10 Family-friendly Christmas Events Going on in San Antonio this Weekend

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Friday, Dec. 16

Jingle Bell Jive

Expect performances by dancers, actors, singers and musicians at this family-friendly Christmas variety show. Tickets are $15 and children ages 5 and younger receive free admission. Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 17, 2:30 p.m. St. Phillip's College - Watson Fine Arts Center, 1801 Martin Luther King Dr., tututix.com/danceelan

Fiesta de Navidad: La Pastorela Folklorica
A fun representation of the traditional shepherds' play with a folklórico and flamenco flair, writer Hiedi Cabral's play La Pastorela Folklorica highlights the Guadalupe Dance Academy performing traditional Mexican music and dance. Guadalupe Dance Company members play the traditional characters of Mary, Joseph, Lucifer and the archangel while the Academy’s youngest performers play the parts of townspeople and shepherds. Under the influence of Lucifer more experienced Academy performers do their best to distract the shepherds from their mission of welcoming the newborn king. Dec. 16, 7 p.m. Guadalupe Theater, 1301 Guadalupe, guadalupeculturalarts.org, $10

Seasonal Holiday Planetarium Show
Currently decked out in celestial blue lights, Scobee closes out its 2016 season with a holiday program featuring the shows Season of Light and Mystery of the Christmas Star with live accompaniment from the James Madison High School Choir. Dec. 16, 6-9 p.m. Scobee Education Center, 1819 N. Main Ave., sacscobee.org, $2-$5