NYC Holiday Shows Not To Miss

The holiday season in New York City is synonymous with Macy’s festively decorated windows, Rockefeller Center’s brightly lit Christmas tree and, of course, one-of-a-kind holiday shows. Experience the magic the Big Apple has to offer by checking out these must-see shows, complete with carols, choreography and holiday cheer.

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New York City Ballet: The Nutcracker
David H. Koch Theater

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker is a timeless holiday classic for all ages. Told through the music of Tchaikovsky, the ballet focuses on a young girl who awakens to find that toy soldiers and mice have grown much larger and mayhem ensues. The New York City Ballet will perform The Nutcracker from Friday, Nov. 24 to Sunday, Dec. 31. Address: 20 Lincoln Center Plaza / Phone: 212-496-0600 Click to go

Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes 
Radio City Music Hall

The iconic Radio City Rockettes are back for the 90th Annual Christmas Spectacular. An experience like no other, the show features 36 Rockettes in full costume, magical music numbers and dazzling choreography. With an appearance from Santa Claus himself, this show is sure to take holiday spirit up a notch. Address: 1260 Avenue of the Americas / Phone: 866-858-0007 Click to go 

Mariah Carey All I Want For Christmas Is You 
Beacon Theatre

What’s Christmas without some Mariah Carey high notes? The star brings her holiday shows back this year with a series of concerts—Nov. 27, Nov. 28, Dec. 1, Dec. 2, Dec. 4 and Dec. 5. The show, named after Mariah Carey’s hit “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” will feature festive sets and songs. Address: 2124 Broadway / Phone: 212-465-6225 Click to go 

Elf The Musical
The Theater at Madison Square Garden

The loved and hilarious movie Elf was adapted for the stage as Elf the Musical. The musical tells the tale of Buddy, a human who is raised as an elf at the North Pole, traveling to New York City to find his birth father. His journey, filled with mischief, guarantees laughs from beginning to end. Address: 4 Pennsylvania Plaza / Phone: 212-465-6741 Click to go

Home For the Holidays
August Wilson Theatre

From Nov. 17 to Dec. 30, stars from America’s Got Talent and The Voice lead this holiday show with song, music and storytelling. Backed by an eight-piece band, the stars will perform a mix of hymns, carols and Christmas pop hits. Address: 245 West 52nd Street / Phone: 877-250-2929 Click to go

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
Barclays Center

Original cast members are headed to Brooklyn for a special screening of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. The music will be performed live by a full orchestra and choir in sync with the movie. The Disney classic’s original cast members will include Danny Elfman, who plays Jack Skellington, Catherine O’Hara (Sally) and Ken Page (Oogie Boogie). Address: 620 Atlantic Avenue / Phone: 917-618-6100 Click to go

A Christmas Carol
Theatre Row-The Beckett Theatre 

The MOD Theatre Company is bringing to life the classic Charles Dickens tale A Christmas Carol. The show tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a greedy old man who gets a visit from the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future on his road to redemption. This show will run from Nov. 24 to Dec. 17. Address: 410 West 42nd Street / Phone: 212-239-6200 Click to go