Local Holiday Arts & Entertainment shows: WIN tickets and get AWK discounts

It’s the season of giving and this post is packed with some exclusive opportunities just for our AWK readers!! Our Atlanta Parent Squad member, Jessica Wiebel, brings you an exclusive discount just for Atlanta With Kid readers.  Enter now for a chance to win 2 tickets to the 9th Annual Christmas Classic.  The WINNER will be chosen on Friday, December 13.  December 14 we start another giveaway for a family 4-pack to see Trouble in Toyland with the winner chosen on Tuesday, December 17. 

-Lori

Trouble in Toyland at the Aurora Children's Playhouse

Now that the weather is getting colder and the lines are getting longer at top holiday attractions, it’s the perfect time to head inside and catch a live holiday show. Sure there’s plenty to be said for dressing in your Sunday best and heading to the Fox, but with so many great local theaters why not support the arts in your own community & get a little more jolly for your jingle?

PUPPET SHOWS

Aurora Theatre & Aurora Children’s Playhouse (Lawrenceville)

Back for an eighth straight year the Piccadilly Puppets tell the classic story of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.
Show times: 10 & 11:30am; Dec 14
Tickets: $7

That Puppet Guy presents Trouble in Toyland; a blizzard is on the way, the elves are on strike, and Rudolph has a runny nose – will Christmas have to be cancelled?
Show Times: 10 & 11:30am; Dec 21
Tickets: $7

Returning for his 7th year, Anthony P. Rodrigues wows in a solo performance of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. The theater will be transformed into Mr. Dicken’s parlor with a few theatrical effects.
Show Times: Thur 8pm, Fri-Sat 7:30pm & Sun 2:30pm; December 5-22
Tickets: $15

**SPECIAL GIVEAWAY FOR AWK READERS**-Check back with us starting Saturday, December 14 for a giveaway for a family 4-pack of tickets to Trouble in Toyland  at the Aurora Children’s Playhouse and another family will win a 4-pack of tickets to see Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at Aurora Theatre.

MUSIC

Red Clay Theater (Duluth)

The Kazoobie Kazoo Holiday Music Show is sure to get your kids up and grooving – everyone gets to be on stage and everyone gets a free kazoo! Music, comedy and family fun!
Show Times: 2pm; Dec. 15
Tickets: $8-$12

**SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR AWK READERS**– Click here for tickets, and use Promo code atlkid1215 for $3 off each ticket for The Kazoobie Kazoo Holiday Music Show at the Red Clay Theater.

Take a step back to the 1960’s for an evening of jazz music at A Charlie Brown Christmas w/ Robert Henson & friends. This memorable evening will feature special performances by Robert Henson, Adron, and Telegram and movie clips of the classic Charlie Brown Christmas movie.
Show time: 8pm; Dec. 20th
Tickets: $8-$12

Earl Smith Strand Theatre (Roswell/Marietta)

A Christmas Tradition is a song and dance revue showcasing both classic and modern holiday songs amid awe-inspiring sets. It’s guaranteed to make the entire family dance, clap, and enjoy the spirit of the holidays.
Show times: Thur-Sun 3 & 8pm; Dec 6-22
Tickets: $15-$25

The Cumming Playhouse (Cumming)

The 9th Annual Christmas Classics, will feature your favorite Christmas tunes along with music by the Forsyth Youth Orchestra and a ballet solo performed to Ava Maria.
Show time: 8pm; Dec 17
Tickets: $15-$20

**Be sure to enter our GIVEAWAY FOR AWK READERS at the bottom of this post**-thank you to the Cumming Playhouse for providing 2 tickets for one lucky AWK reader!

PLAYS

The New Dawn Theater (Duluth)

The main theater group has matinee & evening performances of A Victorian Christmas throughout December.
Show times: 2 & 8pm; Dec. 5-21
Tickets: $12-$15

The New Dawn Kids, an all children’s performance group, will also be performing the Santa Games throughout December.
Show times: Dec 7-21; see website for times
Tickets: $5

The Dancing Goat Theatre (Alpharetta/Johns Creek)

Everyone’s favorite first grader, Junie B. Jones, is making a special holiday appearance in the production Jingle Bells, Batman Smells. Pizza, soda and dessert are included with your ticket purchase on Family Night, Dec 20th!
Show times: Dec 8-23; see website for times
Tickets: $12

Horizon Theatre Company (Atlanta)

Madeline’s Christmas returns to Horizon Theatre Company in Little Five Points this holiday season for the sixth year. Based on one of the most popular children’s book characters of all time, the production features 24 local girls performing alongside professional actors.
Show times: Sat-Sun 1 & 3pm w/ weekday matinees; Dec. 7-29
Tickets: $12-$15

BALLET

The Performing Art Center (Duluth)

Located adjacent to the Gwinnett Civic Center, I must say it’s a perfect venue for families — easy parking and not too many steps to climb when potty breaks strike! We saw the Nutcracker here last year & it was a great introduction to a holiday classic in a family friendly venue.

The Gwinnett Ballet performs the classic tale of The Nutcracker
Show times: Weekends 2:30 & 7:30pm; Dec 6-22
Tickets: from $14

Sugarloaf Ballet Company will perform two shows at PAC:

Excerpts from the Nutcracker with a special performance by the Gwinnett Choral Guild
Show time: 7:30pm; Dec 17
Tickets: $12

The Nativity Ballet: The story of the birth of Christ told through dance
Show time: 7:30pm; Dec 18
Tickets: FREE

Enter to WIN family 4-pack of tickets:

The giveaway is over and winners have been chosen. For more family-friendly adventures that won’t break the bank, be sure to check out our Atlanta-area calendar.

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