparkling snowflakes and a glittering Christmas tree! With an impressive cast of more than 100 performers, ABT’s The Nutcracker features set and costumes by Richard Hudson (Tony Award winner, The Lion King), with choreography by ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky.

December 11: Grammy Award winner Kurt Elling returns to the Jazz Club in the wonderfully intimate Samueli Theater to celebrate the holidays with his acclaimed show, The Beautiful Day. With a mix of traditional carols and contemporary Christmas songs, the jazz vocalist and favorite of Center audiences celebrates the promise and magical energy of the holiday season that touches people of all beliefs

December 12: Jazz lovers enjoyed incredible shows when Spanish Harlem Orchestra first brought Salsa Navidad to SegerstromCenter in 2019. Now the two-time Grammy winning Salsa and Latin Jazz band returns to celebrate the winter holidays with music that will make you want to stand up and dance. It simply doesn't get any better when this Latin jazz powerhouse exudes an energy on stage with musical precision that captivate audiences until the last note is played

December 21: Celebrating his 65th year in the music industry, legendary singer Johnny Mathis’ sublime vocal approach to music eclipses passing fads and trends. He has performed songs in an incredible variety of styles and categories -- from music composed for stage and film to golden era jazz standards, contemporary pop hits, and holiday music, all of which has assured his reputation as one of the most enduring vocalists in music history. Join us to celebrate the holidays as Johnny performs some of his greatest Christmas hits and personal favorites, and hear why Its just not Christmas without Johnny Mathis!

December 22: One of OrangeCounty’s most beloved holiday events, Fiesta Navidad, features the Grammy Award®-winning Mariachi Los Camperos in a concert filled with festive music and dance. This celebration of Mexican holiday traditions is a joyous annual tradition at Segerstrom Center, perfect for the whole family.

December 26: The world’s greatest entertainers unite for a spell-binding and incredible holiday production – A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS! Experience the enchantment of Christmas as Magical Hostess Lucy Darling takes you through an evening of dazzling performers and breathtaking cirque artists, accompanied by your favorite holiday music performed live. Get into the spirit of the season with this merry treat that’s perfect for the entire family

January 1: Timeless music, dazzling costumes, breathtaking dance and singing. Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert returns to Segerstrom Center for an unforgettable New Year’s celebration that will enchant and delight audiences of all ages.

Audiences will enjoy a dazzling performance brimming with energy, merriment, and romance. It is a glorious re-creation of the beloved Neujahrskonzert, the concert that has welcomed the New Year for more than 80 years in Vienna and all over the world.

Led by an expert conductor of music from Vienna’s golden age, Salute to Vienna brings the music of Johann Strauss to life with singers and dancers. Backed by the Strauss Symphony of America, the performance is rich with selections from beloved operettas, elegant dances, lively overtures, and the beautiful “Blue Danube Waltz.” Celebrate the start of the New Year with Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert.


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