Christmas Events: The Spectacular Nutcrackers and other Holiday Shows You Can’t Miss in GR

Nutcracker and Holiday Performances in Grand Rapids West Michigan

Nutcracker & Other Favorite Christmas Events + Holiday Performances for 2019

As a child, there was nothing I looked forward to more than going to see the Nutcracker ballet with my mom. Nothing got me in the holiday spirit quite like sitting in those theater seats.

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I could smell Christmas in Clara’s family room. I clenched my fists as the Mouse King made his first appearance. My eyes were captivated by the Sugar Plum Fairy. As a mom now myself, I can hardly wait to start taking my own daughter and begin a new tradition.

Grand Rapids is rich with options for ballets, plays, musicals and concerts to help get you in the holiday spirit. This year I’m really excited about Elf the Musical at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre. I mean, how can you deny Christmas spirit to this joyful face??

Buddy the Elf the Musical GRCT Civic Theatre

Check out our list of Christmas events below! Let us know which performances you’ll be viewing with your family.

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The Big List of Holiday Performances around Grand Rapids

Sunday November 17, 2019

Nutcracker Ballet Tea in Holland

Date: 11/17
Location: Holland Area Arts Council – 150 E. 8th Street

Holland

This holiday season, the Arts Council is reprising their partnership with Grand Rapids Ballet in two special performances for children ages 4 to 10 and their adult guests. The gallery will be filled with the enchanting giggles of children as they experience the magic of music, dance and storytelling. The [...]

Time: 2:30 pm

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Thursday December 5, 2019

The Singing Christmas Tree (Muskegon)

Date: 12/05
Location: Frauenthal Center – 425 W. Western Ave.

Muskegon

Celebrating its 35th annual season, “America’s Tallest Singing Christmas Tree”, presented by the Mona Shores High School Choir and Orchestra, is the premier way to kick off your holiday season. Over 250 enthusiastic students sing an eclectic mix of seasonal favorites from a wide variety of genres while standing in [...]

Time: 11:00 pm

GR Symphony Presents Wolverine Worldwide Holiday Pops

Date: 12/05
Location: DeVos Performance Hall – 303 Monroe Ave. NW

Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids Symphony brings you Wolverine Worldwide Holiday Pops, December 5 - 8, 2019. With five performances, don’t miss this amazing show at DeVos Performance Hall! It’s Grand Rapids’ favorite Holiday music tradition! Your family will thrill to the spectacle of the season as the GR Pops and their very [...]

Time: 7:30 pm

Friday December 6, 2019

The Singing Christmas Tree (Muskegon)

Date: 12/06
Location: Frauenthal Center – 425 W. Western Ave.

Muskegon

Celebrating its 35th annual season, “America’s Tallest Singing Christmas Tree”, presented by the Mona Shores High School Choir and Orchestra, is the premier way to kick off your holiday season. Over 250 enthusiastic students sing an eclectic mix of seasonal favorites from a wide variety of genres while standing in [...]

Time: 11:00 pm

GR Symphony Presents Wolverine Worldwide Holiday Pops

Date: 12/06
Location: DeVos Performance Hall – 303 Monroe Ave. NW

Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids Symphony brings you Wolverine Worldwide Holiday Pops, December 5 - 8, 2019. With five performances, don’t miss this amazing show at DeVos Performance Hall! It’s Grand Rapids’ favorite Holiday music tradition! Your family will thrill to the spectacle of the season as the GR Pops and their very [...]

Time: 7:30 pm

Saturday December 7, 2019

The Singing Christmas Tree (Muskegon)

Date: 12/07
Location: Frauenthal Center – 425 W. Western Ave.

Muskegon

Celebrating its 35th annual season, “America’s Tallest Singing Christmas Tree”, presented by the Mona Shores High School Choir and Orchestra, is the premier way to kick off your holiday season. Over 250 enthusiastic students sing an eclectic mix of seasonal favorites from a wide variety of genres while standing in [...]

Time: 3:00 pm

The Singing Christmas Tree (Muskegon)

Date: 12/07
Location: Frauenthal Center – 425 W. Western Ave.

Muskegon

Celebrating its 35th annual season, “America’s Tallest Singing Christmas Tree”, presented by the Mona Shores High School Choir and Orchestra, is the premier way to kick off your holiday season. Over 250 enthusiastic students sing an eclectic mix of seasonal favorites from a wide variety of genres while standing in [...]

Time: 11:00 pm

GR Symphony Presents Wolverine Worldwide Holiday Pops

Date: 12/07
Location: DeVos Performance Hall – 303 Monroe Ave. NW

Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids Symphony brings you Wolverine Worldwide Holiday Pops, December 5 - 8, 2019. With five performances, don’t miss this amazing show at DeVos Performance Hall! It’s Grand Rapids’ favorite Holiday music tradition! Your family will thrill to the spectacle of the season as the GR Pops and their very [...]

Time: 7:30 pm

Sunday December 15, 2019

Grand Rapids Ballet Presents The Nutcracker

Date: 12/15
Location: DeVos Performance Hall – 303 Monroe Ave. NW

Grand Rapids

West Michigan’s favorite holiday tradition returns to the grandeur of DeVos Performance Hall with sets by famed children’s book author and illustrator Chris Van Allsburg ( The Polar Express, Jumanji), Broadway-quality set design by Tony Award winner Eugene Lee (Wicked, Sweeney Todd, Saturday Night Live), choreography by Val Caniparoli, and [...]

Time: 1:00 pm

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