The magical season of celebration and joy is upon us, and Columbus is dressed in its holiday best, ready to enchant locals and visitors alike. Whether you're seeking a symphony of laughter or an opera of wonder, Columbus has a holiday performance to make your spirits soar. Let the season of magic and music commence!


Holiday Pops

Ohio Theatre | Dec. 1-3

The Columbus Symphony welcomes back its annual Holiday Pops performance with a spectacular event bringing music and joy to all. Hear from the Columbus Children's Choir, enjoy sing-alongs to holiday classics, visit with Santa and more. Purchase tickets here.

Holiday! | Columbus Gay Men's Choir

Davidson Theatre | Dec. 16-17

The Columbus Gay Men's Choir will once again celebrate the season with Holiday! - a collection of your favorite sacred and secular music that will leave you feeling gay and bright. Get tickets.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Nationwide Arena | Dec. 30

The holiday season doesn't end on Christmas Day! Extend your cheer with the rock-and-roll performance of TSO's "The Ghosts of Christmas Eve" that's sure to bring down the house. Get ready to rock by getting your ticket here.


Holiday Hoopla

Shadowbox Live | Nov. 16 - Dec. 23

A Columbus holiday tradition, this is the resident theater company's most popular sketch comedy and music show that celebrates the hustle, bustle and fun of the season. Get tickets here.

The Nutcracker

Ohio Theatre | Dec. 7-23

BalletMet will once again perform their seminal rendition of The Nutcracker. If this magical performance is part of your holiday traditions, be sure to get your tickets here

Cirque Dreams

Palace Theatre | Dec. 22-23

This annual tradition wraps a whimsical, Broadway-style musical infused with contemporary circus artistry into the ultimate holiday gift for the entire family! Get tickets.

Miracles & Magic - Holiday Magic Spectacular

Lincoln Theatre | Dec. 16

Celebrate with literal magic in Columbus at the Lincoln Theatre with Miracles & Magic. Experience a variety of comedy magicians, illusionists and entertainers this December. Get tickets.


A Christmas Carol

Ohio Theatre | Nov. 24-26

Kick off the holiday season with a performance of A Christmas Carol at the Ohio Theatre. In collaboration with Short North Stage, CAPA is thrilled to bring this brand new production of a holiday classic to Columbus. Get tickets.

Mr. Scrooge the Musical

Studio One, Riffe Center | Dec. 1-23 (weekends)

Enjoy this musical adaptation of A Christmas Carol by the Columbus Children's Theatre. This family-friendly, one hour performance is the perfect outing this holiday season. Get tickets.