9 Holiday Shows for Families on Long Island

Christmas is the time of year for the family to get dressed up and head to the theater to see a show. You and your brood may be used to heading to the city or checking out one of the many Nutcracker productions around town, but you don't have to jump on the LIRR to catch a good Christmas show. Long Island has lots of holiday entertainment for children that's not The Nutcracker.

 

A Christmas Carol
Theater Three
412 Main St
Port Jefferson
631-928-9100
through December 27
This is the theater’s 28th anniversary production of the Christmas classic.

 Cinderella's Christmas
Vanderbilt Museum
180 Little Neck Rd.
  Centerport
516-293-0674, 631-854-5579
through December 31
adults $10, children 3 and up $, children under 3 free
Children will love Cinderella, the handsome prince, and the fairy godmother in this holiday tale. 

A Wonderful Life
John W. Engeman Theater at Northport
250 Main St.
   Northport

631-261-2900
Through January 8, 2012
Tuesday 8pm, Wednesday 2 and 8pm, Thursday 8pm, Friday 2 and 8pm, Saturday 3pm
$60
This is a musical version of Frank Capra's film classic.
 

Cirque Le Masque’s Noel
   Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts
71 E. Main St.
   Patchogue
631-207-1313
December 15–19
$54, students and children $25
This is the debut of international troupe Cirque Le Masque’s newest extravaganza, Noel, featuring aerialists, contortionists, gymnasts, and jugglers performing a holiday show.

Barnaby Saves Christmas
Theater Three
412 Main St
Port Jefferson
631-928-9100
December 17, 24, 26 and 27
$10
In this one-hour children’s production, Barnaby the elf and his reindeer friend set out on a journey to save Christmas, and meet some new friends along the way as they learn the true meaning of Christmas, Hanukkah, and the holiday season.

A Christmas Carol
   NYCB Theatre
960 Brush Hollow Rd.
Westbury
516-334-0800
December 15 at 11am
$16.50
 

A Christmas Carol
Adelphi University
1 South Ave
Garden City
516-877-4040
Saturday, December 18, at 2pm
Free
Adelphi University’s Performing Arts Center presents a staged reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. The performance is free, but audience members are encouraged to bring nonperishable food products to be donated to the Mary Brennan Inn in Hempstead.

Frosty the Snowman
John w. Engeman Theatre
250 Main St
   Northport
631-261-2900
Saturday, December 17; Sunday, December 18; Friday, December 23; Tuesday, December 27; Wednesday, December 28–January 7. 11am.
This is a live version of the popular holiday television special.

A Modern Day Christmas Carol
Theater 7
440 Furrows Rd.
Holbrook
631-588-7704
December 16 at 7pm, December 18 at 5:30pm, December 23 at 7pm
Free
This modern adaptation of the Christmas classic is free, and holiday refreshments will be served after each show.

 

 

Area/Neighborhood: 
location: 
Theater Three
412 Main St.
Port Jefferson , NY
Phone: 631-928-9100
40° 56' 37.7448" N, 73° 4' 2.4492" W
New York
Vanderbilt Museum
180 Little Neck Rd.
Centerport , NY
Phone: 631-854-5579
40° 54' 18.5076" N, 73° 22' 2.7156" W
New York
John W. Engeman Theater at Northport
250 Main St.
Northport , NY
Phone: 631-261-2900
40° 54' 2.4156" N, 73° 20' 47.8212" W
New York
Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts
71 E. Main St.
Patchogue , NY
Phone: 631-207-1313
40° 45' 58.4748" N, 73° 0' 48.924" W
New York
NYCB Theatre
960 Brush Hollow Rd.
Westbury , NY
Phone: 516-334-0800
40° 46' 27.4872" N, 73° 33' 33.4908" W
New York
Adelphi University
1 South Ave.
Garden City , NY
Phone: 516-877-4040
40° 43' 19.4556" N, 73° 39' 2.2572" W
New York
Theater 7
440 Furrows Rd.
Holbrook , NY
Phone: 631-588-7704
40° 48' 25.8012" N, 73° 4' 7.248" W
New York