Cleveland Pops Orchestra and Pops Chorus, Carl Topilow conductor, bring jingles of joy to the most wonderful season of all Fun, family-style entertainment takes place on the Connor Palace stage, along with a line of dancing Santa’s. The Pops spectacular matinee performance continues in the theatre lobby where adorable, adoptable pets from local rescue shelters hope to find their forever families. Talented musical ensembles from local high schools fill the gorgeous space with the music of the season and Santa meets families with youngsters for lasting memories of a delightful day. This annual Cleveland Pops opening of the Christmas season is always anxiously awaited. To thousands of Clevelanders, it is truly a tradition not to be missed and family memories always to be cherished.