Chicago is filled with holiday spirit on the streets of the city with The Magnificent Mile, Navy Pier, Daley Plaza Christkindlmarkt and store windows all dressed up in lavish holiday decorations. The theatres in Chicago present holiday classics like the Joffrey Ballet Nutcracker Suite at the Auditorium Theatre, Christmas in Chicago by Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at Goodman Theatre. Delight in the holiday performances in the City of Chicago.
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
The Auditorium Theatre is a historic Chicago landmark, well known as the venue of the annual holiday favorite, The Nutcracker Suite Ballet. Holiday programs in December include Too Hot to Handel – The Jazz Gospel Messiah, Linda Eder Rocks the Holidays and The Joffrey Ballet presents the Nutcracker.
Too Hot to Handel – The Jazz Gospel Messiah
Handel’s Messiah is reworked into an all American musical celebration brining in elements of jazz, gospel, bebop, blues and other music. Soloists are joined by a 150 voice choir, jazz combo and an orchestra, Friday, December 12 and Sunday, December 13. $30 – $65.
Linda Eder Rocks the Holidays
Linda Eder performs her holiday favorites on Saturday, December 13. $45 – $95.
Joffrey Ballet presents The Nutcracker Suite
The Nutcracker is a holiday tradition at The Auditorium Theater. Visions of sugarplums, Clara and her nutcracker Prince, graceful swans, mice and dancing toys create a childhood fantasy on stage to the music of Tchaikovsky. Performances on December 18-28. $25 – $100.
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL 60605. 1-312-922-2110.
Chicago Symphony Center Presents
The renown CSO Orchestra celebrates the holidays with the Vienna Boys Choir, CSO Brass and Christmas in Chicago! Welcome Yule!
Vienna Boys Choir
The Vienna Boys Choir makes their annual appearance on Saturday, November 29.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass, famous for spectacular sound, is showcased is a program of traditional brass favorites on Thursday, December 18.
Christmas in Chicago
Welcome Yule! The first half of the program highlights the sounds of Christmas by Vaughan Williams. Audience member get a chance to sing along with traditional carols. Conductor Duain Wolfe. December 14, 19, 20, 21 & 23.
Chicago Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 1-312-294-3000.
A Christmas Carol at Goodman Theatre
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is a beloved holiday classic story set in Victorian era England. Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. November 21 – December 31
Goodman Theatre, 170 North Dearborn Street, Chicago. 1-312-443-3800.
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday arts in Chicago.
German Christmas Market at Daley Plaza in Chicago
Extravagant Historic Chicago Theatres
Christmas Around the World at Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago
Elegant Historic Hotels in Downtown Chicago
Historic Hotels on Chicago’s Gold Coast