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Top Local Holiday Shows, Musicals & Plays in Los Angeles 2021

What better way to ring in the most wonderful time of the year than by catching it in the theatre? Some of the most talented crews on and and off Broadway are putting their take on holiday classics such as “The Nutcracker” and “A Christmas Carol” in theatres all over the Los Angeles area. 

Los Angeles Ballet- The Nutcracker

Royce Hall Dec. 17th - 19th & Dolby Theatre Dec. 23rd - 26th 
Reinventing Christmas for the West Coast, the Los Angeles Ballet presents their annual production of The Nutcracker. This rendition is a spectacular take on this holiday classic, featuring original choreography by Thordal Christensen and Colleen Neary, set design by Catherine Kanner and costume design by Mikael Melbye — set to Tchaikovsky's iconic score.

A Christmas Carol

Ahmanson Theatre Through Jan. 2, 2022
Straight from London’s West End via Broadway, this affectionate production of Charles Dickens' classic tale comes to Los Angeles for the 2021 Holiday season. This adaptation has been praised for its joyful and warmhearted approach to the fable, brimming with wit, festivity and Victorian charm. This month, discover why “A Christmas Carol” remains the world's favorite holiday show!


Photo Courtesy of Disney on Ice

Disney On Ice- Dream Big

Staples Center Dec. 16th - 19th
Featuring some of Disney’s most popular and current characters such as “Moana,” “Frozen,” and “Coco,” this year’s Disney On Ice will entertain and encourage your kids to Dream Big. Share every magical moment filled with breathtaking ice skating and beloved Disney stories! 

Home Alone In Concert 

Walt Disney Concert Hall Dec. 10th - 12th  
“Merry Christmas, Ya Filthy Animal!” Experience this holiday classic like you've never seen it before, as “Home Alone” is transformed into a live concert with an orchestra. The movie is shown on a big screen accompanied by a live orchestra, performing the wonderful score composed by John Williams in a unique experience that brings new life to an essential Christmas movie.

Plan on staying in and cozying up to your favorite Holiday show? Here’s a guide of what’s playing this month on the major networks: ABC, CBS & NBC!

* Schedule as of December 1st, check local listings as these are subject to change. All times Eastern unless noted otherwise.


Photo: The 23rd Annual Home for the Holidays at the Grove F. Scott Shafer/CBS

DATE

NETWORK

SHOW

TIME

NOTES

Wednesday, Dec. 1 

ABC

The Wonder Years

8:30/7:30c

new holiday-themed episode

Wednesday, Dec. 1 

ABC

Home Economics

9:31/8:31c

new holiday-themed episode

Wednesday, Dec. 1 

NBC

89th Annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center

8/7c

 

Wednesday, Dec. 1 

NBC

Kelly Clarkson Presents When Christmas Comes Around

10/9c

 

Thursday, Dec. 2 

ABC

Olaf's Frozen Adventure

8/7c

rebroadcast

Thursday, Dec. 2 

ABC

Toy Story That Time Forgot

8:30/7:30c

rebroadcast

Thursday, Dec. 2 

ABC

The Great Christmas Light Fight

9/8c

season finale

Thursday, Dec. 2 

NBC

Annie Live!

8/7c

 

Saturday, Dec. 4 

NBC

It's a Wonderful Life



8/7c

 

Sunday, Dec. 5 

ABC

Something's Coming: West Side Story

7/6c

A Special Edition of 20/20 (new)

Sunday, Dec. 5 

CBS

The National Christmas Tree Lighting

8:30/7:30c

 

Sunday, Dec. 5 

CBS

The 23rd Annual A Home for the Holidays at the Grove

9:30/8:30c

 

Monday, Dec. 6 

ABC

A Very Boy Band Holiday (new)

8/7c

 

Monday, Dec. 6 

NBC

Michael Bublé's Christmas in the City

10/9c

 

Friday, Dec. 10 

ABC

Shark Tank 

8/7c

new holiday-themed episode

Saturday, Dec. 11 

CBS

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

8/7c

 

Saturday, Dec. 11 

CBS

Frosty the Snowman

9/8c

 

Saturday, Dec. 11 

CBS

Frosty Returns

9:30/8:30c

 

Sunday, Dec. 12 

ABC

America's Funniest Home Videos

7/6c

new holiday-themed episode

Sunday, Dec. 12 

ABC

Supermarket Sweep

9/8c

new holiday-themed episode

Sunday, Dec. 12 

CBS

A Christmas Proposal

8:30/7:30c

 

Wednesday, Dec. 15

NBC

A Very Chrisley Christmas



9:30/8:30c

 

Thursday, Dec. 16 

ABC

Station 19

8/7c

new holiday-themed episode

Thursday, Dec. 16 

ABC

Grey's Anatomy

9/8c

new holiday-themed episode

Thursday, Dec. 16 

NBC

L'Oréal Paris Women of Worth

8/7c

 

Friday, Dec. 17

NBC

Sing

8/7c

rebroadcast

Sunday, Dec. 19  

ABC

The Sound of Music 

7/6c

rebroadcast

Sunday, Dec. 19  

CBS

Christmas Takes Flight

8/7c

 

Tuesday, Dec. 21 

ABC

General Hospital 

2/1c

check local listings- new holiday-themed episode

Wednesday, Dec. 22 

ABC

General Hospital

2/1c

check local listings - new holiday-themed episode

Wednesday, Dec. 22 

CBS

The Price Is Right at Night

8/7c

new holiday-themed episode

Wednesday, Dec. 22 

CBS

The 44th Annual Kennedy Center Honors

9/8c

 

Wednesday, Dec. 22 

NBC

Illumination Presents: Dr. Seuss' The Grinch

8/7c

 

Thursday, Dec. 23 

ABC

Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

8/7c

rebroadcast

Thursday, Dec. 23 

ABC

A Very Boy Band Holiday

9/8c

rebroadcast

Thursday, Dec. 23 

ABC

CMA Country Christmas 

10/9c

rebroadcast

Friday, Dec. 24

ABC

Olaf's Frozen Adventure

8/7c

rebroadcast

Friday, Dec. 24

ABC

Shrek the Halls

8:30/7:30c

rebroadcast

Friday, Dec. 24

ABC

Disney Prep & Landing

9/8c

rebroadcast

Friday, Dec. 24

ABC

Disney Prep & Landing 2: Naughty vs. Nice

9:30/8:30c

rebroadcast

Friday, Dec. 24

CBS

A Holly Dolly Christmas

8/7c

 

Friday, Dec. 24

CBS

Kenny Rogers: All In for the Gambler

9/8c

 

Friday, Dec. 24

NBC

Christmas Eve Mass

11:30/10:30c

 

Saturday, Dec. 25 

ABC

Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade

10 a.m. ET/9 a.m. PT

new!

Monday, Dec. 27 

ABC

The Wonderful World of Disney: Frozen

8/7c

rebroadcast

Thursday, Dec. 30

ABC

General Hospital 

2/1c

check local listings - new holiday-themed episode

Friday, Dec. 31 

ABC

Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2022

8/7c

 

Friday, Dec. 31 

CBS

New Year's Eve Live: Nashville's Big Bash

8/7c

 

Saturday, Jan. 1

NBC

The Rose Parade's New Year Celebration Presented by Honda

11:30 a.m. ET/8:30 a.m. PT

 

 

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