No matter what holiday you’re celebrating: Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Years, etc. Atlanta theaters provide unique experiences and great entertainment. This year, head out to watch a live performance and break away from the holiday chaos and stress. Atlanta is home to great theaters and performances. Before you head out, make sure to visit websites or call for additional information like showtimes and directions.
Cirque Dreams Holidaze
The Fox Theater
660 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 881-2100
foxtheatre.org

Dates: Nov. 25 and 27, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

For seven years in a row, Cirque Dream begins the 2015 holiday season with its acclaimed holiday performance.  The unique company has been acclaimed by all for majestic performances. This theatrical experience includes over 300 costumes, 20 acts and 30 artists from all over the globe.  Most of the acts have been featured on America’s Got Talent and other television shows. The show is sure to provide guests with unique visual experiences that create a healthy break from holiday stress. The dream show is designed with a creative genius not often seen. The show is perfect for those looking for a stand-alone theatrical adventure.

Atlanta Ballet: The Nutcracker
Fabulous Fox Theater
600 Peachtree St. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 881-2100
foxtheatre.org

Dates: Dec. 11 through Dec.25, 2015

The musical theatrical experience celebrates its twentieth anniversary in Atlanta, bringing a wondrous experience that has thrilled guests around the world for over a hundred years. The story follows Marya and her majestic nutcracker doll. After Marya wakes up in the middle of the night to check on her new doll, she learns it has come to life. The doll’s adventures take her through the Land of the Sweets and in the middle of a war between mice and gingerbread men. The performance is wonderful and perfect for all ages.

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Elf
Fabulous Fox Theater
600 Peachtree St. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 881-2100
foxtheatre.org

Dates: Dec. 2 through Dec.6, 2015

Looking for a comedic musical that will make you laugh over and over again? Elf is the one. The beautiful Fox Theater brings one of Hollywood’s holiday hits live on stage.  Elf is the warm and funny musical of an orphan who thinks he’s one of Santa’s helpers. The all-star creative team and cast acclaim Elf to be “one present everyone wants this holiday season.” The show’s lighting, acting and theme are sure to promote laughter and is great for audiences of all ages

A Christmas Carol
Alliance Theater
Woodruff Arts Center
1280 Peachtree St.
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 733-4650
www.alliancetheatre.org

Date: Nov. 19 thru Dec. 24, 2015

The Alliance Theater’s performances are known throughout Atlanta.  Celebrate the theater’s 25th anniversary with the opening of A Christmas Carol. Ebeneezer Scrooge is visited by three Christmas ghosts who share a view of the past, present and future. In an effort to help Scrooge see life clearer. the journey takes him through a range of emotions.  The storyline’s colorful ending leaves patrons with a fresh holiday perspective. This show is great for people of all ages.

Merry %#!*ing Christmas
Alliance Theater – Hertz Stage
Woodruff Arts Center
1280 Peachtree St.
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 733-4650
www.alliancetheatre.org

Date: Nov. 27 to Dec.9, 2015

In this fresh holiday theatrical satire, Santa’s gift-giving routine is suddenly interrupted by the economy and global warming. The plot focuses on Ebeneezer Scrooge and a single dad in an ugly sweater trying to save Christmas. The split-second character changes, quick humor and live music make this performance great for anyone over 18. For a mature comical theatrical performance which is more than likely to instill belly laughs, this is the show to see.

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