American Conservatory Theater's artistic director Carey Perloff joins forces with Paul Walsh for an adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic, A Christmas Carol (December 4-27). Meanwhile, the Center Repertory Company also presents A Christmas Carol (December 11-21) for its 11th consecutive year at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek. Also, check out Yerba Buena Center for the Arts for a Dance-Along Nutcracker, (December 13 and 14).