Sunday, Nov. 27
“Holiday Inn,” the charming 1942 film starring Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire and Marjorie Reynolds, is given a single seasonal screening at 2 p.m. The story revolves around a retired vaudeville actor who decides to open his country inn to the public, but only on special holidays. This nostalgic snapshot of the 1940s is also the film that introduced Irving Berlin’s classic song “White Christmas.” Tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for seniors (62 and older) and youth (17 and under).
Friday and Saturday, Dec. 9 and 10
Delta Children’s Ballet Theatre presents “The Little Match Girl” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, and 3 p.m. on Saturday. The poignant tale by Hans Christian Andersen has been an East County holiday tradition since 1991. The story of the poor girl who strikes a match to warm herself on a cold, snowy night, falls asleep and dreams of loved ones past and present, is a sad and poignant reminder of family and blessings. Tickets are $15 and available at the ballet studio, 300 G St. in Antioch, online at www.deltachildrensballet.org or by phone at 925-754-9833.
Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 17 and 18
The Brentwood Children’s Ballet Theater presents its seventh annual production of “The Nutcracker,” the timeless holiday tale of a girl’s dreams brought to life. The curtain goes up at noon and 4 p.m. Following the performance, audience members are invited to bring their children up on stage for a photo with one of the cast members. Individuals must bring their own cameras, and the cost is $8. Tickets for the noon shows are $18 for orchestra seating, $15 for loge and $12 for opera. Tickets for the 4 p.m. performances are $20 for orchestra seating, $18 for loge and $15 for opera. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the ticket office, 604 W. Second St. (next door to the theater), Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and one hour before showtime. Tickets may also be reserved online at www.elcampaniltheatre.com or by calling 925-757-9500.