9 Must-See Holiday Performances in St. Louis

Wednesday November 21, 2018

Theaters and concert halls across St. Louis come to life during the holidays, with magical performances that are sure to delight young and old. Here’s just a sampling of the many performances that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit.  Here are 9 must-see holiday performances and concerts to check out.

14th Annual Christmas at the Cathedral | December 1 – 2

The Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis will host the Tenth Annual Christmas at the Cathedral concert, featuring the Archdiocesan Adult Choir, Children’s Choir, Handbell Choir and Orchestra, featuring Christmas classics both old and new.

A Magical Cirque Christmas | December 4

A holiday entertainment blockbuster set to dazzle audiences of all ages. Featuring the best talent from around the globe, A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS has it all – jaw-dropping magic, breathtaking circus acts, and the most angelic voices singing your favorite Christmas carols. Be transported to the golden age of entertainment by the mind-blowing talents, stunning costumes, comedy and more.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra | December 6

Music and the holiday spirit come alive again during the Trans-Siberian Orchestra concert, “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve, The Best of TSO and More” a larger-than-life performance complete with symphonic-rock music, grandiose light displays and spectacular effects.

A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage | December 6

Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage is a fresh take on the timeless classic that gives the audience a completely new way of experience in the storyline as portrayed by real actors who maintain the integrity and spirit of each peanuts character.

A Christmas Carol | December 6 – 9

This fully-staged musical version of Charles Dickens’ classic tale, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, has become a Yuletide tradition.  The performances features a spirited ensemble of 23 performers who bring Dickens’ fable of redemption to life on a magical set created by noted designer James Othuse.  A full array of timeless carols such as “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” “Away In a Manger” and “Here We Come A-Wassailing” are interwoven within the classic story of a tight-fisted, middle-class merchant Ebenezer Scrooge  and  all the beloved characters from Dickens’ 1843 novel.

Dr. Suess’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas the Musical | December 13 – 16

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas the Musical returns to St. Louis for the first time since 2011 when it takes the stage at Stifel Theatre. THE GRINCH broke box office records for two consecutive years on Broadway during its holiday engagements at the St. James and Hilton theatres in New York. Since then, more than 1.5 million theatre-goers across America have been delighted by this heartwarming holiday musical, which The New York Times praised as “100 times better than any bedtime story”.

Home Alone In Concert | December 14 – 15

Experience the beloved 1990s box office hit, Home Alone In Concert, on the big screen with the SLSO performing John Williams’ charming and delightful score live. See what antics eight-year-old Kevin McCallister comes up with when he is accidentally left behind from family vacation.

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer | December 22 – 23

The beloved TV classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL.

Saint Louis Symphony’s Mercy Holiday Celebration | December 21 – 23

The holidays would not be complete without taking in a performance of the Saint Louis Symphony’s Mercy Holiday Celebration concert at Powell Symphony Hall.  Enjoy a concert full of timeless holiday classics and, of course, a special visit with jolly ol’ St. Nick!


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