We have so many holiday shows, Christmas pageants, concerts and other holiday entertainment in Wichita it’s difficult to keep track of them all! Here’s where we’ll be posting new ones as we find them.
In this list you’ll find productions from community theaters, concerts from local musical groups, student performances, Christmas movies on the big screen, and more. Some will be family-friendly while others are just for grown-ups!
All of them will be fairly inexpensive, and if we find out about a discount on the typically more expensive events, we’ll let you know about those here too.
2021 Christmas Shows and Concerts in the Wichita Area
Celebrate the holidays with entertainment. As always, click on the links to get more information about shows you’re interested in. And if you know of an inexpensive holiday concert or show that we’ve missed, please let us know in the comments!
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Saturday, December 4, 2021
Friends University Christmas Candlelight Concert
December 3-4, 2021
This classic Wichita holiday event is back in person this year, but in a new location. The Singing Quakers, Concert Choir, and special guests will perform at Central Community Church.
Friday’s performance of the Christmas Candlelight Concert is at 7:30 p.m. while Saturday’s show is at 2 p.m. Tickets are $16 for adults and $12 for students and seniors age 55+ or you can watch it on KPTS Channel 8 December 23, 24, and 25.
Wichita Children’s Theatre Santa’s Toyland
December 2-4, 2021
The Crown Uptown is teaming up with Wichita Children’s Theatre and Dance Company’s professional adult acting company to bring this production of Santa’s Toyland to kids here in town.
Shows run daily at 10 a.m. and noon. Tickets must be purchased via WCTDC. Tickets begin at only $9. More info at wctdc.org/shows-events
Music Theatre of Wichita Holiday Special
Last year, when nearly everything had to be virtual, MTWichita recorded this holiday special, which was broadcast online and on KPTS Channel 8. You can still watch it for free via Vimeo. If you lose the link, go to mtwichita.org, look for Show Tickets and then click on Special Events.
You kinda do need to see Santa and Mrs. Claus’ rendition of “Baby It’s Cold Outside.”
Nutcracker Wichita KS 2021
While there aren’t a lot of discounts or coupons for Nutcracker performances, we’re just happy to have in-person performances finally. And thankfully, really excellent quality shows in Wichita are also affordable. Just remember! Before you buy tickets to any Christmas show, check Groupon in case they have any discounts.
Here’s another money-saving tip: Instead of buying an expensive Nutcracker ornament at a show, why not hit up Michael’s or Hobby Lobby beforehand for a nice-but-less-expensive one? Your kids are definitely going to want one after seeing the ballet!
Metropolitan Ballet Wichita Nutcracker
December 18-19, 2021
Metropolitan Ballet Wichita will have two in-person performances of The Nutcracker at Century II this year.
The first performance will be Saturday evening at 7 p.m. and then there will be a 2 p.m. performance on Sunday. Both shows will be for all-ages. Tickets are $15 per person.
Midwest Dance Mechanix Short & Suite Nutcracker
December 3-5, 2021
This family friendly Nutcracker experience from Midwest Dance Mechanix is an abbreviated and interactive experience. Dancers range in age from 6 to 18. Before the show, kids can sit on Santa’s lap and afterwards they can interact with costumed dancers.
Four performances will be held at the Wichita Center for Performing Arts. Tickets are $25 for adults age 17 and up, or $15 for children age 16 or younger.
Ballet Wichita’s The Nutcracker
December 10-12, 2021
Ballet Wichita’s 47th annual production of The Nutcracker will be held in person this year at Century II. The show is suitable for ages 3 and up.
The company will have three performances over the weekend. The Friday and Saturday evening performances will begin at 7 p.m. and Sunday’s show is at 2 p.m. Tickets start at $25.
Virtual, On Demand: Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker
December 1, 2021-Jan 2, 2022
Groupon has a deal for the virtual, on-demand presentation of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker. The base price is around $20 and pricing options that include a Zoom “meet and greet,” keepsakes, etc. go up from there.
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