Even with all the shopping, wrapping and eating, there has to be some time left for holiday fun.
Mountain View Patch put together events and performances taking place around town the next few days. So take a break and have fun (and for the performers, break a leg!).
- Holiday Gospel Concert. Back from a performance on the Wendy Williams Show in New York, the award-winning multiracial, multicultural Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir hopes to make you jump for joy with its arrangement of traditional holiday songs. Friday at 7:30 p.m., Mainstage, $36 adults, $31 seniors/students, $28 children (12 and under). For tickets, call 650-903-6000 or order online.
- A Winter Fairy Tale. Mountain View's own Bayer Ballet Company presents an original and magical story, A Winter Fairy Tale, of a fantastical fairy adventure in a forest. Watch a Russian Santa Claus and the ballet academy's 8- to 18-year-old dancers perform the much beloved Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker. Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., Mainstage, $30 adults, $25 seniors/children (12 & under). For tickets, call 650-903-6000 or order tickets online.
- A Very Cozy ChristmaHanuKwanzakah. With an intro like that, it's hard not to be curious about Brandon Walker's performance Saturday at 8 p.m. Though there is no cover, a $5 donation is suggested to benefit the Hildeback Education Fund.
- Christmas á la Classical Spanish Guitar. Sit back, relax, sip some coffee or tea and listen to Michael Griego string up some Christmas tunes using intermittent flamenco techniques on Tuesday, Dec. 21, at 7:30 p.m. No cover charge.
- A Winter Winner? The Geek Club South Bay hosts its first annual Board Games for Charity Winter Gala as a fundraiser for Charity Water. Everyone is invited, and all are asked to bring their favorite games to Hacker Dojo, at 140B Whisman Rd., from 5-11 p.m. Admission $15.
Now, is there a better way to enjoy the season than to catch a great play or concert in Mountain View?