Despite SoCal’s invariably warm, sunny winter, lots of holiday spirit fills the stage in the annual Music Center Holiday Celebration (also broadcast on PBS-SoCal). Amid six hours of music and choral ensembles, the free Christmas Eve show spotlights four top notch local dance companies. Ha?lau Keali`i O Na?lani offers Hawaiian dance to Daniel Ho’s “Soon It Will Be Christmas.” Live music inspired by Hebrew and Arabic melodies back Pat Taylor’s choreography for her JazzAntiqua Dance & Music Ensemble. Los Angeles Ballet contributes the Arabian pas de deux from The Nutcracker, while “The Night Before Christmas” gets a contemporary twist inTwas from choreographer Daniel Ezralow and his Ezralow Dance.

Wed., Dec. 24, 3-6 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 12/24/14)

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