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7 Best Christmas Plays and Shows in Toronto for 2022

The holiday season gets busy as you shop for gifts and decorate your home. However, we encourage you to head somewhere different, sit back for a bit, and truly get into the Christmas spirit. One of the best ways to do so is by planning to see a holiday-themed show. From sentimental plays to musical talent, we’ve rounded up the seven best Christmas performances in and around Toronto this holiday season.

Festival of Carols

The Festival of Carols by the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir is part performance, part singalong. Prepare to listen to the beautiful sounds of the season and then join in and belt out familiar favourites with the choir. This event has been a family tradition for years, so make it part of yours this Christmas.

O Christmas Tea

Lovers of comedy, unite—and then go head to see O Christmas Tea, which has its roots in British comedy. The duo at the helm provides humor while giving a performance focused on wordplay, interactive elements, and comic physicality. What a unique way to experience the season!

One Christmas Carol

If you’ve never seen a one-person show, visit One Christmas Carol this December, which features a single person performing 35 distinct characters, in an adaptation of A Christmas Carol. Not only is the story presented in an interesting way, but the tale itself is a reminder of what’s truly important. 

TSO Holiday Pops

Let the music come to life as you watch the Toronto Symphony Orchestra perform Holiday Pops in the city. The orchestra encourages you to go and listen to a bowl full of jolly in an environment where you can’t help but feel festive. From modern ballads to classic tunes, experience Christmas music in style. P.S. Santa will also be there!

The Nutcracker

Besides the real story behind Christmas, there probably isn’t a more classic tale than The Nutcracker. Head to see The National Ballet of Canada perform it beautifully. With excellent stage decorations and compelling dancing, it’s one of the most mesmerizing shows.

WonderPhil Christmas Magic Show

The magic of the holiday season usually centers around Christmas lights and the surrounding emotions. However, this year, experience the magic in a different way by heading to a show that will amaze you. The WonderPhil Christmas Magic Show is filled with wow-worthy feats, humor, and puppets.

Glow Christmas Toronto

For the full impact in one location, head to Glow Christmas Toronto. Not only is the stage filled with talented musicians and entertainment acts, but there is plenty to do while you are on site. Look at lights, shop at the artisan market, and satiate your appetite all under one roof. If you miss this event, you’re truly missing out this Christmas!

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