The North Coast Symphony will present “Holiday Cabaret” on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 3 p.m. and Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Encinitas Community Center . Come hear “T’was the Night before Christmas” by Clement Moore, with original music by Bill Holcombe and narrated by Ken Bell, a locally recognized solo bass singer. Mr. Bell will also sing solos of Christmas favorites in the medley “There’s Christmas in the Air”, arranged by Carl Strommen, and lead the audience in singing some favorite carols. The program will also include music from Tchaikowsky’s “Nutcracker Suite”, “A Christmas Portrait”, arranged by Mark Hayes, and “Sleigh Ride” by Leroy Anderson. Tickets available at the door: $10 general, $8 seniors/students/military, $25/family max. There will be round tables for your picnic or refreshments available. The symphony asks that no alcoholic beverages be brought.  The orchestra website at has more information. The orchestra is funded in part by the City of Encinitas and the Mizel Family Foundation.