Can’t Miss Long Island Holiday Shows

The holiday season is upon us and there’s no better way to celebrate than taking the family to see a show filled with joy and wonder. From musicals to concerts and ballets, Long Island’s theater scene offers it all during the holidays.

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It’s A Wonderful Life 
Patchogue Theatre, Patchogue

Be part of a live studio audience and step back into the 1940s during this radio broadcast of a holiday classic. On Nov. 25 at 3pm, enjoy Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life live with five actors playing dozens of characters. Address: 71 E Main Street / Phone: 631-207-1313 Click to go

A Charlie Brown Christmas 
Patchogue Theatre, Patchogue 

Catch A Charlie Brown Christmas at Patchogue Theatre on Nov. 26 at 11am and 3pm. Join Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang to remember the true meaning of the holiday season. Address: 71 E Main Street / Phone: 631-207-1313 Click to go

98 Degrees At Christmas 
NYCB Theatre at Westbury, Westbury 

98 Degrees will heat things up on Nov. 26 at Westbury Theatre. The quartet featuring Nick Lachey, Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre and Jeff Timmons will perform hits off of their new holiday record Let It Snow, as well as their 18-year-old platinum certified This Christmas. Address: 960 Brush Hollow Road / Phone: 516-247-5200 Click to go

Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet
Madison Theatre of Molloy College, Rockville Centre 

The only production on Long Island that features a full symphonic orchestra, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet at Madison Theatre is a must-see. International ballet stars and young gifted dancers from the metropolitan area and the South Shore Symphony will bring the composed music to life. Showtimes include Dec. 1 at 7:30pm, Dec. 2 at 5pm and Dec. 3 at 4pm. Address: 1000 Hempstead Avenue / Phone: 516-323-4444 Click to go  

Barry Manilow: A Very Barry Christmas
NYCB LIVE, Uniondale

Join Barry Manilow on Dec. 7 at 7:30pm for a festive night of holiday classics. Address: 1255 Hempstead Turnpike / Phone: 516-231-4848 Click to go

A Christmas Carol 
Ballet Long Island, Ronkokoma

Perfect for the whole family, A Christmas Carol will play on Dec. 8 at 7pm, Dec. 9 at 3pm and Dec. 10 at 3pm. Experience the timeless classic brought to life through costumes, music and staging. Embrace the message of love, family and goodwill at the same time. Address: 1863 Pond Road / Phone: 631-737-1964 Click to go

Johnny Mathis Christmas Concert 
Tilles Center, Brookville

Johnny Mathis has recorded more than 80 albums, including six to celebrate Christmas. Embrace the holidays with the “Voice of Christmas” as he performs some of his greatest holiday hits. The Christmas show will take place on Dec. 9 from 8-1opm. Address: 720 Northern Boulevard / Phone: 516-299-2752 Click to go

A Christmas Story
Patchogue Theater, Patchogue 

From Dec. 15 to Dec. 27, experience this Christmas favorite on stage and in song. The musical, great for children and grown-ups alike, captures the holiday spirit in a witty and hilarious way. It follows Ralphie Parker as he schemes his way to the gift at the top of his wish list. Address: 71 E Main Street / Phone: 631-207-1313 Click to go

Jewel’s Handmade Holiday 
NYCB Theatre at Westbury, Westbury 

It’s a family affair for Jewel. The singer is taking the stage with her father Atz and brothers Atz Lee (from Discovery Channel’s Alaska: The Last Frontier) and Nikos Kilcher for a night filled with holiday carols and festivities. Before the show, be sure to check out the pre-show artisan craft and gift making. The show will take place on Dec. 20 at 8pm. Address: 960 Brush Hollow Road / Phone: 516-247-5200 Click to go

A Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti Christmas 
NYCB Theatre at Westbury, Westbury

Long Island’s Sal “The Voice” Valnetinetti is gearing up for a holiday show in his hometown. The festive concert will also feature America’s Got Talent’s and Patchogue’s own Christian Guardino, Shuli from the Howard Stern Show and air personality Joe Causi. The night of Christmas festivities will take place on Dec. 22 at 8pm. Address: 960 Brush Hollow Road / Phone: 516-247-5200 Click to go