The Nightmare Before Christmas with Danny Elfman at The Hollywood Bowl

By Shannon Gurnee
In California
December 23, 2016

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#NightmareBeforeChristmas #DannyElfman #HollywoodBowl #Halloween #Travel

Back in October, we surprised our kids with a trip to Hollywood, California.  We love to travel in our RV because it’s packed with food, power and a bathroom! It definitely makes road trips easier and more fun! A while ago, Frank purchased tickets for our family of 8 to go and see The Nightmare Before Christmas with Danny Elfman and a live orchestra at The Hollywood Bowl. It was really awesome! I’d never been to The Hollywood Bowl before and neither had our kids, so it was a great experience!

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We arrived at The Hollywood Bowl early with our kids dressed up in costume. They went to different booths for trick-or-treating and had a blast. It was nice because bags were provided for the kids to do trick-or-treating at the different booths. Food and drinks were available for purchase during the event as well.

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#NightmareBeforeChristmas #DannyElfman #HollywoodBowl #Halloween #Travel

The Hollywood Bowl is an awesome place and is huge! It’s an outdoor arena and on the stage during the movie was an orchestra performing live, conducted by John Mauceri. During the movie, Danny Elfman sang and was the voice of Jack Skellington. Plus, Catherie O’Hara and Paul Reubens also performed during the movie, doing the voiceovers of Sally and Lock. The movie played on big screens throughout the Hollywood Bowl (one big one above the stage and two on each side of the stage).

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#NightmareBeforeChristmas #DannyElfman #HollywoodBowl #Halloween #Travel

#NightmareBeforeChristmas #DannyElfman #HollywoodBowl #Halloween #Travel

#NightmareBeforeChristmas #DannyElfman #HollywoodBowl #Halloween #Travel

We brought blankets for everyone in the family, however, it was a pretty warm night, so they weren’t needed.  We were seated in section L15, which were long benches. Frank discovered that we could rent cushions for the seats and that was a great idea! Oh my gosh, it made it so much more comfortable than I’m sure it would have been! I would love to sit in the Garden boxes someday, but those tickets were much more expensive.

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#NightmareBeforeChristmas #DannyElfman #HollywoodBowl #Halloween #Travel

My sister lives in Southern California and it just so happened that she was also at the show that night! It was nice to meet up with her because we don’t see each other that often during the year. They agreed that it was a great performance!

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I hope we can take our kids to this event again next year as it was really fun! Thanks Danny Elfman for doing such an amazing job!

Have you seen “The Nightmare Before Christmas” at the Hollywood Bowl before?



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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

21 Responses to “The Nightmare Before Christmas with Danny Elfman at The Hollywood Bowl”

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  2. Sarah L says:

    Never been to the Hollywood Bowl (1,000 miles away). And I’ve never seen the movie because I’m not into scary movies.

  3. I have never been to the Hollywood Bowl before, but I watch The Nightmare Before Christmas with the kids every year at Halloween AND at Christmas.

  4. Jeanette says:

    I have been there once and I LOVED It! You all must have had such a good time! I would love to see that show!

  5. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    This would be amazing! The Nightmare Before Christmas is my all time favorite movie.

  6. Lisa Favre says:

    I think my family would LOVE something like this! The Nightmare Before Christmas is a movie a lot of my family members enjoy.

  7. Dogvills says:

    What a fun show. My daughter loved this movie when she was little. I hope I get the chance to bring my family there.

  8. Looks like it’s definitely great for family time!

  9. OMG, how fun was this! I had no idea the Nightmare Before Christmas was turned into a musical. I’ll have to check to see if they come around again next year.

  10. adriana says:

    What a fun time! It looks like everyone had a blast. I love the Hollywood Bowl – so many fun events there!

  11. Eloise says:

    I’ve never been there before, but I’d sure love to go someday! I have a true love for performances of all kinds… It looks like an amazing time in an amazing place thanks for sharing : )

  12. uprunforlife says:

    This sounds like an amazing experience. I would love to be able to surprise my kids with a trip like this one day.

  13. Echo says:

    I am so jealous! The Nightmare Before Christmas is one of my favorite movies ever and I LOVE Danny Elfman, Cathrine O’Hara and Paul Reubens!

  14. Dhemz says:

    awww, how fun! Looks like the kids had a blast. Fun costumes too!

  15. jo says:

    Wow! What a coincidence to see your sister in the same show. That looks like a lot of fun! Wish we have an RV too so it’ll be easier and somehow cheaper (exclude the price of RV) for our big family. Haven’t seen that show yet btw.

  16. Eileen says:

    Oh this looks like so much fun! I wish there was something like this in my area!

  17. Wildish Jess says:

    My oldest would love this! He love all Tim’s movies!

  18. Never seen it before but I am so curious now. It hasn’t come to South Africa yet.

  19. What an awesome family event this is. I can see how everyone is having a blast. My kids would love that.

  20. That was a great experience. Being with family on special events like that is such a memorable experience. I am also looking for a time to hangout with my family. It is not always that we are together so being with them is very precious.

  21. Gabriel says:

    This would be very cool. My middle two love this show.

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