Deck the (performance) halls
New and Classic Holiday Performances
By Noah Toumert, Image by Cody York
It’s easy to tell that winter is coming to Cleveland—the Cavaliers open their season, surrounding suburbs prepare their fleet of snowplows and Great Lakes Christmas Ale begins to line grocery store walls. As the lake effect snow begins to fall, the city will be abuzz with anticipation and the airwaves will ring the melodies we all know by heart.
But holiday songs aren’t the only classics you should indulge in this winter. Cleveland’s theater scene is offering showings of old and new plays and musicals that are sure to get you in a joyous mood. While you're in town, book a night out to see one of these great holiday performances:
- A Christmas Story—Allen Theatre, Nov. 25-Dec. 23
- A Christmas Carol—Great Lakes Theater, Nov. 26-Dec. 23
- A Christmas Story—Cleveland Playhouse, Nov. 23-Dec. 23
- A Christmas Carol—Ohio Theater, Nov. 26-Dec. 23
- Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas: The Musical—Connor Palace, Dec. 6-11
- Light the Lights, Ol’ Moses CLE! (A Wild Holiday Romp)—Cleveland Public Theater, Nov. 24-Dec.18
- Pennsylvania Ballet: The Nutcracker—State Theater, Nov. 30-Dec. 4
- The Santaland Diaries—Cleveland Public Theater, Dec. 1-18
- A Christmas Carol: Sensory Friendly Performance—Great Lakes Theater, Nov. 23
- Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker, Dec. 17
- A Christmas Cabaret, Dec. 9-10
- The Nutcracker, Dec. 16-18
Playhouse Square and other surrounding theaters typically see a massive turnout during the holidays, so purchase your tickets as early as possible so you don't get stranded without them. Tickets for most performances are currently on sale, so the best way to make sure your holiday outing is guaranteed is to plan ahead.
For more information on performances and events at Cleveland theaters, click here.