Ready to get into the spirit of the season? This year, San Diego is bringing on the festive fun with a full slate of holiday shows.

From Christmas classics to family-friendly spectacles, we made a list (and checked it twice!) of show-stopping acts visiting San Diego this holiday season, according to data from Vivid Seats.

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas
    November 10 – December 29
    Take a trip to Whoville with the whimsical retelling of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Based on the Dr. Seuss story, this musical production will be bringing the children’s tale to life at Old Globe Theatre.
  • Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show
    November 23 – December 24
    The Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre will be reimagining Dicken’s A Christmas Carol this holiday season. The twist? The show’s setting will be transported from snowy London to sunny San Diego, making it a must-see for locals and visitors alike.
  • The Nutcracker
    December 6 – 22
    Give the gift of a night at the ballet with the help of The City Ballet of San Diego. The award-winning ballet company will be performing their rendition of The Nutcracker at Spreckels Theatre.
  • San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus – Jingle
    December 7-8
    Following a sold-out run in 2018, the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus will be ringing in the holiday season at Balboa Theatre. This year, the talented troupe will be bringing more than 200 singers, dancers and musicians together for their show, Jingle.
  • An Irish Christmas
    December 13
    Experience Ireland from San Diego’s Balboa Theatre with the world-renowned cast of An Irish Christmas. The show celebrates the season through song and dance that mixes Christmas tradition with Irish influences.
  • Colors of Christmas
    December 15
    Looking to listen to Christmas classics performed by class-act artists? The Colors of Christmas show at Balboa Theatre is a can’t-miss for those looking to soak in the songs of the season from top-notch talent.
  • Cirque Dreams Holidaze
    December 17-18
    Christmas magic meets mesmerizing circus acts with Cirque Dreams Holidaze. This holiday spectacular will be mystifying crowds with their talent and tricks at the California Center for the Arts.
  • Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker
    December 18
    Santa isn’t the only one coming to town this holiday season. The Moscow Ballet will be making a stop at Copley Symphony Hall as they bring to the stage their production of Great Russian Nutcracker.
  • Charlie Brown Christmas
    December 27
    From TV screen to center stage, Charlie Brown Christmas is coming to Balboa Theatre. The light-hearted story of Charlie Brown and his pals is a must-see for families looking for a night of festive fun.

Make plans to visit San Diego this holiday season and come see why the city is voted one of the the best winter holiday destinations.

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