Ring in the holidays with these great San Francisco Symphony concerts that are appropriate for kids.
Deck the Hall - music of the season, along with a post-concert party in the lobby with entertainments, arts and crafts, decorated trees and refreshments. Get an Angel package, and you'll also get a pre-concert reception with Santa Claus.
When: Sunday, December 5, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Peter and the Wolf - this traditional concert with the Youth Orchestra includes a surprise narrator, plus festive seasonal songs. Kids 17 and younger get half-priced tickets. No intermission at this concert. Get a "Wolf pack" which also includes a pre-concert reception with arts and crafts - for the Flint Center performance.
When: Saturday, December 11 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. (San Francisco)
Sunday, December 12 at 3 p.m. (Cupertino)
Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Jernandez - a colorful celebration of Christmas favorites from Mexico and the U.S., with traditional Mexican music. Half priced tickets for kids 17 and under.
When: Sunday, December 12 at 8 p.m.
Handel's Messiah - the complete version. Half priced tickets for kids 17 and under.
When: Wednesday, December 15 at 8 p.m. (Cupertino)
Thursday and Friday, December 16-17 at 7:30 (SF)
Sunday, December 19 at 2 p.m. (SF)
The Snowman - animated film with live accompaniment of holiday songs, plus holiday sing-alongs. Half priced tickets for kids 17 and younger.
When: Saturday, December 18 at 7 p.m.
'Twas the Night - includes favorite Christmas songs. Sing along - get free drinks too. Half priced tickets for kids 17 and under.
When: Wednesday and Thursday December 22-23 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, December 24 at 2 p.m.
Tickets start at $15. For tickets, call 415-864-6000 or check the SF Symphony site.
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