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Winter Nights & Holiday Lights Events
A Christmas Carol Extended Event
Location: Theatre Tallahassee 1861 Thomasville Road Tallahassee, FL 32303
When: Dec. 12, 2013-Dec. 22, 2013 | 8 p.m. 10 p.m.
Description: The timeless holiday story comes to life in this beautifully staged full-version of Charles Dickens’ classic. On Christmas Eve, Ebeneezer Scrooge is visited by three ghosts, who take him on a trip through his past, present, and future to discover the true meaning of Christmas. Don’t miss this special holiday event! Enjoy and share the fun using #IHeartTally on your favorite social media sites.
A Simply Sinatra Christmas with Steve Lippia
Location: Ruby Diamond Concert Hall
When: Dec. 13, 2013 - Dec. 14, 2013 | 8 p.m. 10 p.m.
Description: This show is a wonderful blend of holiday jazz & swing standards, performed by Steve Lippia, the world’s best Sinatra interpreter. Included are many great, long-time Christmas favorites like The First Noel, I’ll Be Home for Christmas, Let It Snow, and White Christmas, as well as some of Sinatra’s iconic numbers such as Come Fly with Me, New York-New York, and I’ve Got You Under My Skin. For ticket information, please call the FSU Fine Arts Box Office at (850)644-6500 or visit www.tickets.fsu.edu. A Simply Sinatra Christmas with Steve Lippia is generously sponsored by First Commerce Credit Union and Six Pillars Financial Advisors. Enjoy and share the fun using #IHeartTally on your favorite social media sites
Just One More” A Holiday Art Show
Location: Downtown Ponce de Leon Park and Bloxham Parks between Adams and Calhoun Street
When: Dec. 14, 2013 - Dec. 15, 2013 | 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Description: Free to the public, this high quality art and craft fair has twice been selected by the Southeast Tourism Society as a Top 20 Event in the Southeast United States. Bring a blanket, sit down and relax to the sounds of our exciting continuous entertainment from 9 am until 4 pm in both parks. Come share a tale or two with over one dozen regional Literary Café authors throughout the Parks! Perfect Gifting – From history to historical fiction, from poetry to cookbooks, you’ll enjoy the books and love the authors!
Winter Solstice Celebration
Location: Mission San Luis 2100 West Tennessee Street
When: Dec. 15, 2013 | 10:00AM - 8:00PM
Description: Native American Stories, Skills, and Traditions — Enjoy a new holiday tradition by observing the occasion of the “sun standing” at its southernmost position in the sky. While their lives were different than ours, we share the same sky with the Apalachee Indians and Spanish settlers who lived here more than three hundred years ago. Shop for fine crafts from local artisans, join a drum circle, listen to storytellers, view the heavens through powerful telescopes, and more!
Tallahassee Ballet's Nutracker
Location: Ruby Diamond Concert Hall
When: Dec. 20 - 21, 2013
Description: This annual production of the holiday classic is nothing shy of extravagant, from the Dew Drop Fairy and the Rat King, to the handsome prince and dancing snowflakes. The Tallahassee Ballet’s The Nutcracker at the Ruby Diamond Auditorium is the spirit of every Tallahassee holiday season. Indulge yourself in this most treasured and adored performance, featuring The Tallahassee Ballet Orchestra. Individual tickets are on sale now by calling 850-224-6917 ext. 1, or online.
Downtown Tallahassee New Year’s Eve Celebration
Location: Downtown Tallahassee
When: Dec. 31, 2013 | 7:00PM
Description: “Reminiscing” seems appropriate for a New Year’s Eve celebration. The soft rock band that scored a major hit with that song in 1978 - the Little River Band - headlines entertainment for the New Year’s Eve celebration in downtown Tallahassee. The Little River Band kicks off the FREE, family-friendly party at 7 PM in Kleman Plaza. The event also features performances from Tobacco Road and Royce Lovett and Band. The festivities conclude with the ball drop and fireworks show at midnight. For the younger partygoers, visit the Growing Room Kidz Zone, available from 7 - 10 PM. For those 21 years and older wanting to celebrate in style, VIP packages are available. CLICK HERE to purchase. Parking is available in Kleman Plaza Parking Garage and there is no charge to park in the metered spaces downtown during the event. Additionally, Star Metro will run buses every 15 minutes from 6:30 PM until 1:30 AM between Governor’s Square Mall and the downtown event