Do you need a little Christmas right now? These festive shows in Orlando are sure to put you in a jolly mood. With everything from classic songs to timeless tales, these holiday shows will delight the whole family, from grandparents to grandkids.
Il Divo at the Bob Carr Theater
December 7 | 8 p.m.
Start the holiday season off right with timeless Christmas classics performed by Il Divo. On December 7 at 8 p.m., Il Divo will perform songs from The Christmas Collection, a certified Platinum album that includes songs such as O Holy Night, Ave Maria, and Rejoice. The songs are sure to fill you with the joyous spirit of the season. The group, composed of Carlos Marin, Urs Buhler, Sebastien Izambard, and David Miller is known for their unique mix of pop and opera.
If you’d like to make your concert experience extra special, there are several VIP packages to choose from. The highest level, the Gold VIP Photo Op Package, include a meet and greet with a photo op, front row seats, access to a pre-show bar, and more. To learn more about the upgrades and to purchase tickets, visit the Dr. Phillips Center website.
Central Florida Ballet’s The Nutcracker at the Orange County Convention Center
December 14-15 | matinée and evening performances
It wouldn’t be Christmas without dancing sweets, a Mouse King, and a little magic. Whether The Nutcracker is a holiday tradition for your family or this is your first time attending a performance, you won’t want to miss this magical production by Central Florida Ballet. Featuring pyrotechnics and aerial arts, this classic show tells the tale of Maria (also known as Clara in other productions) and her enchanted nutcracker doll who comes to life as Prince Nikita after Maria saves him from the Mouse King. Talented local dancers are joined by international special guest performers, including American Ballet Theatre alum Dusty Button, who will star as the Sugar Plum Fairy. As a guest of Rosen Hotels & Resorts, you’ll enjoy 30% off all tickets purchased at the $39 tier and above with the code ROSEN.
While you are at the show, you can also get some holiday shopping done at the Nutcracker Shoppe and by participating in the Nutcracker Silent Action. Each purchase of a raffle ticket benefits the Central Florida Ballet and its community outreach programs. You can win prizes from companies including Disney, Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, and more.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical at the Bob Carr Theater
December 21 | 2 p.m.
Santa and his reindeer are coming to Orlando a bit early this year to retell the story of the most famous reindeer of all. The beloved TV holiday special, which first aired in 1964, has delighted generations with its sweet story about embracing our differences. This year, you and your whole family can relive the memories together as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer comes to life on stage. You’ll see all the iconic characters including Santa, Mrs. Claus, The Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice Yukon Cornelius, Hermey the Elf, and Rudolph. Tickets are on sale now, so get them before they sell out.
Let Rosen be Your Home for the Holidays
After the show, rest up at Rosen Inn. Location on International Drive near Universal Orlando Resort, Rosen Inn offers everything you need for your Christmas vacation. Enjoy an on-site restaurant and sushi bar, a breakfast buffet, swimming pools, and more, right here in the heart of Orlando’s tourism district. To book your stay, call 407-996-444.