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Holiday Baroque (Evanston)
Holiday, Music
Dec 04, 2022

A cherished annual tradition, Rembrandt’s Holiday Baroque returns to Evanston and is coming to Chicago as well! That’s right—we’re performing it twice! Featuring Baroque favorites and a few …

3:00PM Sun, Dec 04, 2022
$15 – $43
A Magical Cirque Christmas
Circus, Holiday, Musical
Runs Dec 06 - Dec 11, 2022

The world’s greatest entertainers unite for a spell-binding and incredible holiday production – A Magical Cirque Christmas! Experience the enchantment of Christmas as Magical Hostess Lucy Darling takes …

7:30PM Tue, Dec 06, 2022
2:00PM Wed, Dec 07, 2022
7:30PM Wed, Dec 07, 2022
7:30PM Thu, Dec 08, 2022
7:30PM Fri, Dec 09, 2022
2:00PM Sat, Dec 10, 2022
8:00PM Sat, Dec 10, 2022
2:00PM Sun, Dec 11, 2022
Johnny Mathis Christmas Tribute
Holiday, Music
Dec 07, 2022

David Robbins has been a professional entertainer, impersonator, and recording artist for over ten years. He has headlined various shows throughout the U.S. and Canada for audiences in …

7:30PM Wed, Dec 07, 2022
from $40
Live Nation & Auditorium Theatre Present: The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Show
Holiday, Variety
Dec 07, 2022

You better watch out, you better not cry, because “The queens of Christmas” (Entertainment Weekly) are coming back to Chicago with the wildly successful, internationally acclaimed “Jinkx & …

8:00PM Wed, Dec 07, 2022
The Christmas Schooner
Children's/Family, Holiday
Runs Dec 08 - Dec 11, 2022

Beverly Arts Center proudly announces the return of a Chicago family favorite when The Christmas Schooner sails into the Baffes Theatre this December.  Based on the true story of …

7:30PM Thu, Dec 08, 2022
from $40
7:30PM Fri, Dec 09, 2022
from $40
2:00PM Sat, Dec 10, 2022
from $40
7:30PM Sat, Dec 10, 2022
from $40
2:00PM Sun, Dec 11, 2022
from $40
The Second City: “Jingle Bell Ruckus”
Comedy, Holiday
Dec 10, 2022
The Second City’s “Jingle Bell Ruckus” delivers a generous serving of seasonal satire that is a perfect alternative to those same old holiday shows. Nothing is sacred. Even Rudolph gets a wicked holiday slant in this fast-paced, interactive comedy revue filled with style wit, and plenty of that famous Second City improv. Please note: This show may contain adult language and themes.  
4:00PM Sat, Dec 10, 2022
$30 – $48
Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins
Children's/Family, Holiday
Runs Dec 10 - Dec 31, 2022
This holiday family favorite Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins, returns for its fifth year. Based on the award-winning book by Eric Kimmel.
7:00PM Sat, Dec 10, 2022
Free
1:00PM Sun, Dec 11, 2022
Free
4:00PM Sun, Dec 11, 2022
Free
7:00PM Fri, Dec 16, 2022
Free
1:00PM Sat, Dec 17, 2022
Free
4:00PM Sat, Dec 17, 2022
Free
1:00PM Sun, Dec 18, 2022
Free
4:00PM Sun, Dec 18, 2022
Free
7:00PM Fri, Dec 23, 2022
Free
1:00PM Sat, Dec 24, 2022
Free
7:00PM Fri, Dec 30, 2022
Free
1:00PM Sat, Dec 31, 2022
Free
4:00PM Sat, Dec 31, 2022
Free
Celtic Woman: A Christmas Symphony
Holiday, Music
Dec 11, 2022

We invite you to feel the Christmas spirit. This holiday season, listen to the enchanting harmonies of Celtic Woman, complete with the majestic sound of a full symphony …

7:00PM Sun, Dec 11, 2022
Voctave: The Spirit of the Season
Holiday, Music
Dec 11, 2022
VOCTAVE lights up the holiday season with their incredible a Capella harmony and a program filled with holiday favorites including “O Holy Night,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “Carol of the Bells of Notre Dame” and more. “Voctave brings vocal magic,” says the Orlando Sentinel and Lemon Wire says, “With only 11 voices, Voctave fills a room and makes hearts soar.” Tickets: $65 – $75. For tickets or more info, visit AtTheMAC.org or call 630-942-4000.
7:00PM Sun, Dec 11, 2022
$65 – $75
7:00PM Sun, Dec 11, 2022
$65 – $75
The 12 Dames of Christmas with Angela Ingersoll
Holiday, Music
Dec 13, 2022

Emmy nominee Angela Ingersoll captures the voices of a dozen divas in a hilarious and heartwarming holiday romp. “The actress with the astonishing voice” (Chicago Sun-Times) delivers a haunting …

7:30PM Tue, Dec 13, 2022
$45 – $50
Irving Berlin's White Christmas
Holiday, Musical
Runs Dec 14, 2022 - Jan 01, 2023
Based on the heartwarming classic film, Irving Berlin’s "White Christmas" from Music Theater Works is a holiday favorite for the whole family. With a sparkling new book by David Ives and Paul Blake, the musical delight features such classic Berlin songs as “Blue Skies,” “I Love a Piano," “How Deep is the Ocean," and of course the perennial holiday favorite, “White Christmas”.
1:00PM Wed, Dec 14, 2022
$39 – $84
1:00PM Thu, Dec 15, 2022
$39 – $84
8:00PM Fri, Dec 16, 2022
$39 – $84
2:00PM Sat, Dec 17, 2022
$39 – $84
8:00PM Sat, Dec 17, 2022
$39 – $84
2:00PM Sun, Dec 18, 2022
$39 – $84
7:30PM Wed, Dec 21, 2022
$39 – $84
7:30PM Thu, Dec 22, 2022
$39 – $84
8:00PM Fri, Dec 23, 2022
$39 – $84
1:00PM Wed, Dec 28, 2022
$39 – $84
8:00PM Fri, Dec 30, 2022
$39 – $84
2:00PM Sat, Dec 31, 2022
$39 – $84
8:00PM Sat, Dec 31, 2022
$39 – $84
2:00PM Sun, Jan 01, 2023
$39 – $84
Two female musicians wear long dresses and seven male musicians wear black suits. They are performing to an audience on the stage.
Brandenburg Concertos
Holiday, Music
Dec 14, 2022

If Johann Sebastian Bach had only left the world his six Brandenburg Concertos, he would still reside in the pantheon of the great composers. With their stunning variety of …

7:30PM Wed, Dec 14, 2022
from $30.00
Sam Fazio Sings the Christmas Crooners
Holiday, Music
Dec 14, 2022

Chicago-based vocalist Sam Fazio has made a name for himself in the music scene over the past several years. Sam’s holiday CD was named one of the best holiday jazz …

7:30PM Wed, Dec 14, 2022
from $45
Ovation Academy for the Performing Arts Presents
Elf The Musical, JR.
Children's/Family, Holiday, Musical, Physical Theater
Runs Dec 16 - Dec 18, 2022
Ovation Academy For The Performing Arts is elated to be bringing the beloved holiday classic, Elf The Musical, JR. to Madison Street Theater stage December 16th, 17th, and 18th. Featuring a cast of all ages, Ovation's production of Elf The Musical, JR. is family-friendly fun for everyone this holiday season!
7:00PM Fri, Dec 16, 2022
$8 – $12
3:00PM Sat, Dec 17, 2022
$8 – $12
7:00PM Sat, Dec 17, 2022
$8 – $12
3:00PM Sun, Dec 18, 2022
$8 – $12
Ruth Page's "The Nutcracker"
Children's/Family, Dance, Holiday
Dec 17, 2022

The quintessential and beloved family classic returns for our annual holiday tradition. Audiences will be transported to the beautiful Land of Snow and the delightful magical Kingdom of …

1:00PM Sat, Dec 17, 2022
$15 – $25
5:00PM Sat, Dec 17, 2022
$15 – $25
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Comedy, Holiday
Dec 17, 2022

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids--probably the most inventively awful kids in …

1:00PM Sat, Dec 17, 2022
$14
Salt Creek Ballet's "The Nutcracker" with New Philharmonic
Children's/Family, Holiday
Runs Dec 17 - Dec 18, 2022
MAC welcomes back Salt Creek Ballet for their traditional staging of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker.” This magical full-scale production with more than 50 dancers including guest artists features live accompaniment from New Philharmonic – a rare opportunity to see this magnificent ballet performed to live music.
2:00PM Sat, Dec 17, 2022
$36 – $46
7:00PM Sat, Dec 17, 2022
$36 – $46
1:00PM Sun, Dec 18, 2022
$36 – $46
5:00PM Sun, Dec 18, 2022
$36 – $46
Junior Claus
Children's/Family, Holiday, Musical
Runs Dec 20 - Dec 30, 2022
Citadel Theatre presents their Winter 2022 TYA Show: Junior Claus, book and lyrics by Christopher Dimond & music by Michael Kooman. Get your tickets at www.citadeltheatre.org!
10:00AM Tue, Dec 20, 2022
$$20
1:00PM Tue, Dec 20, 2022
$$20
10:00AM Wed, Dec 21, 2022
$$20
1:00PM Wed, Dec 21, 2022
$$20
10:00AM Thu, Dec 22, 2022
$$20
1:00PM Thu, Dec 22, 2022
$$20
10:00AM Fri, Dec 23, 2022
$$20
1:00PM Fri, Dec 23, 2022
$$20
10:00AM Sat, Dec 24, 2022
$$20
1:00PM Sat, Dec 24, 2022
$$20
10:00AM Tue, Dec 27, 2022
$$20
1:00PM Tue, Dec 27, 2022
$$20
10:00AM Wed, Dec 28, 2022
$$20
1:00PM Wed, Dec 28, 2022
$$20
10:00AM Thu, Dec 29, 2022
$$20
1:00PM Thu, Dec 29, 2022
$$20
10:00AM Fri, Dec 30, 2022
$$20
1:00PM Fri, Dec 30, 2022
$$20
Cirque Dreams Holidaze
Children's/Family, Circus, Holiday
Runs Dec 22 - Dec 24, 2022

Cirque Dreams Holidaze lights up the stage in this popular and dazzling family holiday spectacular. This annual tradition wraps a whimsical, Broadway-style musical infused with contemporary circus artistry …

7:30PM Thu, Dec 22, 2022
11:00AM Fri, Dec 23, 2022
7:30PM Fri, Dec 23, 2022
11:00AM Sat, Dec 24, 2022
3:00PM Sat, Dec 24, 2022
New Year's Eve - Pops & Viennese Celebration
Holiday, Music
Dec 31, 2022
New Philharmonic and Maestro Muspratt ring in the New Year with a celebratory program of Pops and Viennese works, champagne toast and more. The concert features guest baritone Mischa Bouvier hailed by Opera News for his “soothing, cavernous baritone that can soar to heights of lyric beauty;” and special guests, members of the pop/rock violin ensemble, The CoverGirls.
1:30PM Sat, Dec 31, 2022
$67 – $77
5:00PM Sat, Dec 31, 2022
$67 – $77
8:30PM Sat, Dec 31, 2022
$67 – $77

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