NPR's Sandra Tsing in "Sugar Plum Fairy"

at Julianne Argyros Stage, South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa
OFFER DATES:
Wed, December 13
Thu, December 14
Fri, December 15
+ 2 more dates
Wed, December 13
Thu, December 14
Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
Sun, December 17
[less-]
FULL PRICE: $61 - $75
OFFER PRICE: $30.50 - $37.50

The Madwoman in the Volvo is back -- and Scrooge isn't the only one bitter about the holidays! With signature irreverence, NPR superstar Sandra Tsing Loh recounts her own childhood desire for a highly... [more+]

The Madwoman in the Volvo is back -- and Scrooge isn't the only one bitter about the holidays! With signature irreverence, NPR superstar Sandra Tsing Loh recounts her own childhood desire for a highly coveted role in the Beverly Rosann School of Dance's production of "The Nutcracker". Filled with ambition, rivalry and pre-teen angst, this hilarious tale of life's crushing blows has been praised as "a comic assault on holiday sentiment" ("SF Gate"). See it at the Julianne Argyros Stage in Costa Mesa. [less-]

Live Comedy & More at the Laugh Factory Long Beach

at The Laugh Factory - Long Beach, Long Beach
OFFER DATES:
Wed, December 13
Wed, December 20
Thu, December 21
FULL PRICE: $17
OFFER PRICE: $8.50

There's plenty of room for funny business at the Laugh Factory in Long Beach, which just happens to be the world's largest comedy club, at 12,500 square feet. And just like its fellow outlets in Chica... [more+]

There's plenty of room for funny business at the Laugh Factory in Long Beach, which just happens to be the world's largest comedy club, at 12,500 square feet. And just like its fellow outlets in Chicago and L.A., this venue regularly hosts top-notch headliners, including up-and-coming comedians from the Southland and beyond, and big-name stars from TV and film. Plus, you never know who may drop by for a set. The Long Beach club is also home to the official Laugh Factory Stand-Up Comedy Hall of Fame and Museum, which boasts more than 500 pieces of comedy memorabilia from the likes of Groucho Marx and Rodney Dangerfield, plus wax figures of greats like Whoopi Goldberg, Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor. [less-]

Holiday Cheer at the ACTC Christmas Cabaret

at Lyceum Theater, Costa Mesa
OFFER DATES:
Wed, December 13
Thu, December 14
Fri, December 15
+ 9 more dates
Wed, December 13
Thu, December 14
Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
Sat, December 16
Sun, December 17
Sun, December 17
Wed, December 20
Thu, December 21
Fri, December 22
Sat, December 23
Sat, December 23
[less-]
FULL PRICE: $19
OFFER PRICE: $9.50

Get a dose of Christmas spirit with American Coast Theater Company's brand new variety style cabaret. It's sure to invite, delight and excite. This song and dance show at the Lyceum Theater in Costa M... [more+]

Get a dose of Christmas spirit with American Coast Theater Company's brand new variety style cabaret. It's sure to invite, delight and excite. This song and dance show at the Lyceum Theater in Costa Mesa will highlight sacred and popular Christmas folk tunes with six of the most talented professionals in Orange County! [less-]

"The Magic of Christmas" With The Young Americans

at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, La Mirada
OFFER DATES:
Wed, December 13
Thu, December 14
Fri, December 15
FULL PRICE: $24 - $41
OFFER PRICE: $12 - $28.70

"The Magic of Christmas" is Southern California's largest Christmas spectacular! This holiday experience features 250 performers, over 6,000 costumes, 30 festive scene changes, and more than 45 musica... [more+]

"The Magic of Christmas" is Southern California's largest Christmas spectacular! This holiday experience features 250 performers, over 6,000 costumes, 30 festive scene changes, and more than 45 musical holiday favorites. Full choruses, dancing penguins and favorites from the "Nutcracker Suite" and Handel's "Messiah" make "The Magic of Christmas" a must-see when it comes to La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. [less-]

The MistleTones: Song, Bells & Comedy for Christmas

at Maverick Theater, Fullerton
OFFER DATES:
Wed, December 13
Thu, December 14
Tue, December 19
+ 1 more dates
Wed, December 13
Thu, December 14
Tue, December 19
Wed, December 20
[less-]
FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

The talented quartet known as The MistleTones will be at Fullerton's Maverick Theater with bells on, as they hit the stage for a holiday music and comedy revue designed to leave you feeling merry and ... [more+]

The talented quartet known as The MistleTones will be at Fullerton's Maverick Theater with bells on, as they hit the stage for a holiday music and comedy revue designed to leave you feeling merry and bright. Soprano Amy Glinskas, alto Jillian Lawson, tenor Jin Schoenherz and bass Casey Marshall bring their hand bells and beautiful voices to this seasonal extravaganza, along with a sleighful of clever parody songs, including "We Will Flock You" to the sounds of Queen, "Can't Wrap This" ala MC Hammer and even an Aretha Franklin-inspired "P-R-E-S-E-N-T," among many more. The MistleTones are longtime SoCal favorites, who've performed at Disney's California Adventure, Downtown Disney, Knott's Berry Farm and the Staples Center. [less-]

"The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical"

at Indio Performing Arts Center, Indio
OFFER DATES:
Wed, December 13
Thu, December 14
FULL PRICE: $30
OFFER PRICE: Sold Out

Like an episode of "The Jerry Springer Show" set to song, "The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical" is an irreverent Southern-fried comedy that covers all the bases of stereotypical trailer ... [more+]

Like an episode of "The Jerry Springer Show" set to song, "The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical" is an irreverent Southern-fried comedy that covers all the bases of stereotypical trailer park living -- adultery, bad perms, spray cheese, road kill, strippers and more. And in this special Christmas-themed version of the show, the laughs just get bigger as the folks of Armadillo Acres trailer park (North Florida's premier mobile-living community) bring hootin' and hollerin' to the holidays. The trailer park Scrooge has been hit with a bout of amnesia, and it's up to the neighbors -- new and old -- to band together in the spirit of the season. Just as much of a cat-fightin', sun-worshippin', chair-throwin' good time as the original "Great American Trailer Park Musical" -- but with tinsel and Keg Nog tossed into the mix -- be there when the trashy extravaganza rolls into the Indio Performing Arts Center. [less-]

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade

at Newport Landing Cruises, Newport Beach
OFFER DATES:
Wed, December 13
Wed, December 13
Wed, December 13
+ 9 more dates
Wed, December 13
Wed, December 13
Wed, December 13
Thu, December 14
Thu, December 14
Thu, December 14
Fri, December 15
Fri, December 15
Fri, December 15
Sun, December 17
Sun, December 17
Sun, December 17
[less-]
FULL PRICE: n/a
OFFER PRICE: Sold Out

Hop on a holiday lights cruise offered by Newport Landing during the famous "Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Of Lights" 2016. You'll travel with the famous boat parade along miles of waterfront es... [more+]

Hop on a holiday lights cruise offered by Newport Landing during the famous "Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Of Lights" 2016. You'll travel with the famous boat parade along miles of waterfront estates during each evening of the parade, catching spectacular views of both estates and yachts in full holiday décor with festive light displays. With over 100 years of history, this magical holiday event includes hundreds of yachts, cruise ships and water crafts competing for awards in many categories. "Yahoo Travel" named the Newport Beach Boat Parade the "No. 2 Destination in the Country for Holiday Lights," and "The New York Times" hailed it as "one of the top 10 holiday happenings in the nation." [less-]

Pre & Post-Christmas Boat Parade of Lights Cruises

at Newport Landing Cruises, Newport Beach
OFFER DATES:
Wed, December 13
Wed, December 13
Thu, December 14
+ 5 more dates
Wed, December 13
Wed, December 13
Thu, December 14
Thu, December 14
Fri, December 15
Fri, December 15
Sun, December 17
Sun, December 17
[less-]
FULL PRICE: $5 - $18
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $9

Celebrate the holidays with an up-close-and-personal preview of the world-famous Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade of Lights on pre and post-parade cruises from Newport Landing. Early evening sailin... [more+]

Celebrate the holidays with an up-close-and-personal preview of the world-famous Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade of Lights on pre and post-parade cruises from Newport Landing. Early evening sailings allow you to witness all the excitement, preparation and spectacular light displays that go into making this a must-see Yuletide event, and post-cruises give you the chance to continue feeling the excitement and warmth of the holiday spirit. Along with viewing the entries in this over 100-year-old parade, see many of the bay-front estates fully adorned for the Ring of Lights competition. [less-]

Candlelight Evenings at the Nixon Library

at Richard Nixon Presidential Library, Yorba Linda
OFFER DATES:
Wed, December 13
Wed, December 20
Wed, December 27
FULL PRICE: $16 - $29
OFFER PRICE: $5 - $16

In the spirit of White House Christmas traditions past and present, the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda is opening its doors after hours for special Candlelight Evenings e... [more+]

In the spirit of White House Christmas traditions past and present, the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda is opening its doors after hours for special Candlelight Evenings every Wednesday night this holiday season. You'll be able to explore the special holiday display: a whistling White House Wonderland! The exciting fan-favorite exhibit is back, with a 10-foot mountain of model trains whistling over bridges and through tunnels. Sit for photos with Santa Claus with an included digital download, delight in live Christmas music in the magnificent White House East Room, and admire First Lady Pat Nixon's 1971 Gingerbread House Replica. You'll also be able to write letters and sign holiday cards for wounded warriors and Marines at Camp Pendleton, create festive Christmas ornaments to bring home for your tree, decorate sugar cookies and enjoy complimentary hot cocoa and coffee. In addition, discover the history of America's 37th President in the Nixon Library's award-winning presidential museum galleries. These special events are a tribute to First Lady Pat Nixon's legacy of opening the White House to the American people, along with her love of Christmas. [less-]

"Aladdin and His Winter Wish": Modern Spin On Classic Tale With Pop Music, Magic & More

at Laguna Playhouse, Laguna Beach
OFFER DATES:
Wed, December 13
Thu, December 14
Fri, December 15
+ 21 more dates
Wed, December 13
Thu, December 14
Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
Sat, December 16
Sun, December 17
Sun, December 17
Wed, December 20
Thu, December 21
Thu, December 21
Fri, December 22
Fri, December 22
Sat, December 23
Sat, December 23
Sat, December 23
Sun, December 24
Sun, December 24
Wed, December 27
Thu, December 28
Fri, December 29
Fri, December 29
Sat, December 30
Sat, December 30
Sun, December 31
[less-]
FULL PRICE: $32 - $76
OFFER PRICE: $20 - $56

Prepare to take flight on a magic carpet ride and discover a whole new world filled with plenty of humor, whimsy and pop tunes when "Aladdin and His Winter Wish" soars into Laguna Playhouse for the th... [more+]

Prepare to take flight on a magic carpet ride and discover a whole new world filled with plenty of humor, whimsy and pop tunes when "Aladdin and His Winter Wish" soars into Laguna Playhouse for the third year in a row. Produced in the style of a classic British Yuletide panto, which traditionally takes a well-known fairy tale and gives it a wacky, melodramatic makeover," Aladdin and His Winter Wish" updates the classic tale from "Arabian Nights" with plenty of singing, dancing and audience participation, along with modern pop songs from One Direction, Right Said Fred and Earth Wind and Fire. Bring the whole family and enjoy this fun holiday tradition. [less-]

"CHILL Ice Adventure Park"

at Queen Mary, Long Beach
OFFER DATES:
Wed, December 13
Thu, December 14
Fri, December 15
+ 21 more dates
Wed, December 13
Thu, December 14
Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
Mon, December 18
Tue, December 19
Wed, December 20
Thu, December 21
Fri, December 22
Sat, December 23
Sun, December 24
Mon, December 25
Tue, December 26
Wed, December 27
Thu, December 28
Fri, December 29
Sat, December 30
Mon, January 01
Tue, January 02
Wed, January 03
Thu, January 04
Fri, January 05
Sat, January 06
Sun, January 07
[less-]
FULL PRICE: $29
OFFER PRICE: $14.50

Put a little adventure in your holiday season at Queen Mary's "CHILL Ice Adventure Park". In this revamped take on the annual favorite, you'll experience Christmas as Santa might, taking in the world'... [more+]

Put a little adventure in your holiday season at Queen Mary's "CHILL Ice Adventure Park". In this revamped take on the annual favorite, you'll experience Christmas as Santa might, taking in the world's traditions all in one trip. Taste international foods -- from gourmet German pretzels to Swiss chocolate s'mores (roast them yourself!) -- while enjoying live music and dance from around the world. Then get ready for adventure with ice-skating, a two-story ice-tubing slide and a giant rocking horse. For additional purchases, you can hop in an ice bumper car, swoop down a zip line, race ice-cycles and more. A Christmas tree lighting and visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus put the final magical touches on your holiday adventure, and Sunday nights will end with a bang during a fireworks show. [less-]

L.A. Chamber Orchestra Performs Bach

at Musco Center for the Arts, Orange
OFFER DATES:
Thu, December 14
FULL PRICE: $75
OFFER PRICE: $37.50

"Public Radio International" once called the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra "America's finest chamber orchestra," and it pulls out all the stops in some of the most complex and exhilarating composition... [more+]

"Public Radio International" once called the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra "America's finest chamber orchestra," and it pulls out all the stops in some of the most complex and exhilarating compositions of all time -- rarely performed in their entirety. Concertmaster Margaret Batjer leads this unique experience in an energetic first, as the Musco Center for the Arts and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra present "Bach's Complete Brandenburg Concertos". [less-]

"'Twas the Night Before Christmas"

at Cabrillo Playhouse, San Clemente
OFFER DATES:
Thu, December 14
Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
+ 2 more dates
Thu, December 14
Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
Sun, December 17
Sun, December 17
[less-]
FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: Sold Out

This heartwarming comedic spin on the classic holiday poem shakes things up with a pair of dancing mice, a spunky girl and an Elf-B-I agent -- who're trying to track down Santa's missing Naughty or Ni... [more+]

This heartwarming comedic spin on the classic holiday poem shakes things up with a pair of dancing mice, a spunky girl and an Elf-B-I agent -- who're trying to track down Santa's missing Naughty or Nice List before his sleigh takes off. Join the festive family fun at the Cabrillo Playhouse in San Clemente for "'Twas the Night Before Christmas", written by Tony-winner Ken Ludwig ("Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo"). [less-]

Josh Wolf ("Chelsea Lately" & "Last Comic Standing")

at Brea Improv, Brea
OFFER DATES:
Thu, December 14
Fri, December 15
Fri, December 15
+ 2 more dates
Thu, December 14
Fri, December 15
Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
Sat, December 16
[less-]
FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $7

He's a regular on "Chelsea Lately", he's a "New York Times" best-selling author, and he was a finalist on "Last Comic Standing". It's easy to see why Josh Wolf has become one of the most sought-after ... [more+]

He's a regular on "Chelsea Lately", he's a "New York Times" best-selling author, and he was a finalist on "Last Comic Standing". It's easy to see why Josh Wolf has become one of the most sought-after personalities in comedy today. Headlining stand-up comedy tours across the nation with his relatable stories, Wolf is also an actor, with credits that include recurring roles on hit TV shows like "My Name Is Earl"; and a writer for such sitcoms as "Yes, Dear". His latest book, the funny and brutally honest "It Takes Balls: Dating Single Moms and Other Confessions from an Unprepared Single Dad", details Wolf's adventures trying to juggle dual roles as a struggling stand-up comedian and being a single parent in Los Angeles. Check him out when he takes the stage at the Brea Improv. [less-]

Join Santa Claus & His Tap-Dancing Elves in GEM Theater's Holiday Revue

at The GEM Theater, Garden Grove
OFFER DATES:
Thu, December 14
Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
+ 2 more dates
Thu, December 14
Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
Sat, December 16
Sun, December 17
[less-]
FULL PRICE: $30
OFFER PRICE: $20 - $25

Featuring live music, stunning costumes and a whimsical set, GEM Theater's delightful holiday revue begins with a journey to the magical world of Christmas Fantasy Land, where you'll enjoy beloved sta... [more+]

Featuring live music, stunning costumes and a whimsical set, GEM Theater's delightful holiday revue begins with a journey to the magical world of Christmas Fantasy Land, where you'll enjoy beloved standards and contemporary holiday favorites such as "Winter Wonderland," "Baby It's Cold Outside" and "Sleigh Ride" -- and a special appearance by Santa Claus and his tap-dancing elves. The magical fun continues when the Second Act curtain opens to reveal a breathtaking scene that evokes Victorian England from Dickens' "A Christmas Carol". Dressed elegantly in ball gowns and top hats and tails, the cast brings to life the traditional songs of the season including "White Christmas," "Do You Hear What I Hear?" and "Silent Night." Lighthearted, fun and entertaining, "The Holiday GEM" is a dazzling holiday treat for the whole family. [less-]

Hallmark Christmas Movies Become Comedy in "A Very Merry Unscripted Christmas"

at Modjeska Playhouse, Lake Forest
OFFER DATES:
Thu, December 14
Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
+ 4 more dates
Thu, December 14
Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
Sun, December 17
Thu, December 21
Fri, December 22
Sat, December 23
[less-]
FULL PRICE: $28
OFFER PRICE: $14

'Tis the season -- for Hallmark Christmas Movies. In "A Verry Merry Unscripted Christmas", a brand new, completely different original play is performed every night, completely improvised on the spot i... [more+]

'Tis the season -- for Hallmark Christmas Movies. In "A Verry Merry Unscripted Christmas", a brand new, completely different original play is performed every night, completely improvised on the spot in the style of the the holiday season's most beloved guilty pleasures, Hallmark movies. Using audience suggestions, Modjeska Improv Ensemble will create 16 orginal plays based on the made-for-cable Christmas movies that air on the Hallmark Channel every holiday season. Each play will be full of festive spirit, Christmas magic -- and maybe even a touch of romance. This hilarious spin on the season returns to the Modjeska Playhouse in Lake Forest. [less-]

Comedian Steve Byrne ("Sullivan & Son")

at Irvine Improv at the Irvine Spectrum Center, Irvine
OFFER DATES:
Thu, December 14
Fri, December 15
Fri, December 15
+ 1 more dates
Thu, December 14
Fri, December 15
Fri, December 15
Sun, December 17
[less-]
FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $5

Before creating the beloved sitcom "Sullivan & Son", Steve Byrne went from winning the TBS competition "Myspace Standup or Sitdown Comedy Challenge" to a busy film and television career in just a few ... [more+]

Before creating the beloved sitcom "Sullivan & Son", Steve Byrne went from winning the TBS competition "Myspace Standup or Sitdown Comedy Challenge" to a busy film and television career in just a few short years. His high-energy, physical style not only slays stand-up audiences, it helped him land roles in movies like "Four Christmases" and "Couples Retreat", and appearances on the late night circuit. He's even opened for musical acts like Modest Mouse, Puddle of Mudd, Spoon, Rev. Horton Heat and entertained troops on the USO tour. See him live when he headlines the Irvine Improv. [less-]

"Reindeer Monologues" Reveals Santa's Secrets

at Chance Theater, Anaheim
OFFER DATES:
Thu, December 14
Fri, December 15
Fri, December 15
+ 11 more dates
Thu, December 14
Fri, December 15
Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
Sat, December 16
Sun, December 17
Sun, December 17
Tue, December 19
Wed, December 20
Thu, December 21
Fri, December 22
Fri, December 22
Sat, December 23
Sat, December 23
[less-]
FULL PRICE: $35
OFFER PRICE: $17.50

Make no mistake about it, these reindeer games from Chance Theater are definitely for adults only. Back by popular demand for the 14th straight year, this dark-as-coal Christmas comedy finds the North... [more+]

Make no mistake about it, these reindeer games from Chance Theater are definitely for adults only. Back by popular demand for the 14th straight year, this dark-as-coal Christmas comedy finds the North Pole a hotbed of scandal after one of Santa's eight tiny reindeer accuses him of jolly old sexual harassment. As the media catches the scent of scandal and invades Santa's sanctuary, the rest of the reindeer chime in with their own perspectives. The result: a heinous, hilarious -- and timely -- tale of perversion and corruption, entangling everyone from the littlest elf in the workshop to the tainted Saint Nick himself. [less-]

"The Nutcracker" With Sets & Costumes by "Lion King" Designer Richard Hudson

at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Segerstrom Hall, Costa Mesa
OFFER DATES:
Thu, December 14
Fri, December 15
FULL PRICE: $29 - $149
OFFER PRICE: $25 - $100

You haven't seen "The Nutcracker" until you've seen American Ballet Theatre's latest production of the holiday favorite. Featuring sets and costumes by Richard Hudson (Broadway's "The Lion King"), thi... [more+]

You haven't seen "The Nutcracker" until you've seen American Ballet Theatre's latest production of the holiday favorite. Featuring sets and costumes by Richard Hudson (Broadway's "The Lion King"), this jaw-dropping production creates a vast world onstage, teeming with vibrantly colorful, larger-than-life scenery, magical toy soldiers, mischievous mice, sparkling snowflakes, and a glittering Christmas tree. Accompany Clara, the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Mouse King and the rest of the gang as more than 100 dancers from American Ballet's professional and student companies perform a grand new version of "The Nutcracker" at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. [less-]

Enchanting Musical Based on Beloved Book

at Chance Theater, Anaheim
OFFER DATES:
Thu, December 14
Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
+ 6 more dates
Thu, December 14
Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
Sat, December 16
Sun, December 17
Thu, December 21
Fri, December 22
Sat, December 23
Sat, December 23
[less-]
FULL PRICE: $40 - $45
OFFER PRICE: $20 - $22.50

A story of hardship turned into hope, of beauty discovered in unlikely places and the power of a child's imagination, "The Secret Garden" is truly a holiday treat for children and adults alike. Based ... [more+]

A story of hardship turned into hope, of beauty discovered in unlikely places and the power of a child's imagination, "The Secret Garden" is truly a holiday treat for children and adults alike. Based on Frances Hodgson Burnett's cherished book, this magical Tony-winning musical transports you to a lonely old house on a windswept moor, where the recently orphaned 11-year-old Mary has come to live with her reclusive uncle and his sickly son. Soon she discovers "The Secret Garden", and with the help of her cousin and a young gardener, she blossoms, bringing new life to both the grounds and her grieving relative. Written by Pulitzer winner Marsha Norman ("The Color Purple") with music by Lucy Simon ("Doctor Zhivago"), this lush musical delivers a magical theatrical experience at the Chance Theater in Anaheim. [less-]

Getaway Deals. Delivered.

Why anyone wouldn’t want to get our free newsletter each week is beyond us. Who else is going to provide you with awesome California travel deals and advice?