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Classical Pick of the Week: Deck the Halls

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There are a lot of Christmas-themed concerts scheduled for this week! If you're looking for something tonight, we encourage you to go check out Kirshbaum performing tonight with LACO at Royce Hall. We've split it up into three categories: Messiah, Nutcracker, and Other.

Handel's Messiah :Messiah Sing-along at the Disney Hall with the Los Angeles Master Chorale. Concert starts at 7:30 PM, Box Office opens at 5.

If you don't want to sing along, the Disney Hall has repeat performances of the Messiah with the LAMC on Tuesday and Wednesday at 8 PM. And if that's not enough, you can also watch it on Sunday at 7 PM.

Nutcracker: If you're near the Lewis Family Playhouse (Rancho Cucamonga), their Nutcracker performances are this Thursday and Friday at 7 PM.

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The South Bay Ballet is putting on shows this Friday (7 PM), Saturday (2 PM), and Sunday (2 PM) at Marsee Auditorium, right off the 405. You can get tickets here.

The Los Angeles Ballet is performing on Saturday and Sunday, with shows at 1 PM and 5 PM on both days (four concerts total). To purchase tickets, click on the performance you'd like to view and the website will take you to the appropriate page.

The Pasadena Dance Theatre has a show on Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM and an additional performance Saturday night at 7:30 PM. As a bonus, they are hosting Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Parties before each concert, and a buy 2 adult tickets get 1 child ticket free promotion.

The Coast City Ballet has performances on Saturday at 7 PM and Sunday at 2 PM, in Huntington Beach.

The Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
is back after a sold out performance last year, with tickets available for Sunday at 2 PM and 7 PM at the La Mirada Theatre.

Other: The Broad Stage once again hosts "Judith Owen and Harry Shearer (yes, the guy from KCRW/The Simpsons') Holiday Sing Along", for family friendly fun and celebrity guest surprises (past guests include Jane Lynch, Christopher Guest, and Weird Al. Something more pop (although neither of these really qualify as "Classical" takes place on Saturday at 7 PM and Sunday at 4 PM, with the Grammy-winning group the Manhattan Transfer takes the stage.

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The Disney Hall has a Chanticleer Christmas on Wednesday at 8 PM, a Holiday Organ Spectacular on Thursday at 8 PM, and a Holiday Sing-Along on Saturday at 11:30 PM. If you're looking for something that doesn't cost money, the Music Center has a free Holiday Sing-Along this Friday at 6:30 PM. Free admission, but tickets are required. Donations are welcome.