holiday concerts + performances

Fox Valley Ballet's The Nutcracker

Batavia Fine Arts Centre | 1201 Main Street, Batavia


DETAILS:  Featuring beautiful dance, lavish sets, festive costumes, and Tchaikovsky's magical score. Kick off your holiday season with The Fox Valley Nutcracker.

COST: $22 - $42  (use code FOTF for Buy One Get One HALF OFF Tickets for Saturday's shows!) 


Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Live stream

Virtual Event from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra

DATES: December 18, 2020 | 7pm

DETAILS:  Join us here on for your favorite rock holiday tradition this season as Trans-Siberian Orchestra brings an electrifying 90-minute performance of its beloved album, “Christmas Eve and Other Stories” directly into your home.

COST:  $30

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the art-deco nutcracker

Virtual Event from the Studebaker Theater in Chicago

DATES: December 5 & 6, 2020 | 12pm, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm

DETAILS:  Set in 1920's America, Kremnev's "The Art Deco Nutcracker," featuring Tchaikovsky's beloved score, is a fresh, yet traditional take on the beloved holiday favorite. The Chicago Tribune has described it as "A glossy rendition filled with gorgeous, glitzy costumes" and The Cincinnati Enquire writes that Kremnev has "brought dance to a whole new level.

COST:  $50 per ticket

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new philiharmonic new year's eve concert

Presented Virtually by McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage

DATES: December 31, 2020 | 2:pm, 5:30pm, 8:30pm

DETAILS:  Ring in the New year with New Philharmonic and Maestro Kirk Muspratt! Hear your favorite Strauss waltzes and polkas, arias, light classical, pop tunes, and movie music. A duet of “Bless This House” sung by soprano, Alisa Jordheim and tenor, Jesse Donner reflects on the year past while the “Power of Love” propels us into the new year. And of course, secret surprises!

COST:  $50 per family

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c.o.d. presents: A Christmas Story

Presented Virtually by McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage

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

DETAILS:  A Heartwarming Classic Tale this family-friendly show shares the beloved tale of Ebenezer Scrooge who learns that change is always possible and that the greatest joy is caring for those less fortunate. With an exuberant cast, College Theater Dept ushers in the holiday with this MAC tradition.

COST:  $16 per family

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Presley, Perkins, Lewis & Cash: A Million Dollar Christmas

Presented Virtually by McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage

DATES: December 19, 2020 | 7:30pm

DETAILS:  Your favorite Christmas gift is back to rock you around the Christmas tree in the comfort of your home! Enjoy the catalog of classic rock ‘n’ roll hits, plus a special selection of heartwarming holiday tunes, all done up in that unmistakable rockabilly style.

COST:  $50 per family

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holiday sing-a-long with the symphony

Presented Virtually by McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage

DATES: December 12, 7pm | December 13, 3pm and 7pm

DETAILS:  Get in the spirit of the season with a concert of holiday favorites! Make a batch of cookies, gather your family and join us for this virtual holiday spectacular!

COST:  $40 per family

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