Six Best Holiday Concerts and Shows in December

By Katie Davis
In Culture

Get into the holiday spirit with our list of the most festive concerts, musicals and plays to check out during this good-cheer season! Gather your family, significant other, a group of friends or just yourself, and go celebrate the holidays by attending one (or more) of these highly anticipated shows.

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker. Photo courtesy of Peabody Opera House.

“A Christmas Carol”
Dec. 5-8, The Fox Theatre
Don’t miss out on the classic Christmas story by Charles Dickens, in stage form, complete with favorite characters like Tiny Tim and Ebenezer Scrooge. Purchase tickets at The Fabulous Fox Theatre.

Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker”
Dec. 8, Peabody Opera House
Fantastic is the word to describe this internationally recognized ballet company, and fans of “The Nutcracker” ballet won’t want to skip out on this gorgeous production of Tchaikovsky’s seasonal tale. Purchase tickets online.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Dec. 9, Scottrade Center
Enormous sound, bright lights and a beautiful and over-the-top concert enliven this annual show as it takes on music from classical, rock, Broadway, R&B and other genres. Purchase tickets online.

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
Dec. 14-15: Powell Hall
The St. Louis Symphony welcomes in the season with this rendition of Mannheim Steamroller and its now-recognized Chip Davis renditions of songs like “Silent Night” and “Carol of the Bells.” Purchase tickets online.

“Elf: The Musical”
Dec. 17-29, The Fox Theatre
Relive the hilarious film in this musical version of “Elf,” with great choreography and tunes, much-loved characters, including Buddy, and a quest to find the meaning of family and love. Purchase tickets online.

“The Nutcracker”
Dec. 20-29, Touhill Performing Arts Center
Saint Louis Ballet puts on the annual “Nutcracker” performance with the adventures of Clara with her prince, gravity-bending moves and graceful choreography placed to timeless music. Purchase tickets online.

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