Want something sweet for the holidays? Presenting the “Nice List” of D.C. theater.
It’s that time of year where caroling abounds, the ugly Christmas sweaters are out, and of course, there’s plenty of festive theater to see.
Whether you want to see something family-friendly or something with a bit of a bite, our Naughty and Nice lists will point you in the right direction. Read on below to see what sweet shows in D.C. made our Nice List.
1. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Join Adventure Theatre for this snowy, holiday classic featuring just a two-person cast! Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy are sent to live in the countryside home of professor Digory Kirke and discover a magical new world just beyond the wardrobe doors. Get The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe tickets here.
2. Black Nativity
Langston Hughes’ “Gospel Song-Play” chronicles and celebrates the age-old Nativity story and the unique cultural identity and heritage of Black Americans. This joyous musical compels us to look inward and find the wonder in life. Get Black Nativity tickets here.
3. The Second Shepherd’s Play
This magical retelling of the nativity story combines beautiful music and a moving story for the holiday season. Revived by Folger Consort from its 2007 production, which the Washington Post called “a lovely seasonal surprise,” this show is a sure-fire holiday treat. Get The Second Shepherd’s Play tickets here.
4. Sleeping Beauty
5. The Secret Garden