Family Friendly Holiday Shows in NJ

One of my favorite experiences during the holiday season is enjoying a wonderful holiday show with my family. Whether it is a musical, play or ballet, watching a theatrical performance with your family is a great way to kick off the holiday season.

At Mommy University, we believe that exposing children to the arts, especially the performing arts, is a wonderful way to enhance child development. Not only do kids increase their ability to pay attention and focus, they also gain important insight in social and cultural awareness. Kids also boost their language development and comprehension skills. Lastly, shows are a wonderful way for families to spend the day together and bond.

This holiday season, there is a wide variety of holiday shows offered throughout NJ that the entire family will LOVE. I have put together a list of family friendly performances that focus on celebrating the holidays. Enjoy!

Holiday Shows in NJ

 

Brian Setzer Orchestra: 13th Annual Christmas Rocks – November 18 at Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood.

The Laurie Berkner Band Holiday Concert – November 19 at Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown.

Sensory Friendly Theatre: American Repertory Ballet’s Nutcracker – November 19 at Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway.

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: The Musical – November 24 at Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank.

Brian Setzer Orchestra: 14th Annual Christmas Rocks – November 25 at Wellmont Theater in Montclair.

Cinderella: A Holiday Musical – Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from November 24 – December 17 at The Growing Stage in Netcong.

Cinderella at The Growing Stage

American Repertory Ballet’s Nutcracker – November 24-26 at McCarter Theatre in Princeton.

Melissa Ethridge Merry Christmas Baby – November 25 at Wellmont Theater in Montclair.

A Christmas Story: The Musical – November 25 – December 10 at Algonquin ARTS Theatre in Manasquan.

A Charlie Brown Christmas – November 28 at State Theatre in New Brunswick.

Moosletoe – November 30 at Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway.

Mooseltoe

Moscow Ballet Presents The Great Russian Nutcracker – November 30 at Shea Center at William Paterson University in Wayne.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – December 1-17 at Somerset Players in Hillsborough.

Holiday Doo Wop – December 2 at Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank.

The Ultimate Christmas Show – December 2 at The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg.

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas – December 2 at Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown.

A Charlie Brown Christmas Live – December 2-10 at Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway.

It’s a Wonderful Life – December 2-10 at Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway.

New Jersey Ballet Presents the Nutcracker – December 2-3 at Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood.

Christmas with Annie Moses – December 3 at The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg.

A Christmas Carol – December 5-31 at McCarter Theatre in Princeton.

It’s a Wonderful Life – December 5 at The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg.

The Great Russian Nutcracker (Moscow Ballet) – December 8 at The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg.

American Repertory Ballet’s Nutcracker – December 8 at South Orange Performing Arts Center in South Orange.

Elvis Christmas Special – December 8-10 at Rhino Theatre in Pompton Lakes.

New Jersey’s Ballet Nutcracker with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra– December 8-10 at Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown.

Glen Burtnick’s Christmas – December 9 at State Theatre in New Brunswick.

Straighten Up and Fly Right for the Holidays: The Nat King Cole Tribute – December 9 at Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood.

A Christmas Carol – December 9-10 at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn.

The Nutcracker- December 9-10 at Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank.

Nutcracker

The Christmas that Almost Wasn’t – December 10 at Shea Center at William Paterson University in Wayne.

A Christmas Carol – December 10 at The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg.

Veinna Boys Choir: Christmas in Vienna – December 10 at State Theatre in New Brunswick.

A Christmas Carol – December 11 at Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank.

Christmas with Rockapella – December 16 at Algonquin ARTS Theatre in Manasquan.

Garfield Christmas – December 16 at Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway.

Twas the Night Before Christmas – December 16 at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn.

Home for the Holidays – December 17 at Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway.

Magic and Mistletoe – December 17 at Algonquin ARTS Theatre in Manasquan.

American Repertory Ballet’s Nutcracker – December 14-17 at State Theatre in New Brunswick.

NJ Civic Youth Ballet: The Nutcracker – December 15-17 at Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center in Hackettstown.

A Christmas Cabaret – December 15-17 at Rhino Theatre in Pompton Lakes.

A Christmas Carol – December 17 at Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood.

Affiniti’s Celtic Christmas Tour – December 18 at Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood.

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: The Musical – December 18 at State Theatre in New Brunswick.

Jewel’s Handmade Holiday Tour – December 19 at Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood.

A Christmas Carol – December 20 at Algonquin ARTS Theatre in Manasquan.

Phil Vassar and Kellie Pickler: A Christmas Tour  – December 20 at State Theatre in New Brunswick.

A Charlie Brown Christmas – December 22, 2016 at Wellmont Theater in Montclair.

 

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