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Holiday Plays In Atlanta

A List of Holiday Plays This 2019 Season
With the holidays near, here is a list of a few shows that may get you in the holiday spirit.

Check back soon as we continue to add more shows as the holidays get closer.


  Most Popular Holiday Shows
Frosty! Dec 5 - Dec 29, 2019  
Theatre in the Square Frosty!
 
Experience a little Christmas magic in Frosty!, a musical re-telling of the classic Frosty the Snowman tale. When orphan Billy arrives in New York to build the best snowman ever, he meets a homeless man named Paddy, who tells him about his magical hat. When Billy steals the hat and places it atop his snowman, Frosty comes to life and leads him on an adventure throughout NYC. Paddy teams up with a social worker named Dot to find Billy and learn how special the holidays truly can be during this family friendly musical at Marietta's New Theatre in the Square.

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It's A Wonderful Life Dec 6 - Dec 23, 2019  
OnStage Atlanta It's A Wonderful Life
 
A Christmas classic! Come enjoy the saga of George Bailey, the Everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been quashed by family obligation and civic duty, whose guardian angel has to descend on Christmas Eve to save him from despair and remind him what the holiday is really all about.

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  Other Holiday Shows
Another Night Before Christmas Dec 6 - Dec 15, 2019  
Hapeville Performing Arts Center Another Night Before Christmas
 
Karol, a disillusioned social worker, is trudging home one cold December night when she encounters an old man sitting on a park bench. Mistaking him for homeless, Karol offers the stranger some food - a seemingly innocent gesture, until he turns up in her apartment claiming to be Santa Claus. Thanks to a malfunctioning security system, Karol finds herself trapped with "Mr. Claus" and forced to confront her feelings about Christmas once and for all in this touching musical battle between cynicism and belief.

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Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol Dec 6 - Dec 22, 2019  
Sylvia Beard Theatre Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
 
Though London awaits the joyful arrival of Christmas, miserly Ebenezer Scrooge thinks it's all humbug, berating his faithful clerk and cheerful nephew for their view. Later, Scrooge encounters the ghost of his late business partner, who warns that three spirits will visit him this night. The ghosts take Scrooge on a journey through his past, present and future in the hope of transforming his bitterness.

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A Christmas Tradition Dec 13 - Dec 22, 2019  
Earl Smith Strand Theatre A Christmas Tradition
 
This December, the historic Strand Theatre will bring on the holiday cheer with its most well-loved show of the year, A Christmas Tradition! This song and dance revue gets everyone in the spirit of the season with the diva voices and high energy dances that Strand patrons have come to know and love. Songs spotlighted include Christmas and holiday classics as well as funky favorites. A Christmas Tradition is guaranteed to make the entire family dance, clap and enjoy the spirit of the holidays - from Santa-loving 6-year-olds to out of town in-laws!

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Cinnamon Grits Dec 5 - Dec 20, 2019  
ART Station Cinnamon Grits
 
Everything is nice when you add a little cinnamon spice! The holiday sequel to the ART Station Southern hit GRITS: Girls Raised in the South centers on hilarious tales of holiday soirees and endearing family dysfunction. Four Southern "bells" from four different generations cope with their countrified Christmas celebrations. It's a little bit funny, a bit touching and somewhat ridiculous, but all in the flavor of the South. The play is guaranteed to get everyone in the Holiday Spirit!

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Cirque Dreams Holidaze Nov 30 - Dec 1, 2019  
Fox Theatre Cirque Dreams Holidaze
 
Cirque Dreams Holidaze lights up the 2019 season with the must-see holiday show The New York Daily News proclaims a "delicious confection of charm, sparkle and talent by the sleighload and so full of energy it could end our dependence on oil.'' Created by Cirque Dreams founder and Broadway director Neil Goldberg, Cirque Dreams Holidaze is a new cirque adventure, Broadway musical and family holiday spectacular wrapped in one!

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A Drag Queen Christmas Dec 26 - Dec 26, 2019  
Buckhead Theatre A Drag Queen Christmas
 
Every holiday season something magical happens with your favorite queens from the Emmy Award-winning television show RuPaul's Drag Race on VH1. A Drag Queen Christmas is coming to town with an all new show and new cast hosted by Nina West. Now in it's fifth year, The Naughty Tour is a fan favorite during the holidays. Get ready for amazing costumes, killer performances, a new stage production and all the outrageous and hilarious shenanigans.

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Gift of the Magi 2.0 Nov 15 - Nov 24, 2019  
Theatre in the Square Gift of the Magi 2.0
 
Marietta's Theatre in the Square re-imagines O. Henry's holiday classic Gift of the Magi, setting the tale in Atlanta in the 1950s. This affecting adaptation centers around a local streetcar driver who's struggling to stay afloat during the Atlanta Transit strike. Christmas is around the corner, and the young man is determined to find a way to buy his wife the perfect gift, without realizing she's doing the same for him. Magi 2.0 tells the story of love, sacrifice and the blessings that we take for granted. Directed by Joel P.E. King and written by N. Emil Thomas, this award-winning take on the seasonal favorite has quickly become a beloved family tradition.

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Home for the Holidays Dec 20 - Dec 22, 2019  
Jennie T. Anderson Theatre - Cobb Civic Center Home for the Holidays
 
The Jennie T. Anderson Theatre holiday tradition is back for its 14th year. You are invited to usher in the holiday season with Atlanta Lyric Theatre and the Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts in Home for the Holidays 2019. The Anderson Theatre is excited to partner with these two very special Cobb County organizations for what will be the biggest holiday show in the county. This holiday musical revue is presented in two-acts. Enjoy a cavalcade of singing, dancing and holiday fun for the entire family.

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Home for the Holidays Dec 17 - Dec 17, 2019  
OnStage Atlanta Home for the Holidays
 
You already love your favorite holiday songs, so cozy up with Christmas classics performed by the best around at OnStage Atlanta. It's a lot better than hearing the tinny version on the radio. Hosted by Olivia Ivey and Paul Tate, this warm winter cabaret has something festive for everyone.

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Madeline's Christmas Dec 7 - Dec 31, 2019  
Horizon Theatre Madeline's Christmas
 
Based on one of the most popular children's books of all time, this musical play follows Madeline and friends on a holiday adventure unlike any other. After a trip to the zoo on a December day, "achoo" echoes in the halls of "the old house in Paris." All but Madeline have caught the flu! Will the girls be able to go home for Christmas? It's Madeline to the rescue! With the help of a mysterious stranger, the "twelve little girls in two straight lines" end up with a magical and memorable holiday beyond their wildest dreams! A holiday treat for the whole family.

 

 

   
Merry Little Holiday Shorts 2019 Dec 11 - Dec 21, 2019  
OnStage Atlanta Merry Little Holiday Shorts 2019
 
Merry Little Holiday Shorts 2019: An OnStage Atlanta special event featuring Santa's sack full of new 8 one-act plays!

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The Nutcracker Dec 6 - Dec 8, 2019  
Jennie T. Anderson Theatre - Cobb Civic Center The Nutcracker
 
The Georgia Ballet's The Nutcracker is a holiday classic and season favorite. Each year, the ballet continues to grow and evolve, and this year we have live music from The Georgia Ballet Orchestra. This timeless ballet is perfect for the whole family to enjoy as it's full of magic, action and beauty. Start a new holiday tradition with your family and join us at The Nutcracker!

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Sanders Family Christmas Nov 22 - Dec 22, 2019  
Legacy Theatre Sanders Family Christmas
 
Sanders Family Christmas is the sequel to Connie Ray and Alan Bailey's wildly successful bluegrass gospel musical Smoke on the Mountain. It's December 24, 1941, and America is going to war. So is Dennis Sanders, of the Sanders Family Singers. Join Pastor Mervin Oglethorpe and the rest of the Sanders family as they send Dennis off with hilarious and touching stories and twenty-five Southern Gospel Christmas favorites.

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This Wonderful Life Nov 29 - Dec 23, 2019  
Aurora Theatre This Wonderful Life
 
This hilariously touching stage adaptation of one of the most popular and heartwarming films ever made will star Atlanta's own Jeremy Aggers (Singles in Agriculture, Hands on a Hardbody). Mr. Aggers will inhabit all of the wonderful characters from Clarence, Mr. Potter, Uncle Billy, Mary, Mr. Gower, yes even Zuzu. As well as the undeniably iconic George Bailey, who learns that it takes a lot more than money to be the richest man in town.

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A Very Grinchy Christmas Nov 23 - Nov 24, 2019  
Infinite Energy Center (formerly Gwinnett Center) A Very Grinchy Christmas
 
The Grinch meets The Nutcracker in SBT's A Very Grinchy Christmas. Inspired by Dr. Seuss' classic story, this new holiday favorite tells the story of the ultimate Christmas hater, The Grinch, who sets out to steal presents from everyone in Whoville. Along the way, he orchestrates a battle between a Nutcracker, a Rat King, dolls, mice, toy soldiers, and even cannons. But, with the help of Cindy Lou Who and the rest of Whoville, the ultimate grouch learns the true meaning of Christmas.

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Waffle Palace Christmas Nov 22 - Dec 29, 2019  
Horizon Theatre Waffle Palace Christmas
 
Waffle Palace Christmas picks up with the vintage Waffle Palace now flourishing in the middle of a new modern city multi-use complex. The holiday season is in full swing and the staff is adjusting to new roles, an inexperienced employee and quirky regulars. With Christmas cheer aplenty among the diverse staff and diners, Krampus, a legendary, shape-shifting holiday villain, appears over the restaurant to sabotage the spirit and challenge all in his path.

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