2021 Holiday Theatre and Nutcracker Performances in Chicagoland

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There’s something so magical about going to see a live theatre or Nutcracker performance during the holiday season! There are lots of wonderful, kid-friendly shows coming up that would make for the perfect, festive family night out. Whimsical dancing, colorful costumes and timeless music just can’t be beat for these holiday shows! Maybe you start a new tradition together, or perhaps it’s a longstanding family ritual. Either way, you’ll soon be creating unforgettable memories with your loved ones at the theatre. Check out one of the many amazing shows on our list!

This article is sponsored by Fox Valley Ballet.

The Fox Valley Nutcracker

The Fox Valley Nutcracker
November 27-28, 2021 | 2:00 pm
Batavia Fine Arts Centre

Fox Valley Ballet is very proud to present The Fox Valley Nutcracker, a Fox Valley holiday tradition that showcases students and families from local dance studios alongside professional dancers, in the beloved holiday classic The Nutcracker. Featuring beautiful dance, lavish sets, festive costumes, and Tchaikovsky’s magical score. Kick-off your holiday season with The Fox Valley Nutcracker, named “One of the top 10 must-see Nutcracker’s in Illinois” by Pointe Magazine.

Kick off your holiday season with Fox Valley Ballet! For tickets, visit www.bataviafineartscentre.org

About Fox Valley Ballet
Fox Valley Ballet is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization with the mission to bring the joy and artistry of dance to the Fox Valley region through pre-professional ballet training and performances. This is done by supporting the training and artistic excellence of pre-professional dancers through education, performance, and community outreach in an encouraging and inspirational environment.

Holiday Theatre for Kids 2021

Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn
November 19, 2021 – January 9, 2022
Drury Lane Theatre
100 Drury Lane
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

Disney’s Frozen
November 19, 2021 – January 22, 2022
Cadillac Palace Theatre
151 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60603

A Charlie Brown Christmas, Live on Stage
November 20, 2021
Genesee Theatre
203 N Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085

The Beatrix Potter Holiday Tea Party
November 20 – December 24, 2021
Chicago Children’s Theatre
100 S. Racine
Chicago, IL 60607

A Christmas Carol
November 20 – December 31, 2021
Goodman Theatre
170 N Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60601

‘Twas the Night Before…by Cirque du Soleil
November 26 – December 5, 2021
Chicago Theatre
175 N. State Street
Chicago, IL 60601

It’s a Wonderful Life – Live in Chicago!
November 26 – December 31, 2021
American Blues Theatre
4809 N Ravenswood Ave., Ste. 221
Chicago, IL 60640

Nutcracker Performances for Kids 2021

Salt Creek Ballet’s Nutcracker
November 27–28, 2021
Hinsdale Central Auditorium
5500 S. Grant St.
Hinsdale, IL 60521

The Fox Valley Nutcracker
November 27–28, 2021
Batavia Fine Arts Center
1201 Main St.
Batavia, IL 60510

Von Heidecke’s Chicago Festival Ballet’s The Nutcracker
November 28, 2021
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432

The Art Deco Nutcracker
December 4, 2021
The Athenaeum Theatre
2936 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657

Ballet Legere’s Nutcracker
December 4 – 5, 2021
Dominican University Performing Arts Center
7900 West Division Street
River Forest, IL 60305

The Nutcracker – Joffrey Ballet Chicago
December 4–26, 2021
The Joffrey Ballet
10 East Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601

Salt Creek Ballet’s Nutcracker
December 11–12, 2021
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL 60077

West Suburban Ballet Conservatory’s Nutcracker
December 17-19, 2021
Lyons Township High School North Campus
100 South Brainard Avenue
La Grange, IL 60525

Salt Creek Ballet’s Nutcracker
December 18–19, 2021
McAninch Arts Center – College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Be sure to check the Kidlist calendar for even more fun holiday events to do with kids! And, our awesome winter activities page is full of inspiration to keep the fun going all season long!

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