The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre gets multicultural—and multi-animal—with “The Three Bears Holiday Bash,” which mixes song, dance, and puppetry. An interactive “12 Days of Christmas” sing-a-long invites humans to join in on the ursine adventure, inspired by stories from Hanukkah and Kwanzaa as well as Christmas. As things go awry after Baby Bear enlists Santa to join Mama and Papa Bear’s holiday show, the audience will find something for every faith in this beary funny production.
Children under 12 $5, adults $8; Start times vary between 10:30am and 2:30pm. Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, enter at 81st Street and Central Park West, 212-988-9093, cityparksfoundation.org