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Experience the Holiday Magic at the Lesher Center for the Arts

November 29, 2022

One of Northern California’s premier centers for live entertainment, the Lesher Center for the Arts is ready to get you into the holiday spirit with an outstanding array of shows over the next several weeks. Dubbed “the most family-friendly” staging of The Nutcracker in the Bay Area, Contra Costa Ballet’s production will transport you and your family on a dazzling journey where sugar plum fairies dance by night and toy soldiers battle mischievous mice in the enchanting Candy Kingdom (11/25 – 11/27). Next up, the Walnut Creek Concert Band presents a rousing holiday concert, with many traditional favorites and a few whimsical surprises (11/29). Witness the crotchety Ebeneezer Scrooge transform from Bah Humbug! to Merry Christmas to All! with the help of three timely Christmas spirits in the Center REP’s rendition of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol (12/8 – 12/22). And families with young children will be especially delighted by Visit to the North Pole, an immersive theater event where guests will visit Mr and Mrs Claus in their North Pole workshop and kitchen to learn exactly how Ole Kris Kringle makes the holiday magic happen every year (12/10 – 12/22).