It’s the most wonderful time of the year at the Segerstrom Center



A magical roster of international music, dance, legendary recording artists and joie de vivre as a family makes for a truly remarkable holiday season at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Celebrate the entire month from December 3 and 10 with outdoor holiday movies in Julianne and George Argyros Square, Elf and The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Free family entertainment will take place ahead of The Nutcracker with the annual Holidays Around the World festival in Plaza Julianne and George Argyros (December 4 and 11). Plums and fairies adorn the stage with the return of The Nutcracker from the American Ballet Theater (December 10 -19), followed by seasonal concerts “The Beautiful Day” – Kurt Elling Sing Christmas (December 11), Salsa Navidad- Spanish Harlem Orchestra (December 12), “Voice of Christmas” Johnny mathis (December 21), Fiesta Navidad (December 22), A Magical Cirque Christmas (December 26) and the season will culminate with the New Years concert Salute to Vienna (January 1).

To help take the stress out of gifting all year round, the Center offers gift certificates that can be used for any of the many wonderful shows and performances. Gift certificates can be purchased on the Centre’s website at or by visiting or calling the ticket office.

Tickets are available for purchase online at, at the box office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787. For questions about group ticket savings of 10 or more, please call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236.

Public Notice: All ticket holders must wear a mask AND provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test performed within 72 hours of the performance.

ABT’s The Nutcracker is presented with support from Tiffany & Co. The Segerstrom Center for the Arts applauds its official airline, United, and official healthcare partner, Kaiser Permanente.


Friday December 3, 2021 and Friday December 10, 2021 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Julianne and George Argyros Plaza

Tickets $ 5

It’s the most wonderful time of year … for our favorite vacation movies! Cozy up with cocoa and head to Argyros Plaza for a movie night the whole family will enjoy.


December 4 & 11, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Julianne and George Argyros Plaza


Join us for some festive family fun before the performances of The Nutcracker as Julianne and George Argyros Square turns into a winter wonderland! Enjoy live performances by local music and dance groups celebrating holiday traditions from around the world, create your own seasonal crafts and keep an eye on the sky …


December 10-19, 2021

Segerstrom Room

Tickets start at $ 30

The lavish production of the American Ballet Theater is Orange County’s must-have Nutcracker and a beloved holiday tradition. Once again, audiences will be thrilled by ABT’s incomparable dancers and delighted with Alexei Ratmansky’s “cinematic creation” (Orange County Register) as the ballet unfolds to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score. And the Children of the Ballet are the most accomplished young dancers in Orange County, from the William J. Gillespie School of the Segerstrom Center.


Saturday December 11, 2021 at 7 p.m. & 9 p.m.

Samueli Theater

Tickets start at $ 49

Grammy Award Winner Kurt Elling returns to the Samueli Theater Jazz Club to celebrate the holidays with its acclaimed show, The Beautiful Day. With a mix of traditional Christmas carols and contemporary Christmas carols, the Centre’s jazz singer and audience favorite celebrates the promise and magical energy of the holiday season that touches people of all faiths.


Sunday December 12, 2021 at 2 p.m.

Renée and Henri segerstrom Concert hall

Tickets start at $ 29

Jazz enthusiasts saw some amazing performances when the Spanish Harlem Orchestra first performed Salsa Navidad at the Segerstrom Center in 2019. Now the two-time Grammy-winning Latin jazz and salsa group are returning for celebrate the winter holidays with music that will make you want to get up and dance. It just doesn’t get better when this Latin jazz powerhouse exudes energy on stage with musical precision that captivates audiences until the last note is played.

Tuesday December 12, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

Segerstrom Room

Tickets start at $ 69

Celebrating 65 years in the music industry, legendary singer Johnny mathis‘The sublime vocal approach to music eclipses passing fashions and trends. He has performed songs in an incredible variety of styles and categories – from music composed for stage and cinema to golden age jazz standards, contemporary pop hits and holiday music, which ensured his reputation as one of the most enduring singers in musical history.


Wednesday December 22, 2021 at 8 p.m.

Renée and Henri segerstrom Concert hall

Tickets start at $ 29

One of Orange County’s most beloved holiday events, Fiesta Navidad, features Grammy Award-winning Mariachi Los Camperos in a concert filled with festive music and dance. This celebration of Mexican holiday traditions is a happy annual tradition at the Segerstrom Center, perfect for the whole family.


Sunday December 26, 2021 at 5 p.m.

Segerstrom concert hall

Tickets start at $ 39

The world’s greatest artists unite for a haunting and incredible holiday production – A MAGIC CHRISTMAS CIRCUS! Experience the enchantment of Christmas as Magical Hostess Lucy Darling takes you through an evening of dazzling performers and breathtaking circus performers, accompanied by your favorite holiday music performed live. Get into the spirit of the season with this cheerful treat that’s perfect for the whole family.


Saturday January 1, 2022 at 7 p.m.

Renée and Henri segerstrom Concert hall

Tickets start at $ 49

Join us for a dazzling performance full of energy, cheerfulness and romance. It is a glorious recreation of the beloved Neujahrskonzert, the concert that has hosted the New Year for over 80 years in Vienna and around the world.

Conducted by a conductor expert in the music of Vienna’s golden age, Salute to Vienna brings the music of Johann strauss to life with singers and dancers. Backed by the Strauss Symphony of America, the show is rich with selections of beloved operettas, elegant dances, lively overtures and the magnificent “Blue Danube Waltz”. Celebrate the start of the New Year with the Salute to Vienna New Years concert.

More holiday shows at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Nutcracker for kids

4 December 20121 | Saturday at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Pacific Symphony

Renée and Henri segerstrom Concert hall. Tickets start at $ 12

Handel’s Glorious Messiah

December 5, 2021 | Sunday at 3 p.m.

Pacific Symphony

Renée and Henri segerstrom Concert hall. Tickets start at $ 30

Christmas Concordia

December 6, 2021 | Monday at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Concordia University

Renée and Henri segerstrom Concert hall. Tickets start at $ 25.

Midtown Vacation Men

December 17-18, 2021 | Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.

Pacific Symphony

Renée and Henri segerstrom Concert hall. Tickets start at $ 35

It’s the season !

December 19-20, 2021 | Sunday at 5 p.m. & Monday at 7:30 p.m.

Pacific Choir

Renée and Henri segerstrom Concert hall. Tickets start at $ 29.

Holiday Organ Show

December 21, 2019 | Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

Pacific Symphony

Renée and Henri segerstrom Concert hall. Tickets start at $ 15.

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