Best Holiday Shows in New York City
There’s nothing more magical than New York City during the holiday season. And with our expertly curated list of Christmas shows taking place in the Big Apple this year, you’ll be getting into the spirit all month long!
The Rockettes: Radio City Christmas Spectacular
Radio City Music Hall | December 1 – January 2
Looking for the quintessential NYC holiday experience? Look no further than The Rockettes: Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Since 1933, these dazzling dancers have been lighting up Radio City Music Hall with their renditions of “12 Days of Christmas,” “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers” and more. Click here to browse tickets.
NYT Ballet & NYC Ballet | Various Dates
Perhaps one of the most classic of holiday shows, nothing will give you all of the holiday feels quite like a performance The Nutcracker. This ballet has been reimagined countless times, and you can see it this year at the David H Koch Theater all month long. Click here to browse tickets.
New York City Gay Men’s Chorus
Town Hall Theater | December 17-18
Get festive with the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus this holiday season, as they’ll be performing their Christmas show “Xmas and Chill” at the Town Hall Theater. Expect a mixture of choral arrangements and holiday favorites, with a visit from very special guests, string quartet Well-Strung. Click here to browse tickets.
Jingle Ball Tour
Madison Square Garden | December 9
The 2016 edition of Jingle Ball is back with a lineup chock full of pop singers and EDM stars. Presented by iHeartRadio, this annual tour will make its way to Madison Square Garden on December 9. Click here to browse tickets.
Mariah Carey ‘A Night of Joy & Festivity’
The Beacon Theatre | December 5 – 17
The iconic pop star behind the unstoppable hit “All I Want for Christmas is You,” Mariah Carey, will be performing at the Beacon Theatre for a week of holiday shows entitled “All I Want For Christmas Is You: A Night of Joy & Festivity.” Click here to browse tickets.
New York Pops Holiday Concerts
Isaac Stern Auditorium | December 16-18
Head to Carnegie Hall for a series of holiday concerts from the New York Pops. The first, held on December 16 and 17th is called “Make the Season Bright,” and will feature season favorites like “Jingle Bell Rock” and “Winter Wonderland.” The second, entitled “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” will be held on the 18th, and includes narration, song, and a guest performance from Broadway star Allison Blackwell. Click here to browse tickets.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Theater at MSG | December 1-18
If you love the classic 1964 “Rudolph” film, then you’ll love seeing it reimagined onstage at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. Expect to see familiar faces–Santa, Rudolph, Herbie and the Abominable Snowman–at this Big Apple debut. Click here to browse tickets.
A Very Jewish Christmas
Gotham Comedy Club | December 24
Hanging in the city for Christmas eve? Enjoy some adult-themed holiday cheer when comedians Todd Barry, Jessica Kirson and Brad Trackman take the stage for “A Very Jewish Christmas” at the Gotham Comedy Club. Click here to browse tickets.
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