Smuin kicks off the holidays with the return of The Christmas Ballet, the beloved Bay Area tradition featuring two acts packed to the brim with both flawless classical ballet and red-hot contemporary numbers. Featuring the perfect combination of long-time favorites and delightful new surprises, this charming medley is set to holiday tunes and incorporates a variety of popular dance styles including ballet, tap, jazz, and swing. The first act, Classical Christmas, features dancers in snow-white ensembles performing time-honored favorites of the holiday season. The Cool Christmas second act delivers a red-hot costume change along with modern festive numbers, including the iconic “Santa Baby” featuring a 42-foot long feather boa. “Sheer joy…the finest toast to the season,” declared the San Francisco Chronicle. The Christmas Ballet will tour the Bay Area, beginning with shows in Walnut Creek, continuing in Carmel and Mountain View, and finishing up with its annual holiday run at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.