Holiday Music, Plays and Performances!

There are so many amazing Holiday Music, Plays and Performances – we had to create a special list for them all!


The November Theatre, Richmond, VA
Marjorie Arenstein Stage
November 29, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Visit the website for show time and ticket prices.


December 6 at 7:30pm
Carpenter Theatre, Richmond , VA

Don’t miss the Richmond Symphony and Richmond Symphony Chorus performing Handel’s masterwork, a holiday classic that has delighted Richmonders for generations.


November 30th at 11am
Carpenter Theatre, Richmond , VA

This charming animated film tells the story of a young boy’s magical friendship with a snowman. Enjoy other holiday favorites during this program as well.

Join us at 10am for a free pre-concert festival, featuring our Instrument Petting Zoo and enjoy interactive activities for the whole family that will enhance your concert experience.

This hour-long show starts at 11 AM. An ASL interpreter is available at each performance, and these shows are now sensory-friendly!


December 2nd at 6pm
Carpenter Theatre, Richmond , VA

When the top Scout Elf of his graduating class is sent to a disconnected, multi-generational family struggling to rediscover Christmas spirit, he’s got to find a way off the shelf and into their hearts.

This toe-tapping, heartwarming story of one small elf’s big impact on his adoptive family includes an exclusive invitation to Santa’s North Pole and engages audiences with a glimpse into the magical lives of Scout Elves.

Featuring an original story and score, dazzling sets and costumes, and wondrous moments that make even the most cynical believe, this momentous celebration of the season leaves spirits high and captivates all with the splendor of Christmas.


December 7th at 8pm and December 8th at 3pm
Carpenter Theatre, Richmond , VA

Celebrate the holidays with a concert featuring the sounds of the season! Join the Richmond Symphony and Richmond Symphony Chorus for this magical annual holiday tradition the whole family will love.


Richmond Ballet with Richmond Symphony at Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts. DECEMBER 13 – 23, 2019.

Tchaikovsky’s familiar music whisks both Clara and audiences alike on an extraordinary journey, from a battle beneath the branches of a magical Christmas tree, through an enchanted snowy forest, to the Kingdom of Sweets. With its colorful sets, fanciful costumes, and beloved characters, such as the Russian Bear and Arabian Snake, The Nutcracker continues to charm generations.

Join Clara and her friends for a special party, sponsored by Gardner’s Orthodontics, after select matinee performances of The Nutcracker! Set in Dominion Energy Center’s festive Rhythm Hall, guests will enjoy meeting their favorite characters from the Kingdom of Sweets along with an elegantly seated tea and tasty sweets all accompanied by live piano. This intimate family event is an experience not to be missed.

Please note: Clara’s Tea Party is a separately ticketed event.


December 21st. 10am & 11:30am shows. Cultural Arts Center of Glen Allen. Presented by VA Rep on Tour!

Book by Ron Barnett and Dawn Westbrook, Music and Lyrics by Ron Barnett. Jolly Old Saint Nicholas is an original holiday tale. Tuck and his father prepare for Christmas as Mr. Grumpasaurus strives to thwart all Christmas merriment. But with the help of Santa and his elves, Christmas turns out to be the best one yet, even for Mr. Grumpasaurus. Treat the whole family to this holiday musical, with tickets at just $15!

HOLIDAY DREAMS! A Spectacular Holiday Cirque!

December 27th at 7pm
Altria Theater, Richmond , VA

Holiday Dreams is not your average holiday show! It harnesses the magic of Christmas to create an awesome holiday spectacle, using projection mapping, and hologram technology to create a truly unique show. The story is elegant in its simplicity and designed to be followed by audiences of all ages.