The Nutcracker Ballet and More Holiday Shows for Philly Families
Catching a performance of The Nutcracker ballet is a seasonal tradition for many Philly families, who have plenty of options to watch the Sugar Plum Fairy and company dance across the stage. This time of year brings lots of familiar and festive shows to the theater, and taking the kids to see these stories brought to life is one of the best holiday and Christmas events to enjoy.
Aside from The Nutcracker, family favorites like A Christmas Carol and Frozen Jr. return to delight audiences. Families will find different variations of classic shows that appeal to both younger generations and shorter attention spans. Peruse our comprehensive list of performances and choose one that will add some theatrical magic to your holiday season.
Our goal is to promote safe activities for our readers. Please be aware that as COVID regulations are modified during the winter months, guests should check directly with venues for the latest updates on mask-wearing and social distancing protocols. If you arrive at an event that appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our event calendar to find something else to do.
The Nutcracker Performances
The Nutcracker at Upper Darby High School
Roxey Ballet's Nutcracker
The Nutcracker Ballet presented by The Philadelphia Dance Academy
Philadelphia Ballet: George Balanchine's The Nutcracker
Wilmington Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker
The Nutcracker presented by the Brandywine Ballet
The Nutcracker presented by The Schuylkill Valley Regional Dance Company
More Holiday and Christmas Shows
AMT's Christmas Show: Winter Wonderland
Frosty & Rudolph
Disney's The Little Mermaid
A Christmas Carol at People's Light
Hedgerow Theatre's A Christmas Carol
Really Good Tidings
A Philly POPS Christmas
A Charlie Brown Christmas Live
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
A Christmas Carol, Live!
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
A Winter’s Dream by International Ballet Exchange
Dickens Performs "A Christmas Carol"
Disney on Ice
Places featured in this article:
Upper Darby Performing Arts Center
Mandell Theater at Drexel University
Academy of Music
The Playhouse on Rodney Square
Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall
American Music Theatre
Kimmel Center - Verizon Hall
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center
Byers' Choice Ltd.
Bucks County Playhouse
Wells Fargo Center