Holiday Theatre abounds in Chicagoland!

Holiday Theatre

The holidays are a magical time of year. Be sure to check out this list of performances of all types to celebrate the season.  There are a plethora of concerts, plays, musicals and events to choose from. 

Holiday Theater in Chicago

Tallis Scholars Holiday Program

December 9, 2018
Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
5850 S. Woodlawn, Chicago, IL

A Dickens Carol

December 15, 2018 - December 30, 2018
Madison Street Theatre
1010 W Madison St, Oak Park, IL

Barney the Elf

December 16, 2018 - January 6, 2019
4139 N Broadway, Chicago, IL

The Second City's Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue

December 23, 2018 - December 31, 2018
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights, IL

Side by Side with the Chicago Philharmonic

Side by Side with the Chicago Philharmonic holiday concert
December 16, 2018
South Shore Cultural Center
7059 S South Shore Dr, Chicago, IL

A Christmas Carol

Chicago Philharmonic A Christmas Carol
December 9, 2018
City Winery
1200 W Randolph Street, Chicago, IL

The Truth About Santa

November 30, 2018 - December 29, 2018
4147 North Broadway, Chicago, IL

Christmas Mubarak

November 30, 2018 - December 7, 2018
77 W. Washington St., Chicago, IL

The Santaland Diaries

November 30, 2018 - December 8, 2018
Goodman Theatre
170 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL

The Greatest Holiday Show Alive Ever! Alive!

December 1, 2018 - December 29, 2018
The Den Theatre
1331 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Sweater

November 27, 2018 - December 6, 2018
UP Comedy Club
230 W. North Ave, Chicago, IL

Salt Creek Ballet's The Nutcracke

December 8, 2018
1 University Parkway, University Park, IL

Santa's List

November 30, 2018 - December 29, 2018
601 North Martingale Road, Schaumburg, IL

Santa's List

November 30, 2018 - December 29, 2018
601 North Martingale Road, Schaumburg, IL

Christmas Club – “Wrigleyville’s Original Christmas Pop-Up”

November 28, 2018 - January 1, 2019
The Country Club
3462 N Clark St, Chicago, IL

Chicago Tap Theatre Presents: Tidings of Tap

December 9, 2018
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL

Soul Meets Jazz Holiday Concert

December 14, 2018
The Revival
1160 E 55th St, Chicago, IL

Carol of the King

December 9, 2018
Rosemont Theatre
5400 N River Rd, Rosemont, IL

Joffrey Ballet's The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker
December 1, 2018 - December 19, 2018
Auditorium Theatre
50 E Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL

Family Groove Co Holiday Show at 210 Live

December 28, 2018
210 Live
210 Green Bay Road, Highwood, IL

The Holiday Radio Show: 1943

November 30, 2018 - December 13, 2018
Berger Park Cultural Center
6205 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL

Q Brothers Christmas Carol

November 24, 2018
800 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL

Ken Ludwig's 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

December 21, 2018
Broadway Playhouse
175 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL

The Nutcracker

December 16, 2018
The McAninch Arts Center (MAC) at College of DuPage
425 Farwell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL

ArcLight Cinemas Shares the Holiday Spirit with New ArcLight Presents...Let It Snow

November 19, 2018
ArcLight Cinemas
1500 N. Clybourn Ave, 3rd Fl., Chicago, IL

DanceWest Ballet Presents Nutcracker

December 7, 2018 to December 9, 2018
Pfeiffer Hall
310 E Benton Ave. , Naperville, IL

The Neo-Futurists' 60 Songs in 60 Minutes

Neos
December 13, 2018 - December 15, 2018
The Neo-Futurists
5153 N. Ashland, Chicago, IL

It's a Wonderful Life -- A Live Radio Play

December 15, 2018 - December 16, 2018
232 South York Street, Elmhurst, IL

Ballet Legere : The Nutcracker

December 8, 2018
Lund Auditorium
7900 West Division Street, River Forest, IL

The Snow Queen

November 24, 2018 - December 23, 2018
Filament Theatre
4041 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL

The Man that Corrupted Christmas

December 11, 2018
Strawdog Theatre Company
1802 W Berenice Ave., Chicago, IL

Anthony Bruno’s Holiday Special at 210 Live

December 20, 2018
210 Live
210 Green Bay Road, Highwood, IL

The Annoyance Christmas Pageant Evening Performance

November 17, 2018 - December 22, 2018
Annoyance Theatre
851 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL

EL Stories: Holiday Train

December 1, 2018 - December 22, 2018
Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL

Jazz Nativity

December 8, 2018
Saint Luke Church
1500 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker Joffrey Ballet
December 1, 2018 - December 30, 2018
Auditorium Theatre
50 E Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL

“The Art Deco Nutcracker”

November 30, 2018 to December 2, 2018
Studebaker Theatre
410 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

Caroling at Cloud Gate

Caroling at Cloud Gate
November 23, 2018 - December 14, 2018
Millennium Park
205 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL

O Sole Night: An O Sole Trio Christmas

December 12, 2018
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights, IL

Chicago Tap Theatre Announces Their Annual Holiday Spectacular “Tidings of Tap”!

December 9, 2018
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, IL

Winter Glow

December 15, 2018
The Geraghty
2520 South Hoyne Ave., Chicago, IL

Ballet Chicago presents The Nutcracker

December 7, 2018 - December 15, 2018
Athenaeum Theatre
2936 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL

Visions of Sugar Plums – A Nutcracker Fundraiser

November 18, 2018
Ruth Page Center for the Arts
1016 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL

The Buttcracker: A Nutcracker Burlesque

Clara and her Buttcracker
November 28, 2018 - December 26, 2018
Reggies Music Joint
2105 S State Street, Chicago, IL

Music of the Baroque: Holiday Brass & Choral Concerts

Music of the Baroque: Holiday Brass & Choral Concerts
December 16, 2018
Divine Word Chapel
2001 North Waukegan Road, Northbrook, IL

Music of the Baroque: Holiday Brass & Choral Concerts

Music of the Baroque: Holiday Brass & Choral Concerts
December 14, 2018
St. Michael in Old Town
1633 N Cleveland, Chicago, IL

A Christmas Carol matinee

December 1, 2018 - December 24, 2018
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights, IL

The Nutcracker - Chicago Ballet Conservatory/Elgin Symphony Orchestra

December 1, 2018 to December 2, 2018
Hemmens Cultural Center
45 Symphony Way, Elgin, IL

2018 Merry-Achi Christmas Concert

2018 Merry-Achi Christmas Concert 700x525
December 16, 2018
Copernicus Center
5216 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL

Dr. Suess’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

November 16, 2018 to November 25, 2018
The Chicago Theatre
175 N State St, Chicago, IL

Cirque Dreams Holidaze

December 12, 2018 - December 15, 2018
The Chicago Theatre
175 N State St, Chicago, IL

Ho Ho Holiday Improv

December 7, 2018
Joshua Harris Memorial VFW Post 2868
8844, Brookfield, IL

Colonel Obadiah Gunn’s Winterland Holiday Extravaganza at 210 Live

December 22, 2018
210 Live
210 Green Bay Road, Highwood, IL

The House Theatre of Chicago's "The Nutcracker"

November 8, 2018 - December 30, 2018
Chopin Theatre
1543 W Division St, Chicago, IL

Yippee Ki-Yay Merry Christmas: A Die Hard Musical Parody

Yippee Ki-Yay Merry Christmas: A Die Hard Musical Parody
December 1, 2018 - January 12, 2019
The Den Theatre
1333 N Milwaukee Ave
2nd Fl, Chicago, IL

The Ruth Page Civic Ballet Presents its Annual Production of "The Nutcracker"

Ruth Page Civic Ballet's "The Nutcracker". Photo by Anthony Robert LaPenna.
December 1, 2018 - December 2, 2018
Northeastern Illinois University
3701 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue , Chicago, IL

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

December 2, 2018
Rosemont Theatre
5400 N River Rd, Rosemont, IL

Lessons and Carols 2018

Lessons and Carols
December 1, 2018
Madonna della Strada Chapel
1032 W Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL

A Christmas Carol at the Goodman Theatre

Dickens' Classic A Christmas Carol
November 17, 2018 - December 30, 2018
Goodman Theatre
170 N Dearborn, Chicago, IL

Holiday Baroque 2018

Rembrandt Chamber Musicians
December 2, 2018
Alice Millar Chapel
1870 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, IL

 

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