Now that Christmas trees and The Elf on the Shelf have started to pop up at homes across the East End, it’s time to commence Yuletide celebrations. If you’re looking for a festive family friendly event, Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center is presenting two seasonal shows that will both warm your heart with holiday cheer.
On Friday, December 4th at 8 p.m., Long Island Symphonic Choral Association (LISCA) is headlining Carols From Around the World, a holiday season concert. The evening will include traditional carols and holiday songs by several contemporary composers, such as Gregg Smith and Eric Whitacre, and music by Dave Brubeck. LISCA, which is known for its impressive intonation, has taken the stage in New York City at Alice Tully Hall, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Carnegie Hall, and St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, as well as internationally in 11 European countries and in Argentina and Uruguay. The performance is bound to leave you feeling jolly. Tickets begin at $25.
On Saturday, December 12th and Sunday, December 13th, Peconic Ballet Theatre is presenting a memorizing winter soiree with a fight between naughty mice, gingerbread soldiers, and tin toys, and a whimsical trek to the Land of Sweets in The Nutcracker. Set to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, the performance will feature 100 local student dancers as well as a company of professionals. Performances will be held at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on both days. Tickets are $15.
Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center is located at 76 Main Street in Westhampton Beach. For more information, call 631-288-1500 or visit www.whbpac.org.