Festive Holiday Shows & Concerts in Wichita | 2022

Nutcracker Ballet Wichita KSFeel like getting all dolled up and heading to the theater? Whether you’re wanting a date night or a family outing, there are performances for every age. You can’t go wrong with these wonderful ballet performances, plays, and concerts celebrating the holidays, right here in Wichita! 

Cirque Musica: Holiday Wonderland

November 10 at The Orpheum 

Featuring the talented cast of Cirque Musica, spectators will be dazzled by the acrobats, aerialists, hilarious hijinks and holiday cheer. The show blends the spellbinding grace and daredevil athleticism of today’s greatest circus performers with a musical mix of timeless seasonal favorites played LIVE.

A Crown Holiday Spectacular

November 18-December 18 at Crown Uptown

Madi White and Max Wilson emcee this Rockettes-inspired Christmas spectacular! Our 7-piece band and talented troupe of performers will dazzle with high-energy  vocals, high kicks, and holiday cheer. Singing, dancing, and comedic acts will entertain audiences of all ages this holiday season. You won’t find anything like this in Wichita!

A Cabaret Christmas

November 25-December 23 at Roxy’s Downtown

Michael Martin Murphy’s Cowboy Christmas

November 26 at The Orpheum 

American Music Legend Michael Martin Murphey is hitting the trail for his Annual Cowboy Christmas Tour.

The Nutcracker by Metropolitan Ballet Wichita

November 26 & 27 at Century II Concert Hall

Experience the magic of the holidays in this family-friendly, classical ballet. Featuring local & regional dancers, The Nutcracker is a holiday tradition for young and old.

WSU Annual Candlelight Christmas Concert

November 28th: Rie Bloomfield Organ Series Presents ‘Christmas in Wiedeman
December 2-4:  59th Annual Candlelight Concert Choir

These events can be viewed on the 2021-22 WSU School of Music Event Calendar.

Christmas Candlelight Concert at Friends University

December 2-4 at Friends University 
Generations of students, faculty and audiences have participated in the candlelight tradition on Friends University’s campus for years, but this year the production will be moved to a more spacious venue – Central Community Church. In addition to hearing the traditional renditions by the Friends University Singing Quakers and Concert Choir, concert goers will have the opportunity to hear from other groups including Falcon Chorus, Women’s Choir, Orchestra, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Dance and Singing Quakers Alumni Choir. Of course, all these forces combined create a holiday spirit that will warm any heart.

Short & Suite Nutcracker by Midwest Dance Mechanix

December 2-4 at Wichita Center for Performing Arts

Looking for a holiday tradition that is short, but very sweet? Midwest Dance Mechanix is proud to offer the Wichita community a Nutcracker experience that children of all ages can enjoy! Get swept away in the magic, beauty and grace of this holiday tradition that is perfect for your family – in person again this year! 

Rejoice! A Christmas Miracle Event

December 3, 6:30-8pm at LifeChange Church

Celebrate the season with us! FREE Christmas treat for all who attend! Presented by LifeChange Church WorshipArts and Intrepid Brass.

Christmas Fantasies by Wichita Symphony Orchestra

December 4 at Century II Music Hall

Celebrate the season with the Wichita Symphony! Take a snowy walk in the air with Howard Blake’s enchanting score for The Snowman and experience childhood imagination as the Oscar-nominated film rolls on the screen above the orchestra.

It’s the holidays and only here will you experience a full orchestra perform Tchaikovsky’s lush, beloved score of The Nutcracker as he intended. Act 2 is the Land of Sweets, where the flowers waltz and the Sugar Plum Fairy dances.

The Gingerbread Man by Wichita Children’s Theatre

December 8-10 at Crown Uptown

Enjoy pizza & a holiday show just for kids!

John Denver Christmas

December 8-9 at Century II Concert Hall

Rocky Mountain High Experience® starring Rick Schuler, America’s Top John Denver Tribute is an unforgettable, magical, and intimate experience that will take you back to the ’70s when John Denver was everywhere. 

MTWichita Holiday Special

December 9-11 at Century II Concert Hall

Celebrate the holidays and begin a new tradition with Music Theatre Wichita! For the first time on stage, MTWichita brings you an original Live Holiday Special featuring Broadway veterans, the resident ensemble, local favorites, and talented youth singing and dancing to holiday classics. This special is certain to send your spirits soaring. It’s a show for the whole family to enjoy!

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

December 9

MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday tradition for over 35 years! Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features Mannheim Steamroller Christmas classics in the distinctive Mannheim sound. The program celebrates the group’s recent anniversary of 35 years since the first Christmas album and includes dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting. Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller.

Jim Brickman: A Very Merry Christmas

December 10 at The Orpheum

Jim Brickman, the multiple Grammy nominated songwriter and piano sensation is back this festive season with his annual holiday tour “A Very Merry Christmas,” a magical evening celebrating music, love and family. 

Christmas with CS Lewis

December 10-11 at Century II

Don’t miss the story behind the man who brought us the Chronicles of Narnia! We join him at his home near Oxford on Christmas Eve hosting a group of Americans who are Christmassing in England. They are about to experience an unforgettable assortment of Yuletide recollections which stimulates a whole range of emotions – curiosity, laughter, gladness and even some tears.

Miracle on 34th Street

December 15 at The Orpheum

Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s a frame of mind. Miracle on 34th Street is a 1947 American Christmas comedy-drama film starring Maureen O’Hara, John Payne, Natalie Wood, and Edmund Gwenn. 

The Nutcracker by Ballet Wichita

December 16-18 at Century II Concert Hall

This December, Ballet Wichita will transport Wichita into a magical world of dancing dolls, mischievous mice and sparkling snowflakes with the time-honored classic, and the Holiday Event of the Season, the Nutcracker ballet.


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