The places of San José end the holidays with movies, music

This may be an attempt to make up for the lack of holiday events from last year, but San Jose venues are offering family-friendly movies and music until next year.

Christmas in the Park shows “The Polar Express” on Christmas Day and “The Nightmare Before Christmas” on New Year’s Day. Screenings are set for 6pm on the community stage within the event in Cesar Chavez Plaza downtown.

The community stage is also the venue for New Year’s Eve performances at Christmas in the park. Comedic Magicians Robert Strong and David Martinez put on a family magic show at 7 p.m., with the House Rockers, a favorite local cover band, taking the stage at 9 p.m. to rock in the New Year.

The San Jose Chamber Orchestra arrives in 2022 with a concert on January 2 featuring award-winning local pianist Jon Nakamatsu and father and son clarinetists Jon and Alec Manasse. The “Happy New Year 2022” program features works by Chopin, Krommer, Jessie Montgomery, Mozart, Prokofiev, Gershwin and local composer Michael Touchi.

The concert will be held at 3 p.m. at St Francis’ Episcopal Church, 1025 Pine Ave. Tickets cost between $ 15 and $ 50 on or 408-295-4416. No tickets will be sold at the door. Proof of vaccination and masks are required to attend.

Later in January, Broadway San Jose features a sweet musical version of Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, in which young Charlie Bucket navigates Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory with four other gold ticket winners. , family members and Oompa-Loompas.

The show will take place January 18-23 at the Center for the Performing Arts, 255 S. Almaden Blvd. Tickets cost between $ 38 and $ 103 at, 800-982-ARTS (2787) or at the San Jose Civic Box Office, 150 W. San Carlos St. Ticket holders must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and bring photo ID and proof of vaccination.

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