Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Your holiday performing arts guide for 2021

Here's what is happening on stages around Halifax this holiday season.

With the holiday season now in full swing and performing arts venues re-opened, we at Halifax Presents thought it would be a good time to re-start our annual tradition with a list of seasonal shows to get you in the spirit.

Are we missing something? Let us know.

Looking for other events? Be sure to check out our calendar of events too!

Dickens’ A Christmas Carol chronicles that pivotal night when Ebenezer Scrooge is forced to face the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present & Future and confront his mean-spirited ways. At Neptune Theatre until December 26. Visit neptunetheatre.com for tickets and information.

The Evergreen Festival Stage returns as part of the annual Evergreen Festival. Curated by the Halifax Jazz Festival, the Stage will feature over 60 performances through December 19. Visit evergreenfestns.com for more information.

Dartmouth Players presents Finding Ivy, an ensemble comedy full of kindness, pratfalls, dancing, and holiday cheer for the whole family. On Stage at the Sawmill Playhouse until December 18. Visit dartmouthplayers.ns.ca for tickets and information.

In Alice in Pantoland, Pantoland is in jeopardy when the evil Queen of Hearts unleashes a plot that threatens the magical land. It’s up to Alice and a star-studded team of magnificent characters to save the day. At Neptune Theatre until January 9. Visit neptunetheatre.com for tickets and information.

Folk-pop singer-songwriter Jenn Grant hosts her Christmas Spectacular on December 4, featuring songs from her Christmas album “Forever on Christmas Eve” plus special guests. Visit sonicconcerts.com for tickets and information.

Symphony Nova Scotia partners with Halifax Dance and Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia for an all-new free virtual production of Twas the Night Before Nutcracker on December 5. Visit symphonynovascotia.ca for more information.

Halifax Gay Men’s Chorus (HGMC) presents three performances of their seasonal holiday celebration, Don We Now Our Gay Apparel (Get Me Through December), on December 9-11. Visit hgmc.ca for tickets and information.

Symphony Nova Scotia goes Home for the Holidays on December 11 & 12 featuring Canadian crooner Michael Vanhevel. This full-length celebration of holiday music includes classic hits, carols, and family favourites. Visit symphonynovascotia.ca for more information.

On December 13, LunaSea Theatre Company presents its annual fundraiser Carols in the Cathedral, with a cabaret-style evening of songs, sing-alongs and holiday cheer musically directed by Garry Williams and featuring many great acts. Visit the theatre company’s Facebook page for more information.

The Snowman’s Ball: Christmas with Matt Andersen & Friends takes place on December 16 with special guest appearances by Fortunate Ones and Reeny Smith. Visit sonicconcerts.com for tickets and information.

Symphony Nova Scotia serves up A Baroque Christmas on December 18 & 19 with conductor Kevin Mallon and soprano Jane Archibald. Visit symphonynovascotia.ca for more information.

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