If you’re ready to get into the holiday spirit, see these Christmas shows and performances around the Ozarks.

“The Christmas House” at Stained Glass Theatre

See this classic holiday performance at Stained Glass Theatre in Ozark. Return to the 1940s and join the citizens of Hamilton as they open the old Hamilton Mansion, long vacant and known by the locals as The Christmas House. In the midst of comedy and music, a drama unfolds full of miracles, memories, and a mystery that ultimately reveals the secret of Hamilton Mansion and how it came to be known as The Christmas House.

When: Nov. 9–Dec. 16, 2023

Where: 1996 W. Evangel St., Ozark

“Elf: The Musical” at the Landers Theatre

Elf: The Musical

Based on the cherished 2003 New Line Cinema hit, see “Elf: The Musical” live at the Landers Theatre this holiday season. Elf tells the story of Buddy, a young orphan, who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity.

When: Nov. 17–Dec. 3, 2023

Where: 311 E. Walnut St., Springfield

Cirque Dreams Holidaze

Cirque Dreams Holidaze

Cirque Dreams Holidaze dazzles with a brilliant and whimsical family holiday spectacular. This annual tradition wraps a Broadway-style production around an infusion of contemporary circus arts. Audiences will have visions of sugarplums dancing in their heads as a fantastical cast of holiday storybook characters come to life on stage.

When: 7 p.m., Nov. 28, 2023

Where: 525 S. John Q Hammons Pkwy, Springfield

“The Grand Ol’ Christmas Show” at Aetos Center for the Performing Arts

Produced by The Grand Ol’ Production Company, this retro radio program is led by the best entertainers in Texas, presenting their annual Christmas Eve broadcast at the N-O-E-L 1225 Radio Theater in front of a live studio audience with the N-O-E-L Radio Orchestra and Gospel


When: 7 p.m., Dec. 1, 2023

Where: 514 S. Nicholas Road, Nixa

Springfield Symphony Presents “#MostWonderfulTime”

Springfield Symphony Orchestra Christmas Concert

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Get in the holiday mood at the Springfield Symphony’s traditional holiday concert, where you not only get to sit back and listen to all the seasonal favorites but also join the crowd in the annual carol sing-a-long.

When: 2:30–3:30 p.m., 7:30–9 p.m., Dec. 9, 2023

Where: 525 S. John Q Hammons Pkwy, Springfield

Springfield Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” at the Landers Theatre

Springfield The Nutcracker

Patrons will watch Clara and her nutcracker prince dash from an extravagant Christmas party to a fierce battle with the evil mouse king. Enjoy a magical journey through the Land of Snow and Kingdom of Sweets. 

When: Dec. 15–18, 2023

Where: 311 E. Walnut St., Springfield

Branson Shows

Christmas At Dolly Parton’s Stampede

Many who experience Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede fall in love with the fun and excitement of the grand performances during the spectacular Christmas extravaganza. The true meaning of Christmas comes alive right before your eyes as three kings ride atop camels on their way to Bethlehem. The stunning beauty of angels will amaze you as the songs inspire audience members of all ages.

When: Oct. 26, 2023–Jan. 5, 2024

Where: 1525 W. 76 Country Blvd., Branson

Silver Dollar City’s “An Old Time Christmas”

Coming Home For Christmas Show Silver Dollar City

Photo courtesy of Silver Dollar City

Celebrate Christmas this year at Silver Dollar City in Branson, with over 6.5 million twinkling lights and dozens of live holiday shows daily. 

When: Nov. 4–Dec. 30, 2023

Where: 399 Silver Dollar City Pkwy, Branson

The Branson Belle Pancakes & PJs Holiday Show

On select days in December, Santa and his helpers take over the Showboat Branson Belle with magical activities and an unforgettable holiday show.

Set sail and enjoy a great breakfast that includes storytime, a sing-a-long and a festive stage show featuring music, dance, comedy and more. Little ones are encouraged to experience the fun in their favorite Christmas pajamas!

When: Dec. 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 2023

Where: 4800 Historic Hwy 165, Branson

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