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Best Holiday & Christmas Shows in New Brunswick

American Repertory Ballet - The Nutcracker at State Theatre

American Repertory Ballet - The Nutcracker

The American Repertory Ballet's production of The Nutcracker is a delightful family evening for audiences young and old, and a wonderful way to ring in Christmas. Going strong for over 50 years since its first season in 1964, this New Jersey holiday tradition features a cast of over 100 performers, as well as fresh new scenery in its opening act. This long-running holiday production has garnered favorable reviews and is one of the most successful companies in the region.

Dec 20 - 22

State Theatre

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A Drag Queen Christmas at State Theatre

A Drag Queen Christmas

The all-star queens of Logo TV's RuPaul's Drag Race are coming to save your Christmas and this year is even more speical, marking the 10th anniversary! Featuring all your favorite stars singing seasonal classics, new and old, A Drag Queen Christmas is guaranteed to get you in the naughty holiday spirit. So dig out your glad rags and prepare to sashay straight to this once-a-year spectacular!

The Muppet Christmas Carol in Concert at State Theatre

The Muppet Christmas Carol in Concert

So good it's often been named the best film adaptation of Charles Dicken's festive masterpiece ever, no holiday season is complete without a viewing of The Muppet Christmas Carol, and there's no better way to experience it than in this Live to Screen concert edition, played by your local Symphony. Starring Kermit the Frog, Micheal Caine, Gonzo and many more of the iconic Muppet stable, enjoy the classic story, complete with humor, heart, and Miles Goodman and Paul Williams' unforgettable score!

Salute To Vienna at State Theatre

Salute To Vienna

Waltz into the golden era of Viennese music with Salute to Vienna, a celebrated classical concert tour that began with Attila and Marion Glatz's iconic 2013 Wiener Konzerthaus performance. Inspired by the Viennese tradition of the Neujahrzkonzert, the sonic New Year's Eve celebration welcomes in the new year in the most spectacular fashion, bringing together talented singers, orchestra members, and ballroom and ballet dancers.