‘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!

Bagels From Benny — The Musical

Adapted from the children's book Bagels From Benny by Aubrey Davis, this interactive show  follows Benny on his journey as he explores the values of caring and sharing, building a strong sense of community and finding joy in giving thanks. Benny loves to help out at his grandpa’s bakery, home of the best bagels in town. One day, Grandpa explains to Benny that God, not him, should be thanked for the wonderful bagels. Benny sets out to do just that. He decides to leave God a bagful of bagels in the synagogue every week. And each week God eats the bagels — or so Benny thinks…

The one-hour show is best for kids ages three to eight, and was written by Rebecca Schoffer and Joel Esher. After the performance, families are invited to schmooze, snack and meet the cast.

Dec. 8, 1 p.m.; Dec 10, 2 p.m. & Dec 17, 4 p.m.
Tickets: $18
92nd Street Y
Lexington Ave at 92nd St.
Upper East Side
Online: 92y.org

photo: Michael B. via Yelp


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

— Emily Myers