What to See this Holiday Season in Chicago
Looking for a special something to celebrate the holidays? We’ve got you covered. Here are our top picks of what to see in Chicago this holiday season.
Christopher Wheeldon’s Nutcracker
Joffrey Ballet, December 10 – December 30
The highly anticipated world premiere of an all-new Nutcracker comes to Joffrey Ballet. Enter the lottery for the chance to win $39 orchestra tickets daily.
A Christmas Carol
Goodman Theatre, November 19 – December 31
“There’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit” (Chicago Sun-Times) than experiencing the joy of Charles Dickens’ timeless tale of hope and redemption – now featuring more stage magic and surprises than ever at Goodman Theatre. Get A Christmas Carol tickets here.
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
Northlight Theatre, November 10 – December 18
The new sequel to Jane Austen’s classic, Pride and Prejudice receives it’s delicious (Chicago Sun Times) world premiere at Northlight Theatre. Take advantage of our Rush&Ride program and get $20 day-of Rush tickets with free Lyft rides to and from the theater.
The House Theatre of Chicago, November 4 – December 30
House Theatre of Chicago’s modern holiday production weaves together riveting dialogue, astonishing puppetry, original song, and spellbinding spectacle to tell a heartwarming, darkly moving story of magic and hope. Get The Nutcracker tickets here.
The Phantom of the Opera
Broadway in Chicago, November 22 – December 4
Twist Your Dickens
Goodman Theatre & The Second City, December 2 – December 30
It’s A Wonderful Life
American Blues Theater, November 18 – December 31
The Hypocrites, November 12 – January 8
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Broadway in Chicago, December 6 – December 24
Hailed as “One of the most fully immersive works ever to wallop Broadway” by The New York Times, this “dazzling” (Associated Press) Tony Award-winning new play by Simon Stephens makes its Chicago debut. Get The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time tickets here.
The Magic Flute
Lyric Opera of Chicago, December 10 – January 27
The Magic Flute is a wonderful introduction to opera for all ages and the perfect holiday treat. Listen to some of Mozart’s most famous music and get ready to be blown away by the spectacle and beauty of Lyric Opera of Chicago’s production. Get The Magic Flute tickets here.
Uncle Philip’s Coat
The Greenhouse Theater Center, November 27 – December 31
When Matty, an unemployed actor, is given an old, decrepit coat from his recently deceased great-uncle Philip, he is unsure whether he has been given an heirloom or a heap of rags. Through his attempts to find the answer, he travels across time, territories and tragedies in an effort to uncover the history of an unfaltering dreamer. This one man show, a part of Greenhouse Theater Center’s Solo Celebration, poses larger questions of family, mythology and the inheritance of a Jewish son. Get Uncle Philip’s Coat tickets here.
Mr. and Mrs. Pennyworth
Lookingglass Theatre, December 7 – February 19
The world-premiere of Mr. and Mrs. Pennyworth weaves an exceptional story of adventure, love, and unexpected endings. Written and directed by Ensemble Member Doug Hara and influenced by Neil Gaiman and other fantasy writers, Mr. and Mrs. Pennyworth is brought to life through the wondrous puppetry of Blair Thomas and shadow animations by Manual Cinema Studios. Get Mr. and Mrs. Pennyworth tickets here.
- A Christmas Carol
- American Blues Theater
- Broadway in Chicago
- Christopher Wheeldon's Nutcracker
- Goodman Theatre
- It's a Wonderful Life
- Joffrey Ballet
- Lyric Opera of Chicago
- Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
- Northlight Theatre
- Second City
- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night- Time
- The House Theatre of Chicago
- The Magic Flute
- The Nutcracker
- The Phantom of the Opera
- Twist Your Dickens