The Lifestyle List: Dec. 20-22

Miami City Ballet: The Nutcracker

When: Through Dec. 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.



A Christmas Story: the Musical

When: Through Dec. 29

Where: Broward Center

What: Slow Burn Theatre Co. presents the Tony-nominated musical version of the 1983 film in which young Ralphie Parker has a memorable holiday season while holding out hopes he’ll receive a BB gun for Christmas.



Victorian Christmas

When: Through Dec. 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.



Chanukah Wonderland

When: Through Dec. 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.



Lindsey Stirling

When: Dec. 21, 8 p.m.

Where: Broward Center

What: Stirling’s stirring and artistic YouTube videos, in which she blends violin playing and dance in imaginative covers of contemporary songs, have been viewed more than 2 billion times. During her “Warmer in the Winter Christmas” tour, she brings her well-known creative flair to the sounds of the Christmas season.


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