December filled with magical holiday events

Karinna Carrillo, Staff Writer

The month of December is filled with activities that you can do with your family or even your friends. Here are a couple of local places that you could visit during the winter season.

At the Bob Hope Theater, several dancers and singers are going to be performing An Irish Christmas, a holiday performance filled with Irish culture. The Village News described the performance as, “…Genuinely astonishing… electric”.  An Irish Culture will show on December 8. You are able to purchase tickets online or at the Bob Hope Theater the day of the show.

Between November 23 and December 23, Lincoln Center will also be showing their Christmas spirit by having decorations and activities all around their location for their guest. For younger children, they will have Santa there and a train ride on Friday through Saturday that will take them around Lincoln Center. The weather should be quite cold but shops such as Starbucks Coffee and Noah’s Bagels have food and drinks that will keep you and your family warm. There is plenty of parking available and a valet should be available on Fridays and Saturdays.

Ugly Christmas sweaters are either a hit or miss when it comes to holiday traditions. On December 19, the Stockton Heat will be playing against Bakersfield Condors at the Stockton Arena. They are encouraging their fans to come to their game wearing their ugly Christmas sweaters. After the Heat’s arrival in 2015, they are trying to create and fun and exciting environment for family and friends to come together. If you are interested in going, you are able to purchase tickets online or even season memberships.

An Irish Christmas isn’t the only thing taking over the Bob Hope Theater this month.  A Christmas Story, a traditional holiday movie, will be playing at the theater on December 9. Jay Carr, from the Boston Globe, described the movie as, “an instant classic, a film that will give pleasure to people not only this Christmas, but for many Christmases to come.” You will be able to enjoy the film with complimentary water, wine, soda, and snacks. The movie begins at 2 p.m., but it is recommended for guest to arrive an hour earlier to enjoy art work that will be displayed and all the snacks and beverages that will be offered there. Single tickets are no more than $10 and will be available at the Stockton Arena box office at 1 p.m. or online, if you would like to purchase them earlier.