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A Dallas Guide to Holiday Musicals & Productions {2017}

Whether it’s with the family or for a date night, you can’t miss some of the incredible productions that happen around Dallas during the holidays; from children’s theater performances to stage productions of timeless classics. Don’t let a busy schedule get in your way of making plans to attend at least one of these listed below!

A Charlie Brown Christmas :: Baker Theater, Dallas Children’s Theater :: November 17-December 23, 2017 Do your kids love watching this classic show each year at Christmas? Then come see it performed live at the DCT for as little as $28/child. This performance is recommended for ages 5 and up with a Sensory-Friendly performance on December 2, 2017 & an ASL performance on December 3, 2017. 

Kathy Burks Theatre of Puppetry Arts’ Frosty & Friends :: Studio Theater, Dallas Children’s Theater :: December 17-23, 2017 Recommended for ages 4 and up, this is an endearing tale of Frosty, a lonely frozen figure hoping to make a difference during the season of giving.

A Christmas Carol :: Wyly Theater, AT&T Performing Arts Center :: November 22-December 28, 2017 This is a popular one, so just purchase your tickets before reading the description! The audience is placed into the story with magical ghosts flying above, scary ghosts bursting out of the floor, and snow falling on everyone. Not to mention, it’s full of traditional Christmas hymns and songs in fresh, toe-tapping musical arrangements, joyful bursts of choreography, and eye-popping, special effects. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas The Musical :: Winspear Opera House :: December 5-17, 2017 The Broadway performance makes a return to Dallas as part of the 2017/2018 Broadway Series, and we couldn’t be more excited! Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the Holiday loving Whos. 

The Nutcracker :: Winspear Opera House :: November 24-December 3, 2017 The Texas Ballet Theater presents this classic ballet filled with toy soldiers and dancing snowflakes. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

The Nutcracker :: Eisemann Center, Richardson :: November 24-26, 2017 The Chamberlain Performing Arts’ production of The Nutcracker includes company dancers, local guest artists, and their fellow cast members as they bring to life the enchanting tale of Clara and her Nutcracker. 

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever :: Eisemann Center, Richardson :: November 24-28, 2017 Lots of laughter in this 1 hour 40 minute show (with brief intermission). Back by popular demand, this play is for kids of all ages to learn about the true meaning of Christmas.

Dallas Symphony Christmas Pops :: Meyerson Symphony Center :: December 1-17, 2017 From sing-along carols to sacred choruses, this concert is a must-see event for the perfect holiday season. Many showtimes available but seats go fast, so grab your tickets now!

Christmas with Michael W. Smith & Amy Grant :: Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie :: December 2, 2017 (7:30pm) Multi-platinum, Grammy-winning Christian music superstars Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant are partnering together for the holiday event of the year performing together with the Plano Symphony Orchestra. The show will feature everyone’s Christmas favorites including a guest appearance from Jordan Smith of NBC’s “The Voice” that will undoubtedly be the most celebrated concert highlight of the holiday season!  Get your tickets here!

A DSO Family Christmas :: Meyerson Symphony Center :: December 2, 2017  Bring the kids to the symphony for this special one hour holiday performance with the DSO and chorus and The Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas. And if you’re good, Santa himself will make a special visit! 

Big Brassy Christmas & Organ Extravaganza :: Meyerson Symphony Center :: December 4, 2017  If your children are starting to explore music, this is a fun, uplifting performance from the DSO you won’t want to miss!  

White Christmas :: Music Hall at Fair Park :: December 5-10, 2017  Presented by the Dallas Summer Musicals, bringing some of the best of Broadway to Fair Park. See a dazzling cast and hilarious comedy all while hearing classic holiday songs. It’s a perfect show for the whole family! 

The Colors of Christmas :: Majestic Theater :: December 17, 2017 (7:30pm) Some of the best in R&B and Soul will be performing favorite Christmas classics for a one night only event. Artists like Peabo Bryson, Marilyn McCoo, Billy Davis, Jr., Ruben Studdard, and Jody Watley. Tickets start at $49. 

Home Alone: Holiday Movie in Concert :: Meyerson Symphony Center :: December 21-22, 2017  Who doesn’t love Home Alone?! The DSO takes the iconic John Williams score and turns it into a night you won’t forget. Holiday fun for the whole family!

Lightwire Theatre: A Very Electric Christmas :: Winspear Opera House :: January 1, 2018 You might recognize these performers as semi-finalists on America’s Got Talent, but they are internationally recognized for their signature brand of electroluminescent artistry and are giving this show a “holiday flare.” 

Dallas's 2017 Holiday Guide for Families

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