17+ Kid-Friendly Holiday Performances

Montgomery County, Pa., is home to award-winning playhouses and some of the best local and regional theaters in greater Philadelphia. This holiday season, enjoy musicals, comedies, one-man-shows, ballet performances and more at these amazing venues.

It's a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life - A Live Radio Play at DCP Theatre

12/6 - 12/15

This December, It’s a Wonderful Life – A Live Radio Play returns to the DCP Stage by popular demand.  This heart-warming holiday classic follows George Bailey who hopes to travel from his hometown of Bedford Falls and lasso the moon for the lovely Mary Hatch. Enjoy this story with your favorite holiday songs and 1940s radio commercials.

A Christmas Story - Steel River Playhouse

December 6 - 22
Steel River Playhouse

Beware of frozen flagpoles, and other rogue pitfalls of childhood, as you take a stroll down memory lane with Ralphie Parker. This Christmas classic will come to life this holiday season. Make sure you’re not on the “Naughty List” so you can join in on all the fun! AND all the chaos.

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker - Sensory Friendly Performance at Montgomery County Community College

12/7

The Lively Arts Series present a special performance of the Nutcracker specifically designed to our sensory friendly audience. A pre-show talk with the audience and interaction with the performers. Philadelphia Dance Theatre presents the holiday favorite The Nutcracker performance. Highlights include the magical Kingdom of the Sweets scene, set to the nostalgic score by Pytor Illyich Tchaikovsky.

Philadelphia Dance Theatre

Philadelphia Dance Theatre Presents Holiday Traditions - Montgomery County Community College

12/8

Philadelphia Dance Theatre presents the holiday favorite "The Nutcracker" performing highlights, including the magical Kingdom of the Sweets scene, set to the nostalgic score by Pytor Illyich Tchaikovsky. Also on program, 'Bloom' set to the music of Antonio Vivaldi recomposed by Max Richter. Guest artists from Pennsylvania Regional Ballet will also be featured on this program. Start a new holiday tradition with Lively Arts 

Darlene Love

AEG Presents Love for the Holidays with Darlene Love - Keswick Theatre

12/13

Rolling Stone Magazine has proclaimed Darlene Love to be “one of the greatest singers of all time” and that certainly rings true, but perhaps Paul Shaffer says it even more concisely: “Darlene Love is Rock N’ Roll!” Come see Darlene at the Keswick Theatre for this special holiday performace on December 13th that you won't want to miss.

Shadows of the 60s

FridendlyHart Presents a Holdiay Tribute to Motown Shadows of the 60's - Keswick Theatre

12/14

In this Tribute production show,  SHADOWS OF THE 60'S perform the hits that span several decades. The show features three Super Groups on one stage with a grand finale featuring the music of Motown's Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Martha Reeves, Junior Walker, and more! 

Christmas by Candlelight

Christmas by Candlelight: Follow the Star by Music at Abington

12/15

Join this annual community gathering to sing carols together and hear beautiful anthems from children, youth, and adult choirs, accompanied by orchestra, bells, and organ featuring a candlelight procession. Musical highlights include Rutter's "Star Carol" and an arrangement of "Star in the East" accompanied by hammered dulcimer.

A Cappella

A Cappella Pops! Holiday Cheer Concert - Montgomery County Community College

12/15

The Lively Arts Series welcomes the exquisite harmonies and dynamic flair of A Cappella Pops for a special Holiday Cheer Concert! A Capella Pops has been entertaining audiences around the region and beyond for more than fifteen fabulous years. They have sung at Carnegie Hall, the White House and just about everywhere in between. This will be their first performance at Montgomery County Community College. Please join them for a fun-filled and unforgettable musical experience.

Jim Brickman

Brickman Concerts Presents A Christmas Celebration with Jim Brickman - Keswick Theatre

12/15

Jim Brickman returns to Glenside this Christmas to wow the crowd with his uplifting, family-friendly, holiday concert tradition.  "Jim Brickman A Christmas Celebration" LIVE, one night only at the Keswick on Sunday, December 15th.

Mickey the Elf

Mickey the Elf and the Case of the Missing Mistletoe - Ambler Theatre

12/17 - 12/31

Toyland's magical mistletoe has been stolen, and a new detective elf is on the case! A crazy robot, zany new inventions, and a daffy penguin are just some of what Mikey will face when Mrs. Claus calls him to the North Pole. But Mikey will need your help to find the mistletoe and save Christmas!

The Tenors

AEG Presents The Wonder of Christmas Tour with The Tenors - Keswick Theatre

12/18

The Tenors – Clifton, Fraser, and Victor, have been thrilling audiences around the world with their powerful songs, outstanding harmonies, and undeniable charm. Blending classical music and contemporary pop, the award winning and multi-platinum selling band have achieved international success, performing over 1000 live shows and hundreds of TV appearances on five continents. Come see their special holiday performance at the Keswick Theatre on December 18th.

 

The Polar Express

The Polar Express Pajama Night - Montgomery County Community College

12/20

The Lively Arts Series is happy to host Polar Express Pajama Night! Get on board a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express! Bring your child in Pajamas with a Pillow and your child will enjoy one free cup of Hot Chocolate. Special Treat: your children will be able to enjoy the movie from the stage or in regular seating.

Ceelo Green

AEG Presents Holiday Hits Tour with Ceelo Green - Keswick Theatre

12/20

Come see the five-time Grammy nominated performer, Ceelo Green, perform his Holiday Hits at the Keswick Theatre. The show is running for one night only so be sure to get your tickets ASAP! 

An American Celtic Christmas

An American Celtic Christmas - Keswick Theatre

12/21

In 2012, the Celtic Rock band Jamison, began performing this holiday show as a mix of Irish, pop and holiday music, fused together and set to Irish dance. Since then, An American Celtic Christmas has come to feature some of the world’s top Celtic guest musicians, singers and Irish dancers. The show featuring high energy sing-alongs, touching ballads and world champion Irish Dancing that is sure to leave you and your family in the Christmas Spirit. 

Missing Magi Gold

Entertainment Events Presents The Mystery of the Magi's Gold Sister's Christmas Catechism - Keswick Theatre

12/22

It's "CSI: Bethlehem" in this holiday mystery extravaganza, as Sister takes on the mystery that has intrigues historians throughout the ages - whatever happened to the Magi's gold?Retelling the story of the nativity as only Sister can, this hilarious holiday production is bound to become a yearly classic. Employing her own scientific tools, assisted by a local choir as well as a gaggle of audience members, Sister creates a living nativity unlike any you've ever seen. 

Motown for Kids

Motown for Kids Holiday Celebration! presented by RRPH - Ardmore Music Hall

12/22

The Rock and Roll Playhouse, a weekly family concert series hosted at the Ardmore Music Hall, Brooklyn Bowl, The Capitol Theatre and Industry City, allows kids to “move, play and sing while listening to works from the classic-rock canon” (NY Times). This special party will be highlighting the music of Diana, Stevie, Gladys, the Temptations, and more!

Angelina Ballerina

AEG Presents the Very Merry Holiday Musical Angelina Ballerina - Keswick Theatre

12/29

Angelina and her friends are planning an absolutely positively spectacular holiday dance pageant; the best in all of Mouseland! With dancing, singing and festivities, this heart-warming musical is perfect for everyone's holiday season! 

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