DETAILS: Join Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actress, singer and comedian, Jane Lynch, as she rings in the holidays with a heartfelt and fun performance of A Swingin’ Little Christmas!—featuring poignant and hilarious takes on classic holiday tunes as well as nostalgia-inspired originals penned by bandleader Tony Guerrero.
DETAILS: A Holiday Rock Event for the Whole Family Featuring former members of Classic Rock giants–The Trans- Siberian Orchestra, Rainbow, Alice Cooper, Ted Nugent Band, The Irish Tenors along with Broadway and Theater veterans THE WIZARDS OF WINTER perform a holiday rock opera titled “The Christmas Dream”.
DETAILS:Gary Hoey’s annual “Ho Ho Hoey Rockin’ Holiday Tour” has become a tradition with radio stations and families coast-to-coast. It’s a must see show for adults and kids alike. Hoey has been a driving force behind instrumental rock Christmas music since 1995 after his version of “The Twelve Days Of Christmas” hit the airwaves with its crunchy guitars and metal flavor.
DETAILS: There will be three movies featured: Bacon Grabbers (1929 – silent film), Big Business (1929 – silent film), and Sons of the Desert (1933 – feature film). Live accompaniment will be provided during the films by Jay Warren on the historic 1920’s Arcada Theatre Organ!
COST:$10 (Film Festival ONLY) or $25 (Film Festival and Lunch)
The Trans-Infinity Orchestra: A Trans-Siberian Holiday Show Tribute
105 E. Main Street, St. Charles
DATES:December 21 at 8:00p
DETAILS: Christmas music, Classical music, and Rock music all in one great, family-friendly show! INFINITY has NO limits or boundaries. They have a following that makes them one of the top most successful cover bands in the nation
DETAILS: Steel Beam Theatre's performance of A CHRISTMAS CAROL is adapted, by local playwright John David Westby, into a modern tale of female redemption and joy. A holiday favorite with just the right blend of humor and pathos. Fun for the whole family.
DETAILS: Presented by Fremont Street Theater. Poor Holly, the Elf! Santa, the reindeer, and all the caribou who live in the North have come down with a nasty case of the Candy Cane Flu. They are all much too sick to pull Santa's sleigh full of toys. Come join us in our quest and find out! This is a Fun Filled Holiday Musical just right for the whole family!
DETAILS: Mrs. Claus, A Holiday Musical, is Chicago Kids Company production, featuring a cast of professional adult actors from Chicago, colorful scenery and props, sing-along songs, and plenty of audience participation. It tells the story of Mrs. Claus and the new Elf Class of 2019 on their first day of work in Santa's Workshop.
Second City's Holiday Review: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Sweater
8 E Galena Blvd, Aurora
DATES:November 29 - December 22
DETAILS: It’s the most depress… no… sorrow… no… wonderful-ish time of the year! Take a handful of The Second City’s best and brightest comedians, roll ‘em around in some tinsel and eggnog, throw in your ugliest holiday sweater and before you can say “Aunt Shirley is drunk and trying to put antlers on the dog again,” you’ve got another holiday show ready to roast the chestnuts outta all the things we lovingly loathe about the holiday season.
DETAILS: One of Disney’s most beloved animated films comes to life on stage with all the enchanted castle characters in a holiday extravaganza that will thrill, entertain and amaze young and old alike. Be our guest this holiday season, and celebrate the power and wonder of theater with us and our two-story Christmas tree in a lobby decorated to create memories that last a lifetime.
DETAILS: The 2019 Chicago Ballet Conservatory production of “The Nutcracker,” presented by Elgin Symphony Orchestra, will feature local dancers and actors as they share the stage with seasoned professionals to create an inclusive production full of elaborate and enchanting surprises
DETAILS: An Elgin Holiday Tradition! The ESO’s Deck The Halls Holiday Concert is a community sing-a-long complete with the Elgin Master Chorale, Dancewerks, and a special visit from the man himself – SANTA CLAUSE!