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Orlando Holiday Guide 2012

A comprehensive listing of all the jingle belling, caroling, Nutcrackering and eggnogging taking place in Orlando this holiday season

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Nov. 16-Nov. 17
Choreographers' Showcase Performance of dances choreographed by Valencia students. 8 pm Friday-Saturday; Valencia College Performing Arts Center, East Campus, 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail; $12; 407-582-2900;

Saturday, Dec. 1
Clare & the Chocolate Nutcracker 7 pm Saturday; Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, 401 W. Livingston St.; $27-$47; 407-849-2020; orlandovenues.net.
The Nutcracker Space Coast Ballet's take on the classic holiday ballet. 2 pm, 7 pm Saturday; King Center for Performing Arts, 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne; $19; 321-242-2219; kingcenter.com.

Monday, Dec. 3
The Nutcracker Mariinsky Ballet 3D Watch Tchaikovsky's holiday choreography on the big screen. 2 pm, 7:30 pm Monday; various theaters; $12.50-$15; fathomevents.com.

Dec. 19-Dec. 20
The Nutcracker School Show Orlando Ballet presents a school performance version of the Tchaikovsky classic. 10:15 am Wednesday-Thursday; Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, 401 W. Livingston St.; $8 per student; 407-426-1739; orlandoballet.org.

Dec. 20-Dec. 23
The Nutcracker Orlando Ballet performs, with live music by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. 7:30 pm Thursday-Saturday, 2 pm Sunday; Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, 401 W. Livingston St.; $20-$90; 407-426-1739; orlandoballet.org.

Saturday, Dec. 22
Joyful & Triumphant The Center for Contemporary Dance. 7 pm Thursday; Trinity Preparatory School, 5700 Trinity Prep Lane, Winter Park; $12-$15; 407-695-8366; thecenterfordance.org.

Dec. 22-Dec. 23
Family Series: The Nutcracker Orlando Ballet presents a family-friendly performance of the classic holiday ballet. 11 am, 3 pm Saturday, 11 am Sunday; Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, 401 W. Livingston St.; $25-$35; 407-426-1739; orlandoballet.org.
The Nutcracker Central Florida Ballet presents a modern take on the classic, with pyrotechnics and aerial acrobatics. 7:30 pm Saturday, 2 pm Sunday; Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive; $10-$80; 407-849-9948; centralfloridaballet.com.


Nov. 14, Dec. 22
Home Alone Light Up UCF hosts an outdoor screening of 1990's family comedy starring Macaulay Culkin. 9 pm, 11:30 pm Wednesday, 7 pm, 9:30 pm Saturday; UCF Arena, University of Central Florida; free; 407-823-6006; lightupucf.com.

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