Nov 18, 2022

Holiday Happenings in the Playhouse Square District

‘Tis the season for holiday cheer, and there’s “snow” better place to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year than Playhouse Square. Whether you’re taking family and friends to a seasonal show, reveling in the works of our resident companies, or exploring our dazzling district, Playhouse Square has you covered for a holly jolly holiday season.

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From concerts to dance and Broadway performances, Playhouse Square is brimming with holiday activities from mid-November through the end of December to keep your season merry and bright.

November performances include: Christmas with C.S. Lewis starring David Payne; An Evening with Harry Connick Jr: A Holiday Celebration; Tomaseen Foley’s A Celtic Christmas; and Cleveland POPS Holiday Spectacular.

December shows include: Brett Eldredge: Glow Live Tour; Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer; Hip Hop Nutcracker; Straight No Chaser; Dave Koz and Friends 25th Anniversary Tour; and Jim Brickman: A Very Merry Christmas.

For more information on each show, you can check Playhouse Square’s events page for dates and ticket details.

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Some of your favorite holiday traditions are back thanks to Playhouse Square’s resident companies. You can admire the *tree*-mendous display of holiday spirit at the Cleveland Play House’s “Festival of Trees” in the Allen Theatre lobby. And special this year, Cleveland Play House is partnering with Karamu House to present “Black Nativity” and Apollo’s Fire for “Wassail! An Irish-American Celebration.” Great Lakes Theater brings the classic tale “A Christmas Carol” to the Mimi Ohio Theatre, while the Cleveland Ballet dances through our hearts with its presentation of “The Nutcracker.”

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The festivities don’t stop at the Playhouse Square stages. You can extend your holiday celebrations by enjoying a meal or drink before a performance at one of our district venues like Republic, Cibréo, Bin 216 or Parnell’s. Restaurants like Hofbräuhaus will be hosting special holiday events including a Thanksgiving Eve party, an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party with Krampus, a St. Nicholas Brunch and Christmas Eve with the Hermit Orchestra. If you’re walking in a winter wonderland and need to warm up, you can grab a holiday drink at Starbucks or a sweet treat at Corbo’s. For those looking to make the season extra special with a staycation, the Crowne Plaza at Playhouse Square is just a few steps away from the theaters. And don’t forget to stop by our snow globe on U.S. Bank Plaza for the perfect holiday photo opp.