The Festival Ballet Theatre is hosting a series of open-air Nutcracker performances. This is will be small portion of the full Nutcracker performed on an outdoor stage adjacent to the Barclay Theater. Each group of guests will be seated in a reserved pod for up to five people. Groups will be socially distanced. There is limited seating for these performances, so make your reservations early. There are three one-hour performances a day for on four days, December 19th, 20th, 22nd and 23rd. For more information, or to purchase tickets, see their website at:


Newport Coast is part of Newport Beach. This small section of Newport Beach is a tight-knit community with a population of approximately 10,000 residents. Located at 4 Via Giada, this 5,700 square foot home is part of the Perazul development in Ocean Heights. This four-bedroom, five-bedroom home was built in 2000. The chef’s kitchen has an attached breakfast nook. Relax in the in the interior courtyard with a fireplace. There are beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean, Newport Harbor, Catalina Island and Palos Verdes. This home sits on a large 11,000 square foot piece of property, with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors homeowners will enjoy a cabana, barbeque island and spa. Perazul was built by Taylor Woodrow Homes. There are 98 homes in Perazul. Ocean heights is a 24-hour guard gated community. 


Shady Canyon is a group of three luxury communities in the Turtle Rock Village of the city of Irvine. Shady Canyon is 800 acres with a Golf Course, Country Club and green space. Located at 51 Echo Glen, this 14,000 square foot home is part of the Shady Canyon Custom community. This seven-bedroom, thirteen-bathroom estate was built in 2009. There are two staircases and elevator access to all levels. The home features a wine cellar, bar, ballroom and theater. The home has panoramic views of the surrounding hills and canyons.  The home sits on nearly an acre of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy gardens, mature trees, a swimming pool, cabana, spa and fire pit area. Shady Canyon is gated community. Turtle Rock Nature Center is nearby with wildlife, classes and outdoor classrooms.