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

ELF: The Musical

Meet Buddy, the hilarious oversized Elf who crawls into Santa’s bag as a child and is mistakenly transported to the North Pole for a life of toy-making among his new pint-sized family. Buddy grows up thinking he’s an elf, but his lousy woodwork and enormous size makes him realize he’s not like the others. With Santa’s blessing, Buddy sets off on a whirlwind journey through New York City to find his birth father and learn about his past. With mayhem, mischief, and laughs, this fresh and funny holiday classic is perfect for some seasonal family fun.

Madison Square Garden
Tickets: from $39
4 Pennsylvania Plaza
New York, NY
Dates: December 13th-29th
Online: www.msg.com

photo credit: Joan Marcus


What show is a must-go for your family this season? Let us know in the comments below!

— Emily Myers