Celebrate the Holiday Season on Stage! A live theatre show or concert is a wonderful family experience to share any time of year, but it becomes extra magical during the holiday season! Celebrate the season and delight all your senses with one of these unique Holiday Shows and Concerts. Get your tickets now for an afternoon or evening out – there is guaranteed to be something for everyone to enjoy in our handy guide.

Holiday Shows and Concerts:

A Christmas Toy’s Story

November 19, 2022 to January 14, 2023 | Skip the extra toy’s under the tree this year and treat them to a memorable live theatre and dining experience. A Christmas Toy’s Story serves up a delicious lunch alongside non-stop fun and entertainment!

A Christmas Carol

November 26 – December 23, 2022 | Join the Citadel Theatre for their version of Charles Dicken’s Christmas classic. Watch on stage as the miserly Scrooge is visited by the three ghosts of Christmas and undergoes a heartwarming personal transformation.

Make We Joy Holiday Concert

November 27 | Get into the holiday spirit with the Concordia Concert Choir and special musical guests on Sunday, November 27, 2022.  Make We Joy will be a spectacular evening of seasonal music including Buxtehude, Ola Gjielo, Chad McCoy, John Rutter, and Vivaldi’s Magnificat.

Festival of Carols Free Family Christmas Concert

December 3, 2022 | Come celebrate the season at the Winspear Centre with music and caroling at this free Christmas concert event hosted by the Salvation Army of Edmonton.

It’s A Wonderful Christmas Carol

December 1, 3, 8, 10, 15 & 17, 2022 | This comedy filled panto radio play is A Christmas Carol like you’ve never seen or heard it before! Enjoy a haphazard mash up of several holiday classics with hilarious results!

The Blank Who Stole Christmas

December 3, 10 & 17 | The beloved Christmas classic is given an improvised twist with the cast of characters not knowing who the “blank” is until the performance begins live on stage! Come see the hilarity ensue as a guest improviser crashes this well choreographed musical performance with a character of their choice.

Alberta Ballet’s The Nutcracker

December 7 – 11, 2022 | A beloved Christmas tradition, The Nutcracker follows the tale of a young girl named Klara who receives the most a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. Enjoy the grace and beauty of the Alberta Ballet as they take you on a dream filled journey with Clara to the land of sweets – complete with pesky rats, a snow queen, a beautiful fairy, and the nutcracker prince.

CP Holiday Train

December 8 & 9, 2022 | The CP Holiday Train is back in-person in 2022, stopping across Canada to spread Holiday Cheer with a series of star-studded concerts! This year’s line-ups include will include Alan Doyle, Tenille Townes, Mackenzie Porter, Lindsay Ell, and more.

Holidays at the Winspear

December 9 – 29, 2022 | The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra is ready to delight audiences with your choice of four different Holiday Concert experiences. Go the traditional route with the music of Handel’s Messiah, or opt for more modern Christmas favourites with A Very Merry Pops.

Edmonton Festival Ballet Presents ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

December 15 – 17, 2022 | Join the Edmonton Festival Ballet on December 15-17 for a family-friendly production of Clement Clarke Moore’s classic Christmas poem ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. The ballet will also include guest dancers from the Edmonton School of Ballet, Vimy Dance, and Edmonton Contemporary dancers.

Be Merry with Ballet Edmonton

December 15 – 17, 2022 | Join Ballet Edmonton this holiday season for an exciting evening filled with seasonally-inspired dance pieces set to holiday music. It is easy to get into the holiday spirit with festive dancing and music by amazing local artists.

Jingle Jammin’ in Eastwood

December 16, 2022 | Arts on the Ave and Eastwood Community League have teamed up again for Jingle Jammin’ on Friday, December 16, 2022! Get into the holiday spirit during this free holiday event that includes hot cocoa, chili, a Christmas tale, gifts from Santa, and carolling!

Shumka’s Nutcracker on the Big Screen

December 17, 2022 | The Shumka style of Ukrainian dance brings a whole new level of power and passion to Tchaikovsky’s famous score. This year you can experience all the wonder on the big screen at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, with a few other fun twists thrown in for a full evening of holiday fun!

A Christmas Karol: Children’s Nativity Play

December 18, 2022 | One Candle Productions invites you to their annual children’s theatre production A Christmas Karol at The Arden Theatre on Sunday, December 18, 2022. This hour-long matinee will take the audience back in time to the nativity and share the events leading up to the birth of Jesus and the very first Christmas.