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The Best Holiday Performances in Houston

Houston is known for jaw-dropping performing arts, and of course, the holiday season doesn’t disappoint!  From fun shows like Fancy Nancy to classic performances like The Nutcracker, we’ve rounded up the best holiday performances in Houston just for you.

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Fancy Nancy :: Splendiferous Christmas {Now through December 23 | Days and times vary} 
Main Street Theater presents this adorable tale with a timely holiday musical presentation of Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas! Who doesn’t love a little fancy in their lives? Nancy sure does! {Note :: ages 3+ only}

A Christmas Carol {November 19th – December 29th | Matinees start at 2:30pm & Evenings start at 7:30pm} 
Don’t miss this Houstonian classic as The Alley Theatre presents A Christmas Carol.  The classic telling of Charles Dickens’ story, you’ll follow Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey with the three ghostly spirits that visit him on Christmas Eve.

Oh Little Town of Bagels, Teacakes and Hamburger Buns {November 30th – December 23rd | Days and times vary} 
A thoughtful comedy about the ways of faith and the personal responses it inspires. Part love story, part re-affirmation of Christmas. This creative holiday production is written by Jeannette Clift George.

The Nutcracker {November 25th – December 27th | Days and times vary}
Would it really be Christmas without The Nutcracker? Trust us, you do not want to miss this finale season with the Houston Ballet. Grab your little ballerina and head to the Wortham Theatre, as The Nutcracker reminds us that traditions are what makes the holidays.

Holiday Concerts at The Houston Symphony {Starting December 2nd | Days and times vary} 
This holiday season, Houstonians are in for a treat with five fantastic concerts at the Houston Symphony!  From Very Merry Pops to It’s a Wonderful Life, the Houston Symphony has something for everyone this season.

Christmas at the Hobby Center {Starting December 3rd | Days and times vary}
Celebrate Christmas at the Hobby Center! The schedule is packed full of holiday favorites including Simple Gifts Featuring the NutcrackerInto the Woods, and so many more fantastic shows.

MercyMe, It’s Christmas! {December 15th | 7pm} 
The music group MercyMe is coming for a wonderful night of holiday fun! “It’s Christmas!” is a project that reinterprets classic holiday songs mixed-in with some original compositions, ballads, and up-tempo tracks. Perfect night for the whole family!

And don’t miss these other holiday resources too!

Holiday Events In & Around Houston

Houston Tree Lightings & Holiday Light Displays

Santa Sightings In & Around Houston

Houston Area Christmas Tree Farms

Houston Holiday Fun Runs & Races

The Ultimate Guide to Houston Photographers 

Holidays of Helping :: Ways To Give Back

Please Note :: While we make every effort to crosscheck current links and event details on our guides, we always encourage you to do the same before making final plans. If details are missing or incorrect, please let us know so that we can make every attempt to correct them.  And if you know of any other holiday events around town, include them in the comments to keep the list going as well!



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