There’s no denying the magic of a stage show during the holidays. From children’s marionette theater to a symphony orchestra performance of classic carols, Dallas truly has something for everyone.
Psst: If you’re looking for even MORE holiday shows in the metroplex (at potentially lower price points!) have a look at our Collin County Guide to Holiday Performances & Productions over on Collin County Moms.
DRUMLine Live Holiday Spectacular :: Winspear Opera House :: November 19, 2019
Imagine the festive sounds of holiday cheer combining gospel, jazz, soul, Motown rhythms, and The Nutcracker Suite mixed with a hip-hop beat and the driving force of a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) marching band. This dynamic show features dazzling vocalists and talented musicians combined with spectacular choreography, lighting, and holiday costumes. Tickets from $20. 10am or 7:30pm showtimes.
A Christmas Carol :: Wyly Theater, AT&T Performing Arts Center :: November 22 to December 29, 2019
Dallas Theater Center’s A Christmas Carol boldly reimagines Dickens’ tale of joy, redemption, and the spirit of Christmas. Recommended for ages 8 and up. This is always a popular one, so you should probably stop everything and get your tickets now. From $15.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Christmas Show :: Baker Theater, Dallas Children’s Theater :: November 23 to December 29, 2019
Come see the beloved children’s book performed live along with other Eric Carle favorites Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?; 10 Little Rubber Ducks; and Dream Snow. This is an all-ages show with a Sensory-Friendly performance on November 16 & an ASL performance on December 1. Tickets from $17.
Miracle on 34th Street :: Eisemann Center, Richardson :: November 29 to December 1, 2019
This heartwarming, family-friendly performance of the 1940’s favorite includes photo opportunities with Santa and his elves in the lobby after the show. Tickets from $12.
The Nutcracker :: Winspear Opera House :: November 29 to December 8, 2019
The Texas Ballet Theater presents a classic show filled with toy soldiers and dancing snowflakes and exquisite costumes. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Tickets from $25.
Ebenezer Scrooge :: Pocket Sandwich Theater :: November 29 to December 23, 2019
Pocket Sandwich Theater is NOT your average theater experience, and I mean that in the best way. This musical adaptation of A Christmas Carol would make for a great night out. Check the FAQ for info on how things work. Tickets from $15.50.
The Nutcracker :: Eisemann Center, Richardson :: November 29 to December 24, 2019
Ok, the Eisemann Center will host FIVE ballet companies this year for different Nutcracker performances throughout the season. In order, you’ve got Chamberlain Ballet, Royale Ballet Dance Academy, Dallas Repertoire Ballet, Tuzer Ballet, and Collin County Ballet Theatre. Basically a different group each week, so lots of shows to choose from. Note: Dallas Repertoire Ballet will offer a sensory-friendly performance on December 14 at 2pm.
Black Nativity: The Musical :: Bishop Arts Theater Center :: December 5-22, 2019
This Oak Cliff tradition shares the unforgettable story of the Nativity through compelling gospel music and the beautiful poetry of Langston Hughes. Tickets from $19.50 ($12 tickets available for preview nights only).
Best of Broadway: Holiday Edition :: NTPA Dallas, Black Box Theater :: December 6-8, 2019
A Broadway revue show featuring many different styles of musical theatre song and dance, most with a holiday twist. This is children’s theater, and the cast will be 1st-9th graders. Tickets $10-12.
Dallas Symphony Christmas Pops :: Meyerson Symphony Center :: December 6-15, 2019
Transcendent anthems, holiday favorites, and sing-along carols. Also making an appearance: Santa, snow, and little bit of Christmas magic. NOTE: Special 1-hour Family Christmas Pops performance on December 7 at 11am. See links for other showtimes and pricing.
RSO Holiday Classics :: Eisemann Center, Richardson :: December 7, 2019
The Plano Civic Chorus joins the Richardson Symphony Orchestra for a show filled with holiday songs the whole family will enjoy. Beginning two hours prior to the performance, you can dine at the Prelude Café for a buffet dinner. Dinner details at the link. Tickets from $20. 8pm showtime.
Winter Wonderland :: Geppetto’s Theater :: December 7 to December 22, 2019
Take a whirlwind journey to the North Pole in this charming holiday show that features a cast of over 60 marionettes. It’s a colorful, fast-paced, musical variety show, heavy on audience participation. It even snows in the audience! Tickets from $18. 11am and 2pm showtimes, Saturdays and Sundays.
Little Women: The Musical :: Studio Theater, Dallas Children’s Theater :: December 7 to December 22, 2019
Embrace the spirit of the holiday season through a story that has captured the hearts of readers for more than 150 years. Recommended for ages 9 and up, this musical adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s cherished novel will be performed by the DCT Teen Scene Players. Tickets are $16.
Rockefeller Christmas at the Majestic :: Majestic Theatre :: December 8, 2019
Radio City-style fun with jazz dancing, tap, singing, and Act II of The Nutcracker, plus live gingerbread children and snow falling on stage. Recommended for ages 4 and up. Tickets from $25. 1pm or 4:30pm showtimes.
Disney Junior Holiday Party! :: The Theatre at Grand Prairie :: December 8, 2019
Kids can can sing and dance to their favorite Disney Junior songs and holiday classics along with Disney friends like Mickey & Minnie, the Puppy Dog Pals, and Vampirina. Santa will make an appearance, too! Preview here. Tickets from $19. 3pm showtime, doors at 1:30pm.
Rocky Mountain Christmas :: Meyerson Symphony Center :: December 9, 2019
This John Denver holiday tribute features Jim Curry and his band
performing Christmas classics and timeless John Denver hits. Tickets from $39. 7:30pm showtime.
Espresso Nutcracker :: Majestic Theater :: December 13, 2019
Dallas Black Dance Academy once again presents their twist on a holiday fave. This enchanting performance for all generations features excerpts from the jazz-influenced music of Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite. Tickets from $22.50. 7pm showtime.
Scrooge!: The Musical :: NTPA Plano :: December 13-15 and December 20-22, 2019
This musical adaptation of A Christmas Carol (based on the Academy Award- and Golden Globe-nominated movie) reminds us to love one another and to hold each other close. Note the theater change each weekend. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Tickets $20-$30.
Psst: NTPA Plano has a whole line-up of holiday shows this month, including Starcatchers, Frozen Jr., North Pole’s Got Talent, and Snowflake Diner.
The Polyphonic Spree Christmas Show :: Majestic Theatre :: December 14, 2019
This all-ages, energetic show is pure joy and the kids will be absolutely delighted at all the stuff falling from the ceiling. Tickets from $35. 7pm showtime.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer :: Winspear Opera House :: December 15, 2019
Based on the animated television special “Rudolph the Red‐Nosed Reindeer” this family-friendly adventure teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. Tickets from $25. 1pm or 5pm showtimes.
Fiesta Navidad! :: Meyerson Symphony Center :: December 17, 2019
The Grammy-winning Mariachi Los Camperos performs a concert of Mexican and Latin-inspired Christmas songs alongside the Dallas Symphony. Tickets from $32. 7:30pm showtime.
Big Brassy Christmas & Organ Extravaganza :: Meyerson Symphony Center :: December 19, 2018
Deck the halls with the DSO brass and percussion sections and the magnificent Lay FamilyConcert Organ. Tickets from $32. 7:30pm showtime.
Christmas with Megan Hilty & Cheyenne Jackson :: Meyerson Symphony Center :: December 20-22, 2019
Tony Award nominated actress and singer Megan Hilty and Theatre World Award Winner Cheyenne Jackson perform Christmas classics with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Tickets from $39.
Cirque Musica Presents Holiday Wishes :: The Theatre at Grand Prairie :: December 21, 2019
Acrobats, aerialists, hijinks, and holiday cheer. The show blends the grace and athleticism of today’s greatest circus performers with the majesty of a symphony orchestra. Preview here. Tickets from $25. 7:30pm showtime.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra :: American Airlines Center :: December 21, 2019
Trans-Siberian Orchestra will revisit one of their early works (Christmas Eve and Other Stories) presented with all-new stage production and effects. Tickets from $49.50. 3pm or 8pm showtime.
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical :: Majestic Theatre :: December 29, 2019
This all-new musical and premiere stage production includes an invitation to Santa’s North Pole and gives audiences a glimpse into the magical lives of Scout Elves. It features an original story and score, dazzling sets and costumes, and wondrous moments to make even the most cynical believe. Please note: everyone must have a ticket, including infants. Tickets from $25. 7pm showtime.