The Nutcracker and Beyond: 2020’s Best Christmas Shows Ever!

Christmas Plays, Musicals and Ballets in the Twin Cities, MN

2020’s Christmas Theatre Season is going to look different than most years, with most events going virtual. We’re all used to this by now – but that doesn’t mean you can’t have your traditions or make new ones. Online events have actually become one of my favorite ways to sample things I haven’t been able to do in person.  The price is usually set per household, which makes everything more affordable with a big family, and I really enjoy being able to sit in my comfy family room  to enjoy these events.

We have a sampling for some of our favorite 2020 events below. 

2020 Christmas Plays & Musicals

On Sale Now: Twas the Night – Out of the Box Interactive Experience | Stages Theatre, Hopkins
Out of the Box features exclusive one-of-a-kind socially-distant theatre experiences tailored to FAMILIES and unique education offerings tailored to CLASSROOM TEACHERS & EDUCATORS. Our OUT OF THE BOX experiences are designed to engage youth audiences in storytelling adventures and to be flexible for families and classrooms. • All Ages. • $18-$25/pp.

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On Sale Now: Holiday Story Keeper Kit | Steppingstone Theatre, St Paul
Let your kids take the lead in recording and sharing your own family holiday stories with a kit from Steppingstone.

12/11/20-12/20/20: Here Comes Santa Claus – Radio Play | Lakeshore Players Theatre, White Bear Lake
An original radio play, inspired by the history of White Bear Lake • Tickets $18.00.

12/13/20 @ 1 pm: Virtual – ASI’s Lucia Celebration Concert | American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis
Celebrate light in the winter with a special virtual concert on Zoom featuring the ASI Lucia Choir performing traditional Swedish music. Join the 2020 Lucias, Emmie Gumaelius of St. Paul and Nina Duffy of Mahtomedi, who have been participating in ASI’s Lucia Choir since age 4!  We will also provide fun activities for you and your family throughout the day. Registration is required. $10 per household connection.

St. Lucia Celebration at the American Swedish Institute
The tradition of St. Lucia is celebrated in the Twin Cities at the American Swedish Institute.

12/19/20 – 12/31/20: A Virtual Telling of a Christmas Carol | The Guthrie
This Twin Cities favorite may normally be best suited for families with older children, but since you are doing it in your living room for such a spectacular price, this year, you can share it with the whole family! Tickets $10.

2020 Nutcracker Ballets

Local Ballet Company: 12/13/20-12/23/20: Celebrate the Holidays with Continental Ballet | On Demand Video
This virtual performance will feature dances from a variety of classical ballets and close with excerpts from our Nutcracker Ballet. All ages. Tickets $28/household.

12/18/20-12/30/20: Ballet Chicago’s Nutcracker | Zoom Stream Online,
An online version of the classic Christmas ballet. All ages. Tickets $13.

Ballet Chicago Performing The Nutcracker
Click here to purchase discounted tickets through Goldstar

12/19/20-1/2/21: The Great Russian Nutcracker | Stellar Stream Online,
Moscow Ballet presents the Nutcracker Ballet with hand-painted sets, Russian Snow Maidens, and jubilant Nesting Dolls. All ages. Tickets $16-$63.

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Click here to find discounted tickets through Goldstar

*Family Fun Twin Cities receives compensation for referrals to Goldstar, however, we believe this program is an important part of an affordable family fun arsenal.

Go to page 2 to see events from 2019 that may return in 2021 or offer a 2020 alternative.

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