‘Tis the season to be jolly — and there’s no better way to have some family fun than taking your seat at one of New York City’s holiday theater performances. This year’s acts promise to dazzle you with music, dance, puppetry, acrobatics, traditional Christmas stories and extravagant fairytales.  Whether you’re looking for something old, new, classic, reimagined or futuristic, there’s a show for you and your family. Click through to find the perfect entertainment for your party.

The Magic Flute

This family-friendly adaptation of Mozart’s operatic musical tells of Prince Tamino who must go through a series of tests, accompanied by his goofy sidekick, in order to marry the princess Pamina all the while battling the evil and mysterious Queen of the Night. For the matinee performances on December 29th and 30th, doors will open at 10am for some exclusive pre-show activities where kids get to learn how sets are built, pet the props, meet the cast, and get a taste of what it's like behind the scenes at the Met Opera.
Tickets starting at $25
Met Opera
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts,
30 Lincoln Center Plaza,
New York, NY
212-799 3100
Dates: December 20th, 23rd, 26th, 29th, 30th, January 2nd and 5th
Online: metopera.org

Photo credit: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

  • The Magic Flute
  • The Rockettes
  • Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer: The Musical
  • Kwanzaa Celebration
  • Mariko’s Magical Mix
  • The First Noel
  • Pip's Island
  • Mother Africa: My Home
  • iLuminate
  • The Three Bears Holiday Bash
  • A Christmas Carol, The Musical
  • Seven in One Blow, or the Brave Little Kid
  • Pinkalicious

How will you entertain the troops over the holidays? Let us know in the comments below!

— Emily Myers