Holiday Spectactular

Saturday, December 7, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 8, 2024 at 2:30 p.m.

California Theatre
San Jose, CA

Concert Length
Approx. 1 hr 55 min. with intermission

Special Holiday Add-On
Add it to your Create Your Own Subscription


  • Elena Sharkova, conductor
    Nathan Stark, bass-baritone
    Symphony San Jose
    Symphony San Jose Chorale
    Cantabile Youth Singers
    New Ballet


  • J.S. Bach

    Jauchzet, frohlocket (from “Christmas Oratorio”)

  • M.Torme/R. Wells

    The Christmas Song

  • G.F. Handel

    See, the Conqu’ring Hero Comes!

  • Alan Silvestri

    Polar Express Suite

  • G.F. Handel

    That Trumpet Shall Sound (from “The Messiah”)

  • Albert Hague

    You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch

  • Traditional

    12 Days of Silicon Valley

About This Performance

Celebrate “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” at the majestic California Theatre with Symphony San Jose, Symphony San Jose Chorale, Cantabile Youth Singers, New Ballet, and special guests!

Rejoice in holiday classics including carols, audience sing-alongs, and the ever-popular 12 Days of Silicon Valley. Include friends and family and make this experience an unforgettable part of your holiday season.

Santa's here!

Pre-concert festivities occur one hour prior to the concert.

Step into a magical wonderland at our Holiday Spectacular Concert!

Join us before the concert for a jolly good time with Santa Claus himself. Capture the holiday spirit and create lasting memories as you take pictures and share your Christmas wishes with Santa.

But beware! Keep a lookout for the mischievous Grinch who may be lurking around, trying to steal some Christmas cheer. So be on your best behavior and stay alert for any signs of the Grinch’s sneaky antics.

Decorate your Gingerbread Cookie!

Guess what? You had such a blast last year that we’re bringing it back for our 2024/2025 Season!

Get ready for a gingerbread extravaganza! Join us an hour before the concert to unleash your inner pastry artist and decorate your very own gingerbread man with royal icing.

This pre-concert festivity will start one hour before the concert and is open to everyone. Just a heads up, these cookies are not gluten-free – they’re loaded with dairy, eggs, and molasses. So come hungry and get ready to make some sweet and delicious memories with us 🍪✨