Shows, shows, did someone say kid friendly shows and musicals during the holiday season in New York City? Taking in a show is a great thing to do with your kids. Many classics to chose from, kick it up a notch with the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, come to life with the Nutcracker at Lincoln Center or laugh with Buddy at ELF The Musical.

New York City 

Radio City Christmas Spectacular
1260 6th Ave, New York, NY
Nov 13 – Jan 3.  A one-of-a-kind celebration that brings together family, friends, and loved ones. The Rockettes® ring in the season with brilliant dance numbers, ice skaters swirl across the stage, and Santa spreads cheer to all in this immersive theatrical experience like no other

Fresh 102.7's Holiday Jam at Beacon Theatre
2124 Broadway, New York
Dec 2. FRESH 102.7 hits the Beacon Theatre December 2 for their Holiday Jam. This year's lineup features performances by Fall Out Boy, Sara Bareilles, George Ezra, and Elle King! 

ELF The Musical at The Theater at MSG
4 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York
Dec 9 – 27.  ELF The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.

42nd Annual Merry Tuba Christmas at Rockefeller 
45 Rockefeller Plaza New York
Dec 13.   Hundreds of tenor and bass tuba players will congregate on The Rink at Rockefeller Center, 49th and 50th streets between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 3:30pm to play Christmas carols and other crowd favorites. Tubists of all ages will line up under the famous Christmas tree and fill the plaza with the organ-line sound of low brass. Spectators are encouraged to sing along with the Christmas carols and holiday favorites

George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™ at Lincoln Center
10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York
Nov 27 – Jan 3.  Thaikovsky’s iconic score transports you to a world of wonder where mischievous mice are foiled by toy soldiers come to life, and a blizzard of ballerinas reveals the enchanting Land of Sweets. 


Tim & Scrooge at Westchester Broadway Theatre
1 Broadway Plaza Elmsford, NY
Dec 3 – 27.  Ever wonder what happens after "A Christmas Carol" ends? Ten years later, Scrooge is dead and Tiny Tim is about to turn 21. Scrooge, like Marley before him, comes back to help Tim, no longer Tiny, make choices about love and career.

Santa Claus And The Magical Moon Dragon at Westchester Broadway Theatre 
1 Broadway Plaza Elmsford, NY
Dec 12  -  27.  A young prince travels from another planet with his magical moon dragon and ends up getting locked in Mr. Mooney's department store on Christmas Eve. He's not alone, because also inside are a little girl named Hope, a couple of thieves, and Mrs. Claus! How will everyone get home in time for Christmas?! Calling Santa Claus. Everyone learns the meaning of the holidays through friendship and love in this new and original holiday classic.