Miami City Ballet: The Nutcracker
When: Dec. 13-22
Where: Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
What: George Balanchine’s beloved choreography to Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece comes to life once again during Miami City Ballet’s annual performances, featuring costumes by Isabel and Ruben Toledo and a live orchestra.
When: Dec. 16-23
Where: Historic Stranahan House Museum, 335 SE Sixth Ave., Fort Lauderdale
What: It’s an old-fashioned Christmas at Fort Lauderdale’s historic home, with costumed docents, live music and lovely decorations accompanied by a boat ride to see holiday lives on the New River.
When: Dec. 18-29; Sundays, noon-3 p.m.; Monday through Thursday, 3:30-6 p.m.
Where: Promenade at Coconut Creek, 4443 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek
What: This multiday celebration features activities such as arts and crafts, Lego dreidels, sand art, menorah goggles and more. Plus, traditional Chanukah food and a daily menorah lighting. South Florida Jewish Academy also hosts a menorah-lighting ceremony on Dec. 22, 5:30 p.m.
The Ten Tenors
When: Dec. 19, 8 p.m.
Where: Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale
What: The Australian ensemble performs Home for the Holidays, with inventive arrangements of “White Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland,” “Sleigh Ride” and “Joy to the World.”