“Bethlehem A.D.,” billed as “California’s largest and longest-running walk-through interactive living nativity,” is in Redwood City. (Courtesy photo)

Dec. 23-25: Bethlehem A.D., Jason Brock, Fool La La!, San Francisco Dungeon, SF Symphony Festival of Carols, SF Ballet’s Nutcracker, Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir Ensemble, Kung Pao Kosher Comedy, John Lee Hooker Jr.

SUNDAY DEC. 23

Bethlehem A.D.: The town of Bethlehem is brought to life at the annual outdoor staging of the Christmas story, at which guests mingle with Roman centurions and wise men and visit the baby in the manger. [6 to 9:30 p.m. 1305 Middlefield Road, Redwood City]

Jason Brock’s Sixth Annual Holiday Show: X-Factor finalist and winning San Francisco cabaret singer performs holiday songs and new off-beat selections in everyone’s favorite piano bar. [7 p.m., Martuni’s, 4 Valencia St., S.F.]

Fool La La! Over the Rainbow: Unique Derique’s circus-inspired family show is filled with physical comedy and body percussion. [2 p.m., Marsh, 1062 Valencia St., S.F.]

San Francisco Dungeon: The Fisherman’s Wharf attraction showing the dark side of Bay Area history via a scary and fun live-action journey is sending guests “to hell for the holidays at Santa’s/Satan’s Village,” with added hours through Jan. 6. [10 a.m. to 10 p.m., 145 Jefferson St., S.F.]

S.F. Symphony Festival of Carols: Ragnar Bohlin conducts the San Francisco Symphony Chorus and San Francisco Girls Chorus in the concert featuring brass musicians and organist Jonathan Dimmock. [7:30 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus Home for the Holidays: The concert celebrates its 28th anniversary with special guest vocalist Marnie Breckenridge. [5 and 7 and 9 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Bolshoi Ballet’s The Nutcracker: The acclaimed Russian troupe’s presentation of the dance with the classic Tchaikovsky score comes to U.S. movie screens live from Moscow. [12:55 p.m., AMC Van Ness, 1000 Van Ness Ave., S.F.; Daly City 20, 1901 Junipero Serra Blvd., S.F.]

Craneway Craft Fair: The 48th sale, which benefits KFPA, features handmade work by more than 200 jury-selected artists. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond]

Oakland Ballet Company: The troupe presents artistic director Graham Lustig’s popular interpretation of “Nutcracker,” with music by the Oakland Symphony. [1 p.m., Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland]

MONDAY, DEC. 24

San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker: The City’s premier troupe continues year-end performances of its lavish production, the longest-running “Nutcracker” in America, with two daytime shows with different casts. [11 a.m. and 4 p.m., War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir Ensemble: The group, with a “mission to inspire joy and unity among all people through black gospel and spiritual music traditions” appears in its 30th annual Christmas Eve club concerts. [7 and 9:30 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Peninsula Ballet Theatre: The professional troupe presents an all new “Nutcracker” with costumed characters and guest professional dancers. [11 a.m., Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway, Redwood City]

Kung Pao Kosher Comedy: The 26th annual gathering — Jewish comedians doing stand-up in a Chinese restaurant –features headliner Carol Leifer, Joseph Nguyen, Jordon Ferber and Lisa Geduldig, the host, creator and producer. [8:30 p.m., New Asia Restaurant, 772 Pacific Ave., S.F.]

TUESDAY, DEC. 25

The Gospel, According to Reverend John Lee Hooker Jr.: The son of the late legendary bluesman performs with bassist Myron Edwins, guitarist Jeffrey James Hora, drummer Mike Rogers, keyboardist James Gig Anderson, trombonist Ric “Mightybones” Feliciano, saxophonist Doug Rowan and trumpeter Stephen Kleuth. [7 and 9:30 p.m., Biscuits and Blues, 401 Mason St., S.F.]

It’s a Jewish Christmas, S.F.!: The annual bash, hosted by Broke-Ass Stuart, includes comedy, films, strip dreidel and Asian-Afro cuisine. [6 to 10:30 p.m., Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St., S.F.]

Christmas Concert & International Vegetarian Dinner: Badarikashrama, an East Bay spiritual center, hosts a serene holiday celebration with Subhangi Sakhalkar, a top Bay Area Hindustani vocalist, Vivek Datar on harmonium, Omkar Bhave on tabla, and vegetarian dining; call (510) 278-2444 to reserve. [3 p.m., 15602 Maubert Ave., San Leandro]

Contemporary Jewish Museum Free Day: Annual festivities include open galleries and noshing on latkes from Wise Sons. [11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 736 Mission St., S.F.]

San Francisco Zoo: The animal park and gardens are open Christmas Day. [10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1 Zoo Road, S.F.]Bethlehem A.D.CalendarFool La LaJason BrockJohn Lee Hooker Jr.Kung Pao Kosher ComedyOakland Interfaith Gospel Choir EnsembleSan Francisco DungeonSF Ballet's NutcrackerSF Symphony Festival of Carols

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