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Holiday shows for NYC kids

Whatever you believe, celebrate at these festive stage spectacles.

  • A Christmas Carol

  • A Christmas Carol

  • Joan Jastrebski

    Latkes and Applesauce

  • Joan Jastrebski

    Latkes and Applesauce

  • The Radio City Christmas SpectacularStarring The Rockettes

  • MSG Entertainment

    The Radio City Christmas SpectacularStarring The Rockettes

  • Paul Kolnik

    The Radio City Christmas SpectacularStarring The Rockettes

  • The Three Bears Holiday Bash

  • The Three Bears Holiday Bash

Angelina Ballerina: The Very Merry Holiday Musical
When faced with a canceled holiday dance pageant, rosy-hued mouse Angelina and her friends must get creative to save the show. Through Jan 2: Sat, Sun 11am, 1pm. McGinn/Cazale Theatre, 2162 Broadway at 76th St (angelinaballerinathemusical.com). $29.50. All ages.

A Christmas Carol
Literally Alive Children's Theatre presents a musical twist on the classic tale about a Christmas-hating grouch whose bah-humbug life is transformed by a visit from three Christmas ghosts. Through Dec 30: Thu, Fri 7pm; Sat 11am, 3, 7pm; Sun 11am, 3pm. Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal St at Minetta Ln (212-352-3101, literallyalive.com). $25--$40. Ages 5 and up.

Latkes & Applesauce with the Poppy Seed Players
The Poppy Seed Players present family-oriented musical playlets about the Festival of Lights, including a Hanukkah version of A Christmas Carol. Dec 18 at 11am. Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W 67th St between Broadway and Amsterdam Ave (212-501-3330, kaufman-center.org). $20. Ages 4 to 11.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular
You'll get a kick out of this holiday stalwart, which—after 79 years—still features Santa, wooden soldiers and the Rockettes. Expect plenty of transformations this year, including six new scenes, new music and more eye-catching costumes. Through Jan 2. Check website for times. Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Sixth Ave at 50th St (866-858-0007, radiocitychristmas.com). $45--$125. All ages.


Tots will see a mix of Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Christmas themes incorporated into the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre's take on "Goldilocks and the Three Bears." The plot snowballs after Baby Bear invites St. Nick to star in Mama and Papa Bear's festive spectacular. Through Dec 30: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 10:30am, noon; Wed 10:30am, noon, 2:30pm; Sat, Sun 1pm. Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, Central Park, west side at 79th St (212-988-9093, cityparksfoundation.org). $8, children under 12 $5. All ages.

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