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The Annoyance Christmas Pageant Evening Performance

at The Annoyance Theatre & Bar, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 15
Sat, December 22
FULL PRICE: n/a
OFFER PRICE: Sold Out

The Annoyance Theatre presents its annual Christmas Pageant, featuring a retelling of two classic holiday stories: "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer". The all-new cast gi... [more+]

The Annoyance Theatre presents its annual Christmas Pageant, featuring a retelling of two classic holiday stories: "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer". The all-new cast gives these classic holiday television specials a hilarious spin, all the while keeping them appropriate for little ones’ eyes and ears. In the first redux, poor Charlie Brown searches for the true meaning of Christmas while enduring the commercialization of the season and insults from the acid tongue of Lucy van Pelt. Then, it’s on to the adventures of Rudolph the freakishly red-nosed reindeer, who runs away from home with his friend Hermie. The pair discover the island of misfit toys and the terrible Abominable Snowman and ultimately learn that it’s okay to be different. Get in the Christmas spirit at Chicago's Annoyance Theatre. [less-]

"ComedySportz": Fast & Funny Improv Comedy for the Whole Family

at The ComedySportz Theatre, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 15
Sat, December 15
Thu, December 20
+ 13 more dates
Sat, December 15
Sat, December 15
Thu, December 20
Fri, December 21
Fri, December 21
Sat, December 22
Sat, December 22
Sun, December 23
Wed, December 26
Thu, December 27
Thu, December 27
Fri, December 28
Fri, December 28
Sat, December 29
Sat, December 29
Sun, December 30
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FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

Fans of comedy and improv shows like "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" will love Chicago's "ComedySportz", a fun, fast-paced event that's great for the whole family. Two highly skilled teams battle for laugh... [more+]

Fans of comedy and improv shows like "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" will love Chicago's "ComedySportz", a fun, fast-paced event that's great for the whole family. Two highly skilled teams battle for laughs and points as they create scenes, games and songs on the spot with audience participation and suggestions incorporated into the act. It's never the same show twice, and you might even end up on stage yourself! The competition moves at a blazing pace, and you ultimately get to decide the winner. [less-]

"Storytown": Improv Comedy Created by Your Kids

at Stage 773, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 15
Sat, December 22
Sat, December 29
FULL PRICE: $10
OFFER PRICE: $5

"Storytown" is a super-fun interactive comedy show for kids ages 3 to 10 at Chicago's Stage 773. The kids in the audience create the setting, which might include superheroes, undersea adventures, prin... [more+]

"Storytown" is a super-fun interactive comedy show for kids ages 3 to 10 at Chicago's Stage 773. The kids in the audience create the setting, which might include superheroes, undersea adventures, princesses or dinosaurs -- the sky's the limit. Then they'll lend a hand creating the backdrop on butcher paper with the help of the show's artists. As the actors and musicians bring the tale to life before your eyes, props and costumes are created on the spot. Through it all, a pianist scores the action, backing original lyrics created then and there by the actors. The result is madly creative mayhem fueled entirely by the creative energy of the audience! [less-]

A Ballet-Free Adaptation of "The Nutcracker"

at Chopin Theatre Mainstage, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 15
Sat, December 15
Sun, December 16
+ 7 more dates
Sat, December 15
Sat, December 15
Sun, December 16
Sun, December 16
Wed, December 19
Thu, December 20
Wed, December 26
Thu, December 27
Fri, December 28
Sat, December 29
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FULL PRICE: $40 - $52
OFFER PRICE: $28 - $36.50

The House Theatre of Chicago's original, ballet-free version of "The Nutcracker" returns to Chicago's Chopin Theatre Mainstage with its fantastical deconstruction of E.T.A. Hoffmann's time-honored hol... [more+]

The House Theatre of Chicago's original, ballet-free version of "The Nutcracker" returns to Chicago's Chopin Theatre Mainstage with its fantastical deconstruction of E.T.A. Hoffmann's time-honored holiday story. With lots of humor and heart, this fresh theatrical interpretation centers on young Clara's journey to save Christmas following her brother's death. With the help of a magical nutcracker given to her by her beloved Uncle Drosselmeyer, she bravely fights the Rat King to save her family. This modern holiday production weaves together riveting dialogue, astonishing puppetry, original songs and spellbinding imagery to tell a heartwarming holiday story of love, loss and hope. [less-]

"The Snow Queen": A Family Holiday Show

at Filament Theatre, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 15
Sun, December 16
Sun, December 16
+ 5 more dates
Sat, December 15
Sun, December 16
Sun, December 16
Fri, December 21
Sat, December 22
Sat, December 22
Sun, December 23
Sun, December 23
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FULL PRICE: $14 - $17.50
OFFER PRICE: $8.40 - $10.50

When her best friend Kai is lured to the wicked Snow Queen's palace, young Gerda embarks on an unexpected quest to the ends of the earth to save him. This epic story of courage and friendship across t... [more+]

When her best friend Kai is lured to the wicked Snow Queen's palace, young Gerda embarks on an unexpected quest to the ends of the earth to save him. This epic story of courage and friendship across the wintry wonders of the North Pole will warm even the most frozen hearts with music, puppetry, and lots of theatrical magic. Filament Theatre's production welcomes family audiences out of icy winter and into a warm parlor with hot chocolate to drink, games to play, and music for singing and dancing. Snuggle in to couches with pillows and blankets, and experience the epic story unfolding all around you. [less-]

Real Carol Behind Classic "A Christmas Carol"

at Madison Street Theatre, Oak Park
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 15
Sat, December 15
Sun, December 16
+ 10 more dates
Sat, December 15
Sat, December 15
Sun, December 16
Thu, December 20
Fri, December 21
Sat, December 22
Sat, December 22
Sun, December 23
Thu, December 27
Fri, December 28
Sat, December 29
Sat, December 29
Sun, December 30
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FULL PRICE: $35
OFFER PRICE: $20

Before Scrooge, author Charles Dickens had his own ghosts to contend with. "A Dickens Carol" uses real events to reimagine the story of Scrooge from Dickens' point of view. With his marriage and finan... [more+]

Before Scrooge, author Charles Dickens had his own ghosts to contend with. "A Dickens Carol" uses real events to reimagine the story of Scrooge from Dickens' point of view. With his marriage and finances in trouble in 1840s London, Dickens has become bitter toward life itself, a bit like the curmudgeonly character he has yet to create. But on a cold Christmas eve, a horrible train crash plunges him into the icy Kent river. Stuck in a carriage slowly sinking into the water, three spirits lead Dickens on a journey through his past, present and future. The journey transforms his life and inspires him to write his most celebrated work ever. The carol behind the carol, this all-new twist on a family ghost story at Oak Park's Madison Street Theatre promises to melt the heart of the scroogiest Scrooge out there. [less-]

"It's a Wonderful Life -- A Live Radio Play"

at Oil Lamp Theater, Glenview
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 15
Sun, December 16
Sun, December 16
+ 3 more dates
Sat, December 15
Sun, December 16
Sun, December 16
Tue, December 18
Wed, December 19
Thu, December 20
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FULL PRICE: $40
OFFER PRICE: $20

"It's a Wonderful Life" has become a holiday staple for many families. So what better way to kick off the season than to see this classic fave in a whole new way -- live on stage! This show-within-a-s... [more+]

"It's a Wonderful Life" has become a holiday staple for many families. So what better way to kick off the season than to see this classic fave in a whole new way -- live on stage! This show-within-a-show takes place on December 24, 1946 in Studio A at WBFR Radio, where a cast of six actors is preparing to present "It's a Wonderful Life" live to the listening audience. With the help of a sound-effects artist, the ensemble reenacts the beloved story of George Bailey, a young man who's given up on his dreams and stands on a bridge, ready to end it all. Just then, an angel arrives to show Bailey how the lives of those he loves would be affected if he were not around. The story's message is profound and remains relevant for today's audiences. See it at Oil Lamp Theater in Glenview, and stay for cookies and hot chocolate after each show! [less-]

"The Magic Parlour": An Evening of Classic Magic

at Palmer House Hilton, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 15
Sat, December 15
Sun, December 16
+ 6 more dates
Sat, December 15
Sat, December 15
Sun, December 16
Sun, December 16
Thu, December 20
Thu, December 20
Sat, December 22
Sun, December 23
Sun, December 23
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FULL PRICE: $89
OFFER PRICE: $55

An evening of classic close-up magic, "The Magic Parlour" features award-winning, third-generation magician Dennis Watkins performing in an intimate suite at the historic Palmer House Hilton. From awe... [more+]

An evening of classic close-up magic, "The Magic Parlour" features award-winning, third-generation magician Dennis Watkins performing in an intimate suite at the historic Palmer House Hilton. From awe-inspiring magic and mind-reading to sophisticated tomfoolery and more, "The Magic Parlour" combines baffling illusions and lively laughs, astonishing tricks and sophisticated fun to create one of the Windy City's unique entertainment experiences. "The Magic Parlour" is a production of the award-winning House Theatre of Chicago, of which Watkins is a company member. [less-]

"Cirque Dreams Holidaze"

at The Chicago Theatre, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, December 16
Sun, December 16
FULL PRICE: $48.50 - $128.50
OFFER PRICE: $28.50 - $108.50

"Cirque Dreams Holidaze" lights up the 2018 holiday season with its popular and electrifying stage spectacular the "New York Daily News" proclaims a “delicious confection of charm, sparkle and talen... [more+]

"Cirque Dreams Holidaze" lights up the 2018 holiday season with its popular and electrifying stage spectacular the "New York Daily News" proclaims a “delicious confection of charm, sparkle and talent by the sleighload and so full of energy it could end our dependence on oil.” Broadway director Neil Goldberg has searched the world to assemble the most unique cast of incomparable cirque artists and theatrical talent to wow audiences nationwide. This critically-acclaimed extravaganza is a Broadway musical and new Cirque adventure wrapped into the ultimate holiday gift for the entire family. Over 300 imaginative costumes, 20 world-class astonishing acts, the finest singers, original music and seasonal favorites celebrate Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas and New Year's in a breathtaking spectacle. Audiences of all ages will marvel at soaring acrobatics, gravity defying feats and extravagant theatrical production numbers. "The Boston Globe" hails it as “Entrancing … Las Vegas meets family entertainment." Experience this unique multi-million-dollar live stage production that dazzled at the Kennedy Center, sparkled at the Grand Ole Opry House and that "BroadwayWorld" calls “The Perfect Holiday Gift … a show that everyone will enjoy" when it comes to the stage of The Chicago Theatre. [less-]

The Family Show at Chicago Magic Lounge

at Chicago Magic Lounge, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, December 16
Sun, December 23
Sun, December 30
+ 8 more dates
Sun, December 16
Sun, December 23
Sun, December 30
Sun, January 06
Sun, January 13
Sun, January 20
Sun, January 27
Sun, February 03
Sun, February 10
Sun, February 17
Sun, February 24
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FULL PRICE: $15 - $25
OFFER PRICE: $7.50 - $12.50

Every Sunday, Chicago Magic Lounge relaxes its age restriction and opens the Blackstone Cabaret for a magic matinee suitable for younger ages. This show brings back the era of bar magic, bringing out ... [more+]

Every Sunday, Chicago Magic Lounge relaxes its age restriction and opens the Blackstone Cabaret for a magic matinee suitable for younger ages. This show brings back the era of bar magic, bringing out the child in every adult. However, on Sundays, the Chicago Magic Lounge features a family-friendly magician that will fill both the adults and children full of wonder. This is a great post-brunch activity with many restaurants nearby. [less-]

The Annoyance Christmas Pageant Matinee Performance

at The Annoyance Theatre & Bar, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, December 16
Sun, December 23
FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $10

The Annoyance Theatre presents its annual Christmas Pageant, featuring a retelling of two classic holiday stories: "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer". The all-new cast gi... [more+]

The Annoyance Theatre presents its annual Christmas Pageant, featuring a retelling of two classic holiday stories: "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer". The all-new cast gives these classic holiday television specials a hilarious spin, all the while keeping them appropriate for little ones’ eyes and ears. In the first redux, poor Charlie Brown searches for the true meaning of Christmas while enduring the commercialization of the season and insults from the acid tongue of Lucy van Pelt. Then, it’s on to the adventures of Rudolph the freakishly red-nosed reindeer, who runs away from home with his friend Hermie. The pair discover the island of misfit toys and the terrible Abominable Snowman and ultimately learn that it’s okay to be different. Get in the Christmas spirit at Chicago's Annoyance Theatre. [less-]

Blue Man Group at Chicago's Briar Street Theatre

at Briar Street Theatre, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, December 16
Sat, December 22
Sun, December 23
+ 1 more dates
Sun, December 16
Sat, December 22
Sun, December 23
Mon, December 24
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FULL PRICE: $84.40
OFFER PRICE: $38.88

Blue Man Group will rock your world, blow your mind and unleash your spirit. Leave your expectations at the door and let three bald and blue men take you on a spectacular journey bursting with music, ... [more+]

Blue Man Group will rock your world, blow your mind and unleash your spirit. Leave your expectations at the door and let three bald and blue men take you on a spectacular journey bursting with music, laughter and surprises. More than 35 million people of all ages, languages and cultures have experienced the unexpected with Blue Man Group. Now it’s your turn! Be sure to get your tickets now for the show’s run at Chicago's Briar Street Theatre. [less-]

Dickens' Classic "A Christmas Carol" at Goodman Theatre

at Goodman Theatre - The Albert, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, December 16
Wed, December 19
Wed, December 19
+ 4 more dates
Sun, December 16
Wed, December 19
Wed, December 19
Thu, December 20
Thu, December 20
Wed, December 26
Thu, December 27
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FULL PRICE: $50 - $128
OFFER PRICE: $25 - $79

Now a beloved Chicago tradition celebrating its 40th anniversary, The Goodman Theatre ushers in the holiday season with its adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic holiday story "A Christmas Carol". Au... [more+]

Now a beloved Chicago tradition celebrating its 40th anniversary, The Goodman Theatre ushers in the holiday season with its adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic holiday story "A Christmas Carol". Audiences look forward to the "bah humbugs," the electrifying arrival of the ghosts, the jubilant musical numbers and dancing, and Scrooge's joyful rediscovery of life, love and the Christmas spirit. Goodman's "Carol" continues to lift heats and spirits after four decades more than a million visitors, and the timeless holiday tale promises to be merrier and more magical than ever. The "Daily Herald" says the play is "the crown jewel of the holiday season" -- find out for yourself or relive the magic again. [less-]

Music & Magic: Jazz & Sleight-of-Hand

at Chicago Magic Lounge, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Mon, December 17
Tue, December 18
Mon, December 24
+ 1 more dates
Mon, December 17
Tue, December 18
Mon, December 24
Tue, December 25
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FULL PRICE: $10
OFFER PRICE: $5

Kick off your workweek with a little sleight-of-hand, some jazz, a side of stage magic and a cocktail or two at the Chicago Magic Lounge. The only show of its kind in the city, you'll enjoy close-up m... [more+]

Kick off your workweek with a little sleight-of-hand, some jazz, a side of stage magic and a cocktail or two at the Chicago Magic Lounge. The only show of its kind in the city, you'll enjoy close-up magic at your table and/or the bar while grooving to live music, with bonus stage magic during the breaks. Each night features a different local jazz band. [less-]

"The Steadfast Tin Soldier"

at Lookingglass Theatre, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, December 18
Wed, December 19
Thu, December 20
+ 4 more dates
Tue, December 18
Wed, December 19
Thu, December 20
Thu, December 20
Wed, December 26
Thu, December 27
Wed, January 02
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FULL PRICE: n/a
OFFER PRICE: Sold Out

Unlock this jewel-adorned music box for the whole family! Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s "The Steadfast Tin Soldier", Lookingglass Theatre Company ensemble member Mary Zimmerman ("Metamorphos... [more+]

Unlock this jewel-adorned music box for the whole family! Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s "The Steadfast Tin Soldier", Lookingglass Theatre Company ensemble member Mary Zimmerman ("Metamorphoses", "Treasure Island") fashions an extravagant and exhilarating spectacle in Chicago. The unlikely adventure of a little tin soldier, brimming with love and unblinking bravery, is infused with Zimmerman’s dazzling blend of storytelling through image and movement, accompanied by live musicians. Unsuspecting travelers make unexpected discoveries in this luminous tale, destined to enchant any and all of us not made of tin. [less-]

Ken Ludwig's "'Twas the Night Before Christmas"

at Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Wed, December 19
Thu, December 20
Fri, December 21
+ 7 more dates
Wed, December 19
Thu, December 20
Fri, December 21
Fri, December 21
Mon, December 24
Wed, December 26
Thu, December 27
Fri, December 28
Sat, December 29
Sun, December 30
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FULL PRICE: $25 - $26
OFFER PRICE: $20

This merry, modern mystery takes you along on a playful polar odyssey with Emily and her best friend Amos the mouse as they search for Santa’s missing Naughty or Nice List. Teamwork, determination a... [more+]

This merry, modern mystery takes you along on a playful polar odyssey with Emily and her best friend Amos the mouse as they search for Santa’s missing Naughty or Nice List. Teamwork, determination and heart save the day in this fantastic, slapstick holiday affair. A returning favorite filled with yuletide swashbuckling, this cheery production is a holiday hit for all ages! Join the festive fun at the Broadway Playhouse in Chicago. [less-]

Magician David Parr's "Cabinet of Curiosities"

at Chicago Magic Lounge, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Wed, December 19
Wed, December 26
FULL PRICE: $35
OFFER PRICE: $17.50

The Chicago Magic Lounge welcomes host David Parr, creator of the critically acclaimed "Magic Cabaret" and winner on the hit TV show "Penn & Teller: Fool Us". Parr has gathered his favorite artifacts ... [more+]

The Chicago Magic Lounge welcomes host David Parr, creator of the critically acclaimed "Magic Cabaret" and winner on the hit TV show "Penn & Teller: Fool Us". Parr has gathered his favorite artifacts and stories to share with you in this 60-minute show filled with mystery and magic. Each "Cabinet of Curiosities" performance begins with bar- and table-side magic. [less-]

Joffrey Ballet Performs "The Nutcracker"

at Auditorium Theatre, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Wed, December 19
Thu, December 20
Fri, December 21
+ 13 more dates
Wed, December 19
Thu, December 20
Fri, December 21
Fri, December 21
Sat, December 22
Sat, December 22
Sun, December 23
Sun, December 23
Mon, December 24
Wed, December 26
Thu, December 27
Fri, December 28
Sat, December 29
Sat, December 29
Sun, December 30
Sun, December 30
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FULL PRICE: $88 - $133
OFFER PRICE: $62 - $96

See Tony Award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon's production of "The Nutcracker" in this breath-taking performance by the Joffrey Ballet. This fresh adaptation of the timeless Christmas ball... [more+]

See Tony Award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon's production of "The Nutcracker" in this breath-taking performance by the Joffrey Ballet. This fresh adaptation of the timeless Christmas ballet is set during the historic 1893 Chicago World's Fair and centers on Marie -- a young, impoverished girl from the South Side whose parents work at the fair. On the night before Christmas, a magical nutcracker guides Marie through a beautiful dreamland based on the World's Fair and the many exotic people, animals and places represented there. With Tchaikovsky's eternal music played by the Chicago Philharmonic, this electrifying work from one of the world's foremost choreographers leaps into Chicago's Auditorium Theatre. [less-]

DIY Skincare Workshop With Wine & Appetizers

at Absolutely Anything Essential, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 21
FULL PRICE: $40
OFFER PRICE: $20

Natural skin care is all the rage these days, but it's hard to know which remedies work for you. Get some help from the experts at Chicago's Absolutely Anything Essential and make your own DIY scrubs ... [more+]

Natural skin care is all the rage these days, but it's hard to know which remedies work for you. Get some help from the experts at Chicago's Absolutely Anything Essential and make your own DIY scrubs and lotion with them. A fun Saturday with your girlfriends, there'll be champagne and wine to go around while you create your own bath and body essentials. Light appetizers will also be provided, and you'll have the chance to win some goodies in a raffle. [less-]

"A Very Scary Axe-Mas" Haunted House

at Basement of the Dead, Aurora
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 21
Sat, December 22
FULL PRICE: $30 - $45
OFFER PRICE: $14.99 - $21.99

If all this holiday cheer is giving you a Krampus, you'll want to head down to the Basement of the Dead, where an anything-but-jolly old elf waits to chop you into roasted chestnuts with a bloody hatc... [more+]

If all this holiday cheer is giving you a Krampus, you'll want to head down to the Basement of the Dead, where an anything-but-jolly old elf waits to chop you into roasted chestnuts with a bloody hatchet. BuzzFeed's "Top Haunted House That'll Freak the F%@ck Out of You" transforms itself into "A Very Scary Axe-Mas" for two "unholy" nights this December in Aurora. VIP admission includes front-of-the-line access, and a free picture with Kyle Vest (aka Jack Frost) from the hit TV show = "Skin Wars" (Winner of Episode 5) & Axe-Mas Santa and his helpers. There's even a live DJ to keep you entertained. If you survive the Axe-Mas experience, you can also check out Shattered 3D, the world's first and only 3D flashlight haunt that assaults your senses with chilling non-seasonal sights and sounds. The event is 100% indoors with line entertainment. [less-]

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