Aaron Lazar, American Ballet Theater and More to Perform at Segerstrom Center This Holiday Season

A magical roster of international music, dance, legendary recording artists, and family holiday cheer make for a most remarkable holiday season at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Celebrate all month, starting December 4 with every family’s Christmas classic, Mannheim Steamroller Christmas and continuing with fun outdoor events Silent Night Silent Disco (December 9, 2022) and Holidays Around the World (December 10) . Sugar plums and fairies grace the stage with the return of American Ballet Theater’s Nutcracker (December 9-18), followed by seasonal concerts The Broadway Hollywood Holiday Songbook (December 15-17), Johnny Mathis Christmas Concert (December 23 December), Fiesta Navidad (December 23) and the season culminates with Tribute to Vienna (January 1).

Tickets are available for purchase online at www.SCFTA.org or at the box office, located at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787. To inquire about discounts on group tickets of 10 or more, please call the Group Services Office at (714) 755-0236.


Sunday December 3, 2022 at 7 p.m.
Segerstrom Hall
Tickets start at $59.00

This ultimate holiday tradition has been an American favorite for over 35 years! Grammy Award-winning Chip Davis has created a show that features Christmas classics in Mannheim’s distinctive sound. The program celebrates the band’s recent anniversary of 35 years since the first Christmas album. This year’s show will feature classic Christmas hits from Mannheim Steamroller’s holiday albums along with multimedia effects in an intimate setting.

Silent Night Disco Silent

December 9, 2022
Julianne Square and George Argyros
Tickets $15

We cannot guarantee quiet, but we can guarantee brightness! Celebrate the holiday season with us this year at the upcoming Silent Night Silent Disco! With three upbeat channels to choose from on your own luminous wireless headphones, there’s something for everyone. Whether you like holiday classics or the Top 40, Silent DJs will keep you pumping on the dance floor all night long! Silent Night Silent Disco is presented with the generous support of the Warner family.

Holidays around the world

December 10, 2022
Julianne Square and George Argyros
Free with RSVP

Join us for some festive family fun as Julianne and George Argyros Square transforms into a winter wonderland! Enjoy live performances by local music and dance groups celebrating holiday traditions from around the world, create your own seasonal crafts and keep an eye on the skies…you might discover a little holiday magic with our falls spectacular snowfalls in the square!


December 9-18, 2022
Segerstrom Hall
Tickets start at $29.00

SoCal’s favorite holiday tradition returns with American Ballet Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of The Nutcracker. Created by one of today’s most celebrated choreographers, Alexei Ratmansky, this dazzling holiday treat features ABT’s roster of superstar dancers alongside beautiful sets and costumes from Tony-Winner Richard Hudson, and The Pacific Symphony playing Tchaikovsky’s timeless score.

The Nutcracker is the story of a young girl, Clara, who receives a Nutcracker doll as a gift at her family’s Christmas party. In her dreams that night, the Nutcracker doll comes to life as a handsome prince who joins her on a magical journey. Together they journey to lands filled with dancing snowflakes, waltzing flowers, an army of mice and other exotic characters, all brought to life on stage by a cast of over 100 performers!


December 15-17, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Samueli Theater
Tickets start at $79.00

In a celebration of classic holiday music, The Broadway Hollywood Holiday Songbook comes to the Center and spreads holiday cheer this season. This delightful performance by Aaron Lazar and Kerry O’Malley features great holiday tunes from Broadway shows and movies!

Actress and singer Kerry O’Malley makes her Center debut, whose Broadway credits include Billy Elliot, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Into the Woods and Annie Get Your Gun. As for movies, O’Malley’s film career has included roles in Annabelle, Terminator Genisys, The Little Things, and The Happening. She can be seen on TV in Snowpiercer, Shameless, and more.

Aaron Lazar is an American actor, artist, and entrepreneur who has performed on Broadway, television, and film. He’s performed 11 times on Broadway and can be seen in films like Wolf of Wallstreet, J. Edgar, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: End Game, to name a few. Television appearances include ABC’s “Quantico”, FX’s “The Strain”, Disney’s “Girl Meets World”, NBC’s “The Blacklist”, CBS’s “Blue Bloods” and “The Good Wife”.


Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Segerstrom Hall
Tickets start at $39.00

Alton Brown says fans can expect “more cooking, more comedy, more music, and more potentially dangerous science stuff with a pinch of seasonal spice. Plus, you’ll see things I didn’t. I’ve never been allowed to do on television.” Brown has a knack for blending science, music and food into two hours of pure entertainment. Critics and fans loved the interactive components of Brown’s shows. He warns: “Prepare for an evening like no other and if I call for volunteers… think twice.”

Alton Brown has been on the Food Network for over 20 years and is best known as the creator, writer and host of Good Eats, Good Eats: Reloaded and Good Eats: The Return. He also hosted Cutthroat Kitchen and was the food commentator for Iron Chef America. There are two James Beard awards with Brown’s name on them in a drawer in his desk, and somewhere in the world there’s a coveted Peabody awarded for Good Eats that was stolen from his car in 2013. During his time free, he is working on his ninth book on food and cooking.

Friday December 23, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Segerstrom Hall
Tickets start at $59.00

“Christmas is very special to me. There were seven of us growing up and my mum and dad always made it a wonderful and magical time.”
-Johnny Mathis

Celebrating 66 years in the music industry, legendary singer Johnny Mathis’ sublime vocal approach eclipses fads and passing fads. He has performed songs in an incredible variety of styles and categories – from music composed for stage and film to golden age jazz standards, contemporary pop hits and holiday music, which have all secured his reputation as one of the most enduring vocalists in music history.

Best known for hugely popular hits like “Chances Are”, “It’s Not For Me To Say” and “Misty”, and “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”, Johnny has recorded nearly 80 albums, including six albums by Christmas albums that have made him the undisputed and iconic “voice of Christmas”. Over his long career, he has had three songs inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame, hit 50 hits on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary Chart, and ranks No. 6 all-time. album artist in the history of the Billboard pop album charts. He received 5 GRAMMY nominations and in 2003 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.


Friday December 23, 2022 at 8 p.m.
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
Tickets start at $32.00

One of Orange County’s most beloved holiday events, Fiesta Navidad features the GRAMMY Award-winning Mariachi Los Camperos in a concert filled with festive music and dancing. This celebration of Mexican holiday traditions is a joyful annual tradition at the Segerstrom Center, perfect for the whole family.


Sunday January 1, 2023 at 3 p.m.
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
Tickets start at $49.00

Timeless music, dazzling costumes, breathtaking dancing and singing. Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert returns to the Segerstrom Center for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve celebration that will enchant and delight audiences of all ages.

Join us for a sensational performance brimming with energy, fun and romance. This is a glorious recreation of the beloved Neujahrskonzert, the concert that has welcomed the New Year for over 80 years in Vienna and around the world.

Led by a conductor expert in the music of Vienna’s Golden Age, Salute to Vienna brings the music of Johann Strauss to life with singers and dancers. Supported by the Strauss Symphony of America, the show is rich in selections from beloved operettas, elegant dances, spirited overtures and the magnificent “Blue Danube Waltz.”

More December performances at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Mavis Staples, Kandace Springs
December 9, 2022 | Friday at 8 p.m.
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Tickets start at $39.00

Chita Rivera – The Rhythm of My Life
December 11, 2022 | Sunday at 2 p.m.
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Tickets start at $39.00

Kill a mockingbird
December 27, 2022 – January 8, 2023
Segerstrom Hall. Tickets start at $29.00

For tickets, visit SCFTA.org

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is an innovative, nonprofit arts organization committed to supporting artistic excellence, creating impactful educational programs, and engaging a culturally connected, inclusive, and vital Orange County community for all, through power live performances.

As a premier cultural arts center, the Center presents a diverse program with performances by international dance companies, national Broadway tours, jazz and cabaret musicians, chamber orchestras and ensembles, comedy and speaker series. Through the Departments of Education and Community Engagement, the center also offers family-friendly programs and performances in Julianne and George Argyros Square; these events include outdoor film screenings, concerts, dance classes, various festivals and more.

With six halls on a beautiful multidisciplinary campus, the Segerstrom Center for the Arts proudly serves as the artistic home to three of the region’s leading performing arts organizations: Pacific Symphony, Philharmonic Society of Orange County and Pacific Chorale as well as two acclaimed independents. : A Tony Award-winning south coast directory and a site that will open this fall as the home of the Orange County Museum of Art. The Segerstrom Center is also home to the American Ballet Theater William J. Gillespie School and Studio D, Arts School for All Abilities.

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