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December events and performances at Thessaloniki Concert Hall

Thessaloniki Concert Hall is hosting a series of seasonal performances and concerts throughout December with carols, music, ballet, dancing and entertainment so that travelers and visitors to Greece’s second biggest city can join in the festive fun!

The festive season gets underway with Guangzhou Ballet’s performance of the classic Christmas ballet “The Nutckracker” set to Tchaikovsky's spellbinding music. Late on Christmas Eve, young Clara falls asleep holding her favorite nutcracker doll; a present by her godfather – the mysterious magician Drosselmeyer – that transports her on a dream-like adventure, where she encounters the Mouse King, the Sugar Plum Fairy and many more magical characters.

Founded in 1994, award winning Guangzhou Ballet – one of the youngest classical ballet companies in China – continues to earn recognition as a major, rising force in the dance world under the artistic direction of Zhang Dandan, former Principal dancer with the National Ballet of China.

Performance dates and times:
14, 15, 16 December 2017 at 9 pm and 16 December 2017 also at 4pm
17 December 2017 at 12pm and 6pm


On December 15, 2017 traditional Christmas and New Year’s carols, dances and songs from various regions across Greece whose history and customs date back to Byzantine times and antiquity (i.e. Northern Greece, The Greek islands, Asia Minor and Pontus) are brought to life at the Thessaloniki Concert Hall. Performed by various folklore associations and dance groups under the artistic direction of Ioannis Tsamis and Vasilis Adamopoulos.

This mesmerizing performance titled “Christmas, New Year, the year’s first celebration” kicks off with glorious Byzantine hymns and narratives from traditional Christmas and New Year celebrations performed by the “Idimelon” Byzantine Choir and the “Hymnodia” Women’s Byzantine Choir of the Municipal Music School of Ambelokipi.

Performance date and time:
15 December 2017 at 9 pm


More December events and performances at the Thessaloniki Concert Hall include:
Tο celebrate Christmas the two glorious Magnificat by Marc-Antoine Charpentier and Antonio Vivaldi as well as other works of baroque music (Buxtehude, Biber, etc) will be presented on 20 December 2017 by various soloists, the Contra Tempo Voce Mixed Choir and Ensemble 1619 on period instruments under the direction of Gerasimos Hoidas.

A colorful interactive play by award winning children’s playwright Stella Michailidou titled “The True Gifts of Santa Claus” with live music, animation, video art, dance and lots of surprises will also be staged at the Thessaloniki Concert Hall on 25-29 December 2017.

On 30 December 2017 the Symphony Orchestra of the Municipality of Thessaloniki celebrates its 30 years by presenting the famous works of Gounod, Tchaikovsky, Khachaturian and others in a one and only performance titled “Waltz doesn’t just mean Strauss”.

For more info about the Thessaloniki Concert Hall (TCH) December events and tickets see here:

Photo of “The Nutcracker” ballet © Thessaloniki Concert Hall

December events and performances at Thessaloniki Concert Hall

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Dates: 14-30 December 2017│ Location: Thessaloniki │ Venue: Thessaloniki Concert Hall – 25 Martiou St & Paralia, 546 46, Thessaloniki │ Starts at: See TCH detailed December events programme for the exact start times of each performance│More info:

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