Holiday episodes on ‘Goldbergs,’ ‘Riverdale’ and more

Here’s a couple more holiday episodes being broadcast tonight. “The Goldbergs” have a new episode at 8 p.m. on NBC. When Erica tells Beverly she is going to spend the first night of Hanukkah with Geoff and his family, Beverly worries and starts a competition for who hosts the best Hanukkah party. Meanwhile, Barry seeks…

Chill out at new Queen Mary attraction

Richard Guzman fills us in on the new Chill attraction opening Wednesday, Dec. 13, in the Orange County Register. “The Queen Mary’s popular Chill attraction will get a makeover this year. Last year’s  Alice in a Winter Wonderland theme will transform into an entirely new attraction dubbed the Ice Adventure Park. The new Chill opens…

Young Americans offer ‘Magic of Christmas’ in La Mirada

Join 250 Young Americans cast members turn La Mirada Theatre into a winter wonderland and bring holiday cheer to theatre-goers of all ages. The show is p.m. Wednesday to Saturday, Dec. 13-16, plus 2 p.m. matinees Friday to Sunday, Dec. 15-17. Tickets regularly run from $29 to $60, but I found tickets on Goldstar.com for $12-$29…

A Christmas Carol warms South Coast Repertory stage

Nearly 40 years ago, Jerry Patch’s summer had a routine: wake up early—around 4:30 a.m.—and ​work with Charles Dickens. Patch, South Coast Repertory’s then-resident dramaturg, was adapting Dickens’ A Christmas Carol for the stage at SCR. In the midst of a Huntington Beach summer, Patch had to envision a December in Victorian England. “It wasn’t…

American Ballet Theater’s ‘Nutcracker’ at Segerstrom Hall

One of the great joys of the holiday season, American Ballet Theatre returns to Segerstrom Hall Dec. 7-17 with its critically acclaimed production of The Nutcracker. Travel with curious Clara and her handsome prince as they journey through a kingdom filled with colorful characters and pure holiday magic. Created by celebrated choreographer Alexei Ratmansky, this…

Victorian Christmas celebrated at Bembridge House in Long Beach

At the Bembridge House Victorian Christmas learn about the holiday traditions of yore. Marvel at beautiful holiday decorations throughout this Southern California historic home. Daytime tours are offered on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. The house which was owned by Dorothy Rankin Bembridge for many years was constructed in 1906 in the Queen…

Segerstrom Hall celebrates holidays around the world

While a magical Nutcracker comes alive inside Segerstrom Hall, forecasters predict snow on the plaza as the sights and sounds of holiday traditions come to the Argyros stage. Each night, the magic of winter will come to life outside as well with our wondrous snowfall! All free of charge! Plus, enjoy festive holiday photo opportunities…

Calvary Chapel offers free production of Dickens ‘A Christmas Carol’

A.C.T.S. Drama Group presents a new take on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. The production runs for free to capacity crowds at Sunset Beach’s Calvary Chapel of The Harbour at 16450 Pacific Coast Hwy., Suite 100. It is a family friendly event that combines the original story with the gospel. Bring all of your friends…

‘It’s a Wonderful Life: Live Radio Play’ staged in Fullerton

“It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play”: Stages Theatre has made this old-fashioned radio-style staging of the classic 1946 Frank Capra film a holiday tradition, including a look at the Foley (sound effects) process and some fun live commercials. When: Nov. 24 through Dec. 17. 8 p.m. Fridays, 7 and 9 p.m. Saturdays, 7 p.m….

Holiday train display popular at Muzeo Museum in Anaheim

The Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center in Anaheim offers Muzeo Express: Holiday Model Trains through Jan. 7.  Muzeo is open Wednesday to Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. This annual exhibition is sure to become a holiday tradition, delighting children and enthusiasts alike. The display includes themed layouts such as Thomas the Train, California landmarks and other settings. So come celebrate the…

First holiday movies hit the silver screen

Well, it has begun, the holiday movies that the movie companies roll out every year. And since I love the holidays, I land up seeing many of them. So far this year, I’m averaging one holiday film every week. Here’s what I thought of them. Daddy’s Home 2 had me laughing out loud with its…

ION tv offers some very merry holiday movies

Alright, I’ll admit it, I love holiday movies. I try to see the new ones coming out in local theaters and catch the old ones at home on television. If you read an earlier story, you know I thought ‘Daddy’s Home Two’ was hilarious, while ‘Bad Mom’s Christmas’ was a little too gross, but funny….