The Best Holiday Shows On and Off-Broadway for 2016

Now that Halloween is over, people are getting ready for the holidays. The holiday season is an excellent time to visit New York City and take in a live performance. The city has many popular musicals and shows with holiday themes that are ideal for both adults and children. Here are some of our favorite on and off-Broadway shows that you may want to consider if you are planning to visit New York City this holiday season.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular

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The Radio City Christmas spectacular has been delighting children and adults for decades. The Spectacular features the legendary dance troupe known as the Rockettes. Their highly choreographed performances and stunning costumes, plus the holiday music and appearances by Santa Claus and live animals, make for a show like no other. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular is an exciting family activity that is appropriate for children of all ages.

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New York City Ballet: The Nutcracker

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You can take in a performance of The Nutcracker by the New York City Ballet. Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet combines stirring music with beautifully choreographed ballet to transport the audience to a world of holiday-inspired fantasy. The Nutcracker features performances by 90 dancers choreographed by George Balanchine, a one-ton Christmas tree, and the Kingdom of the Sugar Plum Fairy. A performance of The Nutcracker at the David H. Koch Theater is sure to captivate adults and children of all ages.

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Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn is an exciting musical that takes celebrating the holidays to a whole new level. It tells the story of Jim, who leaves show business and moves to the country. He and Linda, a teacher, turn a farmhouse into an inn with song and dance performances to celebrate every holiday. The singing and dancing in this Irving Berlin musical can make for an exciting holiday treat for adults and children.

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Mariah Carey: All I Want for Christmas Is You at the Beacon Theatre

Carey performing in 2013. By The United States Army Band [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
In 2014, Mariah Carey began a tradition with her series of performances entitled All I Want for Christmas Is You at New York City’s Beacon Theatre. The singer performs many classic Christmas carols and other songs that have been popular for generations. The show is a great way to celebrate the holidays with your family in New York City.

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Order Tickets to a Holiday Show from has tickets available to all of these holiday shows in New York. Order your tickets today to see a Christmas show with your family during your visit to the city this year.

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