Celebrate the Holiday Spirit at SJMA, December 20

Release date 
Monday, December 10, 2018

For Immediate Release

SAN JOSÉ, California (December 10, 2018) — Sounds of the season will fill the galleries of the San José Museum of Art for Third Thursday: Holiday Music on December 20, 2018, 5–8pm. The program will feature performances from the Trace Elementary School Choir, the Silicon Valley Chapter of the American Harp Society, and the College of Adaptive Arts. Visitors are also invited to enjoy complimentary hot cocoa and cookies in the cafe and take care of last minute holiday shopping in the Museum Store. Tickets are $5 after 5pm, free for Museum members. Tickets are also available online at sjmusart.org/event.

The evening will feature:

  • Classic Christmas carols from Trace Elementary School Choir;
  • Solo harp performances from the Silicon Valley Chapter of the American Harp Society;
  • And the Nutcracker Twist, a fun performance of ballet and hip-hop fusion, presented by the students in the graduate program of the College of Adaptive Arts.


The College of Adaptive Arts (CAA) is a cutting nonprofit in San José, paving a new path for turning adults with disabilities into successful contributing citizens through the arts. CAA provides an environment where students can flourish and thrive and continue to push the boundaries of their potential.


The American Harp Society aims to promote and educate its members and the general public about the harp and its music. It encourages composition for the harp and aims to showcase the finest performers on the instrument in the world today.


Trace is a kindergarten through fifth-grade campus of the San José Unified School District’s Academic, Visual and Performing Arts strand. Every student at Trace performs on stage or in a video at least once per school year.


The San José Museum of Art celebrates new ideas, stimulates creativity, and inspires connection with every visit. Welcoming and thought-provoking, the Museum rejects stuffiness and delights visitors with its surprising and playful perspective on the art and artists of our time. SJMA is located at 110 South Market Street in downtown San José, California. The Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 11am to 5pm and until 8pm or later on the third Thursday of each month. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $6 for students, and $5 for youth ages 7–18. Members and children ages 6 and under are admitted free. For more information, call 408.271.6840 or visit SanJoseMuseumofArt.org.

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Programs at the San José Museum of Art are made possible by generous operating support from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Yvonne and Mike Nevens, a Cultural Affairs grant from the City of San José, and the Richard A. Karp Charitable Foundation.

Press contacts
Melanie Samay, msamay@sjmusart.org or 408.271.6872 
Frederick Liang, fliang@sjmusart.org or 408.291.5374