The Nutcracker Ballet and Other Holiday Shows for Kids on Long Island

Eglevsky Ballet presents special performances of the timeless holiday classic "The Nutcracker." Photo courtesy of  the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
Eglevsky Ballet presents special performances of the timeless holiday classic "The Nutcracker." Photo courtesy of the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts

If your child is nuts about The Nutcracker, you don't have to go to New York City to see a great production—there are several top-notch companies performing the holiday favorite right here on Long Island, so ring in the holiday season by taking in a theatrical performance or two. Kids of all ages will enjoy the magic of music, storytelling, and dance in a classic performance of The Nutcracker. 

Or, check out one of the other great holiday-themed shows hitting Long Island stages this season, like The Happy Elf and Frosty

Read on for amazing holiday show options for families on Long Island in 2022. And be sure to check out our events calendar and Holiday Guide for more seasonal family fun.

Places featured in this article:


John w. Engeman Theater at Northport

The Argyle Theatre at Babylon Village

John w. Engeman Theater at Northport

Tilles Center for the Performing Arts

Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts

Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center

The Showplace at Bellmore Movies

The Showplace at the Bellmore Movies

John Cranford Adams Playhouse, Hofstra University

Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
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Holtsville Ecology Site - 7:00 AM Pick
Groundhog Day at Crossroads Farm
Crossroads Farm - 7:00 AM Pick
Baby & Me at CMEE
Children's Museum of the East End - 9:30 AM Pick
Llama Llama Live at The Tilles Center
Tilles Center for the Performing Arts - 10:30 AM Pick
Story + Art at LICM
Long Island Children's Museum - 1:00 PM Pick
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