Get in Tune with the Holidays

The Nutcracker ballet is an annual tradition along the lines of making cookies for Santa and heading out to a tree farm to find the perfect Christmas tree.

Our family makes an effort to attend a holiday show each year and I look forward to maintaining this tradition for years to come.

We’ve cultivated a list of shows that are certain to appeal to every age group and interest with everything from children’s choirs to professional symphonies.

Check out our list below of musicals, ballets, concerts, plays happening around Kalamazoo this holiday season.  

See event listing for details on start times, venue information, and ticket pricing.

Let us know if we missed any of your favorites coming up this holiday season by leaving a comment in the section below or adding it to our Event Calendar here.

List of Plays, Concerts and Performances

Thursday November 15, 2018

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Location: Parish Theatre – 426 South Park St. Kalamazoo

Edward Tulane is an expensive toy rabbit made of china. He is loved by a little girl named Abilene, but Edward doesn't care. He is [...]

Time: 9:30 am

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Location: Parish Theatre – 426 South Park St. Kalamazoo

Edward Tulane is an expensive toy rabbit made of china. He is loved by a little girl named Abilene, but Edward doesn't care. He is [...]

Time: 12:00 pm

Mamma Mia! presented by Loy Norrix High School

Location: Kasdof Auditorium, Loy Norrix High School – 606 E Kilgore Rd Kalamazoo

Over 50 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the [...]

Time: 7:00 pm

Friday November 16, 2018

Junie B. Jones the Musical presented by Paw Paw Later Elementary

Location: Paw Paw Later Elementary – 612 W North St Paw Paw

Paw Paw Later Elementary Players proudly presents Junie B. Jones the Musical.There will be 2 shows on Friday, November 16, 5:30 and 7:00. Tickets can [...]

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Mamma Mia! presented by Loy Norrix High School

Location: Kasdof Auditorium, Loy Norrix High School – 606 E Kilgore Rd Kalamazoo

Over 50 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the [...]

Time: 7:00 pm

The Heart of Robin Hood

Location: Vicksburg Performing Arts Center – 501 E Highway Street Vicksburg

Every legendary hero has to start somewhere. The Heart of Robin Hood is filled with swashbuckling, acrobatics, comedy, romance and original music, played on-stage. Forget [...]

Time: 7:00 pm

Portage Northern High School presents Les Miserables: School Edition

Location: Portage Northern High School – 1000 Idaho Ave Portage

Tickets will be available for purchase online beginning October 19! Show dates: November 9 and 10 at 7:30 pm November 11 at 2:00 pm November [...]

Time: 7:30 pm

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Location: Parish Theatre – 426 South Park St. Kalamazoo

Edward Tulane is an expensive toy rabbit made of china. He is loved by a little girl named Abilene, but Edward doesn't care. He is [...]

Time: 7:30 pm

Saturday November 17, 2018

Magic Show at the American Museum of Magic

Location: American Museum of Magic – 107 E Michigan Ave. Marshall

Join us every Saturday for a magic show at 12 noon. Free with admission. Schedule of performers can be found on the website. Admission: Adults [...]

Time: 12:00 pm

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Location: Parish Theatre – 426 South Park St. Kalamazoo

Edward Tulane is an expensive toy rabbit made of china. He is loved by a little girl named Abilene, but Edward doesn't care. He is [...]

Time: 2:00 pm

GR Symphony Presents The Snowman

Location: DeVos Performance Hall – 303 Monroe Ave NW Grand Rapids

Back by popular demand! Based on the award-winning children's book The Snowman by Raymond Briggs, this concert captures a magical night for a boy and his snowman friend. [...]

Time: 3:00 pm

Mamma Mia! presented by Loy Norrix High School

Location: Kasdof Auditorium, Loy Norrix High School – 606 E Kilgore Rd Kalamazoo

Over 50 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the [...]

Time: 7:00 pm

The Heart of Robin Hood

Location: Vicksburg Performing Arts Center – 501 E Highway Street Vicksburg

Every legendary hero has to start somewhere. The Heart of Robin Hood is filled with swashbuckling, acrobatics, comedy, romance and original music, played on-stage. Forget [...]

Time: 7:00 pm

Portage Northern High School presents Les Miserables: School Edition

Location: Portage Northern High School – 1000 Idaho Ave Portage

Tickets will be available for purchase online beginning October 19! Show dates: November 9 and 10 at 7:30 pm November 11 at 2:00 pm November [...]

Time: 7:30 pm

Sunday November 18, 2018

Portage Northern High School presents Les Miserables: School Edition

Location: Portage Northern High School – 1000 Idaho Ave Portage

Tickets will be available for purchase online beginning October 19! Show dates: November 9 and 10 at 7:30 pm November 11 at 2:00 pm November [...]

Time: 2:00 pm

The Heart of Robin Hood

Location: Vicksburg Performing Arts Center – 501 E Highway Street Vicksburg

Every legendary hero has to start somewhere. The Heart of Robin Hood is filled with swashbuckling, acrobatics, comedy, romance and original music, played on-stage. Forget [...]

Time: 2:00 pm

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical (Grand Rapids)

Location: DeVos Performance Hall – 303 Monroe Ave NW Grand Rapids

The beloved TV classic Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. Come see all your favorite characters [...]

Time: 7:00 pm

Friday November 23, 2018

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Location: Kalamazoo Civic Theatre – 329 S. Park Street Kalamazoo

The most 'fantasmagorical' stage musical in the history of everything! Join us this holiday season and take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car [...]

Time: 7:30 pm

Saturday November 24, 2018

Magic Show at the American Museum of Magic

Location: American Museum of Magic – 107 E Michigan Ave. Marshall

Join us every Saturday for a magic show at 12 noon. Free with admission. Schedule of performers can be found on the website. Admission: Adults [...]

Time: 12:00 pm

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Location: Kalamazoo Civic Theatre – 329 S. Park Street Kalamazoo

The most 'fantasmagorical' stage musical in the history of everything! Join us this holiday season and take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car [...]

Time: 7:30 pm

Sunday November 25, 2018

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Location: Kalamazoo Civic Theatre – 329 S. Park Street Kalamazoo

The most 'fantasmagorical' stage musical in the history of everything! Join us this holiday season and take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car [...]

Time: 2:00 pm

Wednesday November 28, 2018

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

Location: Miller Auditorium – 1903 W. Michigan Ave Kalamazoo

MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday tradition for over 30 years! Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show [...]

Time: 7:30 pm

Thursday November 29, 2018

Harlem Wizards Basketball Game

Location: Schoolcraft High School – 551 Lyons Schoolcraft

The Harlem Wizards are coming to Schoolcraft High School, Thursday, November 29th at 7:00 pm.  The Wizards brand of “Trick Hoops & Alley Oops” entertainment [...]

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday November 30, 2018

Portage West Middle School Presents "Singin' in the Rain Jr."

Location: Portage West Middle School – 7145 Moorsbridge Portage

Join us for some toe-tapping fun as the West Middle School performers dazzle you with Singin' in the Rain! Showtimes: Friday, Nov 30 @ 7pm [...]

Time: 7:00 pm

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Location: Kalamazoo Civic Theatre – 329 S. Park Street Kalamazoo

The most 'fantasmagorical' stage musical in the history of everything! Join us this holiday season and take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car [...]

Time: 7:30 pm

Saturday December 1, 2018

Portage West Middle School Presents "Singin' in the Rain Jr."

Location: Portage West Middle School – 7145 Moorsbridge Portage

Join us for some toe-tapping fun as the West Middle School performers dazzle you with Singin' in the Rain! Showtimes: Friday, Nov 30 @ 7pm [...]

Time: 2:00 pm

Portage West Middle School Presents "Singin' in the Rain Jr."

Location: Portage West Middle School – 7145 Moorsbridge Portage

Join us for some toe-tapping fun as the West Middle School performers dazzle you with Singin' in the Rain! Showtimes: Friday, Nov 30 @ 7pm [...]

Time: 7:00 pm

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Location: Kalamazoo Civic Theatre – 329 S. Park Street Kalamazoo

The most 'fantasmagorical' stage musical in the history of everything! Join us this holiday season and take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car [...]

Time: 7:30 pm

Sunday December 2, 2018

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Location: Kalamazoo Civic Theatre – 329 S. Park Street Kalamazoo

The most 'fantasmagorical' stage musical in the history of everything! Join us this holiday season and take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car [...]

Time: 2:00 pm

Wednesday December 5, 2018

Jazz guitarist Mark Whitfield and MSU Jazz Orchestra

Location: Hackett Catholic Central High School – 1000 West Kilgore Road Kalamazoo

Aspiring jazz musicians will particularly enjoy this intimate evening with jazz guitarist Mark Whitfield, whose celebrated career of nearly three decades has included collaborations with jazz [...]

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

Location: Miller Auditorium – 1903 W. Michigan Ave Kalamazoo

The biggest Christmas experience of the year! The original, direct from Russia, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker! “Knock Out!” raves The New York Times. Enchant [...]

Time: 7:00 pm

Friday December 7, 2018

Paw Paw Village Players present: A Christmas Carol

Location: Paw Paw Village Players – 404 E. Michigan Ave. Paw Paw

December 7, 14, and 15 at 7:30pm December 8 at 3pm and 7:30pm Tickets: Adults- $12, Students- $5 When you come to one (or more!) [...]

Time: 7:30 am

Christmas Cabaret 2018

Location: Barn Theatre – 13351 M-96 Augusta

Slow down the hustle and bustle of the holidays! In its 6th year ~ We hope you'll join us in the Rehearsal Shed as we [...]

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Portage West Middle School Presents "Singin' in the Rain Jr."

Location: Portage West Middle School – 7145 Moorsbridge Portage

Join us for some toe-tapping fun as the West Middle School performers dazzle you with Singin' in the Rain! Showtimes: Friday, Nov 30 @ 7pm [...]

Time: 7:00 pm

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Location: Kalamazoo Civic Theatre – 329 S. Park Street Kalamazoo

The most 'fantasmagorical' stage musical in the history of everything! Join us this holiday season and take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car [...]

Time: 7:30 pm

Saturday December 8, 2018

Christmas Cabaret 2018

Location: Barn Theatre – 13351 M-96 Augusta

Slow down the hustle and bustle of the holidays! In its 6th year ~ We hope you'll join us in the Rehearsal Shed as we [...]

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Portage West Middle School Presents "Singin' in the Rain Jr."

Location: Portage West Middle School – 7145 Moorsbridge Portage

Join us for some toe-tapping fun as the West Middle School performers dazzle you with Singin' in the Rain! Showtimes: Friday, Nov 30 @ 7pm [...]

Time: 2:00 pm

Paw Paw Village Players present: A Christmas Carol

Location: Paw Paw Village Players – 404 E. Michigan Ave. Paw Paw

December 7, 14, and 15 at 7:30pm December 8 at 3pm and 7:30pm Tickets: Adults- $12, Students- $5 When you come to one (or more!) [...]

Time: 3:00 pm

Christmas Cabaret 2018

Location: Barn Theatre – 13351 M-96 Augusta

Slow down the hustle and bustle of the holidays! In its 6th year ~ We hope you'll join us in the Rehearsal Shed as we [...]

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Portage West Middle School Presents "Singin' in the Rain Jr."

Location: Portage West Middle School – 7145 Moorsbridge Portage

Join us for some toe-tapping fun as the West Middle School performers dazzle you with Singin' in the Rain! Showtimes: Friday, Nov 30 @ 7pm [...]

Time: 7:00 pm

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Location: Kalamazoo Civic Theatre – 329 S. Park Street Kalamazoo

The most 'fantasmagorical' stage musical in the history of everything! Join us this holiday season and take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car [...]

Time: 7:30 pm

Paw Paw Village Players present: A Christmas Carol

Location: Paw Paw Village Players – 404 E. Michigan Ave. Paw Paw

December 7, 14, and 15 at 7:30pm December 8 at 3pm and 7:30pm Tickets: Adults- $12, Students- $5 When you come to one (or more!) [...]

Time: 7:30 pm

Sunday December 9, 2018

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Location: Kalamazoo Civic Theatre – 329 S. Park Street Kalamazoo

The most 'fantasmagorical' stage musical in the history of everything! Join us this holiday season and take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car [...]

Time: 2:00 pm

Christmas Cabaret 2018

Location: Barn Theatre – 13351 M-96 Augusta

Slow down the hustle and bustle of the holidays! In its 6th year ~ We hope you'll join us in the Rehearsal Shed as we [...]

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Christmas Cabaret 2018

Location: Barn Theatre – 13351 M-96 Augusta

Slow down the hustle and bustle of the holidays! In its 6th year ~ We hope you'll join us in the Rehearsal Shed as we [...]

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday December 14, 2018

Paw Paw Village Players present: A Christmas Carol

Location: Paw Paw Village Players – 404 E. Michigan Ave. Paw Paw

December 7, 14, and 15 at 7:30pm December 8 at 3pm and 7:30pm Tickets: Adults- $12, Students- $5 When you come to one (or more!) [...]

Time: 7:30 am

Christmas Cabaret 2018

Location: Barn Theatre – 13351 M-96 Augusta

Slow down the hustle and bustle of the holidays! In its 6th year ~ We hope you'll join us in the Rehearsal Shed as we [...]

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Saturday December 15, 2018

Paw Paw Village Players present: A Christmas Carol

Location: Paw Paw Village Players – 404 E. Michigan Ave. Paw Paw

December 7, 14, and 15 at 7:30pm December 8 at 3pm and 7:30pm Tickets: Adults- $12, Students- $5 When you come to one (or more!) [...]

Time: 7:30 am

Christmas Cabaret 2018

Location: Barn Theatre – 13351 M-96 Augusta

Slow down the hustle and bustle of the holidays! In its 6th year ~ We hope you'll join us in the Rehearsal Shed as we [...]

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Christmas Cabaret 2018

Location: Barn Theatre – 13351 M-96 Augusta

Slow down the hustle and bustle of the holidays! In its 6th year ~ We hope you'll join us in the Rehearsal Shed as we [...]

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

KSO: Sounds of the Season

Location: Chenery Auditorium – 714 S Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo

Join KSO musicians, local chorus members and renowned vocalists, Marissa McGowan, J. Mark McVey and Valerie Lemon, as they bring songs of peace, love and [...]

Time: 8:00 pm

Sunday December 16, 2018

Christmas Cabaret 2018

Location: Barn Theatre – 13351 M-96 Augusta

Slow down the hustle and bustle of the holidays! In its 6th year ~ We hope you'll join us in the Rehearsal Shed as we [...]

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Kalamazoo Children's Chorus Holiday Concert at Chenery Auditorium

Location: Chenery Auditorium – 714 S Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo

Every December nearly 200 members of the Kalamazoo Children’s Chorus present their annual holiday concert. This year, KCC will perform at the beautiful Chenery Auditorium. [...]

Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Christmas Cabaret 2018

Location: Barn Theatre – 13351 M-96 Augusta

Slow down the hustle and bustle of the holidays! In its 6th year ~ We hope you'll join us in the Rehearsal Shed as we [...]

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday December 21, 2018

Christmas Cabaret 2018

Location: Barn Theatre – 13351 M-96 Augusta

Slow down the hustle and bustle of the holidays! In its 6th year ~ We hope you'll join us in the Rehearsal Shed as we [...]

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cirque Dreams Holidaze

Location: Miller Auditorium – 1903 W. Michigan Ave Kalamazoo

Proclaimed by the The New York Daily News as a “delicious confection of charm, sparkle and talent by the sleigh-load and so full of energy [...]

Time: 7:30 pm

Saturday December 22, 2018

Christmas Cabaret 2018

Location: Barn Theatre – 13351 M-96 Augusta

Slow down the hustle and bustle of the holidays! In its 6th year ~ We hope you'll join us in the Rehearsal Shed as we [...]

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Cirque Dreams Holidaze

Location: Miller Auditorium – 1903 W. Michigan Ave Kalamazoo

Proclaimed by the The New York Daily News as a “delicious confection of charm, sparkle and talent by the sleigh-load and so full of energy [...]

Time: 2:00 pm

Christmas Cabaret 2018

Location: Barn Theatre – 13351 M-96 Augusta

Slow down the hustle and bustle of the holidays! In its 6th year ~ We hope you'll join us in the Rehearsal Shed as we [...]

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cirque Dreams Holidaze

Location: Miller Auditorium – 1903 W. Michigan Ave Kalamazoo

Proclaimed by the The New York Daily News as a “delicious confection of charm, sparkle and talent by the sleigh-load and so full of energy [...]

Time: 7:30 pm

Sunday December 23, 2018

Cirque Dreams Holidaze

Location: Miller Auditorium – 1903 W. Michigan Ave Kalamazoo

Proclaimed by the The New York Daily News as a “delicious confection of charm, sparkle and talent by the sleigh-load and so full of energy [...]

Time: 1:00 pm

Saturday December 29, 2018

Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic

Location: DeVos Performance Hall – 303 Monroe Ave NW Grand Rapids

Sesame Street Live returns to DeVos Performance Hall with 4 amazing show times! Don't miss all your Sesame Street friends in this LIVE performance at [...]

Time: 10:30 am

Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic

Location: DeVos Performance Hall – 303 Monroe Ave NW Grand Rapids

Sesame Street Live returns to DeVos Performance Hall with 4 amazing show times! Don't miss all your Sesame Street friends in this LIVE performance at [...]

Time: 2:30 pm

Sunday December 30, 2018

Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic

Location: DeVos Performance Hall – 303 Monroe Ave NW Grand Rapids

Sesame Street Live returns to DeVos Performance Hall with 4 amazing show times! Don't miss all your Sesame Street friends in this LIVE performance at [...]

Time: 10:30 am

Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic

Location: DeVos Performance Hall – 303 Monroe Ave NW Grand Rapids

Sesame Street Live returns to DeVos Performance Hall with 4 amazing show times! Don't miss all your Sesame Street friends in this LIVE performance at [...]

Time: 2:30 pm

Monday December 31, 2018

New Year's Fest

Location: Bronson Park – 200 W South Street Kalamazoo

New Year's Fest is an all ages showcase of performing arts that takes place New Year's Eve in downtown Kalamazoo. There are a variety of [...]

Time: 5:30 pm - 11:59 pm

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