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Virtual Holiday Event Guide · 2020

Updated: Dec 9, 2020


While we may not be able to gather for traditional holiday performances and events this year, all is not lost! The benefit of everything going virtual is that we can experience programming from places we couldn't actually get to in real life. (Rockefeller Center anyone?!) And in most cases, they are free (or low cost)! Which means access to the arts is becoming more, well, accessible. And that's something to celebrate this season!


This is merely a sampling - there are SO MANY experiences out there online this year, waiting for you and your loved ones!


So make a plan to invite your friends + family to join you (in person/on the couch, or make a virtual date to attend together!), brew a cup of your fave hot beverage (boozy or not), grab a cozy blanket, and get ready to get into the holiday spirit!


HANUKKAH CELEBRATION

SF Jazz Fridays At Five: THE KLEZMATICS: HAPPY JOYOUS HANUKKAH

December 11 / 5pm Pacific / *Requires $5 membership, good for a month of Fridays at Five programming


Skirball Hanukkah Celebration

December 13 / 3pm Pacific


Bonus, go watch Disney’s ‘Puppy for Hanukkah,’ music by Daveed Diggs. You’re welcome.


KWANZAA CELEBRATION

NJPAC’s annual Kwanzaa Festival and Marketplace

Runs through December 31 / check the website for virtual programs + marketplace calendar


CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

Runs through early January. In person tickets also seem to be available.

OK, not exactly the lighting celebration but... you can watch the live feed on their web page anytime between now and early January, and feel like you’re right there, practicing your triple axel!


MUSIC / SING-A-LONG

Wolf Trap Holiday Sing-A-Long From Home

December 5 [viewable now] + December 19 / 4pm Eastern


Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts: A Time to Sing: An Evening with Renée Fleming and Vanessa Williams

Available now / *Requires $15 membership [not holiday specific]


Bonus song: "This Joy" by the Resistance Revival Chorus

Available now


DANCE

Destiny Arts Center Presents: Love in Action

December 11 / 5pm Pacific


For a little nostalgia, you can stream Mark Morris' The Hard Nut' from 2017 (this link is for part 1)

Available now


COOKING

AfroVegan Society: Vegan Holiday Cooking Demo Series

December 19 + 28 / 3pm Eastern


*All programs are free/donation-based unless otherwise noted

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