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2017 Christmas Performances in Columbus for the Whole Family

holiday performancesThe holidays are in full swing and many of us have turned to planning family activities for the holiday season. Those 8 weeks between Halloween and the New Year will undoubtedly fill up quickly with so many things to do around Columbus! 

Below is a list of family-friendly holiday performances you should consider adding to your holiday “to-do” list. This is a gift your kids will always remember and could become a really tradition to look forward to as well! Get your tickets early and plan ahead. 🙂 There are so many to choose from! 

Holiday Shows and Performances:

Columbus Children’s Theatre: Mr. Scrooge 

When: November 24-December 23, 2017 (showtimes are Thursdays-Sundays) 

Where: Park Street Theatre (512 Park Street)

Tickets: $16-$26

Columbus Children’s Theater 

National Tour: A Christmas Carol

When: November 24-26, 2017

Where: Palace Theatre (34 W. Broad Street)

Tickets: Starting at $22


Light My Way Home

When: November 25th, 2017 

Where: Abbey Theater

Tickets: $12 for adults and $10 for children 

Abbey Theater


Good Medicine Productions: Uptown Scrooge

When: November 25-December 17, 2017 (Saturdays and Sundays) 

Where: Uptown Westerville (tour begins at 30 E. College Ave.)

Tickets: $10 for children and students; $22 for adult

Good Medicine Productions

Columbus Symphony Orchestra: Holiday Pops Concert

When: December 1-3, 2017

Where: Ohio Theatre (39  E. State Street)

Tickets: Starting at $25

Columbus Symphony

The Nutcracker at The Abbey Theater

When: December 2nd, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. 

Where: Abbey Theater (5600 Post Road )

Tickets: $7 for adults and $5 for children and seniors 

Abbey Theater 

Columbus Dance Theatre: Hip Hop Nutcracker 

When: December 5th,  2017

Where: Palace Theater (34 West Broad Street)

Tickets: Tickets start at $22

Palace Theater

Short North Stage: Christmas in Columbus: Return of the Elf 

When: December 7-17, 2017

Where: Garden Theatre (1187 N. High Street)

Tickets: $14 children 12 and under; $25 adults

Short North Stage

Westerville Parks and Recreation Civic Theatre: It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

When: December 8-10, 2017

Where: Westerville South H.S. (313 S. Otterbein Ave.)

Tickets: $10

Civic Theater

CATCO is Kids: Madeline’s Christmas 

When: December 8-17, 2017

Where: Columbus Performing Arts Center (549 Franklin Ave.)

Tickets: $10- $15

Shedd Theater 

ProMusica Chamber Orchestra: Messiah Sing-a-Long

When: December 8, 2017

Where: Southern Theatre (21 E. Main Street)

Tickets: $23


BalletMet Columbus: The Nutcracker

When: December 8-24, 2017 (mainly Friday-Sunday)

Where: Ohio Theatre (39 E. State Street)

Tickets: Starting at $29


Worthington Community Theatre Presents: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

When: December 8-10, 2017

Where: McConnell Arts Center (777 Evening Street, Worthington, OH 43085)

Tickets: Starting at $10

McConnell Arts Center 

Irish Christmas in America

When: December 11th and 12th, 2017 

Where: Abbey Theater (5600 Post Road Dublin, Ohio) 

Tickets: $12 for adults and $9 for children 

Abbey Theater

Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer 

When: December 16-17, 2017

Where: Palace Theatre (34 W. Broad Street)

Tickets: Starting at $27

Palace Theater 

Holiday Spectacular: New Albany Symphony Orchestra 

When: December 17, 2017

Where: McCoy Center 

Tickets: $16-$24

McCoy Center

Jim Brickman: A Joyful Christmas

When: December 17th, 2017

Where: Southern Theatre

Tickets: $33-$68

Southern Theatre

At the Stroke of Midnight

When: December 23, 2017 

Where: Abbey Theater 

Tickets: $7 for adults and $5 for children 

Abbey Theater 

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

When: December 30, 2017

Where: Nationwide Arena (200 W. Nationwide Blvd.)

Tickets: $49-$79


For more holiday and Christmas events around town, check out our Ultimate Guide to Holiday Events in and Around Columbus. (The updated 2017 guide will be publishing soon, but last year’s guide will give you lots of ideas of what to expect.)

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