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Family Shows in December

A Christmas Carol

Metropolis Performing Arts Center Until Dec 25, 2023

The classic festive family treat comes to the Metropolis Performing Arts Center!

A Christmas Carol, Metropolis Performing Arts Center, Chicago

Penny-pinching and bad-tempered old miser Ebenezer Scrooge goes on the adventure of his life, from his past to his present and beyond, and learns that the value of gold will never equal that of genuine...

Prices from: $105

Joffrey Ballet - The Nutcracker

Civic Opera House Until Dec 28, 2023

Joffrey gifts Chicago a homegrown holiday classic not to be missed!

Joffrey Ballet The Nutcracker, Civic Opera House, Chicago
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

The Joffrey Ballet's annual holiday ballet returns following a critically acclaimed reinvention by the iconic Christopher Wheeldon in 2016. The previous Joffrey version ran for many years, becoming the...

Prices from: $65

How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Cadillac Palace Theater Dec 23 - 31, 2023

Re-discover the magic of this Dr. Seuss holiday classic as it comes to life on stage!

How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Cadillac Palace Theater, Chicago
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Re-discover the magic of Dr. Seuss' classic holiday tale as it comes to life on stage. Originally conceived by the three-time Tony Award winning Director Jack O'Brien, the whimsical world of Whoville is...

Prices from: $70

The Wiz

Cadillac Palace Theater Until Dec 10, 2023

A brand new staging for the 21st Century!

The Wiz, Cadillac Palace Theater, Chicago

The seven-time Tony-winning hit; The Wiz is back with a brand new Pre-Broadway tour, the first in 40 years! The soul, gospel, funk and R&B fused reimagining of Frank L. Baum's The Wizard of Oz will be...

Prices from: $60

Charlie Brown Christmas

Evanston Space Dec 18 - 19, 2023

Charlie and the gang ring in the Holidays

Charlie Brown Christmas, Evanston Space, Chicago

Charlie and the gang are here to show you the true meaning of Christmas in this stage adaptation of the classic TV Special. Debuting in 2013, this theatrical production faithfully recreates the atmosphere...

Prices from: $45


Broadway Playhouse Dec 13, 2023 - Jan 1, 2024

A remarkable show which creates thunderous music from everyday items

Stomp, Broadway Playhouse, Chicago
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Inspiring the music-makers in all of us, Stomp conjures up intricate rhythms from everyday household items. Marvel as the cast of eight incredibly talented players fill your theater with an orchestra of...

Prices from: $70

The Nutcracker

Raue Center For The Arts Dec 17, 2023

The world's favorite Holiday ballet!

The Nutcracker, Raue Center For The Arts, Chicago
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

The Nutcracker is one of the country's favorite Christmas events, and one of the most performed ballets in the world! This magical story of dancing toys and a Nutcracker prince is paired perfectly with...

Prices from: $45

Ballet Chicago - The Nutcracker

Athenaeum Theater Dec 8 - 11, 2023

A Chicago Christmas tradition returns!

Ballet Chicago The Nutcracker, Athenaeum Theater, Chicago

Now celebrating 20 years of performances, The Nutcracker by Ballet Chicago returns for another brilliant year! As one of the USA's favorite Christmas events and one of the most performed ballets in the...

Prices from: $40


Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace Until Jan 7, 2024

You shall go to the ball!

Cinderella, Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace, Chicago

Get ready to be swept away by the twinkling timelessness of Cinderella, Rodgers, and Hammerstein's definitive rags-to-happy-ending story that has charmed and inspired audiences all over the world since...

Prices from: $180

Dancenter North: The Magic of the Nutcracker

Genesee Theater Dec 21 - 23, 2023

Dancenter North's annual production of The Nutcracker is now in its 35th year!

Dancenter North The Magic of the Nutcracker, Genesee Theater, Chicago

Now celebrating its 35th glorious year, Dancenter North will once again delight Lake County with its lavish, epic staging of The Magic of the Nutcracker. Seen by thousands every December, this is the longest...

Prices from: $40

Shrek - The Musical

North Shore Center Dec 20, 2023 - Jan 1, 2024

Everyone's favorite ogre stars in his own musical

Shrek The Musical, North Shore Center, Chicago

Join Shrek, Fiona and Donkey in this magical musical theatre version of the Oscar-winning Dreamworks animation. Following the same story beats as the movie, this Tony-winning show features original songs...

Prices from: $40

The Snow Queen

Marriott Theatre Until Jan 1, 2024

A family-friendly holiday adventure based on Hans Christian Anderson's beloved fairytale

The Snow Queen, Marriott Theatre, Chicago

Step into an enchanted adventure this Christmas during Marriott Theatre's holiday production of The Snow Queen. Adapted from Hans Christian Anderson's timeless children's tale, the frosty festive classic...

Prices from: $50

American Girl Live

Copernicus Center Theater Dec 16 - 17, 2023

The popular American Girl dolls step onto the stage in the musical production

American Girl Live, Copernicus Center Theater, Chicago

For over 30 years, the American Girl dolls have inspired millions of young girls, encouraging them to dream big and reach for the stars with its relatable characters and story lines. In the spirit of the...

Prices from: $30

Twas The Night Before...

The Chicago Theatre Dec 7 - 29, 2023

A holiday classic with a modern, cirque twist!

Twas The Night Before, The Chicago Theatre, Chicago

Grab your winter coat and get ready to jingle on down to Cirque du Soleil's amazing holiday spectacular, Twas The Night Before Christmas! You'll witness their 49th original production, and first-ever holiday-themed...

Prices from: $45

Blue Man Group

Briar Street Theater Open Run

Musical genius at its most inventive - a unique experience for your ears and eyes!

Blue Man Group, Briar Street Theater, Chicago
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Unlike anything you've ever seen before, the Blue Man Group's show is a dazzling audio-visual delight, throwing dance, performance art, music and comedy into a big melting pot and giving it a mighty stir....

Prices from: $50

Salt Creek Ballet - The Nutcracker

McAninch Arts Center Dec 16 - 17, 2023

SCB brings home big-time ballet...full scale program of big city caliber... exceptionally talented dancers sailed through the technically demanding dances with aplomb.

Salt Creek Ballet The Nutcracker, McAninch Arts Center, Chicago


The Hip Hop Nutcracker

Cadillac Palace Theater Dec 12 - 18, 2023

An ensemble as exciting as their balletic equivalent...the hip hop vocabulary works even better!

The Hip Hop Nutcracker, Cadillac Palace Theater, Chicago
4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating

Prices from: $60

The Three Little Pigs

Chicago Symphony Center Dec 9, 2023

Prices from: $715

Chicago Kids Company Presents Mrs. Claus

Apollo Theater Chicago Dec 6, 2023 - Dec 30, 2023

Prices from: $175

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