The holidays are here! For those struggling to find their holiday spirit, our local theatres and entertainment venues offer musical performances, ballets, and comedy acts that are filled with seasonal cheer. Take a closer look at some of the upcoming events in Pennsylvania Americana Region. You’re sure to want to attend one of these festive performances. 

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical December 2, 2021 Santander Performing Arts Center 


"You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen,

Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen,

But do you recall the most famous reindeer of all?"


It’s Rudolph, of course! Learn all about Santa’s most famous reindeer, with a family outing to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical at Santander Performing Arts Center. The classic Christmas story come to life with all your favorite characters, Rudolph, Hermey the Elf, the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, and Yukon Cornelius. Rudolph’s adventure teaches us that what makes us different can be what makes us special. Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us.

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A Charlie Brown Christmas - Live on Stage December 8, 2021 Santander Performing Arts Center

Santander Performing Arts Center follows Rudolph with another classic holiday offering, A Charlie Brown Christmas - Live on Stage. Join the Peanuts gang as they learn the true meaning of Christmas. The play is adapted from Charles M. Schulz’s timeless story, and features the music of Vince Guaraldi,  A Charlie Brown Christmas is a present that the whole family will enjoy.

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Cirque Dreams Holidaze December 15, 2021 Santander Performing Arts Center

Cirque Dreams Holidaze is the ultimate holiday gift. The dazzling spectacular combines a whimsical, Broadway-style musical with twenty of the world’s most acclaimed and celebrated artists and circus acts. Music, artistry and one-of-a-kind holiday costume designs make it an experience you won’t forget.  

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Colin & Brad Live: Scared Scriptless December 19, 2021 Santander Performing Arts Center

For some family-friendly fun and laughs this December, you won’t want to miss Colin & Brad Live: Scared Scriptless. Armed with only their wits, Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood of Whose Line is it Anyway?, perform live on stage and they’re…scared scriptless. The  improv comedy masterminds force each other to make up original scenes, songs, and whatever you, the fans, suggest! Don’t miss a great night of laughs with Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, in their wildly entertaining Scared Scriptless Tour.

Tickets are on sale now, so be sure to secure yours!

The Elf on a Shelf Live December 22, 2021 Santander Performing Arts Center

Are you familiar with the Elf on the Shelf? He’s one of Santa’s elves who somehow manages to make his way into the homes of children each year. In this holiday production, join the clever elf and travel to the North Pole to catch a glimpse of Santa’s workshop and the magical lives of the elves.

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A Berks County Christmas Carol December 10-19, 2021 Genesius Theatre 

Some of the Berks County’s most iconic historic figures come to life in a yuletide gathering you won’t forget. Genesius’ co-founder, Michael O’Flaherty, returns  to play Charles Dickens’ famously gruff Ebenezer Scrooge in this modern-day version of the classic story. Local celebrities make “spirited” appearances in a theatrical adaptation that brings a local twist to the famous tale. Tailor-made for Genesius with a completely original musical score, A Berks County Christmas Carol offers plenty of holiday cheer. You really don’t want to miss this Christmas treat! 

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The Nutcracker Ballet December 18 - 19 Scottish Rite Cathedral

Nothing says Christmas like The Nutcracker. The Berks Ballet Theatre brings the classic tale of Clara and her beloved Nutcracker to life with a performance of the classical ballet. The story is set against Tchaikovsky memorable score which will be performed by the Reading Pops Orchestra, under the direction of orchestra conductor Willis Rapp. It’s an event you don’t want to miss.  

Reserve your tickets for The Nutcracker today.