‘Tis the season: Upcoming holiday shows in Columbus

Whether you’re looking to catch a ballet performance, magic show, or circus arts display, there’s a local holiday show for you. Browse upcoming seasonal performances taking the CBUS stage.

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Add some humor to the holidays with ELF The Musical. | Photo by @elfmusicaltour

If a classic Christmas song or a holiday-themed musical gets you in the spirit of the season, then stay tuned. Here are seven upcoming holiday shows, ranging from orchestras to ballets to circus arts.

Home for the Holidays | Thursday, Nov. 30-Sunday, Dec. 3 | Times vary | Southern Theater | Broadway star Mamie Parris will lead this way in this holiday musical.

Pentatonix | Saturday, Dec. 2 | 7 p.m. | Nationwide Arena | Additional tickets have been released as “The Most Wonderful Tour of the Year” hits the stage.

The Nutcracker | Thursday, Dec. 7-Saturday, Dec. 23 | Times vary | Ohio Theatre | The BalletMet will perform their rendition of Tchaikovsky’s classical ballet.


Watch the Columbus Symphony bring life to the season. | Photo by @columbussymphony

“Elf” in Concert | Saturday, Dec. 9-Sunday, Dec. 10 | 7 p.m. + 2 p.m. | Palace Theatre | The classic film will be screened while the Columbus Symphony plays live music along with it.

A Joyful Christmas - Jim Brickman | Friday, Dec. 15 | 7:30 p.m. | Southern Theatre | The Grammy-nominated pianist and vocalist will bring Yuletide carols to Columbus.

Holiday Magic Spectacular | Saturday, Dec. 16 | 1 p.m. + 5 p.m. | Lincoln Theatre | This magic show supports children and families through The Magical Moments Foundation.

Cirque Dreams Holidaze | Friday, Dec. 22-Saturday, Dec. 23 | 7 p.m. + 11 a.m. | Palace Theatre | This family-friendly Broadway-style show will feature holiday songs and contemporary circus arts.

Can’t get enough of the holiday magic? Browse all the upcoming CAPA shows here. Pro tip: Grab your tickets in advance, as it’s expected that many these shows will sell out.

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