NYC Broadway shows performing in the 2019 Holiday season, including show dates, ticket prices, show information and tickets link
The 2019 Holiday season is upon us and the merriest shows on Broadway have begun their annual performances. Everything from breathtaking magic shows to elegant ballet routines have started arranging their acts in order to get each and every audience member into the holiday spirit. With many holiday shows making their annual debut, tickets are already being sold allowing the most die-hard fans to lock in their seats now for these yearly performances. Below are the upcoming seven New York City 2019 Holiday Shows with show and ticketing information.
Broadway Holiday Shows 2019:
Christmas Spectacular Starring the Rockettes
Radio City Musical Hall’s legendary Rockettes dance troupe has entertained America since their debut in the mid 1920’s and has performed everywhere from The Super Bowl to Presidential Inaugurations. As the holiday season approaches, the precision dance troupe performs their annual holiday tradition show, The Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall. Over the course of the 90 minute show, the Rockettes celebrate the holiday season through humor, singing, and their world-famous coordinated and deceivingly complex dances, set to well known musical numbers such as 'Santa’s Gonna Rock and Roll' and 'Here Comes Santa Claus'. With over 150 performers, the show is a masterclass in choreography and an excellent way to rejoice in the spirit of the holidays. The 2019 Christmas Spectacular show opened on November 8th, 2019 and is set to run to its closing night on January 5th, 2020.
Ticket Information: Tickets to Christmas Spectacular Starring the Rockettes
The Illusionists: Magic of the Holidays
The traveling magic troupe, The Illusionists, return to Broadway for their fifth holiday show since their official debut in 2012. The act that critics have called magic’s version of “Cirque du Soleil” captivates Broadway audiences with their holiday-themed live show, aptly titled Magic of the Holidays. With a mixture of thrilling visuals, uptempo music, and the troupe’s talented cast of seven master magicians, Magic of the Holidays transforms the Neil Simon Theatre into a mystical winter wonderland. Witness breathtaking stage illusions, death-defying escapology, and mind-boggling mentalism, live in this magnificent holiday-themed magic show. The 2019 Magic of the Holidays show opens on November 29th, 2019 and runs until its closing night on January 5th, 2020.
Ticket Information: Tickets to The Illusionists: Magic of the Holidays
The Nutcracker at The Lincoln Center
The New York City Ballet’s classic annual performance of The Nutcracker at the David H Koch Theatre has been a New York City tradition since its original NYC debut in 1954. The show is a perennial favorite among locals and tourists alike for its light-hearted holiday message and its ability to transport its viewers to a winter wonderland, solely through the means of music and dance. The shows combination of Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky’s brilliant compositions and George Balanchine’s evocative choreography have performed the difficult task of making a show with no dialogue feel natural, expressive and emotional. During the holiday season, the show’s 90 dancers and 62 musicians help audiences embrace the holiday spirit and understand the often misunderstood art-form that is modern ballet. The 2019 Nutcracker show will began selling tickets on September 1st, 2019 and is set to open on November 23rd, 2019 with a closing date of December 30th, 2019.
Ticket Information: Tickets to The Nutcracker at Lincoln Center
Twas the Night Before... By Cirque du Soleil
The world’s largest theatrical production company, Cirque du Soleil, returns to the Broadway stage at the Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden for the 2019 Holiday season with Twas the Night Before... Their last holiday-themed Broadway production was Wintuk way back in the Winter of 2007, so this is a welcome return to the Broadway stage. Twas the Night Before... is an acrobatic reimagining of Clement Clark Moore’s classic holiday poem, The Night Before Christmas. Audience members are delighted with breath-taking acrobatic stunts and a cheerful story about the joy of friendship and sharing during the holidays. The show inspires the holiday spirit in us all, through well-choreographed acrobatics, unconventional costume design, and live music that will get anyone in the mood to celebrate the holidays. Twas the Night Before... opens on December 12th, 2019 and is set to run to its closing date of December 29th, 2019 with a total of 30 performances.
Ticket Information: Tickets to Twas the Night Before… By Cirque du Soleil
A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens’ classic holiday story is returning to Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre for the first time in over a decade. This classic tale has entertained audiences for over a century through its cheerful message of personal growth and family values. Follow as Ebenezer Scrooge grows as a person by witnessing the Christmases of the past, present, and future, and comes to understand that it's not too late to change the negative impact he has left on the world to a positive one. The Broadway show is led by two forward-thinking theatrical talents, playwright Jack Thorne and director Matthew Warchus, who’s creative input on this iconic tale will put all audience members in the holiday spirit. A Christmas Carol opens on November 20th, 2019 and will run until its closing date on January 5th, 2020.
Ticket Information: Tickets to A Christmas Carol
Some call it the Russian Cossack version of Cirque du Soleil, but Slava’s Snowshow is a much less a circus and much more a musical performance show that is set in a dream-like winter vision filled with many comical tricks and surprises. The Snowshow is broken up into different winter themed scenes with each pushing the boundaries of what is thought to be possible on stage. The story follows the main character Slava, a curious clown, who explores the world around him and as he meets other funny and peculiar characters which take him in as their own family and change his life and outlook. The performers in the show astonish the audience with many surreal visuals like, colorful balloons that appear out of thin air and cover the theatre stage. The show also features floating sharks that swim around the room and make the theatre feel like an underwater ocean. Slava's Snowshow opened on November 13th, 2019 and will run until its closing date on January 5th, 2020
Ticket Information: Tickets to A Slava's Snowshow
Big Apple Circus
The world renowned Big Apple Circus tent is back in NYC and performs in its usual outdoor location at Damrosch Park, which is between the David H Koch Theatre and the Lincoln Center Bandshell. This classic circus performance takes on a brand new show style. The circus’s hilarious and long-time ringleader, Barry Lubin, who played Grandma, announced in January 2019 that he was stepping down. The new ringleader of the Big Apple Circus, Storm Marrero, announced a whole new format to the show that brings the spectacle into the 21st century. The new show did not get rid of some its best annual acts. The new show still features acts which include, beautiful horses who perform dazzling tricks, soaring aerialists and dramatic jugglers. Due to their popularity, The Fabulous Wallendas return to the show. They perform daunting jumps and their signature routine is the ‘Human Pyramid’, which they do while balancing on a 30ft tall tightrope over the gazing crowd. Seats for the show are no more than 50 feet away from the edge of the circus ring and most guests leave the show amazed and in awe of what they have witnessed. The Big Apple Circus opened on October 12th, 2019 and will perform almost daily until its closing date on February 2nd, 2020 for a total run of 16 weeks.
Ticket Information: Tickets to Big Apple Circus