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Kansas City is known for its huge offering of holiday and wintertime shows that make for the perfect way to spend an evening out to celebrate the season. 

Make a list (and check it twice). Here are the hottest tickets of the season.

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Nov. 7-Dec. 31

Join Charlie, the Peanuts gang and Snoopy too as they hit the stage at The Coterie Theatre in this family-favorite tale.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Nov. 16–Dec. 24

Charles Dickens’ Christmas classic returns to KC for its 37th season, this year with a lively new adaptation sure to remind audiences about the true spirit of Christmas. Catch the Kansas City Repertory Theatre production at the wonderful Spencer Theatre.

CHRISTMAS IN SONG

Nov. 24–Dec. 24

From pop music to traditional tunes (and everything in between), hum along to all of your favorite songs in this energetic Christmas performance at Quality Hill Playhouse.

THE NATIVITY

Dec. 1–3

The Mesner Puppet Theater team brings the biblical story to life with a cast of 40 puppeteers and gorgeous, seven-foot puppets at Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral. 

A SPECTACULAR CHRISTMAS SHOW

Dec. 7–23

Fit for the whole family, MTH Theater at Crown Center’s high-energy holiday show features live music numbers and innovative arrangements that will have you tapping your toes long after the show ends.

THE NUTCRACKER

Dec. 7–24

The Kansas City Ballet heads to the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts once again to perform the perennial holiday favorite.

THE KANSAS CITY SYMPHONY PRESENTS HANDEL'S MESSIAH

Dec. 8–10

Triumphant in every way imaginable, don’t miss one of the most anticipated performances of the season, featuring nearly 200 musicians, including members of the Kansas City Symphony and special guest vocalists.

A KANSAS CITY CHRISTMAS

Dec. 13

Kansas City jazz meets holiday favorites in a swinging Kansas City Jazz Orchestra show not to be missed. 

CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL

Dec. 15–19

Expect to be dazzled at one of KC’s grandest holiday traditions thanks to cherished carols, guest vocalists, exceptional musical ensembles, Saint Nick and the 80-person Kansas City Symphony. 

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