It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, with special holiday concerts and theater performances. Forget spending a lot of money. These NYC concerts and shows are $25 or less. Get tickets now for the best seats on your choice of dates.
Bach Cantatas with the American Classical Orchestra: One famous admirer called these soul-stirring cantatas “the fifth gospel” — music sent straight from heaven. The American Classical Orchestra Chorus, New York’s leading period instrument ensemble, performs several of the most uplifting of the 200-plus cantatas Bach composed while working as a church musician in Leipzig.
- The $25 ticket includes a the pre-concert lecture. One night only, Tuesday, November 29th, at St. Ignatious of Antioch in Manhattan.
Breakfast with Santa: Give your kids a chance to get up close and personal with ol’ Saint Nick himself at Breakfast with Santa. This is a morning meet-and-greet that includes a continental breakfast and the opportunity to pose for photos and present a holiday wish list to the big guy in red. In addition, Elfprov (from the silly minds behind Improv 4 Kids) perform an interactive musical comedy starring Santa’s favorite helpers. For an extra-special holiday treat, go VIP for reserved stage-side seats, priority access to Santa and tasty treats at your table.
- Discount tickets are $12, or $25 for VIP, for choice of dates in November and December.
Three Bears Holiday Bash: The popular annual puppet show is back at the Swedish Marionette Theatre in Central Park, celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa traditions in one happy, musical performance suitable for kids as young as three.
Radiotheatre’s Ghosts of Christmas Past: Escape the blustery winds of winter into the eery shadows of a 160-year-old church sanctuary. There, lit by flickering candlelight, bathed in a ghostly mist, the players of the award-winning, critically acclaimed Radiotheatre will warm your cockles — or maybe even chill you to your bones — with tales of yuletide hauntings rooted in the chronicles of downtown Manhattan. The tales are accompanied by original orchestral scores and punctuated with state-of-the-art sound effects, and you’ll never think of Christmas in the city in quite the same way ever again. Note that this is appropriate for children eleven and older.
- Discount tickets are just $12 for your choice of dates in December, at St. John’s Lutheran church in Manhattan.
The First Noel: An original musical set in Harlem, performed by the Classical Theatre of Harlem on the main stage of the Apollo Theater in Harlem. This family-friendly musical centers around a multigenerational Harlem family whose Christmas season is dampened by the loss of a loved one, until a surprise visit from grandma delivers some much-needed joy. The score incorporates everything from pop and jazz to gospel while offering an inspiring and emotional message of healing and hope. The New York Times says, “This good-looking, high-energy show is packed with vocal talent and propelled by a terrific five-piece band.”
These discount tickets are all through NYCOTC discount ticket partner Goldstar.