It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and adding a live holiday show to your family’s Christmas traditions is a guaranteed way to build memories and slow down the holiday season that otherwise seems so full of hustle and bustle.

Oklahoma City has all the big Christmas hits covered from the Lyric Theatre’s A Christmas Carol to The Oklahoma City Ballet’s The Nutcracker. But it also has local favorites like the OKC Philharmonic’s The Christmas Show.

Here are all the details you need to know about OKC’s must-see live holiday shows, which will be sure to make any Grinch’s heart grow three times in size.

Christmas Carol
Lyric Theatre's A Christmas Carol
The immersive production of the Charles Dickens’ classic returns to the historic Harn Homestead.
Tickets start at $37.
Harn Homestead, 1721 N Lincoln Blvd
Through Dec. 23, Tuesdays-Sundays, various times
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OKC Philharmonic’s The Christmas Show
Enjoy the OKC Philharmonic, Santa and the POPS Chorale, featuring Broadway star Rachel York in this musical-theater-style production featuring holiday favorites.
Starting at $27.
Dec. 3, 8 p.m.; Dec. 4, 2 p.m., 8 p.m.
Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker Ave.
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Canterbury Christmas Concert, Handel Messiah
Canterbury Voices’ of more than 140 singers perform Handel’s masterpiece, Messiah featuring a full orchestra, two harps and full wind section from the Oklahoma City Philharmonic.
Starting at $23.
Dec. 5, 7 p.m.
Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker Ave.
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Oklahoma Children's Theatre's Bah, Humbug!
Bah Humbug is a family-friendly Christmas Classic with a twist! As Ebenezer Scrooge leaves his office on the eve of Christmas, the creatures that inhabit it scurry out and play out their own redemption.
Starting at $9
Dec. 5 & 18, 2 p.m.
Oklahoma Children's Theatre, 3000 General Pershing Blvd.
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Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Trans-Siberian Orchestra “Christmas Eve and Other Stories”
The Trans-Siberian Orchestra showcases a brand new production for the 2021 season, “Christmas Eve and Other Stories.” This all-new show also features some of their all-time greatest hits from more than 25 years of performing their Christmas spectacle.
Starting at $47
Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m.
Paycom Center, 100 W. Reno Ave.
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OKC Improv's Fa La La La Lallmark: A Hallmark-Style Musical Parody 
Get ready for the warm, fuzzy and romantic feels mixed with a fair share of musical comedy. This fully improvised musical comedy will lift your holiday spirits while having you laugh your way through how silly holiday flings can be.
Dec. 10 & 17, 7:30 p.m.
OKC Improv, 1757 NW 16th St. 
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The Nutcracker
The Nutcracker
From sugar plum fairies to the Nutcracker prince, The Nutcracker is the quintessential live theatre performance to see during the holiday season. 
Dec. 11-19, various times
Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker Ave.
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Rodeo Opry Christmas Show
Enjoy live festive performances at the Rodeo Opry's Christmas Show! 
Dec. 18, 7 p.m.
Stockyards Central, 2312 Exchange Ave.
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A Magical Cirque Christmas
Experience the magic of Christmas with dazzling performers and breathtaking cirque artists, accompanied by your favorite holiday music performed live. 
Starting at $36
Dec. 22, 7:30 p.m.
Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker Ave.
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