Holiday Performances in the Quad Cities


Christmas Story the Musical

November 15 – December 30
Circa ’21

Bringing the classic holiday movie to life as a Tony-nominated musical adds a new dimension to the beloved story. Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, the musical offers a nostalgic trip back in time, capturing the spirit of the era.

A Charlie Brown Christmas

November 24 – 26
Countryside Community Theatre

This stage adaptation of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” brings to life the beloved animated television special, capturing the heartwarming essence of the original story. The Peanuts gang, led by the endearing Charlie Brown and his faithful companion Snoopy, embarks on a journey to discover the true meaning of Christmas.

Twas the Night Before Christmas

November 24 – December 23
Circa ’21

What a delightful twist on the classic holiday tale! The opening lines of “’Twas the night before Christmas” set the stage for a familiar scene, but the unexpected stirrings of a mouse add a whimsical and charming element to the story. The premise of Santa missing a house last year sets the stage for a lively and heartwarming adventure.

A Christmas Carol: The Musical

December 1 – 10 | $20 – $25
The Spotlight Theatre

This classic tale of redemption and transformation is, of course, “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. The character of Ebenezer Scrooge, with his initial disdain for Christmas and his miserly ways, is a well-known and iconic figure in literature. The story’s enduring appeal lies in its powerful message of the potential for change and the importance of compassion and generosity.

Christmas at Augustana

December 2 & 3
Augustana College

With the combination of orchestral and vocal talents, this holiday celebration is sure to offer a diverse and rich musical experience. The Augustana Symphony Orchestra, known for its skillful musicianship, will bring depth and warmth to the performance, while the Brass Ensemble adds a touch of grandeur to the festive occasion.

Winter Wonderland

December 3, 10, 17 | $20
QC Sparkle Inc

Grab your tickets for an incredible Victorian Winter Wonderland!

The Ho Ho Ho Show

December 7 – 17 | $16
The Black Box Theatre

Classics like “Carol of the Bells” taking on a deadly twist adds an unexpected and intriguing dimension to the revue. This kind of dark humor can create a unique and memorable experience for the audience, blending the festive with the unexpected.

The Nutcracker

December 9 & 10 | $18 – $36
Adler Theatre

The Nutcracker is a timeless and enchanting ballet that has captured the hearts of audiences for generations. The combination of Ballet Quad Cities’ talented dancers, Orchestra Iowa’s captivating music, and the magical story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince promises to create a truly mesmerizing experience.

Cirque Dreams Holidaze

December 13 | $33 – $73
Adler Theatre

The promise of a fantastical cast of holiday storybook characters coming to life on stage suggests a journey into a whimsical and imaginative world. The use of contemporary circus arts likely adds a dynamic and thrilling element to the performance, elevating the visual and sensory experience for the audience.

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Holidays in the Quad Cities

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