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Top 10 Shows to Book Now for the Holidays in NYC

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|by David Sheward |

‘Tis the season for great entertainment!

There’s no better season for dazzling entertainment than the holidays in New York City. From heartwarming family tales to glittering high-kicking shows, New York celebrates the season in style. But, shows sell out – and quickly. Now’s the time to book your tickets with – here are our top 10 picks.

Celebrate the holidays with the Radio City Rockettes (Photo: ‘Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes’)

Celebrate the holidays with the Radio City Rockettes (Photo: ‘Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes’)

The Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes
This is the ultimate New York holiday experience. This extravaganza has been enchanting audiences since 1933 when the Radio City Music Hall first opened. Dazzling special effects, breathtaking sets and costumes, life-size dolls and toys, Santa Claus and his reindeer and, of course, those high-kicking Radio City Rockettes combine for a Christmas you’ll never forget. Get tickets to The Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes

Meteor Shower
Add laughs to your holidays with this new play from comedy powerhouses Amy Schumer and Steve Martin. Schumer stars in Martin’s wild script as half of a couple giving an intimate dinner party that erupts into chaos when the titular cosmic disturbance begins raining down debris on everyone’s heads. Tony winner Laura Benanti, Tony nominee Jeremy Shamos and Keegan-Michael Key of the Key and Peel comedy team co-star. Get tickets to Meteor Shower

SpongeBob SquarePants
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Everybody’s favorite yellow sea creature – SpongeBob SquarePants! Based on the long-running Nickelodeon animated series, this new musical features songs by Aerosmith, The Flaming Lips, John Legend, Lady Antebellum, David Bowie, Cyndi Lauper, They Might Be Giants and more. SpongeBob and his pals Sandy Cheeks, Patrick Starfish, Squidward and Mr. Krabs must save their beloved Bikini Bottom from a nearby volcano. Get tickets to SpongeBob SquarePants

Anastasia is the perfect holiday gift for the kids in your live. Inspired by the 1997 animated film, this romantic thriller follows a poor, courageous Russian girl who may be a missing princess as she journeys to Paris to find her true identity. Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty have written new songs to add to those they wrote for the movie. Their Ragtime collaborator Terrence McNally penned the book for this combination fairy-tale and exciting adventure. Get tickets to Anastasia

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
A delicious treat for all ages. Adults can relive their candy-filled memories of either the 1971 or 2005 film version of this Roald Dahl classic about the lucky little boy who wins a free visit to enigmatic chocolatier Willy Wonka’s mysterious place of business. Kids can discover new delights in this hilarious family musical. Tony winner Christian Borle delivers an inventive, unforgettable performance with a superb supporting cast including Emmy nominee Jackie Hoffman (Feud: Bette and Joan). Get tickets to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

The Lion King
For more than twenty years and over 8,300 performances, Disney’s beloved tale of Simba and his quest to regain the throne stolen by his wicked uncle Scar has been amazing audiences. Julie Taymor’s larger-than-life staging employs giant puppets and unbounded imagination to captivate theatergoers. Get tickets to The Lion King

The long-running hit depicting the origin of the witches of Oz is an exciting treat for Halloween, the holiday season, or any time of year. Kids love the magical elements and the inspiring story of the green-toned Elphaba who literally rises above the forces trying to keep her down. Get tickets to Wicked

The Play That Goes Wrong
For outright silly fun, you can’t beat The Play That Goes Wrong. In the tradition of Noises Off, the British-based Mischief Theatre Company recreates a college production of a murder mystery where everything goes astray. Cues are missed, props break down, actors get knocked out and the set falls apart. The hilarity builds as the play-within-a-play deteriorates, ending in a wild, chaotic finale. Get tickets to The Play That Goes Wrong

Subtitled “Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic,” this light-hearted spoof is the ideal gift for the Harry Potter fan on your list. The plot follows a group of apprentice wizards who attend the same school as J.K. Rowling’s world-famous young hero and offers an alternative take on everyone’s favorite mystical academy. Get tickets to Puffs

The Gazillion Bubble Show
If you’re looking for a kid-friendly attraction with performances during the day while you’re in the city for holiday shopping, The Gazillion Bubble Show fits the bill perfectly. The incredibly talented Yang family creates a galaxy of soap-and-water creations which float and transform into a myriad of amazing shapes. Lasers and high-tech lighting add to the spectacle of this bubble-icious dream world. Get tickets to The Gazillion Bubble Show

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