Chandler Center for the Arts and Vision Gallery have scheduled a variety of offerings for Chandler and surrounding communities to celebrate the holidays in a safe, fun, and festive way. From holiday concerts and a drive-by holiday light display to shopping online for holiday gifts through Vision Gallery's Gift Shop, Chandler Center for the Arts brings artists and performers to spread holiday cheer to the community. Local artists and performers will highlight celebrations, with performances from the Chandler Symphony Orchestra, Chandler Children's Choir and the Spirit of Christmas, a Chandler Center for the Arts tradition since 1989.
SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS
Presented by Tempe Dance Academy
Nov 27 - 29 & Dec 4 - 6
A family holiday tradition continues! Watch as the CCA main stage turns into a winter wonderland in this special performance recorded in 2019. Spirit of Christmas celebrates traditions from around the world, from Asia to Eastern Europe to indigenous peoples of America. Featuring a cast of more than 100 dancers, singers and guest performers (including World Champion Hoop Dancer Tony Duncan) this holiday mainstay captures the magic of the season.
Share unforgettable moments with family and friends with this 3-hour virtual performance you can watch at your leisure, with unlimited access for three days, over two weekends (November 27-29 or December 4-6).
VISION GALLERY HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP
In-Person and Online Holiday Shopping
December 1 - December 24
Featuring jewelry, art and collectibles from local artists, Vision Gallery's gift shop is perfect for holiday shopping. Favorites include colorful earrings by Daniel Funkhouser, wood-burned spoons by Iron Root, desert greeting cards by Aleah Butler, and a variety of handmade holiday ornaments from various local artists. In-person shopping is available during the Gallery's business hours, with online shopping with local curbside pick-up available on a selection of your favorite items.
Visit visiongallery.org for details.
THE DOO WOP PROJECT
December 12 at 6 P.M.
Let the Doo Wop Project Boys get you into the Holiday Spirit! Hear old school Holiday Classics like The Drifters White Christmas, The Temptations Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons version of Santa Claus is Coming to Town along with "Doowopified" contemporary hits like This Christmas and Last Christmas. It's sure to be a jolly good time.
CHANDLER CHILDREN'S CHOIR
Dec. 17 at 7pm
Chandler Children’s Choir, the premier youth community choir for children ages 7-18, performs a Calypso-themed holiday concert, recorded on the CCA main stage for our free streaming CCA Anywhere Series. Songs that celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah remind us that no matter what is happening in the world around us, there is always a reason to sing.
CHANDLER SYMPHONY HOLIDAY CONCERT
Dec. 24 at 7 pm
Featruing LeAnn Contessa (violin), Danielle Kennedy (viola), Cindy Petty (violin) and James Stanley (cello), Chandler Symphony Orchestra’s String Quartet performs classic Christmas songs to provide the perfect sound for your Christmas Eve. Performed on the CCA main stage for streaming in our free CCA Anywhere Series, this ensemble comes together seamlessly for beautiful arrangements of favorites Silent Night, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Let it Snow! and more.
DANCING THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS LIGHT DISPLAY
Through January 1, 2021
Chandler Center for the Arts Exterior
250 N. Arizona Avenue, Chandler
Chandler Center for the Arts invites the public to drive by the Center during the holiday season to view its evening holiday light display on the building. The Chandler Center's staff, performers and volunteers present this visual display to wish everyone a Happy Holidays.
TEXT TO GIVE
Text CCA to 243725
Those interested in supporting the Chandler Center for the Arts can now make a tax-deductible gift via their phone by texting CCA to 243725. This is a wonderful way to support your local Arts Center, for end of year giving, or any time during the year. Donations may also be made through the Chandler Center for the Arts website at https://www.chandlercenter.org/donate-now.
CCA GIFT CARDS
Gift it forward with a gift card for future performances at Chandler center of the Arts. Gift cards can be used for tickets and concessions. CCA Gift Cards never expire, making it a perfect present now and when the theatre reopens for performances. Available from the CCA Box office in person, over the phone or online at chandlercenter.org/gift-cards.