Get into the spirit of the holiday season by watching an enchanting theatrical production with your little sugar plums. Whether you want to spy the Grinch getting up to no good or be mesmerized by the ballerinas dancing in The Nutcracker, read on for the best kid-friendly holiday shows that are sure to delight! Psst: we even found a toddler-friendly, shortened performance and parties where kids can meet the cast!

Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Get a front row ticket to the land of Whoville and you won't be disappointed! Every year San Diegans flock to the Old Globe Theater to be entertained by their rendition of Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas and time and again audiences leave feeling wowed. Based on the classic Dr. Seuss book and back for its 20th incredible year, the family favorite features the songs “Santa for a Day,” “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” and “Welcome, Christmas (Fah Who Doraze).” Scrooges everywhere are dared not to love this magical show.

Dates: November 4 – December 24 (11 a.m. matinée performances are open to all ages. Kids under 3 are only admitted during this 11 a.m. performance). Be sure to check out the sensory-friendly performance on December 9 at 10:30 a.m.

Price: Ticket prices start at $37 for adults and $24 for kids (17 years and under).

The Old Globe
1363 Old Globe Way
San Diego, Ca 92101
Online: or by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE

photo: Jim Cox


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––Aimee Della Bitta