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Reindeer games, roller skaters, and aerial feats in Cirque du Soleil’s ‘ ‘Twas the Night Before …’

The show runs at the Boch Center Wang Theatre Nov. 25-Dec. 11.


10 concerts that will add some pop to the season

Shows by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Patti LaBelle, Darren Criss, and the duo of Aimee Mann and Ted Leo highlight the holiday concert calendar.

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The holidays’ most festive dance performances include 7 different Nutcrackers

Offerings include everything from Boston Ballet's celebrated classic at the Opera House to Disney on Ice.


A ‘Solstice’ for the senses at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge

The annual show will feature interactive light and sound installations, created by artists at MASARY Studios, on select days in December.

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Hear that? It’s the sound of Boston’s community choirs coming back together again.

For the first time since the pandemic started, singers are making music all at once during the holiday season.


Holiday cheer from Samara Joy, with her own twist on tradition

The young jazz singer will be performing "A Joyful Holiday" at the Regent Theatre in Arlington three days before Christmas.

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Choreographer Jennifer Weber on mashing genres in ‘The Hip Hop Nutcracker’

The show has two bookings in New England in November and a film version that starts streaming on Disney+ the day after Thanksgiving.

MFA’s Victoria Reed is a leading voice in debate over looted artworks — and what to do with them

Under Reed’s guidance, the museum has returned 13 objects over the past two years alone, including a looted sculpture of a man’s head to Italy, a 17th-century painting stolen during World War II, and a pair of ancient figures to the African Republic of Mali.