Holiday Shows Light up the Grunin Center for the Arts

3 Great Holiday Shows for the Whole Family

By Jay & Linda Grunin Center for the Arts November 12, 2019

‘Tis the season! The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts, at Ocean County College, has a spectacular lineup of holiday shows now through the month of December. Tickets are selling fast, so be sure to reserve your seat soon for one of more of the following performances!

A Christmas Carol

December 7 at 1:00 pm

This family-friendly show is a musical adaptation of the tale of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, who hated Christmas. On Christmas Eve, three ghosts take him on a journey. During his nighttime reflection into the past, the present, and the future, he witnesses the lives of his poor office clerk, Bob Cratchit, and the crippled Tiny Tim. Sponsored by RWJBarnabas Health Community Medical Center.

The Nutcracker

December 14 at 1:00 pm + 4:00 pm

Join us for another year of this Grunin Center holiday tradition. This delightful ballet is a dream story brought to life through music and dance. “The Nutcracker” tells the story of Clara, a young girl whose magical journey begins with a Nutcracker doll and ends with the Land of Sweets. This ballet is narrated for your added enjoyment. Sponsored by RWJBarnabas Health Community Medical Center.

Angelina Ballerina: The Very Merry Holiday Musical

December 22 at 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm

Angelina Ballerina and her friends are planning an absolutely, positively spectacular holiday dance pageant — the best in all of Mouseland! With dancing, singing and festivities, this heart-warming musical is perfect for everyone’s holiday season! Sponsored by RWJBarnabas Health Community Medical Center.


Tickets can be purchased online at; by phone at 732-255-0500; or in person at the Grunin Center Box Office, Monday to Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 


The Grunin Center is located on the OCC Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River, NJ.