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Virtual Festive Fun

Sending You Holiday Cheer

Soak up San Diego sunshine and festive cheer with these virtual holiday events from award-winning theaters, popular neighborhoods and more.

Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas! On the Radio

When: November 26 - December 24, 2020
Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas! On the Radio is a wonderful, whimsical musical based upon the classic Dr. Seuss book. The holiday production is a family favorite and performed annually on stage at the award-winning Old Globe theatre in Balboa Park. This year's audio-only performance features the songs "Santa for a Day," "You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch," and "Welcome, Christmas (Fah Who Doraze)," the delightful carol from the popular animated version of the Grinch. Come celebrate the holidays with the Whos and The Old Globe this holiday season.

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol

When: November 28, 2020 - January 3, 2021
Experience A Christmas Carol unlike any other—past, present or future. The timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge comes to thrilling new life in a world premier production by the Tony Award®-winning La Jolla Playhouse with Tony Award(r) winner Jefferson Mays playing over 50 roles that must be seen to be believed. Capture live and stream on demand this haunting vision of a holiday classic from one of Broadway's most imaginative directors, Michael Arden. Treat yourself and your theater lovers to this spectacular holiday gift.

Little Italy Virtual Tree Lighting

When: December 5, 2020
Located in the center of Piazza della Famiglia, colorful Little Italy’s live Christmas tree will stand over 30 feet tall and be covered in abundant lights and festive décor. As one of the most anticipated events of the season, Little Italy is bringing holiday cheer to San Diegans and friends around the world by broadcasting the Little Italy Holiday Special on various platforms. Be a part of the special featuring a much-awaited tree lighting, musical performances, a reading of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas by Santa and Mrs. Claus and more.

Miracle on 34th Street Radio Play

When: December 10-31, 2020
Miracle on 34th Street is the classic musical radio play produced and recorded by The Moonlight available to you to download for audio streaming and can be enjoyed at your convenience. When a department store Santa claims he’s the real Kris Kringle, his case gets taken all the way to the Supreme Court, and one little girl’s belief makes all the difference in the 'miracle.' Recorded in studio with Foley effects and a score of holiday carols, this special audio recording of Miracle on 34th Street will melt even the most cynical of hearts.

Scuba Santa Live

When: December 13 & 19, 2020
Tune in from home live to see Scuba Santa and his elf feed the fish in the Giant Kelp Forest. See local creatures like Leopard Sharks, Moray Eels, and a 300 pound endangered Giant Black Sea Bass. Birch Aquarium naturalists will narrate the feeding and answer your questions live as you enjoy this free family friendly virtual event.

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