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Best Holiday & Christmas Shows in San Jose

Mannheim Steamroller at San Jose Center for Performing Arts

Mannheim Steamroller

With the release of Mannheim Steamroller's first holiday album 1984 came the kind of fame that made the act a veritable Christmas-time tradition. With founder and composer Chip Davis at the helm, the all-American music troupe continues to tour extensively, bringing Yuletide cheer to audiences throughout the US with a unique Neo-Classical take on popular carols and songs. It's no wonder that the Mannheim Steamroller is the top-selling Holiday Act of all time!

San Jose Dance Theatre - The Nutcracker at San Jose Center for Performing Arts

San Jose Dance Theatre - The Nutcracker

The original and the best San Jose Nutcracker is back this year, ushering in the festive season with this unforgettable production! A Bay Area family tradition since 1964, let San Jose Dance Theatre sweep you up in this glittering confection of choreography, stunning costumes and sets and Christmas cheer. A guaranteed holiday hit - be it your first time or your 58th!

Sarah Brightman at San Jose Civic

Sarah Brightman

The unearthly talent of Sarah Brightman is on show once more as the iconic performer is back with her Christmas tradition. Brightman has decided to bring festive joy on tour with A Christmas Symphony production. A gloriously unique journey through some of the seasons' best and most-loved songs, let Brightman infuse you with the festive spirit this year in this ultimate holiday event!