Some of the best ‘gifts’ we can give our children are the gifts of experience, culture, and time spent together. One of our fondest memories as kids is getting dressed up and heading to a holiday show. Create that same lasting memory with your kids with tickets to holiday shows, movies, and musicals coming to the Metro Detroit area this winter season.

Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical @ The Fox Theatre, Detroit (November 08 – 12)

Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical appears at the Fox Theatre for eight performances Wednesday, November 8 – Sunday, November 12. The record-setting Broadway holiday sensation features the hit songs “You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas” from the original animated special. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the Holiday loving Whos. Magnificent sets and costumes inspired by Dr. Seuss’ original illustrations help transport audiences to the whimsical world of Whoville and helps remind us of the true meaning of the holiday season.0

Mr.s Doubtfire:The Musical @ Fisher Theatre (November 14 – 26)

Everyone’s favorite Scottish nanny is headed to Detroit in an internationally acclaimed new hit musical critics call “wonderful, heart-warming, and laugh-out-loud funny” (Manchester Evening News) and “a feel-good, family-friendly comedy that delivers” (The Hollywood Reporter). Based on the beloved film and directed by four-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Zaks, MRS. DOUBTFIRE tells the hysterical and heartfelt story of an out-of-work actor who will do anything for his kids.

Frozen:The Musical @ Detroit Opera House (November 29 – December 17)

Frozen the musical features the songs you know and love from the movie AND an expanded score with a dozen new numbers by the film’s songwriters. Take in the magic of Arendelle live on stage with sensational special effects, stunning sets and costumes, and powerhouse performances.

Cirque Dreams Holidaze @ The Fox Theatre, Detroit (December 1 – 3)

Cirque Dreams Holidaze dazzles with a brilliant and whimsical family holiday spectacular at the Fox Theatre Friday, December 1 – Sunday, December 3. This annual tradition wraps a Broadway-style production around an infusion of contemporary circus arts. As lights dim and the music swells, audiences will have visions of sugarplums dancing in their heads as a fantastical cast of holiday storybook characters come to life. 

 The Nutcracker @ Macomb Center, Macomb (December 1 – 3)

Celebrate the spirit of the holiday season with the traditional holiday favorite, The Nutcracker. Travel with Clara on a magical adventure to a land reigned over by a Snow Queen and be led by Snowflakes through an enchanted forest to a Kingdom of Sweets, filled with colorful characters and pure festive delight. The Nutcracker will captivate audiences, both young and old, and is sure to keep hearts warm and spirited all season long!

Mariah Carey Merry Christmas One and All @ Little Caesars Arena (December 1)

The Queen of Christmas and music icon Mariah Carey has announced the return of her Christmas extravaganza – Merry Christmas One And All! 

A Magical Cirque Christmas: A Holiday Variety Show @ The Fox Theatre (December 8)

Embrace the holiday spirit with A Magical Cirque Christmas, a variety show full of nostalgia, charm, and awe-inspiring performances for all ages. Get ready to be dazzled, enchanted, and filled with holiday cheer as you witness the incredible talents of world-class entertainers performing to your favorite holiday music.

Tiny Tots: Fox & Branch @ Detroit Symphony Orchestra (December 9)

Dave Fox and Will Branch invite your entire family to join them for music-filled fun with dancing and sing-alongs. Anchored in American roots music, this duo’s show is as much a celebration of being together as it is a musical experience.

Family Concert: The Snowman @ Detroit Symphony Orchestra (December 9)

Welcome winter with holiday favorites and the Academy Award®-nominated short film The Snowman, based on the beloved children’s book by Raymond Briggs. See the film projected on a big screen while the orchestra performs the score live.

The Hip Hop Nutcracker @ The Fisher Theatre (December 9)

A holiday mash-up for the whole family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker returns for another spectacular tour. Directed and choreographed by Tony and Olivier Award-nominated Jennifer Weber, this contemporary dance spectacle is a re-mixed and re-imagined version of the classic, smashing hip-hop dance and Tchaikovsky’s timeless music together into a heart-stirring and inspirational holiday event. The Hip Hop Nutcracker is brought to life by a powerhouse cast of a dozen all-star dancers, a DJ, a violinist, and MC Kurtis Blow, one of hip hop’s founding fathers, who opens the show with a short set.  

NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet @ The Fox Theatre (December 10)

The beloved family tradition is back: NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet! The story follows Clara through the Snow Forest to the Land of Peace and Harmony, featuring the classic life-sized Kissy Doll, fierce red-eyed Rat King, and the Slavic Troika Sleigh. There she encounters 10-foot-tall puppets, exotic flying birds, and dancing couples from five great heritages of the world. Impressive acrobatics integrated into classical ballet make the production fresh and new.

Home Alone In Concert @ Detroit Symphony Orchestra (December 13)

Enjoy one of the most beloved holiday films of all time accompanied by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra performing John Williams’s captivating score! Relive John Hughes’s charming and hilarious story about family with the young Macaulay Culkin who captured the hearts of audiences worldwide.

Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer – The Musical @ Fisher Theatre (December 15 & 16)

Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer – The Musical. It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us.

Home For The Holidays @ Detroit Symphony Orchestra (December 15 -17)

It’s one of the most wonderful times of the year! Gather friends and family, one and all, for a celebration of the season featuring your DSO, holiday favorites, and quite possibly, an appearance by Santa Claus.

Elf In Concert @ Detroit Symphony Orchestra (December 22 & 23)

Buddy was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa’s elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn’t fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. This holiday season relive this heartwarming holiday classic on a giant screen as every note of John Debney’s wonderful score is played live to picture in: Elf™ in Concert!

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