THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15
Theatre-Go-Round Dinner Theatre presents “Holly Leaves & Christmas Trees 2-Celebrating the tree lighting at Rockefeller Center, 2016” at the Quilted Giraffe, 500 US 1 in Vero Beach. Performances are on Thursday, Friday & Saturday, December 15, 16 & 17 at 6:30 pm and on Sunday, December 18 at 12:30 pm and 4:30 pm. $55 includes dinner, show and gratuities. For reservations, call the Box Office at 772-252-9341.
The Senior Resource Association presents the Silver Tones Chorus with “The Sound of Christmas Around the World” on Thursday, December 15 at 7 pm at First Presbyterian Church in Vero Beach. Tickets ($20) may be purchased online at: https://www.seniorresourceassociation.org/silver-tones-concert.
The Sunrise Theatre in Fort Pierce presents “An Evening with Garrison Keillor” on Thursday, December 15 at 7:00 pm. For tickets, $49/$59, visit SunriseTheatre.com.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16
AT RIVERSIDE THEATRE DECEMBER 16 & 17
— Live in the Loop Outdoor Stage – featuring local musicians, Wiley Nash (Rock & Roll Blues) on Friday and Big Cocque (Classic Rock & Roll, Variety) on Saturday from 6 to 9:30 pm. Free to the public.
–Comedy Zone – Winter Nights – Welcome the holiday season with a festively decorated Riverside campus featuring music and holiday surprises. Scheduled comedians are: Chris Gorges & Tiffany Barbee. Tickets $16-$22.
–Riverside Childrens Theatre presents “The Nutcracker in Swingtime” with performances on Friday, December 16 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, December 17 at 1:30 and 4:00 pm. Now in its seventh year, this jazzy offering is a fresh interpretation of the holiday classic set to a swinging score by Duke Ellington. This Nutcracker has become a Vero Beach tradition. For tickets, starting at $6.00, visit RiversideTheatre.com.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17
The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department presents its annual performing arts holiday production, “Santa Who?” on Saturday, December 17 with shows at 2 pm and 6 pm at the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center. A rock climbing mishap has left poor Santa with amnesia. What will happen to Christmas? Find the answer by joining the 200-student Aerial Antics Youth Circus cast of performing arts students from Leisure Square as they tell the tale of Santa Who? Advance tickets are available at Leisure Square and Riverside Racquet Complex. Tickets may also be purchased at the door. Admission donations are $7.00 for adults and $6.00 for children and seniors. For more information visit http://www.covb.org.
Main Street Vero Beach’s Vintage & Green Market will be held on Saturday, December 17 from 9 am to 4 pm on 14th Avenue downtown. Browse & shop for vintage wares and local produce Downtown Vero Beach. This event is FREE to attend. For booth space information, call 772-643-6782 or visit mainstreetverobeach.org.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17 & 18
Two free performances of George Frideric Handel’s sacred oratorio “Messiah” will be presented on December 17 and 18 at 7 pm by the First Baptist Church of Vero Beach and will feature Becky Loar as the soprano soloist. Becky is a native of Vero Beach with a national reputation as a Christian music singer and teacher.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18
The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra will perform STAR WARS, a special concert at Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center, 1707 16th Street, on Sunday, December 18 at 3:00 pm The performance will feature the music from all seven previous films in the Star Wars film series, written by composer John Williams for a galaxy far, far away. Presented with images on the big screen, the year’s most exciting concert will include iconic fan favorites– whether your loyalties lie with the Rebel Troops or the Imperial Forces. Star Wars fans of all ages are welcome to dress in costume. Tickets purchased through the symphony website or authorized ticket outlets are priced at $29.99 for adults and $14.99 for ages 7-18 (add five dollars for tickets at the door). Children six and under are free. Please note: Season subscription passes do not include admission to the STAR WARS concert. Advance tickets are available through the orchestra website at http://www.SpaceCoastSymphony.org or Marine Bank & Trust (beachside and mainland branches).
Martha Ann Sloan of Create at Studio MA, 835 17th Street #106 in Vero Beach will hold Holiday Art Camp from 9-12 each morning on December 19 through 23 and December 26 through 30. There will be fun arts & crafts for children ages 6 to 12. The cost is $35 per day. Call 772-538-1989.