Make your holiday extra magical with live theatre in the Hershey Harrisburg Region! From brand new shows to tried and true classics, each show brings unique energy and talent to the stage for all to enjoy. 


This holiday season, visions of sugarplums (fairies, that is!) come to life on stage as Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet presents George Balanchine's The Nutcracker®. Dancers of all ages deliver an exquisite performance of one of the holidays most beloved traditions. 

What: George Balanchine's The Nutcracker®
Where: Whitaker Center – December 10 & 11  
             Hershey Theatre – December 17 & 18

Winter Wonderland at American Music Theatre

It’s the most wonderful time of year – live on stage!  American Music Theatre’s newest original production captures the spirit of Christmas through song, dance and a nine-piece orchestra. Be transported to the magical sights and sounds of the season. You might even sneak a peek at jolly old Saint Nick! 

What: American Music Theatre's Winter Wonderland
Where: American Music Theatre, Lancaster
When: Through December 30

A Popcorn Hat Christmas Carol at Gamut Theatre

Bah humbug! Scrooge is back to his miserly old ways in A Popcorn Hat Christmas Carol. But, with anything the Popcorn Hat Players do, there’s a twist to this holiday classic. Take the kids to see this interactive performance with characters you’ve grown to love, and get introduced a few new ones, too.

What: A Popcorn Hat Christmas Carol
Where: Gamut Theatre, Harrisburg
When: Through December 17

Santaland Diaries at Open Stage Harrisburg

Ever work as a Macy’s elf during the holidays? Dave Sedaris has, and his one-man show, The Santaland Diaries, chronicles his tales as Crumpet the Elf. This wickedly funny story is brought to life by Open Stage Harrisburg and asks the question – Will Crumpet survive the holidays? Please note, this show is intended for mature audiences only.

What: The Santaland Diaries
Where: Federal Taphouse – December 4 & 11
             Open Stage Harrisburg – December 9, 20 & 22

For a complete listing of holiday shows and events throughout the Hershey Harrisburg Region, browse the Events Calendar