Los Angeles-Shoppers are always happy at the exciting new experiences they encounter at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. We have enjoyed top notched, world class concerts, fashion shows, BHC Kid’s Club and the very popular Farmer’s Market.

Leading into the Holiday season, events are festive, family friendly, fun and most of all, always free. For a list of upcoming events visit www.baldwinhillscrenshawplaza.com and/or follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

It is starting to look and feel like Autumn, with a nice, pleasant chill in the air. The Dance Allen Dance Academy Presented: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, Saturday, November 14, 2015, at 2:30PM, presented by the BHC Kid’s Club.

Shoppers were given an exclusive sneak peek at this holiday favorite! The Debbie Allen Dance Academy put an artistic ‘twist’ to this holiday classic by giving it a modern spin filled with original music, dance routines with lots of soul!

Debbie Allen: Photo Credit, Ricky Richardson

Debbie Allen: Photo Credit, Ricky Richardson

Debbie Allen's Hot Chocolate Nutcracker Cast Member: Photo Credit, Ricky Richardson

Debbie Allen’s Hot Chocolate Nutcracker Cast Members: Photo Credit, Ricky Richardson

Debbie Allen's Hot Chocolate Nutcracker: Photo Credit, Ricky Richardson

Debbie Allen’s Hot Chocolate Nutcracker: Photo Credit, Ricky Richardson

Debbie Allen's Hot Chocolate Nutcracker Dancers: Photo Credit, Ricky Richardson

Debbie Allen’s Hot Chocolate Nutcracker Dancers: Photo Credit, Ricky Richardson

A standing room crowd gathered in Center Court for this entertaining program that also featured engaging Holiday Arts and Crafts, snacks, Autism information and resources.

BHC Kid's Club Arts and Craft: Photo Credit, Ricky Richardson

BHC Kid’s Club Arts and Craft: Photo Credit, Ricky Richardson

Hoping that you will consider enhancing your family’s holiday celebration or traditions by attending this outstanding production of the Debbie Allen Dance Academy & The Annenberg Foundation Present in Association with The Music Center, Debbie Allen’s The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker, December 18-19, 2015 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Tickets information: www.thehotchocolatenutcracker.com or call (213)972-8550.

Debbie Allen's Hot Chocolate Nutcracker Postcard: Photo Credit, Ricky Richardson

Debbie Allen’s Hot Chocolate Nutcracker Postcard: Photo Credit, Ricky Richardson

New this year is the first Debbie Allen’s Hot Chocolate Nutcracker Tea Party. “Come hear Ms. Debbie Allen read The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker.” for attendees of the Matinee Showing of the Hot Chocolate Nutcracker on Saturday, December 19th, 2015. Enjoy Food, Tea, Sweet treats, Music, Photos with characters of Hot Chocolate Nutcracker, Free Drawings and of course… Hot Chocolate!

A Musical Theater Production written and directed by Debbie Allen, original score by Mariah Carey, Arturo Sandoval, Chau-Giang, Thi Nguyen, James Ingram and Thump.

Ricky Richardson is a Southern California based writer, music reviewer and photographer. Contact him via: [email protected]