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 Carol

November 27, 2021 to December 23, 2021 | 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.

Beauty & the Grinch

November 20, 2021 to January 8, 2022 | Jubilations Junior Dinner Theatre is excited to present this comical mash-up of two familiar movie characters. This dinner theatre experience is made kid friendly as a lunch matinee show and kid friendly humour.

Alberta Ballet’s The Nutcracker

December 2 to 5, 2021 | 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.

Holidays at the Winspear

December 3 – 30, 2021 | 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 in the Holiday Magic concert.

Festive Festival PJ Party

Saturday, December 4, 2021 | Grab your festive pajamas and come celebrate the holidays with the International Children’s Festival of the Arts! This cheery variety show includes a little bit of everything – juggling, magic, music, comedy and circus antics.

Rapid Fire Theatre at the Edmonton Christmas Market

December 9 and 11, 2021 | Experience all the Christmas cheer and laughter as Rapid Fire Theatre presents TWO great improv shows at Fort Edmonton Park: Off the Book Christmas Musical and Christmas Improv with Rapid Fire Theatre.

Elf the Musical

December 11 – 28, 2021 | The Festival Players are ready to hit the Festival Place stage with the modern holiday movie favourite Elf. Experience the tale of Buddy the elf in a whole new way with this musical version – the perfect way to introduce your kids to live theatre!

CP Holiday Train at Home

December 12, 2021 | Enjoy streaming this star studded concert of Canadian artists right from the comfort of your own home! Headliners include Steven Page and The Strumbellas, alongside other great Canadian artists Keb’ Mo’, The Trews, Tanika Charles, Odds, Aysanabee and Sierra Noble.

Shumka’s Nutcracker

December 17 and 18, 2021 | Shumka’s version of the Nutcracker will leave you invigorated and in awe. The Shumka style of Ukrainian dance brings a whole new level of power and passion to Tchaikovsky’s famous score. See the Christmas classic as never before!

Alberta Ballet presents ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

December 18, 2021 | Watch as the Alberta Ballet tells the story of the classic poem by Clement Clarke Moore in this family-friendly ballet.