Audience participation is the theme for the weekend before Christmas, with caroling and film sing-alongs.

The Lythgoe Family Panto’s “Beauty and the Beast: A Christmas Rose” encourages audience participation in this slightly wacky retelling of the fairy tale.

If you want more of the memorable score, on Christmas Eve the Russian Grand Ballet performs the “Nutcracker” in the same venue.

Get your voice in tune for the “‘White Christmas Sing-Along'” with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

The 1954 film starring Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney and Danny Kaye shows on a big screen with lyrics so the audience can join in singing “The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing” and, of course, “White Christmas.”

Children visit Santa at the Paley Center for Media, and the whole family can watch favorite holiday TV specials, including “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” at “It’s Holiday Time in PaleyLand.” Families can also make ornaments and puppets and drink free hot cocoa.