Enjoy celebrating the holidays with special performances in Central KY. Theatre, ballet, music and more! You’ll find all the local performances here!
Lexington Children’s Theatre
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Jr.
Saturday, November 25, 2022 – 7:00 pm
Sunday, November 26, 2022 – 2:00pm & 7:00pm*
Saturday, November 27, 2022 – 2:00pm
*Pay What You Will
When Rudolph feels like he doesn’t belong at Santa’s workshop, he sets off through the wintry woods to find other “misfits” including Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius, and of course, the Island of Misfit Toys. Along the way, he’ll learn that our differences can be our greatest strengths – and good things come when we lend a helping hand (or hoof!) to those around us. Performed at The Lexington Opera House.
The Lexington Ballet
Saturday, December 3, 2022 7:30 pm and Saturday, December 4, 2022 3 pm at EKU Center for the Arts
December 9 – 11, 2022 and December 16-18, 2022 at The Lexington Opera House
This holiday tradition is an enchanting production that will delight every member of the family. Join Marie on a magical journey with the Sugar Plum Fairy, waltzing flowers, the Snow Queen, and, of course, the Nutcracker Prince as they battle the Mouse King and travel to the Land of Sweets.
Bluegrass Youth Ballet – “The Nutcracker in One Act” at the Singletary Center
Friday, December 16, 2022 7 pm
Saturday, December 17, 2022 2 pm
This shortened performance of The Nutcracker (presented in a single, family-friendly act) was created with younger audiences in mind, condensing the enchantment to capture the attention of kids.
Kentucky Ballet Theatre at Great Crossings High School, Georgetown
Saturday, December 17, 2022 2 pm & 7 pm
Kentucky Ballet Theatre is proud to present The Nutcracker at Great Crossing High School Theater and WKU Van Meter Auditorium. The Nutcracker, a magical Christmas ballet, is set to the beautiful music of Tchaikovsky. This holiday performance is complete with Drosselmeyer and Clara, along with a cast of snowflakes, mice, soldiers, angels, fairies, and of course the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier. You don’t want to miss this holiday tradition!
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Ballet
December 21 & 22, 2022 5 pm & 8 pm
FREE Tickets available online. Performances at The Singletary Center for the Arts. A Lexington Christmas tradition! Join us for the ballet production of C.S. Lewis’ classic tale, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Tickets will be available Friday, 12/2 at Noon. Link to tickets will be posted on their Facebook page, in the event listing on Facebook, and on their website: www.lwwballet.com
A Cathedral Christmas at The Cathedral of Christ the King
Saturday, December 17, 2022 8 pm
LexPhil and The Lexington Singers return to the beautiful Cathedral of Christ the King for this Lexington holiday tradition in a program of sacred orchestral and choral works.
Lexington Chamber Chorale
Celebration of the Holidays at Second Presbyterian Church
Sunday, November 27, 2022 5:00pm
This holiday concert offers music that lifts the spirits and encourages audience participation. Always a highlight of the season, the concert will be recorded for distribution later in the year.
Saturday December 3, 2022 2:00pm
Saturday December 3, 2022 7:30pm
Sunday December 4, 2022 3:00pm
The University of Kentucky Choirs presents the 25nd annual “Collage: A Holiday Spectacular,” Dec. 3 and 4th, at the Singletary Center for the Arts Concert Hall.
“Collage” is a fast-paced and visually exciting concert featuring more than 500 celebrated vocalists and musicians from the UK School of Music and the Lexington Singers Children’s Choir coming together to perform holiday favorites from close to home and around the globe.
A Central Kentucky holiday tradition, “Collage” is presented by the UK Choirs under the direction of Jefferson Johnson, director of UK Choral Activities, and Lori Hetzel, associate director of UK Choral Activities. Performances by UK Chorale, UK Choristers, UK Women’s Choir, UK Men’s Chorus, acoUstiKats, Paws and Listen, and Blue Note.