Radar: To Do in PHX 12.1-12.4

Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Photo from trans-siberian.com.

We’re here to bring you a very too fast too festive weekend! Maybe you’re looking for a glass slipper or an angst-filled donkey. Perhaps you like ghosts from days of yore of fiddlers on a roof. Whatever your tastes are, feel certain that Phoenix is your place for active living. Note: Some descriptions courtesy of event hosts and edited for clarity.


“Cinderella” at The Phoenix Theatre Company
Your favorite pair of slippers this winter are made of glimmering glass in this spin on Rodgers and Hammerstein’s timeless classic that will charm and inspire audiences of all ages. $56+. 7 p.m. 1825 N Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ; phoenixtheatre.com/ // @phxtheatre

Free S’Mores at Bar Six40
Parents can enjoy a nice glass of wine while the kids roast some treats. Free. 6- 8 p.m. 7700 E McCormick Pkwy. Scottsdale, AZ


Wine and Design Winter Wreaths at Arizona Flower Market
If you’re into decorating for the holidays, you won’t want to miss this exciting class focusing on a fabulous wreath design to complement your holiday decor. Louria will share her tips & tricks with the class and guide you through the design process step-by-step. Hang it indoors or out, even use it as a table centerpiece. This is a BYOV (BRING YOUR OWN VINO) design class (wine only please 21 & over only). $70. 4-5 p.m.2050 S 16th St. Suite 105 Phoenix, AZ; azflowermarket.com // @azflowermarket 


“A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail” at Valley Youth Theatre
A very special Friend-and-Relation tells Christopher Robin a story of a Christmas Eve very long ago (about last year) when Eeyore, the old gray donkey who lives by himself in the thistle corner of Hundred-Acre Wood, was absolutely miserable. It seems that he lost his tail and Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet got all of their friends and a search was organized. There is a great deal of fun and excitement, plus delightful songs, in the adventure that follows. Its theme, which concerns caring, sharing and the importance of cultivating friends, makes this a very special and enchanting musical suitable for any age. $26. Multiple dates and times; 525 N 1st St. Phoenix, AZ; vyt.com   


25th Annual Holiday Light Parade at Flatiron Park
There will be lots of activities throughout the evening for the whole family! Activities include: Santa, vendor booths, arts and crafts, games, music, inflatables, food, and tree lighting at the Focal point and will conclude with the Annual Holiday Light Parade. Most of the youth activities will be free but there will be vendors and food options. Free; 3-7:30 p.m. 100 N Apache Trail, Apache Junction, AZ; apachejunctionaz.gov // @jacobwaltz

Dolly Parton & Whitney Houston Christmas Drag Brunch at CB Live
Celebrate with Dolly Parton and Whitney Houston to bring in the Christmas season. Hosted by Espressa Grande and featuring Desiree A DeMornay, Aubrey O’Night & LC Christian. $18. 2 p.m. 21001 N Tatum Blvd. Phoenix, AZ; cblive.com/ // @cblivephx 


Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Ghosts of Christmas Eve at Footprint Center
To celebrate the band’s 20th year on the road, Trans-Siberian Orchestra is mounting an all-new production of the show that first turned them into an arena-rock phenomenon. First performed in 1999 and recorded for a TV special – which became just as much of a holiday staple as “The Sound of Music” – “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” was conceived by Paul O’Neill, TSO’s original mastermind. A veteran producer for acts like Aerosmith and Savatage, O’Neill was inspired by the rock operas of The Who and the grandly theatrical concerts of Pink Floyd to create something that was even more spectacular. Together with Savatage members Jon Oliva, Bob Kinkel, and Al Pitrelli, O’Neill developed a unique project that married the spirit of the season with all the exhilarating sounds, operatic grandeur, and visual bravura that fans had come to expect of rock gods. After the massive success of TSO’s first two albums, “Christmas Eve and Other Stories” and “The Christmas Attic,” O’Neill and his team took it on the road (and TV screens) with similarly blockbuster results. Tix start at $49.50; 3-7 p.m. 201 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ; footprintcenter.com/ // @footprintcntr 

Fiddler on the Roof at Orpheum Theatre, Phoenix
Rich with musical hits you know and love, including “Tradition,” “Sunrise, Sunset;” “If I Were A Rich Man;” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “To Life (L’Chaim!),” “Fiddler on the Roof” is the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love and laughter. Tony-winning director Bartlett Sher and the team behind “South Pacific” and “The King and I” bring a fresh and authentic vision to this beloved theatrical masterpiece from Tony winner Joseph Stein and Pulitzer Prize winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick. Featuring a talented cast, lavish orchestra and stunning movement and dance from Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter, based on the original staging by Jerome Robbins, “Fiddler on the Roof” will introduce a new generation to the uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy. To love! To life! Tix start at $40.25; 1- 6:30 p.m. 203 W Adams St. Phoenix, AZ; phoenixconventioncenter.com/ // @orpheumphx

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