holiday concerts + performances

king of kings

Chapelstreet Church, 3435 Keslinger Road, Geneva, IL

DATES: December 11, 2021 at 7pm | December 12, 2021 at 4pm AND 6pm

DETAILS:  This year our Christmas Production is called King of Kings. Featuring choirs, soloists and a 30-piece contemporary orchestra, this annual tradition will put you in the Christmas spirit as well as remind you of the reason the King of Kings came to earth. Although the concert is free to attend, registration is required.



Fox Valley Ballet's The Nutcracker

Batavia Fine Arts Centre | 1201 Main Street, Batavia

DATES: November 27 and 28, 2021 | 2pm

DETAILS:  Fox Valley Ballet presents The Fox Valley Nutcracker, a Fox Valley holiday tradition that showcases students and families from local dance studios alongside professional dancers, in the beloved holiday classic The Nutcracker. Kick-off your holiday season with The Fox Valley Nutcracker!

COST: $20 - $47 per ticket


b2wins Sounds of the season

Batavia Fine Arts Centre, 1201 Main Street, Batavia, IL

DATES: December 3, 2021 | 7:30pm

DETAILS:  B2wins (Pronounced B-Twins… short for Brazilian Twins) This high-energy entertainment group continues to captivate audiences worldwide with its unique sound and an engaging live show that targets the masses. Led by charismatic Twin brothers from Rio de Janeiro, they combine a plethora of genres into a live show that is equal parts rock concert, jam session, dance party, and house party. Fans describe it as seeing your new best friends in concert.

COST: $30 - $41 per ticket


fox valley orchestra

Batavia Fine Arts Centre, 1201 Main Street, Batavia, IL

DATES: December 4, 2021 | 7pm

DETAILS:  Fox Valley Orchestra Presents: Fox Valley Holiday at Batavia Fine Arts Centre.

COST: $12 - $24 per ticket


Arcada theater holiday concerts

105 E. Main Street St. Charles, IL

DATES: November 28 - December 19, 2021 (as listed below)

DETAILS:  Arcada Theater is hosting a variety of Christmas-themed acts for the 2021 holiday season!

  • Sunday, November 28, 5pm: Top Of The World... Carpenters Christmas Tribute, $39 - $59

  • Tuesday, December 7, 7:30pm: Chris Isaak Holiday Tour, $59 - $89

  • Saturday, December 11, 8pm: An Evening with Kenny G, $49 - $99

  • Thursday, December 16, 7:30pm: Squirrel Nut Zippers, $39 - $79

  • Saturday, December 18, 8:30pm: Ides of March Christmas Show, $49 - $79

  • Sunday, December 19, 5pm: Trans Siberian Orchestra Holiday Show Salute Starring Infinity, $35 - $45

COST:  $35 - $99 per ticket

st. charles

rodger & hammerstein's cinderella

THE PARAMOUNT THEATRE, 23 East Galena Boulevard Aurora, IL 60506

DATES: Select Dates from November 10, 2021 - January 9, 2022

DETAILS:  Experience one of the most beloved and cherished fairy tales live on Paramount’s stage and with all the spectacle and splendor you’ve come to expect. This mesmerizing production gives us a familiar yet reimagined take on the story families have returned to over and over across generations. Experience jaw-dropping magic as you’ve never seen before. From pumpkins into carriages to tattered rags into a beautiful gown, this show will delight and enchant young and old alike. After all, you’re never too young for a little magic and never too old to believe. You may know the story, but you’ve never seen it like this. Fit for a royal ball, Paramount’s Grand Gallery will be decked out for the season with a giant two-story, fully-decorated Christmas tree and all the trimmings.

COST:  $36 - $79 per ticket


second city's holiday revue: It's a wild, wacky, wonderful life

Copley Theater, 8 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora, IL

DATES: November 26, 2021 - December 23, 2021 | Thursdays at 7:30 PM, Fridays at 8:00 PM, Saturdays at 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM, and Sundays at 3:00 PM

DETAILS:  Have a holly jolly holiday season with Chicago’s famed improv and sketch comedy theater. The annual end of year tradition continues: Second City is coming to the newly renovated Copley Theatre, where you will never be more than 70 feet away from the side-splitting, song filled holiday spectacular. Whether you are on the nice list or the naughty list, this show will have you laughing so hard you shoot eggnog out your nose. Skip the long lines and shipping delays, and give the gift of laughter to everyone you meet this holiday season.

COST:  $37 per ticket


alma dance company's the nutcracker

Blizzard Theater, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan Dr., Elgin, IL

DATES: November 27, 7pm | November 28, 3 & 7pm | November 29, 3 & 7pm

DETAILS:  Alma Dance presents the Nutcracker. Gather your friends and family to celebrate this holiday tradition.

COST:  $32 - $40 per ticket


The nutcracker at hemmens cultural center

Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way Elgin, IL

DATES: December 4, 2021 at 2pm and 7pm | December 5, 2021 at 2pm

DETAILS:  Join us for the NEW and greatly anticipated 2021 production of The Nutcracker presented by M3 Dance. This year's production will feature local dancers and actors sharing the stage with seasoned professionals to create an inclusive production full of surprises. Directed by Lauren Blane Bogren, this fresh twist of a classic story will truly be the must-see performance of the holiday season! This year will also include a very special “Sugar Plum Tea” party, giving participants the chance to meet cast members, take pictures with characters and dine on sumptuous treats. Stay tuned for more details to come!



The Nutcracker with New Philharmonic

McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL

DATES: Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 2p & 7p | Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 1p & 5p

DETAILS:  The MAC is thrilled to bring you a gorgeous production of The Nutcracker. Hailed by critics and audiences alike, Salt Creek Ballet’s enchanting production is everything you hope for with stunning costumes and magical effects. With a jaw-dropping Christmas tree that grows nearly 60 feet tall, 125 exquisite costumes, internationally recognized guest soloists and live music by New Philharmonic, this magical production offers all of the grandeur of the timeless tale you’ve come to love.

COST:  $36 - $46 per ticket

Glen. ellyn

you're a good man, charlie brown

McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL

DATES: Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 2p & 7p

DETAILS:  Charlie Brown and the entire Peanuts gang explore life’s great questions as they play baseball, struggle with homework, sing songs, swoon over their crushes, and celebrate the joy of friendship.

COST:  $14 - $16 per ticket

Glen. ellyn

a Christmas carol - radio play

Little White School Museum, 72 Polk St, Oswego, IL

DATES: December 4 & 5, 2021, 2:00pm and 7:00pm

DETAILS:  Ebenezer Scrooge is a cynical old curmudgeon with little patience for holiday cheer all around him during the Christmas season. After a Christmas Eve visit from several ghosts, Scrooge must confront his own beliefs and isolationism, and discover for himself the true mean of the holidays.

COST:  $8 for Adults | $6 for Students/Seniors in advance | $2 more at the door


Pile of Pumpkins

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