Charlie Brown, The Nutcracker & More Holiday Entertainment For The Whole Family

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The Nutcracker, via BAM

Plan ahead for while the kids are out of school or get into the holiday spirit over the next few weeks! In addition to visits from Santa, there are some great family-friendly events coming up around Park Slope:

A Charlie Brown Christmas
Where: Brooklyn Lyceum, 227 4th Avenue, info@brooklynlyceum.com
When: Thursdays & Fridays December 12, 13 & 20 at 7pm; Saturdays & Sundays December 14, 15, 21 & 22 at 1pm, 4pm & 7pm
What: An adaptation of the animated classic by Pig Brooch Theater Company, featuring a live jazz trio.
How much: $10 for one; $35 for four

The Nutcracker
Where: BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, 651 Fulton Street
When: Friday, December 13-Sunday, December 22, various showtimes
What: Tchaikovsky’s whimsical, wondrous ballet, presented by the renowned American Ballet Theatre. Appropriate for ages 4 and up.
How much: Tickets start at $25

Parranda
Where: Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza
When: Saturday, December 14, 1pm
What: Louie Miranda will perform traditional aguinaldos, a folk genre of Christmas music, using guitarras, tamboriles, uiro, and maracas.
How much: Free!

A Christmas Story
Where: BAM Rose Cinemas, 651 Fulton Street
When: Saturday, December 21, 11am
What: Share this perennial holiday favorite with the next generation of movie fans (just note that it’s rated PG).
How much: $9 general admission, $8 cinema club members, $7 children 12 and under

The Steadfast Tin Soldier & Nutcracker Sweets
Where: Puppetworks, 338 6th Avenue, 718-965-3391
When: Thursday, December 26-Monday, December 30, 12:30pm & 2:30pm
What: These two fun puppet shows (both are shown at each performance), adaptations of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale and Tchaikovsky’s Land of Sweets dances, are becoming a holiday tradition. Appropriate for ages 3 and up.
How much: $8 for children, $9 for adults; reservations are suggested

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