Lindsay Pearce in 'Wicked' on Broadway. (Photo by Joan Marcus)

Here are the Broadway shows you can see over the holidays

Find out the Broadway shows performing on Christmas and New Year's, and see which shows have added additional performances during the holiday weeks.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

Dreaming of a white Christmas (and a Happy New Year)? Where better to go than the Great White Way? Snow isn't guaranteed to fall on the holidays, but theatre is sure to be there. If you're planning to celebrate the holidays in New York, there are plenty of Broadway shows waiting for you when you get here.

Many shows add extra performances in the weeks leading up to Christmas and New Year's, and plenty even have performances right on the holidays. Catch a Christmas Eve matinee before heading to family dinner, go to an evening performance on Christmas Day after you've unwrapped all your gifts, or spend the very first day of the new year in a Broadway theatre.

Find out all the Broadway shows playing on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day to help you plan. You can also learn all the changes to shows' schedules during the holiday weeks, including extra performances.

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What Broadway shows are playing on Christmas Eve?

Catch a Broadway show before Christmas Eve dinner. Or, go all together with your family or friends before you celebrate at home. Most Broadway shows will play their normal Sunday matinee performances on Christmas Eve, with some modifications to start times in some cases. Check out the performance times below.

1 p.m. show:

  • Aladdin
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
  • The Lion King

2 p.m. show:

  • & Juliet
  • A Beautiful Noise
  • Appropriate
  • Back to the Future
  • Gutenberg! The Musical!
  • Harmony
  • How to Dance in Ohio
  • Kimberly Akimbo
  • Moulin Rouge! The Musical
  • Shucked
  • Spamalot
  • The Book of Mormon

2:30 p.m. show:

  • Purlie Victorious

3 p.m. show:

  • Merrily We Roll Along

What Broadway shows are playing on Christmas Day?

Some people have a tradition of seeing movies on holidays; others have a tradition of going to a show with their family on Christmas. However, Christmas 2023 falls on a Monday, the day most shows do not perform.

There are three exceptions: MJ The Musical and Wicked will perform at 8 p.m., and Chicago will perform at 7 p.m.

What Broadway shows are playing on New Year's Eve?

Three Broadway shows will play a Sunday matinee performance on New Year's Eve this year, with some modifications to start times. A Beautiful Noise, Aladdin, and Harmony will play 2 p.m. matinees.

What Broadway shows are playing on New Year's Day?

You might not be able to see theatre first thing in the new year, as New Year's Day falls on a Monday in 2024, the day most Broadway shows do not perform. Chicago is the exception, with a New Year's Day performance taking place at 7 p.m.

What are the holiday schedules for Broadway shows?

Below, find the schedules for all Broadway shows during the weeks leading up to Christmas and New Year's Eve. Many shows have added additional performances on days they normally do not perform, most often Mondays, in lieu of performances on holidays. Others have added a second performance to days where only one performance is normally scheduled. Learn about all the holiday performances that differ from normal Broadway show schedules below.

& Juliet

& Juliet will not perform on Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, or New Year's Day. & Juliet has added 2 p.m. matinees in addition to the evening performances on December 26 and 29. & Juliet is at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.

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A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical

A Beautiful Noise will not perform on Christmas Day or New Year's Day. A Beautiful Noise has added a 7:30 p.m. matinee on December 27. A Beautiful Noise is at the Broadhurst Theatre.

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Aladdin

Aladdin will not perform on Christmas Day or New Year's Day. Aladdin has added 2 p.m. matinees in addition to the evening performances on December 21, 26, and 28. Aladdin is at the New Amsterdam Theatre.

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Appropriate

Appropriate will not perform on Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, or New Year's Day. Appropriate has added a 2 p.m. matinee in addition to the evening performance on December 29. Appropriate is at the Hayes Theater.

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Back to the Future

Back to the Future will not perform on Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, or New Year's Day. Back to the Future has added a 2 p.m. matinee in addition to the evening performance on December 29. Back to the Future is at the Winter Garden Theatre.

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Chicago

Chicago will not perform on Christmas Eve or New Year's Eve. Chicago has added a 2 p.m. matinee in addition to the evening performance on December 29. Chicago is at the Ambassador Theatre.

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Gutenberg! The Musical!

Gutenberg! The Musical! will not perform on Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, or New Year's Day. Gutenberg! The Musical! has added a 2 p.m. matinee in addition to the evening performance on December 29. Gutenberg! The Musical! is at the James Earl Jones Theatre.

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Hadestown

Hadestown will not perform on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, or New Year's Day. Hadestown has added 2 p.m. matinees in addition to the evening performances on December 22 and 29. Hadestown is at the Walter Kerr Theatre.

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Hamilton

Hamilton will not perform on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, or New Year's Day. Hamilton has added 1 p.m. matinees in addition to the evening performances on December 22 and 29. Hamilton is at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.

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Harmony

Harmony will not perform on Christmas Day or New Year's Day. Harmony is at the Barrymore Theatre.

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will not perform on Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, or New Year's Day. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has added 2 p.m. matinees in addition to the evening performances on December 22, 26, and 28. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is at the Lyric Theatre.

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How to Dance in Ohio

How to Dance in Ohio will not perform on Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, or New Year's Day. How to Dance in Ohio has added a 2 p.m. matinee in addition to the evening performance on December 29. How to Dance in Ohio is at the Belasco Theatre.

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Kimberly Akimbo

Kimberly Akimbo will not perform on Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, or New Year's Day. Kimberly Akimbo has added a 2 p.m. matinee in addition to the evening performance on December 29. Kimberly Akimbo is at the Booth Theatre.

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Merrily We Roll Along

Merrily We Roll Along will not perform on Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, or New Year's Day. Merrily We Roll Along has added a 1 p.m. matinee in addition to the evening performance on December 29. Merrily We Roll Along is at the Hudson Theatre.

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MJ The Musical

MJ The Musical will not perform on Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, or New Year's Day. MJ The Musical has added 2 p.m. matinees in addition to the evening performances on December 22 and 29. MJ The Musical is at the Neil Simon Theatre.

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Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Moulin Rouge! The Musical will not perform on Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, or New Year's Day. Moulin Rouge! The Musical has added a 2 p.m. matinee in addition to the evening performance on December 29. Moulin Rouge! The Musical is at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.

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Prayer for the French Republic

Prayer for the French Republic will not perform on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, or New Year's Day. Prayer for the French Republic is at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

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Purlie Victorious

Purlie Victorious will not perform on Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, or New Year's Day. Purlie Victorious has added 2 p.m. matinees in addition to the evening performances on December 26 and 29. Purlie Victorious is at the Music Box Theatre through January 7.

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Shucked

Shucked will not perform on Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, or New Year's Day. Shucked has added a 2 p.m. matinee in addition to the evening performance on December 29. Shucked is at the Nederlander Theatre.

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Six

Six will not perform on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, or New Year's Day. Six has added 2 and 7 p.m. performances on December 26 and 3 p.m. matinees in addition to the evening performances on December 22 and 29. Six is at the Lena Horne Theatre.

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Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot will play its normal Sunday matinee at 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve and will not perform on Christmas Day. Some Like It Hot closes at the Shubert Theatre on December 30.

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Spamalot

Spamalot will not perform on Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, or New Year's Day. Spamalot has added a 2 p.m. matinee in addition to the evening performance on December 29. Spamalot is at the St. James Theatre.

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Sweeney Todd will not perform on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, or New Year's Day. Sweeney Todd is at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

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The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon will not perform on Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, or New Year's Day. The Book of Mormon has added a 2 p.m. matinee in addition to the evening performance on December 29. The Book of Mormon is at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.

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The Lion King

The Lion King will not perform on Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, or New Year's Day. The Lion King has added 2 p.m. matinees in addition to the evening performances on December 26 and 29. The Lion King is at the Minskoff Theatre.

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Wicked

Wicked will not perform on Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, or New Year's Day. Wicked has added 2 p.m. matinees in addition to the evening performances on December 22, 26, and 28. Wicked is at the Gershwin Theatre.

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