The Christmas tradition, A Christmas Carol, is playing at the Guthrie from November 14-December 29. It's the 39th anniversary of the holiday show, but the Guthrie makes it fresh and full of wonder every year.
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is the SteppingStone Theatre's annual children's holiday show, so beloved that this is the 22nd year of the production. December 6 - December 23.
The Ordway Center always puts on a magical Holiday production or two. This year, the Ordway Center presents Andrew Lloyd Webber's Wizard of Oz, December 4 - December 29.
The Minnesota Boychoir's annual holiday concert will be at the Historic Wesley Center in Minneapolis on December 21.
The Minnesota Boychoir will also perform at the Landmark Center in downtown St. Paul, with two shows on January 5.
All shows are free, and a freewill donation is requested.
The Hennepin Theatre District has all kinds of holiday entertainment in three theaters.
- Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker at the Orpheum Theatre December 6 - December 7
- Martina McBride: The Joy of Christmas at the State Theater, December 6
- The New Standards Holiday Show, at the State Theater, December 7-8
- 5th Annual Holiday Lights LIVE!, a charity concert event with some of Minnsota's top musical talent. Pantages Theatre, Sunday, December 8
- Lorie Line: Born in Bethlehem, glorious Christmas music. State Theatre December 14 - December 15
- All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 Pantages Theatre, December 19 - December 22
- Loyce Houlton's Nutcracker Fantasy, State Theater, December 20-23.
- John Trones: Christmas in the City with Jim Brickman, Pantages Theater, December 23.
The Home Free Vocal Band brings their Home Free Christmas Tour concert to the Fitzgerald Theater on December 14.
The Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus presents their holiday show Star of Wonder. Three shows, on December 13, 14, and 15.
- A Tuna Christmas, Thursdays through Sundays, December 5 - December 28
- a Comedy Roast of Mr. Scrooge, December 13-22
Choral group VocalEssence's Welcome Christmas is in its 38th year, this Christmas with several new carols. Performances on December 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 at churches in Apple Valley, Plymouth, Minneapolis, Edina and Stillwater.