CELTIC THUNDER’S EMMET CAHILL
Principal vocalist for Celtic Thunder and Ireland's most exciting young tenor Emmet Cahill will present “Christmas in Ireland,” at 7 p.m., Dec. 6, at St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St. The concert will feature many beloved holiday songs and carols, such as “Silent Night,” “Panis Angelicus,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “O Holy Night,” as well as favorite classics from the Emerald Isle, including “Danny Boy,” “An Irish Lullaby” and more. Tickets start at $30 and can be purchased online at emmetcahill.com/tour-dates/ or at the door.
ANNUAL TEDDY BALL
The seventh annual black-tie celebration The Teddy Ball will be held at 7 p.m., Nov. 30, at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine, 3777 La Jolla Village Drive. The event brings together 1,500-plus elite San Diegans to raise funds for Cruise 4 Kids and collect new teddy bears for children in need. The teddy bears are gathered to be distributed to multiple organizations in time for holiday gifting. Tickets can be purchased at eventbrite.com/e/teddy-ball-2019-tickets-71124726973?aff=website.
SEAS ‘N’ GREETINGS
The magic of the holidays meets the magic of the underwater world from Dec. 1 to Dec. 31, when Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego transforms into a holiday wonderland during its annual Seas ‘n’ Greetings. This monthlong holiday celebration will feature seasonal activities for the whole family including special appearances by Scuba Santa, themed animal encounters, a scavenger hunt, and fun photo opportunities. On Saturdays and Sundays, things are even more festive with live music, coloring stations, and two daily dive shows featuring Scuba Santa. From Dec. 26-Dec. 31, only elves will participate in the dive show. All holiday activities are included in admission, which is $19.50 for adults, $15 for children ages 3 to 17. Children 2 and under are free. The Seas ‘n’ Greetings schedule changes daily, so visit aquarium.ucsd.edu for a full schedule of events.