Festive Holiday Shows & Concerts in Wichita | 2021


Feel like getting all dolled up and heading to the theater? Whether you’re wanting a date night or a family outing with the littles, 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! 

The following performances include the most recent updated information regarding Covid-19 plans for the 2021 season. Please check with each attraction to see what changes/precautions have been taken due to COVID-19 before you go.

WSU Annual Candlelight Christmas Concert

Nov 19th – Symphony Orchestra “Messiah Sing Along”
Nov 28th, 29th, 30th – 58th Annual Candlelight Concert Choir

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

The Lindsey Stirling Christmas Program

Tuesday, Nov 30th @ The Orpheum Theatre
A full evening of Christmas spirit based on her #1 Christmas album a few years back. In the wake of the cancellation of her 2020 Christmas tour due to COVID-19, Lindsey funded and directed a virtual livestream concert that received over 100,00 unique viewers – and she’s taking it LIVE here in 2021! 

Christmas Candlelight Concert at Friends University

December 3rd (7:00pm) & 4th (2:00pm) @ 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.

Inverno The Great Holiday Circus 

December 3rd through 19th @ Crown Uptown Theatre
An original holiday musical show. The story follows a ringleader and his troupe of circus performers who remind him of the importance of family, community, and love. With aerial silk performers, strongmen, fire breathers, dancers, singers, and more, this is the big holiday show that Wichita has been waiting for! 

Short & Suite Nutcracker by Midwest Dance Mechanix

December 4th, 5th, 6th @ 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! 

Zach Williams : I Don’t Want Christmas to End 

Thursday, Dec 9 @ The Orpheum Theatre
Building off the success of his recent tours, Zach Williams will be taking to the road this December for his first-ever headlining Christmas tour. Special guest, newcomer Anne Wilson will join Zach Williams for what is sure to become an annual tradition.

The Nutcracker by Metropolitan Ballet Wichita

December 18th & 19th @ 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.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever : Once Upon a Time Series by WCTDC

December 15th, 16th, 17th @ Century II’s Mary Jane Teall Theatre
Part of the Main Stage Series, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is a very funny and memorable story that introduces an outrageous family of children who learn the Christmas story and help everyone to rediscover its true meaning. This is an annual holiday tradition you won’t want to miss. 


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Born & raised on a cattle farm just west of Salina, Erin has grown to love the city life that Wichita has to offer. She & her husband, Nathan, are raising their family on the east side: Blakely (Dec 2013), Rowen (Apr 2015), & Lincoln (Jun 2017). Erin formerly taught elementary for 6 years. When the chaos of 2 under 2 happened so quickly (oops!), she decided to leave teaching for now, and work-from-home as the premier photographer of Erin Kata Photography. When the calendar allows breaks from the multitude of children's activities, photo sessions, editing & teaching workshops, you will more than likely find Erin & the fam somewhere outdoors: dancing in the rain, playing in sunshine, and even tromping through the snow!


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