“I’ve been producing the Holiday Celebration for ten years, so I’m most excited about the sounds and groups that have never been on the show before,” said producer Adam Davis. “This year’s Celebration will feature music by SK Kakraba, who will be playing the gyil (a Ghanaian xylophone) that SK made himself. Another highlight is the Citrus Singers who sing and play handbells at the same time – which is unusual. And, makes a very beautiful sound. This is my favorite time of year …and I can’t wait for audiences to experience all of the groups who will be performing.”
The Emmy® Award-winning 56th Annual L.A. County’s Seasonal Music and Dance Spectacular returns to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at The Music Center on Thursday, December 24th, featuring music ensembles, choirs and dance companies from the many neighborhoods and cultures of the region, to celebrate the season during this free three-hour holiday show that is perfect for the whole family. This year’s co-hosts will be Marisa Ramirez (Blue Bloods) and Cas Anvar (Olympus, The Expanse).
Featuring performing artists from across Los Angeles County (click here for complete list)
Watch the show live on PBS SoCal and pbssocal.org on December 24 from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.; again from 9 p.m. – midnight; also on December 25 at noon; and on PBS SoCal Plus on December 25 at 3 a.m., 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. and December 26 at 11 a.m.
SEE IT FREE at The Music Center on December 24 from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Doors open at 2:30 p.m.
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at The Music Center
135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles 90012
Information: (213) 972-3099 or HolidayCelebration.org
Admission is FREE; no reservations or tickets to the show; first come, first seated
PARKING is FREE in The Music Center parking garage
Entertainment on The Music Center plaza for those waiting in line begins at 12:30 p.m.
Patrons may come and go throughout the three-hour performance
Highlights of Holiday Celebration favorites returning to the show include Grammy-nominated, all-female ensemble Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles with “El Gallo,” a witty original song that breaks gender stereotypes; choral music ensemble Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers; Invertigo Dance Theatre, which will perform a remixed version of “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies”; the 50-member choral group Colburn Children’s Choir and Young Men’s Ensemble; and Pacifico Dance Company, performing a folklorico piece from the Chihuahua region of Mexico.