Everyone has his or her own holiday traditions. For the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, it's the "Christmas Fantasy" concert.

The 10th annual program will be presented at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Terrace Theater in Long Beach. The symphony will be joined by the Long Beach Camerata Singers, along with two Broadway veterans - husband and wife duo Gary Mauer and Elizabeth Southard.

Leading it all will be guest conductor Thomas Wilkins.
"I think this is a show for everyone," Wilkins says. "Families will certainly enjoy being there, people who love the season. People who need an excuse to slow down and have a chance to let some great music wash over them. It's really designed to be for anybody so I'm excited about that part of it."

Wilkins is music director for the Omaha Symphony and principal guest conductor for the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. This will be his first time conducting the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra.

"I love the music, I love the season," Wilkins says. "I had the dates free and, you know, it's Long Beach, California, for crying out loud. It's a gorgeous part of the world."