This holiday season we are saying goodbye to the silent nights of 2020 and looking forward to celebrating with many holiday events here in Reno-Tahoe. Whether its choral and tuba concerts or Nutcracker ballets and magical variety shows, find your joy this season with a myriad of celebrations. Some may have mask and vaccination requirements, so be sure to check for details before you purchase tickets and attend.
High Desert Harmony Chorus: High Desert Holidays
The High Desert Harmony Chorus presents “High Desert Holidays” with shows at 3 and 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12.
Ho Ho Ho: The Santa Claus Chronicles
Join the Reno Little Theater for a special live edition of Ho Ho Ho: The Santa Claus Chronicles. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Dec. 17-19 and 2 p.m. Dec. 18-19.
Siamsa: A Celtic Christmas
International Irish dance champions Laura Shannon Cass and Michael Pixton headline Siamsa: A Celtic Christmas at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 in the Grand Theater at the Grand Sierra Resort. The show tells the story of three young orphans traveling and singing their way from Celtic village to village, encountering quirky traditions and Irish customs along the way as they search for the true meaning of Christmas.
Reno Jazz Orchestra: Home for the Holidays
The spirit of Christmas and Hanukkah comes to life as the 17-piece Reno Jazz Orchestra and vocalists present “Home the Holidays” Dec. 17 and 19.
A Christmas Carol
Brüka Theatre presents “A Christmas Carol,” adapted and directed by Michael Grimm. Three actors portray more than 20 characters. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10, 11, 15 (artist night), 16, 17 and 18 with matinees at 2 p.m. Dec. 12 and 18. Opening night features a champagne reception and a special caroling experience. The Sunday matinee on Dec. 12 is followed by a talk with the company and audience. Doors open 30 minutes before curtain time.
Jenny O’s Holiday Show
A free holiday show in the Terrace Lounge at the Peppermill Resort and Spa. Jenny O will be performing form 7 to 11 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 16 and from 8 p.m. to midnight on Friday, Dec. 17 and Saturday, Dec. 18.
A Comstock Christmas Carol
Piper’s Opera House in Virginia City hosts “A Comstock Christmas Carol.” The classic story with a Comstock twist is a family-friendly play featuring music of the Muppets Christmas Carol. Show times: 7 p.m. Dec. 10, 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 11 and 2 p.m. Dec. 12.
Santa’s Christmas Wonderland
The Eldorado Showroom presents “Santa’s Christmas Wonderland” from now through Dec. 26, with favorite Christmas songs, glittery costumes and chorus girls.
Pink Martini presented by Artown
At 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, Pink Martini featuring China Forbes takes the stage with a dozen musicians for songs in 25 languages. Tickets start at $20, plus taxes and fees.
Holiday Dreams magic show
Holiday Dreams takes the time-honored elements of the holidays – music, decorations, and spirit of Christmas – and mixes them with acrobatics, dance, magic, computer animation and projection mapping, for a modern, up-to-date spin on the classic holiday show. Multiple shows from Saturday, Dec. 18 through Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022.
The Reno Wind Symphony: A Holiday Celebration
The Reno Wind Symphony presents “A Holiday Celebration” with classic and contemporary tunes at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12 at the Nightingale Concert Hall on the UNR campus. Program highlights include “Fanfare and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” an arrangement made popular by the group Mannheim Steamroller, as well as “A Very Merry Heart and Soul,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “Rhapsody for Hanukkah,” and Russian Christmas music. There will also be a Christmas sing-along. General admission is $10, $5 for seniors (65 and older), and free for students (K-12, college) with their school ID card.
Written by Jackie Latragna
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