Holiday Theatre and Musical Traditions – whimsical, comedic, toe-tapping, magical, uplifting, classic, inspirational, prancing and it doesn’t stop there. Those which bring the holidays and holidaze to life. For the whole family, just for friends or for date night. Discover North Delaware’s most happening holiday theatrics here.
December 12th. The Eric Mintel Quartet returns to The Grand with their special Charlie Brown Jazz Holiday concert LIVE in the intimate Baby Grand setting. The quartet will perform such Vince Guarldi tunes as “Linus and Lucy,” “Skating,” “Christmas is Coming,” “Christmas Time is Here” and more while also including a special visual element that will delight the entire family. – See more, visit Charlie Brown Christmas | Jazz Holiday Concert
December 10th. Winterthur Museum, Wilmington. Charles Dickens’ literary masterpiece, A Christmas Carol, continues to shape the way we celebrate Christmas over 170 years after the story of Ebenezer Scrooge and the three spirits of Christmas first touched hearts in 1843. – See more, visit A Christmas Carol With Gerald Dickens
December 2nd-27th. Delaware Theatre Company. A circle of childhood friends reunite for the upcoming wedding of one of them. Well, only if his fiancée passes a football trivia test. From the comfort of their all-night diner, the men, now in their early-twenties, confront the realities of adulthood: marriage, careers, money and the ever-mysterious opposite sex. But no matter where life takes them, they know they’re welcome back at the diner, the one place they’ll always belong. – See more, visit DINER | Christmas, Baltimore: 1959
December 10th. The Grand, Wilmington. The beloved holiday song “Frosty the Snowman” has inspired a brand new story… A young orphan named Billy discovers magic in a stolen hat. The show is filled with songs and dances that you’ll remember long after the show! – See more, visit Frosty | Copeland Hall
December 20th. The Playhouse Theatre. By Chip Davis, Mannheim Steamroller Christmas has been America’s favorite holiday tradition for the past 30 years. Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features the beloved Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting. Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller. – See more, visit Mannheim Steamroller Christmas | The Playhouse Theatre
December 4th, 5th, 6th, 11th, 12th & 13th. The Everett Theatre, Middletown. By chance, Kris Kringle, an old man in a retirement home, gets a job working as Santa for Macy’s. Join us this holiday season and renew your own beliefs while experiencing this heart warming tale. – See more, visit Miracle on 34th Street
December 12th. Brandywine River Museum of Art, Chaddsford, PA. Children will act out parts of the traditional Nutcracker tale and all family members will create keepsake Nutcracker-themed wooden ornaments in this lively and interactive program that combines creative movement, dance vocabulary, storytelling, and art. – See more, visit Nutcracker “Dance Me a Story”
December 11th, 12th, 13th. Mitchell Hall in Newark. The Nutcracker performed by the Delaware Dance Company in Newark on the University of Delaware campus. A Friday evening performance has been added to accommodate a greater audience. DDC’s unique version of the nation’s most popular ballet will be performed at Mitchell Hall Theatre. See more, visit The Nutcracker, Delaware Dance Company
December 12th & 13th. The Playhouse, Wilmington. Experience the magic of one of Wilmington’s oldest holiday traditions, the Nutcracker at the Playhouse on Rodney Square in the historic Hotel du Pont. Since 1967, Wilmington Ballet Academy of the Dance has presented this professional-quality theatre production of the Nutcracker to generations of Delaware residents and visitors from the surrounding area. – See more, visit The Nutcracker | Wilmington Ballet
December 9th. Direct from London, The Jive Aces are renowned for their superior musicianship and spectacular stage show, and are widely heralded as the UK’s Premiere Swing Band. – See more, visit Swing’n the Holidays!