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 or Oklahoma City University’s Home for the Holidays.

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
A Christmas Carol
In its ninth year, Lyric Theatre performs the Charles Dickens’ classic.
Tickets start at $25.
Lyric Theatre, 1727 N.W. 16th St.
Through Dec. 24, Wednesdays-Sundays, various times.
Junie B in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells
Your young readers will flip to see Junie B. Jones come to life at the Oklahoma Children’s Theatre.
$11, adults; $9, children.
Oklahoma Children’s Theatre, 2501 N. Blackwelder Ave.
Through Dec. 20, various times.
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OKC Philharmonic’s The Christmas Show
Enjoy the OKC Philharmonic, Santa, the POPS Chorale and the Mistletoes featuring Broadway star Max von Essen in this musical-theater-style production featuring holiday favorites.
Starting at $19.
Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 6, 8 p.m.; Dec. 7, 2 p.m., 8 p.m.
Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker Ave.
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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 2019 season, “Christmas Eve and Other Stories.” This all-new show also features some of their all-time greatest hits from more than 20 years of performing their Christmas spectacle.
Starting at $70
Dec. 8, 3 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W. Reno Ave.
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Home for the Holidays
This Broadway-style dance show features more than 120 students from Oklahoma City University’s Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Entertainment. The performances highlight the spirit of holidays with swing numbers, colorful costumes and the Nativity of Christ birth.
Dec. 5, 8 p.m.; Dec. 6, 2 p.m., 8 p.m.; Dec. 7, 2 p.m.
Oklahoma City University’s Kirkpatrick Auditorium, 2501 N. Blackwelder 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 $18.
Dec. 8, 7 p.m.
Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker Ave.
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The Nutcracker
The Nutcracker
From sugar plum fairies to the Nutcracker prince, The Nutcracker is the quintessiential live theatre performance to see during the holiday season. The Oklahoma City Ballet production features 10 performances and more than 100 children from The School of Oklahoma City Ballet and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. Special activities are planned for ebefore and after the show.
Dec. 14-22
Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker Ave.
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