Holiday theater

A Christmas Carol. South Coast Repertory's 33rd annual production of Charles Dickens' classic tale. Final performances 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, noon and 4 p.m. Sunday, 4 p.m. Monday. SCR's Segerstrom Stage, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. $26-$63. 714-708-5555, scr.org

A Christmas Carol. Long Beach Playhouse presents Charles Dickens' classic tale. Final performances 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Mainstage Theatre, 5021 E. Anaheim St. $24, $21 seniors, $14 students. 562-494-1014, lbplayhouse.org

Plaid Tidings. In this holiday edition of the musical revue "Forever Plaid," the quartet performs harmonic renditions of classic Christmas songs. Final performances 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. $40-$70. 949-497-2787, lagunaplayhouse.com

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Long Beach Shakespeare Company presents a play with live music and dancing in which King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table spend Christmas at Camelot entertained by the heroic tale of Gawain's encounter with a mysterious warrior. Final performances 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Richard Goad Theatre, 4250 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach. $20, $10 students. 562-997-1494, lbshakespeare.org

Winter Wonderettes. McCoy Rigby Entertainment presents a "Marvelous Wonderettes" 1960s sequel in which the ladies sing holiday tunes at the Harper's Hardware Holiday Party. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 30. La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd. $20-$70; senior and student discounts. 562-944-9801, lamiradatheatre.com

Nutcracker ballets

Long Beach Ballet. Featuring full symphony orchestra plus guest artists from Pacific Northwest Ballet. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Terrace Theater, Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd. $28-$65; VIP $80-$95. 562-436-3661; 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.

Festival Ballet Theatre. Featuring guest artists from Pacific Northwest Ballet, Joffrey Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. 7 Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 6 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. Monday. Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Drive. $40, $37 seniors, $35 children. 949-854-4646, thebarclay.org

Southern California Dance Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Downey Civic Theatre, 8435 Firestone Blvd. $22.50-$27.50. 562-861-8211, downeytheatre.com

Ballet Repertory Theatre. 2 and 7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday, 1 p.m. Monday. Golden West College Mainstage Theater, near Gothard Street campus entrance, Huntington Beach. $18, $14 seniors, $14 children under 12. 714-895-8150, gwctheater.com

Coast City Ballet. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Huntington Beach Union High School District Auditorium, 1905 Main St. $20, $17 seniors and children under 12. 714-963-9771, coastcityballet.com

Holiday concerts

Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2012. With David Benoit, Sheila E. and Javier Colon. 8 Friday and Saturday. Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 12700 Center Court Drive. $50-$95. 562-467-8818, cerritoscenter.com

Judy Collins Holiday Concert. 8 p.m. Saturday. Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 Atherton St., Long Beach. $40. 562-985-7000, carpenterarts.org

Salute to Vienna: New Year's Concert 2013. Andreas Mitisek, artistic and general director of Long Beach Opera, conducts the Strauss Symphony of America in a program of waltzes, polkas and operetta excerpts featuring singers from Budapest and dancers from the Hungarian National Ballet. 2:30 p.m. Dec. 30. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. $35-$115. 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com

Holiday parades

Huntington Harbour Cruise of Lights. Narrated boat tours view decorated homes, docks, decks and boats. Benefits the Philharmonic Society of Orange County's youth programs. 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Shuttles to cruise leave from Huntington Harbour Mall parking lot, 16889 Algonquin St. $17, $10 children 2-12. 714-840-7542, cruiseoflights.org