Holiday Happenings in the Lou

Nov 28, 2023 | Blog, Events, News, Plan Your Visit

Unique holiday events are everywhere. An incredibly creative hip-hop remix of Dickens’ classic holiday tale, A Christmas Carol. A joyous, sprawling bazaar with more than 100 artists filling Cherokee Street storefronts, bars and venues, selling unique posters, prints, cards and calendars for everyone on your list. A festive performance (with adult language and content) centered around a 1959 Christmas with pot in the cookies. And the beloved St. Louis Symphony Orchestra performing the movie Home Alone in concert. This is St. Louis during the holidays, and there are a multitude of ways to be merry and bright. Be sure to keep an eye on our weekend events listing and Instagram post (which we update every Friday morning) to get the latest on everything from theatre to dance and music to museums.

Q Brothers Christmas Carol at the National Blues Museum
WHEN:
November 21 – December 23
WHERE: National Blues Museum (615 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63101)
www.stlshakes.org/production/carol

The Nutcracker, presented by Saint Louis Ballet
WHEN: November 25 – December 23
WHERE:
Touhill Performing Arts Center (1 Touhill Cir, St. Louis, MO 63121)
www.stlouisballet.org/thenutcracker

‘Twas the Night Before… presented by Cirque du Soleil
WHEN: November 29 – December 10
WHERE:
The Fabulous Fox (527 N Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63103)
www.fabulousfox.com/events/detail/twas-the-night-before

A Drag Queen Christmas
WHEN: November 30
WHERE: The Pageant (6161 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112)
www.thepageant.com/event/drag-queen-christmas-113023

Jesus & Johnny Appleweed’s Holy Rollin’ Family Christmas presented by New Line Theatre
WHEN: November 30 – December 16
WHERE: Grandel Theater (3610 Grandel Square, St. Louis, MO 63103)
www.newlinetheatre.com/hrfxpage.html

Laumeier Sculpture Park Holiday Pop-Up Shop
WHEN:
December 2 & 9
WHERE: Laumeier Sculpture Park (12580 Rott Rd, Sappington, MO 63127)
www.laumeiersculpturepark.org/holiday-popup

Print Bazaar on Cherokee Street
WHEN:
December 2
WHERE: Cherokee Street
www.cherokeeprintbazaar.com

It’s A Wonderful Life – A Live Radio Play presented by the Repertory Theatre St. Louis
WHEN: December 1 – December 23
WHERE: Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts (130 Edgar Rd, Webster Groves, MO 63119)
www.repstl.org/events/detail/its_wonderful_life_a_radio_play

Christmas w/ C.S. Lewis
WHEN:
December 7 – 17
WHERE:
The Westport Playhouse (635 W Port Plaza Dr, St. Louis, MO 63146)
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St. Louis Symphony Orchestra’s IN UNISON Chorus’ Gospel Christmas
WHEN: December 8
WHERE: Stifel Theatre (1400 Market St, St. Louis, MO 63103)
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Christmas Candlelight Concert presented by The Bach Society of Saint
WHEN: December 9
WHERE: 560 Music Center (560 Trinity Ave, St. Louis, MO 63130)
www.bachsociety.org/christmas

Denise Thimes’ Soulful, Swingin’ Holiday
WHEN: December 8 & 9
WHERE: Jazz St. Louis (3536 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103)
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The Nutcracker and the World’s Fair presented by Ballet 314
WHEN: December 8 – 10
WHERE: Edison Theatre (6465 Forsyth Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63105)
www.edison.wustl.edu/calendar_event/the-nutcracker-and-the-worlds-fair

Punk Rock Christmas featuring members of Ludo, Greek Fire, Goldfinger, Cavo, and The Urge
WHEN: December 9
WHERE: The Pageant (6161 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112)
www.thepageant.com/event/punk-rock-christmas-120923

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra’s Home Alone In Concert
WHEN: December 9 & 10
WHERE: Stifel Theatre (1400 Market St, St. Louis, MO 63103)
www.stifeltheatre.com/events/detail/home-alone-in-concert

Christmas with Kendrick Smith
WHEN: December 12
WHERE: The Sheldon (3648 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108)
www.thesheldon.org/events/christmas-with-kendrick-smith

15th Annual Holiday Brasstravaganza with the Funky Butt Brass Band
WHEN: December 15 & 16
WHERE: Delmar Hall (6133 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112)
Click on the following dates for tickets: Dec 15, Dec 16 (matinee), Dec 16 (evening)

Joyful performed by COCA’s premiere vocal company, Allegro
WHEN: December 16
WHERE: Catherine B. Berges Theatre at COCA (6880 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63130)
www.cocastl.org/calendar/joyful

Kribmas presented by Smino
WHEN: December 17
WHERE: The Pageant (6161 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112)
www.thepageant.com/event/smino-kribmas-121723

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra’s Mercy Holiday Celebration
WHEN: December 16 & 17
WHERE: Stifel Theatre (1400 Market St, St. Louis, MO 63103)
www.stifeltheatre.com/events/detail/mercy-holiday-celebration

Jazz St. Louis Big Band Plays Ellington’s Nutcracker
WHEN: December 21 – 23
WHERE: Jazz St. Louis (3536 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103)
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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer The Musical
WHEN: December 23
WHERE: The Fabulous Fox (527 N Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63103)
www.fabulousfox.com/events/detail/rudolph