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1. A Season with the San Francisco Symphony

Take in a world-class performance with holiday programs including Peter and the Wolf, Handel’s Messiah, The Snowman, T’was the Night and many more. Davies Symphony Hall, Grove St at Van Ness Ave, Dec 1st to Dec 31st, 415-864-6000,

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2. Help is on the Way for the Holidays

On Dec. 9, 2012, the Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation, a non-profit Arts/AIDS organization dedicated to raising funds for AIDS service organizations in the Bay Area, will hold a special holiday benefit concert at Marine's Memorial Club. The event will feature the touring casts of both "The Book of Mormon" and "The Lion King." Tickets start at $40. For more information, visit

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3. San Francisco Conservatory of Music

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music educates remarkably gifted musicians from around the world to become performers of the highest caliber. Enjoy free admission shows ranging from musical recitals, Operas, and more. Now – December 16, 2013, 50 Oak Street, (415) 864-7326,

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4. Conspiracy of Beards

Enjoy a 30 member a capella male choir perform their take on songs written by the legendary Leonard Cohen along with some Hanukkah favorites. December 13, 2012, Jewish Contemporary Museum, 736 Mission Street, (415) 655-7800, 

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5. Dance-Along Nutcracker®: Clara’s Magical Mystery Tour

Sugar Plum wannabes, rejoice. Dance as the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band performs and Clara and her Nutcracker, Fritz, go to Hollywood. Dec 8 and 9, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St, 415-255-1355,

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6. World Tree of Hope Tree Lighting

The Honorable Mayor Ed Lee, First Lady Anite Lee and Rainbow World Fund invite you to the 8th Annual World Tree of Hope Official Tree Lighting Celebration. Musical appearances by Grammy winning San Francisco Boys Chorus, Donna Sachet, The Consul General of Japan, Veronica Klaus, and many more. Dec 10, at City Hall,

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7. A Chanticleer Christmas

Enjoy the Chanticleer’s sumptuous blend of voices as they ring in the holiday season with profound, peaceful, and joyous music in beautifully decorated missions, churches and cathedrals around the Bay Area. Dec 13th to 23rd,

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