The annual, Christmas eve marathon of dance, singing and music returns with 1,200 performers, free admission and free parking for the show. Dance offerings include Ladies in the Rain, DreamDance2's updated take on Chinese Han dance, New Universe Entertainment Academy's Enter Into Tibet, JazzAntiqua Dance & Music Ensemble with a soul jazz version of Sleighride, MotionTribe with a blend of ballet and aerial dance, plus four companies offering new perspectives on The Nutcracker including hip hop (Antics Performance), modern (Backhausdance), bollywood (Blue 13 Dance Company, pictured) and traditional ballet (South Bay Ballet). Check for scheduled performance times and a complete listing of performers. KCET-TV will also broadcast the show live.

Wed., Dec. 24, 3-9 p.m., 2008

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