Christmas Theater Shows in Minneapolis

The Most Festive Holiday Theater Performances in Minneapolis This December 2023

The holiday season ushers in a flurry of festive theater performances across the Twin Cities, but Minneapolis stages boast some of the merriest theatrical magic.

From storybook classics to song-and-dance spectacles to side-splitting comedy revues, Minneapolis delivers a diversity of holiday entertainment to suit every taste.

Gather the whole family or a group of friends and get into the holiday spirit with these spellbinding shows:

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas

When: November 7, 2023 – January 7, 2024
Where: Children’s Theatre Company, 2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Details: Dr. Seuss classic comes to life onstage, featuring music, Seussian rhymes and the story of the Grinch plotting to ruin the Whos’ Christmas.
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A Christmas Carol

When: November 11 – December 30, 2023
Where: Guthrie Theater, 818 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55415
Details: Guthrie’s world premiere adaptation of the Dickens classic about miserly Ebenezer Scrooge and his encounters with the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future.
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All I Want For Christmas Is You…To Elf Off

When: November 9, 2023 – January 27, 2023
Where: Brave New Workshop Theatre, 824 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Details: Hilarious and irreverent collection of sketches, songs and improv comedy providing an alternative to standard holiday theater.
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All I Want For Christmas Is You...To Elf Off
Photo Courtesy of the Hennepin Theater Trust

Celtic Holiday Hooley

When: December 18 – December 20, 2023
Where: Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, Chanhassen, MN
Details: Back by popular demand this year. The show is filled with Irish music, stories, sketches, step dance, caroling and more Presented by the O’Shea Irish Dancers.
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Black Nativity

When: November 28 – December 24, 2023
Where: Penumbra Theatre, 270 N. Kent St, St. Paul, MN 55102
Details: Powerful gospel play centered on the Nativity story, featuring holiday spirituals performed by Kingdom Life Church Choir.
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Christmas on the Prairie

When: December 21 – 23, 2023
Where: Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, Chanhassen, MN
Details: Minnesota musicians including Prairie Home Companion regulars come together to perform musical favorites, lesser-known tunes and comedic skits.
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An Evening with Kristin Chenoweth

When: December 18, 2023
Where: Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN
Details: Evening of humor, song and all-around entertainment hosted by charismatic, Tony-winning performer Kristin Chenoweth.
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With such an abundance of cheerful shows to choose from, Minneapolis stages make it easy to get into the spirit this holiday season. These performances not only entertain but also bring folks together during the most wonderful time of the year to be merry and bright.

Gather your loved ones and make spirits bright by taking in a spirited show or two! With offerings ranging from comical to traditional to musical bliss, Minneapolis theaters have everything you need to set the festive mood.

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