When: Dec. 18-19, 2 & 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 20, 2 p.m. 2015
Conductor Steven Jarvi and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra join forces to turn Powell Hall into a festive winter wonderland with the Macy's Holiday Celebration. The performance includes seasonal favorites "Sleigh Ride," "White Christmas" and "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year," as well as a selection of songs from the animated film The Polar Express. The Yuletide cheer reaches a fever pitch when Santa Claus stops by with glad tidings. These family-friendly concerts are Grinch- free, and singing along is strongly encouraged. Performances take place at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday (December 18 through 20) at Powell Hall (718 North Grand Boulevard; 314-534-1700 or www.slso.org). Admission is $30 to $75.