Classic holiday films are great, but there’s something truly magical and inspirational about a live show. Time flies and calendars fill up fast around this time every year, so dust off that mini fedora, plug these dates into your phone and buy your tickets now. These classic, live holiday performances that only come around once a year are sure to put your family in the spirit of the season. Click through to see our top eight picks.

Tales from Mother Goose & The Enchanted Toyshop

John Clifford puts two stories together this year with familiar Mother Goose stories, paired with a whimsical story about toys that come to life. 100 dancers and musicians from Portland Ballet and PSU Orchestra will fill the stage for this engaging, 100-minute show.

Nov. 28-30
Tickets for the Nov. 28, 1 p.m. show are all $5/person.
$35/adult, $15/youth; A $90 Family Pack includes tickets for two adults and two kids.
Lincoln Performance Hall
1620 SW Park Ave.

photo: Tales from Mother Goose and The Enchanted Toyshop by The Portland Ballet

  • Tales from Mother Goose & The Enchanted Toyshop
  • by Blaine Truitt Covert
  • James McGrew
  • Portland's Singing Christmas Tree
  • Courtesy of Girl Choir
  • Pioneer Courthouse Square Concerts
  • credit: Stumptown Stages
  • Credit: Imago Theatre


What performance will you attend with your kids this year? Tell us in the Comments below!

–Suzie Ridgway