In The Heart of the Beast presents La Natividad, is performed in English and Spanish, and incorporates Christmas and Las Posadas. The show starts at In The Heart of the Beast's theater, but then the audience will follow the puppets through the streets and ends with a procession and fiesta. December 13-16, and December 20-22.
The Christmas tradition, A Christmas Carol, is playing at the Guthrie from November 13-December 29. It's the 38th anniversary of the holiday show, but the Guthrie makes it fresh and full of wonder every year.
The second of two holiday shows at the Guthrie, this one is on one night only: Kevin Kling's Tales from the Charred Underbelly of the Yule Log, on December 10.
The Minnesota Orchestra usually celebrates Christmas in all kinds of ways this December. This holiday season the Minnesota Orchestra musicians are on strike, and shows have been cancelled though December 23. Refunds and exchanges are available for tickets already purchased.
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is the SteppingStone Theatre's annual children's holiday show, so beloved that this is the 20th year of the production. November 30 - December 23.
The Ordway Center always puts on a magical Holiday production or two. This year, the Ordway Center presents Elf The Broadway Musical, December 5 - December 30.
The Minnesota Boychoir will also perform at the Landmark Center in downtown St. Paul, with two shows on January 6.
All shows are free, and a freewill donation is requested.
The Hennepin Theatre District has all kinds of holiday entertainment in three theaters.
- A Don't Hug Me Christmas Carol at the New Century Theatre, December 7 - January 6
- Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker at the Orpheum Theatre December 7 - December 8
- Lorie Line: Home for the Holidays, glorious Christmas music. State Theatre December 2 - December 9
- 4th Annual Holiday Lights LIVE!, a charity concert event with some of Minnsota's top musical talent. Pantages Theatre, Sunday, December 9
- All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 Pantages Theatre, December 18 - December 22
MPR presents the minimalist jazz trio, The New Standards Holiday Concert on December 7, 8 and 9.
The Home Free Vocal Band brings their Home Free Christmas Tour concert to the Fitzgerald Theater on December 15.