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The Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater has long been a mecca for children and is located in beautiful historic Balboa Park, San Diego California. The Puppet Theater was originally part of the California Pacific International Exposition in 1935. The Exposition was organized to celebrate the completion of the Panama Canal. The theater still runs weekly live performances for thousands of guests each year.

The Holiday Hoopla Games

December 9-11, 16-18

Something’s going on at the North Pole! Work in the workshop has stopped!! The Great Gift Givers are away traveling the world delivering gifts to those during the holiday season. And all the creatures of the North Pole are taking a break getting ready for their Annual Holliday Hoopla Games. Snowman bowling, Reindeer Ringtoss and Snowball Fights are all in the fun with the Holiday Hoopla. But will somebody win? Will they be naughty or nice? Come and find out and even take part in the Holiday Hoopla Parade!!! Let’s have some fun!!!
**** Audience Participation is Encouraged 
Last Minute Puppet Productions


Steve Taylor

Magical Ventriloquist Comedy Show

December 29- January 1 2023

Bring the whole family and "laugh 'til your cheeks hurt" with comedy "Magical Ventriloquist" Steve Taylor! Steve and his vent puppets were a big hit with audiences during his previous appearance last March, but this time around Steve adds his unique brand of family comedy magic to his already hilarious one-man show. Fresh off his recent 13th appearance at The Magic Castle in Hollywood! Be amazed and amused as impossible eye-popping magical feats join Steve's vent buddies Pokey O'Possum, Alli The Croc and Rudy O'Riley for an afternoon of family fun. Appropriate for ages 3 to 103! Thursday December 29, 2022 through Sunday January 1, 2023 at 11am, 1pm and 3pm each day. Don't Miss It!