Share the spirit of the season with your family - take them to a New York City Christmas Show!
New York City is known for having outstanding theatre, and seeing a show is a "must-do" for any visit.
The line-up for this Christmas season offers fantastic options that are magical, captivating, and hosted at some of the best venues in New York City.
Best of all, these are performances that the whole family will enjoy. All of the New York City Christmas Shows listed below are great for kids!
This unforgettable show is exceptionally well done and may very well be the highlight of your Christmas in New York City. It features music and dancing and does an impressive job of appealing to all ages.
The Radio City Rockettes steal the show with their captivating performance. You won't be able to take your eyes off their perfectly synchronized dance numbers. The show portrays the first Christmas with a beautiful and touching nativity scene at the end.
Dates: November 9, 2014 - December 31, 2014
Location: Radio City Music Hall, at 6th Avenue and 50th Street
This New York City Ballet production is a hallmark of the holiday season that has delighted children and adults for generations. The Nutcracker features beautiful music by composer Tchaikovsky and brilliant choreography by ballet's legendary George Balanchine.
The set and costumes change constantly throughout the enchanting tale of toys coming to life. Talented dancers jump and twirl to recognizable pieces from Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Suite, making any little girl want to join the ballet.
The Nutcracker captures the essence of the childhood imagination and the excitement of the holiday season.
Dates: November 28, 2014 - January 3, 2015
Location: David H. Koch Theatre at Lincoln Center
This Dr. Seuss story is a Christmas classic. Now you can see it on stage as a musical! Max the dog narrates the story, which follows the Grinch through his plan to steal Christmas from Whoville. This is a child friendly show.
December 5 - 28, 2014
Location: Theater at Madison Square Garden, 7th Avenue and 33rd Street
A centuries-old classic, Handel's Messiah is an English language composition and one of the best-known works in Western music. It is an uplifting work and a holiday favorite.
New York Philharmonic, December 16-20, 2014
The oldest symphony orchestra in the U.S. performs Handel's Messiah at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center.
Carnegie Hall, December 18, 22, and 23
Another option is seeing Handel's Messiah performed by choral groups at the famous Carnegie Hall.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre runs performances in New York during the month of December. The programs are not holiday-oriented but the timing makes it a great thing to do if you're in town. Alvin Ailey is an esteemed modern dance company that has performed all over the world.
Dates: December 3, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Location: New York City Center
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