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2019 DECEMBER

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HOLIDAY ICE SKATING RINKS THROUGHOUT DECEMBER

Outdoor ice skating beside the palm trees, a San Francisco tradition, kicks off the holiday season. Presented by Alaska Airlines at Union Square and by Hawaiian Airlines at The Embarcader­o. www.unionsquar­eicerink.com and www.embarcader­ocenter.com

A CHRISTMAS CAROL THROUGH DECEMBER 24

SF American Conservato­ry Theater performs this musical version of Charles Dickens’ classic tale with a lively cast, colorful costumes and spooky ghosts. Geary Theater, 415 Geary St. www. act- sf.org

HELP IS ON THE WAY HOLIDAY CONCERT & GALA DECEMBER 9

Celebrate with cast members from “Hamilton” and musical “Summer: the Donna Summer Musical.” Marines Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter St. www. reaf- sf.org

AMAZING AMALUNA THROUGHOUT DECEMBER 2019

Cirque du Soleil’s magical and mysterious production is a tribute to love and motherhood featuring a mostly female cast with an all-female band. Under the Big Top at Oracle Park through Jan. 12, 2020 at 74 Mission Rock St. www.cirqueduso­leil.com/amaluna

Hansel & Gretel

December 1, 3 and 7

The classic Grimm Brothers tale comes to life as two siblings outsmart a wicked witch. Through Dec. 7 at San Francisco Opera. War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave. www.sfopera.com/201920-season/hansel-gretel

It’s a Wonderful Life

December 3-6 Symphony Film Series features American cinematic greats on the big screen. Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Franklin St. www.sfsymphony.org/film

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

December 3-29

A sparkling musical experience that’s a moving tribute to the greatest hits of Donna Summer, the queen of disco. Golden Gate Theatre, 1 Taylor St. www.broadwaysf.com

Andrea Bocelli with SF Symphony

December 5

The legendary tenor makes his San Francisco debut at the new Chase Center, joined by the San Francisco Symphony and Chorus. 500 Terry A Francois Blvd. www.chasecente­r.com

The Great Dickens Christmas Fair

December 7-8, 1415 and 21-22

Old London is brought to life. Seven stages, 800 costumed characters, and five pubs at the 37th annual Victorian holiday party. Cow Palace, 2600 Geneva

Ave., Daly City. www.Dickensfai­r.com

The Nutcracker

December 11-29 An instant sensation on Christmas Eve in San Francisco 75 years ago, the Nutcracker’s debut launched a national holiday tradition. SF Ballet at War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave. www.sfballet.org/season/ nutcracker

A Chanticlee­r Christmas

December 12 and 22

A capella and clear as a bell, this ensemble of 12 male voices presents its 42nd seasonal holiday program. St. Ignatius Church, 650 Parker St. www.chanticlee­r.org

Ariana Grande

December 17-18 The 25-year-old multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning American singer, songwriter and actress is on her Sweetener Tour. Chase Center, 500 Terry A Francois Blvd. www.chasecente­r.com

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AMALUNA
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A CHRISTMAS CAROL
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ICE SKATING
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BELOW CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE AT THE SYMPHONY; A CHANTICLEE­R CHRISTMAS; HIT BROADWAY MUSICAL “SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL”; SAN FRANCISCO OPERA’S HANSEL AND GRETEL.
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