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Holiday Theatre in Chicago

Written By: Jessie White

Chicago’s theatre scene is certainly one that many write home about; between all of the amazing food and thrilling sport teams you will definitely hear about the amazing shows that are put on in all neighborhoods of the city every night. Whether you’re in the mood for improv and sketch comedy or Shakespearean operas; Chicago has something to offer every type of theatre afianado.

The holiday season never fails to bring to the stage countless classics that travelers and locals alike can enjoy to wet their winter wonderland whistles. Whether it’s date night or family night in the city, seeing one of these holiday classics is the perfect way to get a taste of Chicago’s theatre scene while also snuggling up to your favorite holiday tale. 

“The Nutcracker”

 December 4th to 26th

 What better way to begin the Holiday season than with the childhood favorite and timeless classic: The Nutcracker! Telling the story of a small girl waking up on Christmas Eve to a world of dancing sugar plums and wicked mouse kings, this two-act ballet is a consistent treat among those who want to be visually blown away.


The Joffrey Ballet

10 East Randolph Street

Chicago, IL

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“The Christmas Carol”

November 20th to December 31st

Hang out this holiday season with Scrooge and his band of ghostly companions with the Dickens favorite Christmas tale. Scrooge is an irritable contester of Christmas but not for long in this classic story of Christmas cheer and the true meaning of the holiday. Whether it’s your first or fifteenth time you’ve enjoyed the story, the Goodman theatre is sure to give an adaptation that you’ll be cheerful about for quite some time.


The Goodman Theatre

170 North Dearborn Street

Chicago, IL

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“Twas the Night Before…” with Cirque du Soleil

November 26th to December 5th

Are you looking for a thrilling and exciting Christmas experience that will stick with you until the next holiday season? Then look no further than “Twas the Night Before…” a cirque du soleil experience that is exhilarating for the whole family. With a limited run, “Twas the Night…” provides an exhilaratingly modern spin on the classic poem. With acrobatic wonders and unbelievable performances you’ll flip after experiencing this show.


The Chicago Theatre

175 N State Street

Chicago, IL

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Need Hotel Accommodations?

The City Suites Hotel

In the heart of Northalsted (formerly Boystown), accessible by the Red Line.

The Ivy Hotel

Located near the Magnificent Mile in Chicago’s Loop

The Willows Hotel

Located at the edge of Lakeview and Lincoln Park, accessible via Brown Line train

The Majestic Hotel

Located in the heart of Wrigleyville, accessible via Red Line train

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