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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 have performances on Christmas Eve; check out the performances times below.

2 and 8 p.m. show:

  • & Juliet
  • Hadestown (evening performance at 7:30)
  • Leopoldstadt

1 p.m. show:

  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
  • Into the Woods

2 p.m. show:

  • 1776
  • A Beautiful Noise
  • A Christmas Carol
  • Aladdin
  • Beetlejuice
  • Between Riverside and Crazy
  • Death of a Salesman
  • Funny Girl
  • Hamilton
  • Kimberly Akimbo
  • KPOP
  • Moulin Rouge! The Musical
  • Ohio State Murders
  • Some Like It Hot
  • The Book of Mormon
  • The Lion King
  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • Topdog/Underdog

3 p.m. show:

  • A Strange Loop
  • Six

What Broadway shows are playing on Christmas Day?

Some people have a tradition of seeing movies on holidays. So why not start a tradition of going to a show with your family on Christmas? Six Broadway shows have Christmas Day performances, and you can find the performance times for each one below.

7 p.m. show:

  • Chicago
  • The Music Man

8 p.m. show:

  • Almost Famous
  • MJ The Musical
  • The Piano Lesson
  • Wicked

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

Aladdin has a 1 p.m. matinee on New Year's Eve, and A Beautiful Noise and Some Like It Hot have 2 p.m. matinees.

If you want to see a show on New Year's Eve and want more options, check out the Off-Broadway shows with New Year's Eve performances.

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

If you want to see theatre first thing in the new year, you're in luck! There are plenty of options to choose from; most Broadway shows will perform on New Year's Day. Check out each show's New Year's Day schedule below.

2 and 7 p.m. shows:

  • A Christmas Carol
  • KPOP

3 p.m. show only:

  • 1776
  • Between Riverside and Crazy
  • Death of a Salesman
  • Funny Girl
  • Hadestown
  • Hamilton
  • Into the Woods
  • Leopoldstadt
  • Ohio State Murders
  • The Music Man
  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • The Piano Lesson

5 p.m. show only:

  • & Juliet
  • Moulin Rouge! The Musical

7 p.m. show only:

  • Ain't No Mo'
  • Beetlejuice
  • Chicago
  • Take Me Out
  • The Book of Mormon
  • The Collaboration
  • The Lion King (6:30 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 or New Year's Eve, and will play a 5 p.m. performance on New Year's Day as opposed to the usual 3 p.m. An extra evening performance has been added on December 26, and an extra matinee on December 27.

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1776

1776 will not perform on Christmas Day or New Year's Eve. An extra evening performance has been added on December 26, and an extra matinee on December 30.

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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. An extra matinee and evening performance have been added on December 26, and an extra matinee on December 30.

Check back for information on A Beautiful Noise tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol will not perform on Christmas Day or New Year's Eve. There are 2 and 8 p.m. performances December 26-30, and 2 and 7 p.m. performances on New Year's Day.

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A Strange Loop

A Strange Loop will not perform on Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, or New Year's Day. A Strange Loop has added extra evening performances on December 19 and 26, and extra matinees on December 23, 27, 29, and 30.

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Ain't No Mo'

Ain't No Mo' will not perform on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, or New Year's Eve. Ain't No Mo' has added an evening performance on December 19, matinee and evening performances on December 26, and extra matinees on December 23 and 30.

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Aladdin

Aladdin will not perform on Christmas Day or New Year's Day. Aladdin has matinee and evening performances on December 26 and 30.

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Almost Famous

Almost Famous will not perform on Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, or New Year's Day. Almost Famous has added an evening performance on December 19, matinee and evening performances on December 26, and extra matinees on December 23 and 30.

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Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice will not perform on Christmas Day or New Year's Eve. Beetlejuice has added an evening performance on December 19, matinee and evening performances on December 26, and an extra matinee on December 30.

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Between Riverside and Crazy

Between Riverside and Crazy will not perform on Christmas Day or New Year's Eve. Between Riverside and Crazy has added an evening performance on December 26 and extra matinees on December 23 and 30.

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Chicago

Chicago will not perform on Christmas Eve or New Year's Eve. Chicago has added evening performances on December 21 and 28, and extra matinees on December 23, 27, and 30.

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Death of a Salesman

Death of a Salesman will not perform on Christmas Day or New Year's Eve. Death of a Salesman has added matinee and evening performances on December 26, and extra matinees on December 23 and 30.

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Funny Girl

Funny Girl will not perform on Christmas Day or New Year's Eve. Funny Girl has added an evening performance on December 19, matinee and evening performances on December 26, and an extra matinee on December 30.

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Hadestown

Hadestown will not perform on Christmas Day or New Year's Eve. Hadestown has added an evening performance on December 26 and extra matinees on December 29 and 30.

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Hamilton

Hamilton will not perform on Christmas Day or New Year's Eve. Hamilton has added evening performances on December 19 and 26, and extra matinees on December 23 and 30.

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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 matinee and evening performances on December 26, and extra matinees on December 20, 23, and 30.

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Into the Woods

Into the Woods will not perform on Christmas Day or New Year's Eve. Into the Woods has added matinee and evening performances on December 26, and extra matinees on December 23 and 30.

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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 an evening performance on December 19, matinee and evening performances on December 26, and extra matinees on December 23 and 30.

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KPOP

KPOP will not perform on Christmas Day or New Year's Eve. KPOP has added extra matinee performances on December 23, 27, and 30.

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Leopoldstadt

Leopoldstadt will not perform on Christmas Day or New Year's Eve. Leopoldstadt has added matinee and evening performances on December 26 and an extra matinee on December 30.

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Mike Birbiglia: The Old Man and the Pool

Mike Birbiglia: The Old Man and the Pool will not perform on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, or New Year's Day. Mike Birbiglia: The Old Man and the Pool has added an evening performance on December 19, matinee and evening performances on December 26, and extra matinees on December 23 and 30.

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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 an evening performance on December 19, matinee and evening performances on December 26, and extra matinees on December 23 and 30.

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Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Moulin Rouge! The Musical will not perform on Christmas Day or New Year's Eve. Moulin Rouge! The Musical has added matinee and evening performances on December 26, and extra matinees on December 23 and 30.

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Ohio State Murders

Ohio State Murders will not perform on Christmas Day or New Year's Eve. Ohio State Murders has added matinee and evening performances on December 26, and extra matinees on December 23 and 30.

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Six

Six will not perform on Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, or New Year's Day. Six has added evening performances on December 20 and 27, and extra matinees on December 23, 26, and 30.

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Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot will not perform on Christmas Day or New Year's Day. Some Like It Hot has added an evening performance on December 26, and extra matinees on December 23, 27, and 30.

Check back for information on Some Like It Hot tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

Take Me Out

Take Me Out will not perform on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, or New Year's Eve. Take Me Out has added an evening performance on December 19, matinee and evening performances on December 26, and extra matinees on December 23 and 30.

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The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon will not perform on Christmas Day or New Year's Eve. The Book of Mormon has added matinee and evening performances on December 26, and extra matinees on December 23 and 30.

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The Collaboration

The Collaboration will not perform on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, or New Year's Eve. The Collaboration has added an evening performance on December 26.

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The Lion King

The Lion King will not perform on Christmas Day or New Year's Eve. The Lion King has added matinee and evening performances on December 26 and an extra matinee on December 30.

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The Music Man

The Music Man will not perform on Christmas Eve or New Year's Eve. The Music Man has added matinee and evening performances on December 26 and extra matinees on December 23 and 30.

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The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera will not perform on Christmas Day or New Year's Eve. The Phantom of the Opera has added evening performances on December 20 and 27, and extra matinees on December 26, 28, and 30. There is also only an evening performance on December 29, whereas there is usually also a matinee.

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The Piano Lesson

The Piano Lesson will not perform on Christmas Eve or New Year's Eve. The Piano Lesson has added matinee and evening performances on December 26 and extra matinees on December 23 and 30.

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Topdog/Underdog

Topdog/Underdog will not perform on Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, or New Year's Day. Topdog/Underdog has added an evening performance on December 19, matinee and evening performances on December 26, and extra matinees on December 16, 23, and 30.

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Wicked

Wicked will not perform on Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, or New Year's Day. Wicked has added an evening performance on December 19, matinee and evening performances on December 26, and extra matinees on December 23, 27, and 30.

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