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Corpus Christi Entertains for the Holidays

Experience the classics of Christmas through theater, drama, and music in the Coastal Bend. From a musical adaptation of “A Christmas Carol” to a cowboy Christmas concert, Corpus Christi has an eclectic, exciting mix of holiday entertainment geared toward building memories with families and friends.

7:30 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays through December 14

2:30 p.m. Sundays through December 15

‘A Christmas Carol’

Harbor Playhouse

1802 N. Chaparral St.

Broadway musical based on Charles Dickens' classic tale. Admission is $20 for ages 14 and older; $15 for seniors, students, and military; $10 for ages 13 and younger.

7:30 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays through December 28

2:30 p.m. Sundays through December 29

‘A Christmas Story’

Aurora Arts Theatre

5635 Everhart Road

He’ll shoot his eye out (almost), but it’s all good fun as Ralphie Parker overcomes bullies, mean elves, and unsupportive parents, teachers, and even Santa in his quest for an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. General admission is $17. Discounts at box office only for military, seniors, students, and children.

7:30 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, December 6-7 & 13-14

2:30 p.m. Sundays, December 8 & 15

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

Rialto Theater

327 S. Commercial St.

Aransas Pass

George Bailey lives out his troubles in a radio drama presentation of “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Adult reserved seating is $20.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, December 7

‘Home for the Holidays’

Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra

TAMU-CC Performing Arts Center

6300 Ocean Drive

The Del Mar Chorus and the Corpus Christi Chorale join the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra for this annual performance of Christmas carols and seasonal favorites. Includes a heartwarming sing-along with Santa! Guest conductor Diane Wittry. Admission ranges from $31-$105.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, December 14 & 21

3 p.m. Sunday, December 15 & 22

‘The Nutcracker’

Corpus Christi Ballet

Selena Auditorium, American Bank Center

1901 N. Shoreline Blvd.

A cast of over 100 perform this classic tale, complete with lavish scenery and dazzling costumes. The Corpus Christi Ballet Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro William Reber, performs one of Tchaikovsky’s most memorable compositions. Admission is $7 for family weekend, December 14-15, and $12 and up for gala weekend, December 21-22. Discounts available for students, military, and seniors.

7 p.m. Sunday, December 15

‘Michael Martin Murphey’s Cowboy Christmas Concert’

TAMU-CC Performing Arts Center

6300 Ocean Drive

Michael Martin Murphey has been spreading Christmas cheer the cowboy way for more than 25 years. Murphey, known as the creator of the Cosmic Cowboy movement that led to the outlaw country style, is part of Texas

A&M’s Furgason Bravo! Series. Admission is $20-$35 for reserved seats.

7 p.m. Thursday, December 26

“The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical’

Selena Auditorium, American Bank Center

1901 N. Shoreline Blvd.

This one-night-only performance of an all-new musical peeks behind the scenes of the lives of Scout Elves. Admission is $29.95 and up.

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