Christmas Theatre

Nashville Christmas Theatre, Plays, Musicals and Stage Productions

Nashville is home to a ton of great theatre groups.  And there is no better time to see a show than during the holiday season.  There are so many choices! From Broadway style musical productions to small community plays, you are sure to find something your family will enjoy.  

Plan a date night or a family outing.  And if you are having out of town guests, a night at the theatre can be a great way to show off our hometown talent. Make plans in advance as lots of these production will sell out early. Not all of these shows are family friendly so make sure you read the description before making plans.

The Elves and the ShoemakerNashville Children’s Theatre (Map) November 26 – December 19, 2021

How did a down on her luck shoemaker become the Queen of Clog Couture? You’ll have to experience Frieda Schuhwerk’s hilarious and heartwarming rags to riches “story within a story” for yourself. Follow a new trainee at Frieda’s Fantabulous Footwear as they learn about The Boss and the company’s mysterious, and potentially magical, secret. Inspired by the Grimm Brothers’ tale, this playful contemporary retelling shows that exhibiting kindness and creativity can be as life changing as a pair of well-made shoes! Perfect for ages 4 and up.

Tickets are $17 for Adults and $23 for Children

Purchase tickets online at this link.

Scrooge in Rouge -an English Music Hall Christmas Carol Hendersonville Performing Arts Company – (Map)  November 26 – December 12, 2021

This quick-change, cross-dressing version of the Charles Dickens classic is set in a Victorian music hall. The Royal Music Hall Twenty-Member Variety Players are beset with a widespread case of food poisoning. This leaves only three surviving members to soldier on through a performance of A Christmas Carol. The undaunted trio gamely face missed cues, ill-fitting costumes, and solving the problem of having no one to play Tiny Tim. Done in the style of British Music Hall, SCROOGE IN ROUGE abounds in bad puns, bawdy malapropisms, naughty double-entendres, and witty songs. A raucous holiday treat!

Schedule and online ticket orders at this link.

Cost:  Adults – $20
Seniors – $17
Children – $17

A Christmas Story – Tennessee Repertory Theatre – Johnson Theater TPAC(Map) December 2-19, 2021

Light your leg lamps and grab your pink bunny pajamas because A Christmas Story makes its triumphant return to the Rep stage December 2 – December 19. The time: 1940. The place: Hohman, Indiana. A bespectacled boy named Ralphie has an active imagination and one wish for Christmas–a Red Ryder BB Gun. Constant reprimands of “You’ll shoot your eye out,” a grouchy department store Santa, and a triple-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the obstacles that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas dream. Named “Best Family Holiday Tradition” by the Nashville Scene, A Christmas Story excites the holiday spirit with sparkling wit, a heart of gold and some much-needed nostalgia.

Show Dates/Time and online ticket sales at this link.

It’s a Wonderful LifeLarry Keeton Theatre (Map) December 2- 19, 2021

Show Dates/Time and online ticket sales at this link.

Elf The MusicalThe Center for the Arts Murfreesboro (Map) December 3-19, 2021

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

Show Dates/Time and online ticket sales at this link.

The Gift of the MagiLakewood Theatre Company (Map) December 3-19, 2021

Show Dates/Time and online ticket sales at this link.

Matilda : The Musical – Audience of One Productions @ The Capitol Theatre (Map) December 9-19, 2021

Shows are Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays @ 7PM and Sundays @ 3PM

Tickets are $17 for General Admission and $22.50 for Reserved Seating

Tickets can be purchased online at this link.

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio PlayStudio Tenn @ Jamison Theatre (Map) December 9-24, 2021

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life before your eyes as a live 1940s radio broadcast at WAKM in Franklin TN. With the help of an ensemble of 5 actors that bring a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. Theatre goers have never seen this story told quite this way.

Show Dates/Time and online ticket sales at this link.

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol- A Solo Performance by Mark Cabus – Franklin Theatre (Map) December 11, 2021

On December 18, 1843, one of history’s most beloved writers introduced the world to, perhaps, its most popular ghost story. And Christmas would never be the same. You may think you know Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol by heart, but you’ve never seen anything quite like actor-writer-director Mark Cabus’ acclaimed solo performance of the beloved holiday classic. In this ingenious adaptation, Cabus takes on more than 18 characters — from Scrooge to Marley’s Ghost, Mr. Fezziwig, Bob Cratchit and even Tiny Tim — engaging audiences with his quick wit and sharp skills, capturing the haunting tale of an angry, old man bound to save his shrunken heart. The Tennessean declared, “This Christmas Carol is one of the smallest yet most sensational shows of the year. Don’t miss it.”

Saturday December 11, 2021 @ 2PM & 7PM

Tickets can be purchased online at this link.

Nashville’s Nutcracker – Jackson Hall@ TPAC (Map) December 15-24, 2021

The greatest gift to give or get, the holiday season simply isn’t complete without the magic of Nashville’s Nutcracker– LIVE at TPAC this December! Experience the unforgettable magic of Music City’s favorite holiday tradition and rediscover your favorite characters like Clara, Drosselmeyer, the Sugar Plum Fairy, Madam Bonbon, and more! With stunning choreography by Paul Vasterling, dreamy costumes, and glittering sets, Nashville’s Nutcracker is a can’t-miss holiday event.

Show Dates/Time and online ticket sales at this link.

A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage – Polk Theater TPAC(Map) December 16-22, 2021

Everyone’s favorite holiday classic comes to life in the all-new touring production A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS LIVE ON STAGE! Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the whole Peanuts gang as they produce their own Christmas play and ultimately learn the true meaning of the season. A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS LIVE ON STAGE is a present the whole family can enjoy! Adapted from Charles M. Schulz’s timeless story of the spirit of Christmas, A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS LIVE ON STAGE features the unforgettable music of Vince Guaraldi, as well as a concert of beloved holiday carols performed by the Peanuts characters. There’s no better way to discover the magic of the season!

Show Dates/Time and online ticket sales at this link.

***All times and dates were correct at the time of publication and are subject to change. Check your specific location before you head out!***

Rachel is a Middle Tennessee native, born and raised in the Nashville area and having lived in Hendersonville, Murfreesboro, and Mount Juliet. She is mom to 3, step mom to 4 and Grandma to one (so far!)

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