Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Win 2 Tickets for Deck the Hall at the San Francisco Symphony!

Yes, even reindeer! Photo by the SF Symphony
Drum roll and get your musical ears please. I am happy to announce that one lucky Frog Mom reader will win 2 tickets to attend Deck the Hall on Sunday December 4, 2011! If you have never been, Deck the Hall is one of the most beloved holiday traditions of the San Francisco Symphony and an amazing experience for families. After an hour-long show that blends music, dance and stage performances, kids and adults alike mingle in the lobby where craft tables, cookies and refreshments await them. Kids can even get to meet favorite holiday characters!

Crafts. Photo by SF Symphony
The first time we took our girls to Deck the Hall, they were respectively 1 and 3 years old. Though the 1 year old clearly didn't get to participate much, she kept silent during the music part and clapped with me at the end. My 3 year old, on the other hand, was in awe. All these kids dressed to the nines, the festive atmosphere, the tall decorated trees in the lobby, the cool crafts after the concert - she didn't want to leave, ever.

That year we enjoyed a particularly charming reading of "Twas The Night Before Christmas" with puppets and we cracked up at the holiday songs by the Beach Blanket Babylon cast - ah, the dancing Christmas trees! It was my kids' first "classical music" experience and a fun one to boot. As you can guess, I loved it.

Very high five. Photo by SF Symphony
Now it's my pleasure to be able to offer this amazing experience to my readers. I'll add that the show sells out every year so these tickets that I got are extra precious tickets. Plus, they're upper orchestra tickets (value $72), a fantastic seating section where kids can enjoy the show fully right in front of the orchestra and stage.

How do you win?
Share your favorite holiday music in the comments below this post and "Like" the Facebook page of the San Francisco Symphony. Please do not comment anonymously otherwise I'll never be able to contact you. Elementary, my dear Watson. Tell your friends and get them to participate - if they comment on Frog Mom giving your name, you double your chances!

Deadline: Sunday November 27, 2011, 11.59pm PST.

I'll pick a winner using a random system on Monday November 28, 2011, giving the lucky person just enough time to plan for a incredible Sunday December 4th with their special little person. Keep a weather eye on the Frog Mom Facebook Page as it's where I'll announce the winner on Monday morning.

Good luck everyone and for the record, my favorite holiday song is "White Christmas" with a glass of champagne!

17 comments:

Inga said...

White christmas would have been my choice, I love the song and we watch the movie every christmas as a rule ;-) but since you already mentioned that one, I will go with "We Need a Little Christmas" (right this very moment!!! not a very patient family we are;-))

Jennifer Gette said...

I like Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by The Pretenders on the Very Special Christmas album.

Jenny Quintero Loffer said...

I love anything from "A Charlie Brown Christmas" especially - Linus and Lucy, Christmas TIme is Here and O Tannenbaum.

I found this YouTube of O Tannenbaum- it just brings back great childhood memories. - Charlie and the gang!
http://youtu.be/Kw6h4mZO1oU

Moonglow said...

My favorite is "A Charlie Brown Christmas" by Vince Guaraldi. It is simply fun, jazzy, and enchanting! I never get tired of hearing it over and over.

Elizabeth Meeks said...

Oh, I have too many favorites to list. I have a slight holiday music addiction. But here are a few: Bing Crosby's White Christmas, Sarah McLachlan's Silent Night, The Dream Academy's Life In A Northern Town, U2's Christmas (Baby Please Come Home), Grace Cathedral Choir's Love Came Down at Christmas, the Charlie Brown Christmas music (Vince Guaraldi Trio), Harry Connick, Jr's Jingle Bells.

daniela said...

anything from the Nutcracker! It's the all time favorite for our 5yo...

GioRiva said...

I love all the Nutcracker's Music.We go every year at the SF show.

Connie said...

Nothing says Christmas to me like Johnny Mathis' Christmas Song - or anything off of his first Christmas album. Takes me right back to being a little girl all excited for Santa!

SCollins said...

"The Little Drummer Boy" I can hear the sound of the low drum beat of that song right now . bum-bumbumbum.... There is something spiritual about the song that centers me during the holidays when I lose track of the meaning of the season. I can hear the melodic harmony of the children's voices and the low bass of the drum slowing down the pace of my frantic, beating heart. Ahhh yes Peace on Earth. Happy Holidays!!!

A Little Yumminess - Simran said...

We like Rudolph the red nosed reindeer!! I love it when my kiddo sings it!

lalaj said...

When it comes to Christmas I love the old--fashioned hums like Hark the Herald and The First Noel, especially when sung with a large group of people. I get goosebumps.

One year after singing in "the Messiah" sing along, the audience was filing outndown the winding staircases and all burst into these hymns a Capella. What a warm and moving experience that I will never forget.

JessicaT said...

We are fairly non-discrimninatory when it comes to christmas music, but vince giraldi is probably a special favorite.

RThomas said...

Among my favorite Christmas songs are Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas sung by both Judy Garland and Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole's The Christmas Song, The Little Drummer Boy by Johnny Mathis, The Temptations' rendition of Silent Night, This Christmas by Donny Hathaway, and not a Christmas song to anyone except for me because it brings such fond Christmas memories, Let's Groove by Earth, Wind and Fire.

Jenn said...

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and I Saw Three Ships.

Tina Pao said...

Winter Wonderland! Though I'm a sucker for all Christmas music and can't help but to sing along whenever I hear it!

Gigi said...

I love Nat King Cole's , A Christmas Song. It's a great holiday song.

jl said...

Mel Torme singing The Christmas Song is my all time favorite. I just discovered that the "Velvet Fog" as Mel is nicknamed, co-wrote the song to cool off during a particularly hot summer.
--Jacqueline