St. Louis Holiday Performances

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With the holidays having officially begun and the first day of December coming this weekend, it’s only natural that you’re feeling the holiday spirit, which means this is the perfect opportunity to check out all of the great holiday performances and concerts happening at our fabulous St. Louis theatres.

We’ll start with the always popular Nutcracker. This year you have two opportunities to see this  holiday classic.

Wednesday, December 5th, you can see Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker at the Peabody Opera House. The performance is at 7:00pm. Ticket prices range from $32 to $86. Purchase them in advance online.

Friday, December 14 – Sunday, December 23, the St. Louis Ballet will be performing the classic Nutcracker at Touhill Performing Arts Center. Performances are at 7:000pm. Tickets prices range from $27 to $49. Purchase them in advance online.  In addition to the performances, there will also be meet and greet Sugar Plum Fairy luncheons on December 15th and 16th at 12:30pm to meet and get autographs and photos with the cast, plus a Chocolate and Champagne Opening Night Reception on December 14 at 6:00pm. Tickets for the reception are $50.

Then switch it up with a more modern take on a holiday tradition with a Circus themed Christmas performance.

Friday, December 14 – Sunday, December 16, Circus Flora will be teaming up with the STL Symphony for A Child’s Christmas In Wales: a Christmas show with a circus twist at Powell Hall. Performances are at 7:00pm on Friday and Saturday and 2:00pm on Sunday. Ticket prices range from $35 to $75. Purchase your tickets in advance online.

Then we’ve got the amazing concerts with all of the favorite traditional Christmas songs plus some added flavor.

Saturday, December 8, check out the 27th Annual Manheim Steamroller Christmas Tour with Grammy Award winner Chip Davis at The Fabulous Fox Theatre. The performances are at 4:00pm and 8:00pm. Ticket prices range from $37.50 to $100. Purchase tickets in advance.

Monday, December 10, the University Of Missouri’s Department of Music presents a University Classical Holiday Concert at Touhill Performing Arts Center. It will join together UMSL’s choirs: University Singers, University Chorus and Vocal Point with the University Orchestra for a festive performance. The performance begins at 7:30pm. This is a free event open to the public. No tickets required.

Saturday, December 15, Y98  hosts Train, Alanis Morissette, Grace Potter and Tristan Prettyman at the 2012 Mistletoe Show: An Acoustic Christmas at Peabody Opera House. The concert begins at 7:30pm. Ticket prices range from $39.50 to $66.50. Purchase tickets in advance. Also, check out for your chance to win all-access passes to the show. Must register to win by December 2nd.

Friday, December 21 – Sunday December 23, the St. Louis Symphony will be performing their annual Holiday Celebration Concert at Powell Hall. The event will include hot chocolate and and a visit from Santa Claus, along with beautiful holiday music. Performances are at 2:00pm and 7:00pm on Friday and Saturday and 2:00pm on Sunday. Ticket prices range from $25-$65. Purchase tickets in advance online.

It appears How The Grinch Stole Christmas will not be making it’s rounds to St. Louis this year, however if you will be travelling for the holiday, you can still catch it in Boston, Richmond, Chicago or New York.


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