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Artists and entertainers fill holiday calendar

November 19th, 2020 SanTan Sun News
Artists and entertainers fill holiday calendar


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 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 highlight the celebrations, with performances from the Chandler Symphony Orchestra, Chandler Children’s Choir and the Spirit of Christmas, a traditional holiday performance that has been held annually at the Chandler Center for the Arts since 1989.

Here’s a roundup of what’s on the calendar:

Spirit Of Christmas

Presented by Tempe Dance Academy, this virtual performance is slated Nov 27-29 and Dec 4 – 6. Tickets: $20.

A family holiday tradition continues as the Chandler Center for the Arts 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.

Share moments with family and friends with this three-hour virtual performance you can watch at your leisure, with unlimited access for three days, over two weekends.

Vision Gallery Holiday Gift Shop

In-person and online holiday shopping begins Dec 1.

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. Details:

Chandler Children’s Choir

Dec. 17, 7 p.m.


Watch at as the Chandler Children’s Choir, a premier youth community choir for children ages 7-18, performs a Calypso-themed holiday concert, recorded on the CCA main stage. 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 p.m.


Watch at a performance by LeAnn Contessa, violin; Danielle Kennedy, viola; Cindy Petty, violin; and James Stanley, cello.

The 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, violin, viola and cello come to together for beautiful arrangements of favorite Christmas songs and carols.

Dancing Through the Holidays Light Display

Through Jan. 1

Chandler Center for the Arts exterior, 250 N. Arizona Ave., 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 Happy Holidays.

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