‘Tis the season to be jolly, and enjoy yourself at one or more of these holiday shows and concerts, circus and ballet, all at special discount prices, including comp tickets and half-off box office prices.
Buy tickets soonest to get the dates and seats of your choice for shows including the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, the Big Apple Circus, and the first-ever Cirque du Soleil Christmas Show.
NYC’s own Big Apple Circus is back in town, at Lincoln Center, through the holidays and into early 2020.
Get discount tickets now starting at just $20, for this annual family fun event.
Take the kids, and celebrate the 42nd anniversary of the Big Apple Circus at Lincoln Center, where you can “ooh!” and “ahh!” at some of the world’s most celebrated circus acts in an intimate one-ring setting where each seat is close to the action.
Big Apple Circus is bigger and better than ever, with a brand new show under the big top in Damrosch Park, with thrilling new acts from around the world and more immersive than ever before.
Trapeze artists will leave you gulping, high wire acts will leave you gaping, and clowns will keep you laughing.
And as always, the Big Apple Circus tent is designed so that every seat is close to the action. BAC42 is more than a show, it’s an experience.
So – ladies and gentlemen and kids of all ages, get your discount tickets now, for shows through Feb. 2020.
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If you need a little Christmas right this very minute, get discount tickets now for the most spectacular show of the year, the annual Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring the world-famous Rockettes.
Discount tickets start at just $40 for weekdays and weekend tickets are as low as $52, including for Santa Hat Day performances.
That’s one-third off the regular price.
The Radio City Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes – the program’s official name – is the ultimate holiday show in New York City.
The famous Great Stage is transformed into a magical winter wonderland with song and dance and fabulous costumes and the precision dancing of the Rockettes.
Everybody must see this show at least once in their lives. Many families make it an annual tradition.
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This is an exhilarating spin on the beloved Christmas classic poem as only the legendary Cirque du Soleil could imagine.
It is Cirque du Soleil’s first-ever Christmas show, and only in New York.
This festive show about the wonders of sharing and friendship promises to spark lasting memories in the hearts of families this holiday season. Join Isabella, a curious girl who’s become jaded by the hoopla surrounding Christmas, as she is whisked away to an upside-down, inside-out world where she meets characters inspired by the original timeless poem.
This experience is an extravaganza of Christmas cheer, rip-roaring fun and hugely lovable characters that will become a new tradition for families to cherish. Discover what happened before Santa dropped in.
Discount tickets start at $37, which is $20 off the box office price.
This risque adults only burlesque version of the favorite holiday ballet returns to NYC for 2019. Dubbed “dazzling and genius” by The New York Times and “the perfect hot date” (TimeOut NY), Nutcracker Rouge features a burlesque-inspired blend of theater, cirque and dance from creator Austin McCormick and his gender-bending troupe Company XIV.
Nominated for a Drama Desk Award in 2014, Nutcracker Rouge uses erotic, sensual and opulent flair to satisfy adults searching for edgier holiday entertainment. If the thought of a Nutcracker prince in a sparkling thong puts you in a festive mood, then this dark and decadent vaudeville version of the famed Christmas ballet is sure to knock your stockings off.
Discount tickets start at $79 through December, and drop to $59 if you can wait until January.
For 40 years, Grammy-winning saxophonist Paul Winter has been bringing together a bevy of talented multicultural artists in the breathtaking setting of New York’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine to recreate an ancient winter-solstice celebration for the modern age.
In 2019, special guests Noel Paul Stookey (of Peter, Paul and Mary), gospel singer Theresa Thomason, the ten-member jazz-world music ensemble the Paul Winter Consort, as well as 25 dancers and drummers of the Forces of Nature Dance Theatre are set to star in the 2019 edition, filled with festive music and dance.
The New York Times calls this spectacular salute to the longest night of the year, “An immersive, multimedia extravaganza, as grand and expansive as its location.”
Performances Thursday/Friday/Saturday, Dec. 19-21 only.
Discount tickets are $19, half the box officr price.
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I’m also the author of several NYC and Hudson Valley guidebooks, including my latest, 100 Things to Do in NYC Before You Die.