While Summer is just cooling down, planning for the holidays is already in full swing at The Academy! Check out all of this year’s exciting winter holiday events below:

Holiday Makers Market

The Academy Center of the Arts invites you to our third annual Holiday Maker’s Market 2023!

Join us in the Academy’s Warehouse Theatre on Saturday, November 25, 2023 to support local makers for Small Business Saturday, right in time for the holiday shopping season.

Early Bird shopping begins at 10 AM. General Admission shopping begins at 12 PM, and continues until 3 PM. Children may enter for free!

Want to be a vendor at the Market? Applications are now open and are due October 15, 2023.

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Mariachi Herencia de México presents ‘A Mariachi Christmas’

Celebrate the holidays with A Mariachi Christmas featuring Mariachi Herencia de México. The Latin GRAMMY-nominated band performs Mexican and American Christmas favorites, including the group’s reimagined holiday hits “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “It’s Begininning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland,” and many more! Filled with music and holiday cheer, this colorful celebration of holiday traditions is perfect for the whole family.

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Christmas with the Celts

Celebrating 12 years of successful national touring, Christmas with the Celts performs a wonderful combination of timeless ancient Irish Christmas Carols and lively Irish dance with modern contemporary songs but with Irish instrumentation. New Christmas hits, Celts originals and fresh Irish Dance tunes are added to the show each year so that no 2 years are the same. Always a pleasant surprise.

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Soultown to Motown

The Sensational Soul Cruisers perform Soultown to Motown.  This show focuses on iconic Classic Soul & Motown music from the period of time generally between the birth of Motown in 1960 to the release of Michael Jackson’s all-time selling Thriller album in 1983. Joined by 11 performers including a horn section, keyboardist, 4 vocalists and an incredible Rock & Soul rhythm section, the show Soultown to Motown recreates a note for note and absolutely live choreographed duplication of classic tunes from the early pioneers of Motown, Stax Records, Carolina Beach Music and The Sound of Philadelphia. With its multimedia video backdrop, Soultown to Motown transcends generations making it one to be loved by all.

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