The most wonderful time of the year also happens to have some of the best events of the year. From musicals to merry Christmas classics, Central Florida is packing some serious seasonal shows. Here’s a roundup of some of the best that Orlando has to offer this holiday season.
Miracle in Bedford Falls The Musical at Orlando REP
As a musical adaptation of the beloved It’s a Wonderful Life this classically inspired show is a rich Christmas story centered on the themes of family, community, and love. Written by Mark Cabaniss and Lowell Alexander, Miracle in Bedford Falls follows the Christmas Eve exchange between George Bailey and his wise guardian angel. Miracle in Bedford Falls will be on stage from November 11–December 29, 2019 at the Orlando REP.
Orlando Shakes Presents: Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberly
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberly is a show that fans of Pride and Prejudice will appreciate, but it’s also a comedic tale that the whole family is guaranteed to enjoy. Following the plot of Jane Austin’s classic novel, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberly showcases Elizabeth Darcy’s younger sister, Mary, as the leading character. Follow the family through an unexpectedly funny and heartwarming holiday dinner and reminisce on the classic tale. You can catch Miss Bennet, Elizabeth Darcy, and other iconic characters throughout the month of December at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater.
Phantasmagoria’s A Christmas Carol
On December 21, Phantasmagoria brings A Christmas Carol to the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center. Filling the stage with musical numbers and captivating the audience through lights, projections, and other show-stopping effects, the Phantasmagoria crew tell this classic Christmas tale like never before. Admission prices start at $20 for the 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. showings.
Orlando Philharmonic Symphony Storytime Series: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
Take your family to hear a classical performance of an undeniable seasonal favorite. Featuring a brass and percussion section, this selection in the Orlando Philharmonic Storytime Series tells the complete tale of ’Twas the Night Before Christmas with both dueling and harmonizing sounds. Each night after the performance, you can join the musicians in The Plaza Live lobby for family-friendly activities to extend your outing. Catch this seasonal performance on select dates, including:
• Saturday, December 7 at 10 a.m.
• Saturday, December 7 at 11:30 a.m.
• Sunday, December 8 at 2 p.m.
• Sunday, December 8 at 3:30 p.m.
Where to Wrap up After the Roundup
Whether you’re running the Christmas gambit and attending every event on the list or making a trip to catch your favorite one in person, book your stay with a hotel near all the holiday happenings. At the Midpointe Hotel, a Rosen hotel, you’ll be within range of all the best Christmas shows and in the heart of Orlando’s favorite stay. To reserve your room, call us today at 407-351-5100 or click the orange button at the top of the page.