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Holiday Concerts and Shows 2012

Where to See Holiday Plays and Concerts in Louisville


From A Christmas Carol to The Kings of Christmas, there is a show for every mood this holiday season. Some shows provide family entertainment for everyone, including the kids, while others present mature themes. Check with the theater for more details, most of the venues can be found on the Louisville theater list. The holidays are a great time of year to go out with family and friends alike. Spend your day at a Christmas tree farm and your eventing at a live holiday show! ‘Tis the season.

A Christmas Story

When: November 7-25

Where: Actors Theatre

This is the last year Actors will be staging this holiday favorite. If you can’t get enough of Ralphie Parker and his quest for a Red Ryder BB Gun, you’d better go this season. A classic story and movie, the stage adaptation is fun for young and old alike. While you’re at Actors on Main Street, you can walk down the block and check out the lighting display at the Galt House, too.

A Christmas Carol

When: December 4-23
Where: Actors Theatre
Come see Ebenezer Scrooge get his annual visit from Christmas Past, Present and Future. Last year, Christmas Past did acrobatic tricks on long white swaths of fabric. How will the characters be interpreted this year? You’ll have to attend to find out.

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

When: November 20-December 31

Where: Derby Dinner

With singing, dancing and a ton of holiday spirit, White Christmas is a classic story. Derby Dinner does a live version of this musical comedy and serves your party dinner, too. Tickets range from $30-$40 per person and include dinner, show and tax. Group rates and discounts and rush tickets are also available.

A Fairy Tale Christmas

When: November 24-December 22
Where: Derby Dinner

Come see the holiday season brought to life via fairy tale creatures. Princes, princesses and more prepare for the Crystal Christmas Ball as audiences comfortably watch the adventure and fun that ensues.

Thoroughbred Chorus Presents Razzle Dazzle

When: December 1
Where: Memorial Auditorium, 4th St. and Kentucky St.
64th annual event with two shows, a comedy quartet and a chorus. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for students.

Louisville Chorus Presents Christmas Wonderland

When: December 8

Where: St Mary's Catholic Church, New Albany, IN
Featuring brass and voices, the chorus will be joined by members of Louisville Philharmonia: The Musician's Orchestra.

The Nutcracker

When: December 8-23
Where: The Kentucky Center
Complete with magic, incredible costumes and ballet, The Nutcracker is a holiday tradition for many families. The event is sponsored by Brown-Forman, a major donor to the performing arts in Louisville.

Louisville Chorus Presents Christmas at Immaculate Conception

When: December 9

Where: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, LaGrange

Featuring brass and voices, the chorus will be joined by members of Louisville Philharmonia: The Musician's Orchestra.

Louisville Chorus Presents Christmas at St Brigid

When: December 15

Where: St. Brigid Catholic Church

Featuring brass and voices, the chorus will be joined by members of Louisville Philharmonia: The Musician's Orchestra.

The Kings of Christmas

When: December 13-23
Where: The Bard’s Town
Sometimes the best thing during the holidays is a good saucy comedy. In this yarn, an unconventional family—the King family—gets together for the holidays. The father, an Elvis performing magician, is no longer part of the group, he disappeared during a performance and is assumed dead. This funny story of ghosts and Christmas takes an old idea and makes it fresh.

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