Looking for a special, seasonal activity in 2023? Support the arts and have a magical time at one of the many productions and stage shows in and around Dallas. Also, check back often as events are added throughout the season.

Click on the tabs below, organized by date. A list will populate under each tab, listing events throughout that date range.

And be sure to view our entire guide to help you find tree farms, light displays, and more! This year we feature new categories: Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Years happenings! So visit those sections for holiday-specific events in those categories.

For EVEN MORE festivities around the metroplex, visit our local guides for the Fort Worth and Collin County areas.

Opens November 24

Ebenezer Scrooge
Pocket Sandwich Theater :: Carrollton

Come see the 40th season of this Christmas classic in Historic Downtown Carrollton. Afternoon and evening showtimes available. Tickets $28 – $30. Through December 23. 

The Nutcracker
Winspear Opera House :: Dallas Arts District

Texas Ballet Theater presents this family-friendly ballet filled with dazzling choreography and exquisite sets. Afternoon and evening showtimes. Tickets from $25. Through December 24. 

Opens November 25


A Charlie Brown Christmas

Dallas Children’s Theater :: Dallas

Back by popular demand, this musical Christmas classic is sure to get you in the holiday spirit! Recommended for ages five and up. Tickets from $26. Through December 26. 

Opens November 30


A Christmas Carol

Wyly Theatre :: Dallas Arts District

Brimming with joyful songs, magical spirits, and holiday cheer, this Dallas Theater Center production is suitable for all ages. The show runs for 90 minutes (no intermission). Tickets from $20.00. Through December 24. 

Black Nativity
Bishop Arts Theatre Center :: Dallas

Returning to the BATC stage for its 19th anniversary, this toe-tapping, finger-snapping theatrical wonderment is inspired by the Langston Hughes retelling of the nativity story. Tickets $35.00. Through December 17. 

Opens December 6


Scrooge!: The Musical
North Texas Performing Arts :: Plano

It’s the 13th anniversary of this Plano Christmas tradition, a fast-paced and fun full-length live musical production, plus pre-show Christmas carols, and more. Recommended for ages five and up. Performances at the Courtyard Theatre, Rodenbaugh Theatre, and Willow Bend Center of the Arts. Tickets from $18. Through December 17. 

November 24

The Nutcracker
Irving Arts Center :: Irving

Visiting guest artists and more than 200 local dancers make up this Ballet Ensemble of Texas production. Afternoon and evening showtimes. Tickets from $30.

November 24 – 26

It’s a Wonderful Life
RCT Promenade Theatre :: Richardson

Celebrate the season with this beloved reimagining of a Christmas classic. Afternoon and evening showtimes.

The Nutcracker
Eisemann Center :: Richardson

Choose opening night or the weekend matinee for this Chamberlain Ballet production and holiday family tradition. Tickets from $22. 

November 25 – 26

Nutcracker: Short and Sweet
Palace Theatre :: Grapevine

North Central Ballet and the Palace Arts Center present a ballet that, as you might expect, is perfect for younger kids. Showtime is 3:00 p.m.

December 2 – 9

Family Christmas Pops
Meyerson Symphony Center :: Dallas

Enjoy one hour of holiday magic from the Dallas Symphony Children’s Chorus. Arrive early for kid-friendly, pre-concert activities! Tickets from $57.

December 4 – 6


Matt Tolentino & The Singapore Slingers Christmas

Pocket Sandwich Theater :: Carrollton

Bring the whole family out for a fun, fantastic evening of festivity with Christmas-inspired rags, pop tunes, and  jazz. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for seating and food service, and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets from $18.

December 8

Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Dickies Arena :: Fort Worth

This year’s show is a new take on 1999’s The Ghosts of Christmas Eve, with 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. showtimes. Tickets from $53.

December 9

Espresso Nutcracker
Majestic Theatre :: Dallas

Dallas Black Dance Theatre Academy presents its annual holiday fave with in-person and virtual link options. This enchanting performance for all generations features excerpts from the jazz-influenced music of Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite. Showtime is 7:00 p.m. Tickets from $55.

December 10

Nutcracker! Magic of Christmas Ballet
Fair Park :: Dallas

Keep the party going at the 31st anniversary tour of this majestic production, part of the Broadway Dallas program. It features an international cast, larger-than-life puppets, breathtaking acrobatics, and dazzling costumes.

Rocky Gribble Presents a Grapevine Opry Christmas
Palace Theatre :: Grapevine

Join Rocky Gribble and the Grapevine Opry gang for your favorite holiday songs. This Grapevine Palace Theatre favorite returns to the stage, and sells out quickly.

December 14

A Magical Cirque Christmas
Texas Trust CU Theatre :: Grand Prairie

Experience the enchantment of Christmas with dazzling performers and breathtaking cirque artists, accompanied by your favorite holiday music performed live. Showtime at 6:30 p.m.

December 15

Mariach Herenci de Mexico
Irving Arts Center :: Irving

Join this Latin GRAMMY-nominated group for a Mariachi Christmas at 7:30 p.m. Tickets from $34.50.

December 15 – 17

The Nutcracker
Moody Performance Hall :: Dallas Arts District

Ballet North Texas is back with their annual presentation of a Christmas classic, The Nutcracker. A magical experience suitable for all ages, this rendition showcases the talent of numerous local dance students.

The Polar Express in Concert
Meyerson Symphony Center :: Dallas Arts District

All aboard! The Polar Express is coming to the Meyerson for the first time. Experience Alan Silvestri’s unforgettable score as the DSO performs live with the film. Tickets from $58.00.

December 15 – 17

The Nutcracker
Moody Performance Hall :: Dallas Arts District

Ballet North Texas is back with their annual presentation of a Christmas classic, The Nutcracker. A magical experience suitable for all ages, this rendition showcases the talent of numerous local dance students. Afternoon and evening showtimes available. Tickets from $28.00.

The Polar Express in Concert
Meyerson Symphony Center :: Dallas Arts District

All aboard! The Polar Express is coming to the Meyerson for the first time. Experience Alan Silvestri’s unforgettable score as the DSO performs live with the film. Tickets from $58.00.

December 18 – 19

Sing for Joy: a Celtic Holiday Celebration
Meyerson Symphony Center :: Dallas Arts District

Chloe Agnew (of the Celtic Woman) is back for a joyous holiday production for the whole family. Enjoy Celtic music and dancing with a winter twist. Tickets from $50.00.

December 23

Merry Achi Christmas Concert
Majestic Theatre :: Dallas Arts District

The iconic Mariachi Sol de Mexico is back in Dallas. Enjoy traditional Mexican Christmas carols with an American twist! Tickets from $79.00.

December 31

New Year’s Eve with the DSO
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center :: Dallas

Before the ball drops, kick off your New Year’s celebrations with a spectacular evening of music with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Say goodbye to 2023 and welcome the New Year in style. Tickets from $72.00.

Ongoing

Opens November 24

Ebenezer Scrooge
Pocket Sandwich Theater :: Carrollton

Come see the 40th season of this Christmas classic in Historic Downtown Carrollton. Afternoon and evening showtimes available. Tickets $28 – $30. Through December 23. 

The Nutcracker
Winspear Opera House :: Dallas Arts District

Texas Ballet Theater presents this family-friendly ballet filled with dazzling choreography and exquisite sets. Afternoon and evening showtimes. Tickets from $25. Through December 24. 

Opens November 25


A Charlie Brown Christmas

Dallas Children’s Theater :: Dallas

Back by popular demand, this musical Christmas classic is sure to get you in the holiday spirit! Recommended for ages five and up. Tickets from $26. Through December 26. 

Opens November 30


A Christmas Carol

Wyly Theatre :: Dallas Arts District

Brimming with joyful songs, magical spirits, and holiday cheer, this Dallas Theater Center production is suitable for all ages. The show runs for 90 minutes (no intermission). Tickets from $20.00. Through December 24. 

Black Nativity
Bishop Arts Theatre Center :: Dallas

Returning to the BATC stage for its 19th anniversary, this toe-tapping, finger-snapping theatrical wonderment is inspired by the Langston Hughes retelling of the nativity story. Tickets $35.00. Through December 17. 

Opens December 6


Scrooge!: The Musical
North Texas Performing Arts :: Plano

It’s the 13th anniversary of this Plano Christmas tradition, a fast-paced and fun full-length live musical production, plus pre-show Christmas carols, and more. Recommended for ages five and up. Performances at the Courtyard Theatre, Rodenbaugh Theatre, and Willow Bend Center of the Arts. Tickets from $18. Through December 17. 

November

November 24

The Nutcracker
Irving Arts Center :: Irving

Visiting guest artists and more than 200 local dancers make up this Ballet Ensemble of Texas production. Afternoon and evening showtimes. Tickets from $30.

November 24 – 26

It’s a Wonderful Life
RCT Promenade Theatre :: Richardson

Celebrate the season with this beloved reimagining of a Christmas classic. Afternoon and evening showtimes.

The Nutcracker
Eisemann Center :: Richardson

Choose opening night or the weekend matinee for this Chamberlain Ballet production and holiday family tradition. Tickets from $22. 

November 25 – 26

Nutcracker: Short and Sweet
Palace Theatre :: Grapevine

North Central Ballet and the Palace Arts Center present a ballet that, as you might expect, is perfect for younger kids. Showtime is 3:00 p.m.

December 1 - 9

December 2 – 9

Family Christmas Pops
Meyerson Symphony Center :: Dallas

Enjoy one hour of holiday magic from the Dallas Symphony Children’s Chorus. Arrive early for kid-friendly, pre-concert activities! Tickets from $57.

December 4 – 6


Matt Tolentino & The Singapore Slingers Christmas

Pocket Sandwich Theater :: Carrollton

Bring the whole family out for a fun, fantastic evening of festivity with Christmas-inspired rags, pop tunes, and  jazz. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for seating and food service, and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets from $18.

December 8

Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Dickies Arena :: Fort Worth

This year’s show is a new take on 1999’s The Ghosts of Christmas Eve, with 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. showtimes. Tickets from $53.

December 9

Espresso Nutcracker
Majestic Theatre :: Dallas

Dallas Black Dance Theatre Academy presents its annual holiday fave with in-person and virtual link options. This enchanting performance for all generations features excerpts from the jazz-influenced music of Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite. Showtime is 7:00 p.m. Tickets from $55.

December 10 - 16

December 10

Nutcracker! Magic of Christmas Ballet
Fair Park :: Dallas

Keep the party going at the 31st anniversary tour of this majestic production, part of the Broadway Dallas program. It features an international cast, larger-than-life puppets, breathtaking acrobatics, and dazzling costumes.

Rocky Gribble Presents a Grapevine Opry Christmas
Palace Theatre :: Grapevine

Join Rocky Gribble and the Grapevine Opry gang for your favorite holiday songs. This Grapevine Palace Theatre favorite returns to the stage, and sells out quickly.

December 14

A Magical Cirque Christmas
Texas Trust CU Theatre :: Grand Prairie

Experience the enchantment of Christmas with dazzling performers and breathtaking cirque artists, accompanied by your favorite holiday music performed live. Showtime at 6:30 p.m.

December 15

Mariach Herenci de Mexico
Irving Arts Center :: Irving

Join this Latin GRAMMY-nominated group for a Mariachi Christmas at 7:30 p.m. Tickets from $34.50.

December 15 – 17

The Nutcracker
Moody Performance Hall :: Dallas Arts District

Ballet North Texas is back with their annual presentation of a Christmas classic, The Nutcracker. A magical experience suitable for all ages, this rendition showcases the talent of numerous local dance students.

The Polar Express in Concert
Meyerson Symphony Center :: Dallas Arts District

All aboard! The Polar Express is coming to the Meyerson for the first time. Experience Alan Silvestri’s unforgettable score as the DSO performs live with the film. Tickets from $58.00.

December 17 - 23

December 15 – 17

The Nutcracker
Moody Performance Hall :: Dallas Arts District

Ballet North Texas is back with their annual presentation of a Christmas classic, The Nutcracker. A magical experience suitable for all ages, this rendition showcases the talent of numerous local dance students. Afternoon and evening showtimes available. Tickets from $28.00.

The Polar Express in Concert
Meyerson Symphony Center :: Dallas Arts District

All aboard! The Polar Express is coming to the Meyerson for the first time. Experience Alan Silvestri’s unforgettable score as the DSO performs live with the film. Tickets from $58.00.

December 18 – 19

Sing for Joy: a Celtic Holiday Celebration
Meyerson Symphony Center :: Dallas Arts District

Chloe Agnew (of the Celtic Woman) is back for a joyous holiday production for the whole family. Enjoy Celtic music and dancing with a winter twist. Tickets from $50.00.

December 23

Merry Achi Christmas Concert
Majestic Theatre :: Dallas Arts District

The iconic Mariachi Sol de Mexico is back in Dallas. Enjoy traditional Mexican Christmas carols with an American twist! Tickets from $79.00.

December 24 - 31

December 31

New Year’s Eve with the DSO
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center :: Dallas

Before the ball drops, kick off your New Year’s celebrations with a spectacular evening of music with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Say goodbye to 2023 and welcome the New Year in style. Tickets from $72.00.

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