All About Cape: Holiday Happenings

Dec 10, 2018

We’re welcoming the Moscow Ballet to Bedell Performance Hall on Tuesday, December 11 and Wednesday, December 12. Presenting a familiar story in a new way, the “Great Russian Nutcracker” follows Masha and her Nutcracker Prince to the Land of Peace and Harmony. Framed by intricate rolling backgrounds, dancers perform daring choreography, including the Moscow Ballet’s exclusive Dove of Peace, where two dancers balance with each other to form a soaring bird whose wings span twenty feet.

On Thursday and Friday, we’re moving on to the steeplechase – no horses involved. The term “steeplechase” was coined because horse races used to be held within sight of a church steeple. This year’s Christmas Country Church Tour is similar: People race from steeple to steeple to view the region’s oldest and most beautiful places of worship. The tour spans three counties and two days – December 13 and 14. It boasts 33 stops, live music, twinkling decorations and more.

But we all know the real magic of Christmas is the smile that lights up a child’s face. Make special memories for the kiddos in your life at this year’s Parks and Recreation holiday events. The fun kicks off at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, December 14 with a flashlight candy cane hunt. Shawnee Park will be covered with candy canes for kids to find in the dark with the help of a flashlight (and maybe a grown-up). Cookies, hot chocolate and crafts will be available to keep the party going.

Get a complete listing of the holiday happenings going on for the rest of 2018 at