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Must-See Family-Friendly Shows During the Holidays

Macaroni Kid Northeast Bergen's 2017 Guide

November 8, 2017



My family and I have a tradition of going to see live shows and concerts in November and December. It's a great way to get in the holiday spirit: we take time off from weekend sports activities, enjoy an entertaining show, and appreciate the beautiful holiday decorations if we are in New York City. Tickets to holiday shows also make great gifts!

Macaroni Kid has rounded up our favorite family-friendly shows to see. Be sure to purchase your tickets early to get the best seats - many of these shows sell out quickly. 


Bergen County Players (Oradell, NJ)

12/2-12/17 - Cinderella



bergenPAC (Englewood, NJ)

11/18 - Brian Setzer Orchestra's 14th Annual Christmas Rocks! Tour

11/24 - Freestyle Holiday Jam

12/3 - New Jersey Ballet's Nutcracker

12/6 - The Maccabeats

12/16 - The Wizards of Winter

12/17 - A Christmas Carol

12/18 - Affiniti's Celtic Christmas Tour

12/19 - Jewel's Handmade Holiday Tour

1/11 - New Jersey Symphony Orchestra's Winter Festival



 Broadway/Off-Broadway Shows (New York City)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 

Dear Evan Hansen

Disney's The Lion King

Disney's Aladdin

Radio City Music Hall's Christmas Spectacular

Wicked the Musical



 Florence Gould Hall (New York City)

12/15-12/17 - Keith Michael's The Nutcracker by New York Theatre Ballet



The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (New York City)

12/7-12/10 - The Yorkville Nutcracker by Dances Patrelle



 NJPAC (Newark, NJ)

12/14 - Hot 97 Hot for the Holidays

12/15 - The Hip Hop Nutcracker

12/16 - The Nutcracker by the State Ballet Theatre of Russia

12/17 - Handel's Messiah



 Paper Mill Playhouse (Millburn, NJ)

11/22-12/31 - Annie



 Benjamin Franklin Middle School (Ridgewood, NJ)

December 8 - December 9 - The Nutcracker by Ballet Arts of NJ



 State Theatre of New Jersey (New Brunswick, NJ)

11/28 - Charlie Brown Christmas LIVE!

12/15-12/17 - The Nutcracker by American Repertory Ballet

12/18 - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer the Musical



 Works & Process at the Guggenheim Museum

12/2-12/10 - Peter and the Wolf

12/17-12/18 - Holiday Concert


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