Make some memories

Get planning for yourself as well as your extended family, including grandkids, with this list of holiday events

Derrick Davis and Katie Travis in The Phantom of the Opera. Photo by Matthew Murphy
Derrick Davis and Katie Travis in The Phantom of the Opera. Photo by Matthew Murphy headquarters put this early list together this past summer, knowing that families are hard to wrangle during the holidays, and attending a show together can make for great memories and traditions!

There are sure to be more performances yet to be scheduled, but this gives you, dear grandparent, a great start on a Grand Plan.

It’s A Wonderful Life Live Radio Play, Saint Paul Hotel, December. Always a sellout!

Sister Act, Chanhassen, Nov. 3–Feb. 24

The Velveteen Rabbit, Northrup, Nov. 4

How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Children’s Theatre, Nov. 7–Jan. 7

Cirque du Soleil Crystal, Target Center, Nov. 9–12

Of Mice and Men, Park Square, Nov. 9–Dec. 16

Brian Setzer

Brian Setzer Christmas Rocks, State, Nov. 10

A Christmas Carol, Guthrie, Nov. 14–Dec. 30

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr., Stages, Nov. 17–Dec. 28

Miss Bennet; Christmas at Pemberley, Jungle Theatre, Nov. 18–Dec. 30

The Hip Hop Nutcracker, Ordway, Nov. 21–22

Hip Hop Nutcracker

The Hip Hop Nutcracker, State, Nov. 21–22

The Illusionists, Ordway, Nov. 21–26

Blithe Spirit, Guthrie, Nov. 25–Jan. 14

Coco’s Diary: A Christmas Gift to Remember, History Theatre, Nov. 25–Dec. 23

Keri Noble: A Very Special Christmas, Chanhassen, Nov. 24–25

Disney’s The Little Mermaid in Concert Live to Film (Minnesota Orchestra), Orchestra Hall, Nov. 25–26

A Christmas Carole Peterson, Ritz, Nov. 29–Dec. 30

Black Nativity, Penumbra, Nov. 30–Dec. 24

Rock & Roll Christmas Show, Chanhassen, Nov. 30–Dec. 3, Dec 6–10

Merry and Bright (Charles Lazarus), Orchestra Hall, Dec. 1

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr., Steppingstone Theatre, Dec. 1–22

VocalEssence: Welcome Christmas / Star of Wonder, Orchestra Hall, Dec. 2, 8–10

The Great Russian Nutcracker, Orpheum, Dec. 2

Will Downing: Soulful Sounds of Christmas, Ordway, Dec. 5

Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins, MN Jewish Theatre, Dec. 7–19

Annie, Ordway, Dec. 7–31

SPCO-Holiday Concert: Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, Dec. 7–10

Dot, Park Square, Dec. 8–Jan. 7

The Blenders Holiday Soul Tour, Pantages, Dec. 8–10

Celtic Thunder, State, Dec. 9

VocalEssence: Star of Wonder, Orchestra Hall, Dec. 9

A Christmas Oratorio, Orchestra Hall, Dec. 9–10

Lorie Line: King of Kings, Fitzgerald, Dec. 10

At Christmas (Mick Sterling), Chanhassen, Dec. 12–13

The Phantom of the Opera, Orpheum, Dec. 13–31

Home for the Holidays: Kat Perkins, Chanhassen, Dec. 14–16

SPCO: Handel’s Messiah, Basilica, Dec. 14–15, Ordway, Dec. 16–17

Rose Ensemble: Christmas in Baroque Malta, Dec. 14–17

A Christmas Celebration with The Steeles, Fitzgerald, Dec. 15–16

Loyce Holton’s Nutcracker Fantasy, State, Dec. 15–23

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Movie / Live MN Orchestra, Minneapolis Convention Center, Dec. 15–17

Nutcracker (Not So) Suite: Ballet of the Dolls, Cowles, Dec. 15–30

Christmas Together with Steven C & Friends, Chanhassen, Dec. 17

Two Girls & A Boyd Got New Shoes for Christmas, Chanhassen, Dec. 19–20

A Three Tenors Christmas, Chanhassen, Dec. 20–21

Home for the Holidays, MN Orchestra and Kevin Kling, Orchestra Hall, Dec. 21

Christmas with Cantus, Ordway, Dec. 22

An Evening with George Winston, Orchestra Hall, Dec. 22

Katie McMahon’s Celtic Christmas, O’Shaughnessy, Dec. 22

Celtic Holiday Hooley, Chanhassen, Dec. 22–23

An Andy & Bing Christmas (Mick Sterling & Ben Utecht), Chanhassen, Dec. 26–31

Noon Year’s Eve, Como Conservatory, Dec. 31–Jan. 1

New Year’s Celebration Concert, Orchestra Hall, Dec. 31

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