Everything Holiday Coming to Stage in Greater St. Cloud

There’s nothing like the joy of the holiday season to spark that creative spirit around Greater St. Cloud. With dozens of concerts and theater productions filling up the December calendar, your only trouble will be trying to fit them all into your schedule!

November 23: Kevin Kling & Friends – Tales from the Charred Underbelly of the Yule Log

Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, SJU – Minnesota native and NPR personality Kevin Kling shares stories that capture the “essence, merriment and humor of family holiday traditions.” Tickets

November 29 – December 8: Elf the Musical

Paramount Center for the Arts – It’s up to Buddy the Elf to save Christmas! Find your inner elf and make your Christmas sparklejollytwinklejingley with the hit musical based on the movie starring Will Ferrell. Tickets

December 1: Lisa Landucci Christmas Show

Pioneer Place on Fifth – Singer, songwriter and storyteller Lisa Landucci performs her Home for the Holidays concert featuring Holiday Album Release “I Remember”. Tickets

December 4 – 14: Laughing All The Way X: We See You While You’re Sleeping

Pioneer Place on Fifth – Back for its 10th year of comedy sketches and holiday cheer, the cast of Laughing All the Way find themselves in the bayou as they head south to help with hurricane relief. Tickets

December 5: Cherish the Ladies – A Celtic Christmas

Escher Auditorium, CSB – In this NY Times-hailed “passionate, tender and rambunctious” show, the Ladies put their signature mark on classic carols such as O Come All Ye Faithful and Silent Night. Tickets

December 6 & 7: All My Heart This Night Rejoices – Great River Chorale

Bethlehem Lutheran Church & Church of St. Augustine – Great River Chorale presents it’s highly anticipated and much-loved holiday concert featuring Great River Chorale, the Cantabile Girls’ Choirs, a brass quintet, organ, narrations and audience carols. Tickets

December 8: Youth Chorale of Central MN – All Is Well

Bethlehem Lutheran Church – Enjoy the sounds of the season at YCCM’s annual traditional holiday concert, featuring the St. Cloud String Quartet and the YCCM’s 120 talented singers in three ensembles. Tickets

December 9: Bryan White Acoustic Christmas Show

Pioneer Place on Fifth – Grammy-award-winning multi-platinum artist Bryan White hits the stage at Pioneer Place to perform acoustic holiday music with his beloved country flare. Tickets

December 10: TubaChristmas 2019

Paramount Center for the Arts – Kicking off its 46th year, TubaChristmas is a celebration of those who play, teach, and compose music for instruments in the tuba family, and it continues to delight audiences worldwide every holiday season. Tickets

December 11: Lorie Line – The 30th Year Anniversary, Celebrating Christmas

Paramount Center for the Arts – Celebrating 30 Years of touring, this year’s Lorie Line Christmas show is all about beautiful music, glamorous costumes, and of course, celebrating the birth of Jesus and the true meaning of Christmas. Tickets

December 13: St. Cloud Christmas Concert

Joy Christian Center – This free-will offering event features the holiday music you love presented by the MN Adult and Teen Challenge Brainerd Choir, and also includes a Christmas toy drive for new and gently used toys. Tickets

December 13 – 15: A Don’t Hug Me Christmas Carol

Paramount Center for the Arts – This hilarious spoof of the famous Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” tells the story of a grumpy man from Bunyan Bay, Minnesota who decides he’s skipping Christmas – and of course, a ghost, some great music, and hilarity ensues. Tickets

December 13 – 15: Come Home to Christmas with the Crusade Choir

First Presbyterian Church of St. Cloud – Join the Crusade Choir at one of three free performances as they present “Season of Joy”, a Celtic Christmas Celebration. Info

December 14: Christmas on the Prairie

Pioneer Place on Fifth – Spend your Christmas holiday with Mary Jane Alm, Aimee Lee & Boyd Lee, featuring Pat Donohue and members of A Prairie Home Companion’s “Guy’s All Star Shoe Band” for a rare and very special holiday concert. Tickets

December 15: Five Good Reasons Presents “Noel”

Church of the Holy Spirit – This free Christmas concert is fun for all ages, featuring beloved tunes like Little Drummer Boy, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas and many more. Info

December 15: An Evening of Christmas Classics with the Andrew Walesch Quartet

Pioneer Place on Fifth – Singer and pianist Andrew Walesch is a well-known favorite on the jazz scene, and his Christmas performance is always one that leaves audiences feeling warm and in the holiday spirit. Tickets

December 15: Classic Christmas – An Elvis Tribute

River’s Edge Convention Center – From notable Elvis hits with holiday classics throughout, you’ll love the nostalgic feel that Chris Olson brings to the stage, along with a few laughs with Aunt Phyllis from Giggle-Gram Entertainment. Tickets

December 17: Branson on the Road – Christmas Style

Paramount Center for the Arts – Bringing together mandolin, banjo, guitar, and upright slap bass plus beautiful rhinestone costumes, hilarious comedy and country Christmas, bluegrass, rockabilly and gospel music, Branson on the Road is a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season. Tickets

December 17: The Half Steps “Holiday Harmonies”

Pioneer Place on Fifth – The Half Steps are back at the Pioneer Place to deliver their unique brand of acapella music with humor and tight harmonies, featuring tunes ranging from Elvis to the Pointer Sisters and holiday favorites you’ll love. Tickets

December 18: Sherwin Linton’s Christmas Concert

Pioneer Place on Fifth – Rooted in holiday spirit and tradition, the Sherwin and Pam Linton Christmas Show has been bring holiday favorites like Merry Christmas Day and Go Tell it on the Mountain to stages all over the Midwest for 30 years. Tickets

December 19: An Irish Christmas with Ring of Kerry

Pioneer Place on Fifth – Energetic Irish music ensemble Ring of Kerry captures the hearts of listeners with Celtic holiday music played with heart plus a performance by Rince Nua Irish Dancers. Tickets

December 20-21: The Nutcracker Ballet

Paramount Center for the Arts – Don’t miss the 35th year of the Stroia Ballet Company’s Nutcracker Ballet, featuring an enchanting sugar plum fairy, a ferocious mouse queen, plus the grandeur and magnificence of classic Russian Ballet and exquisite costuming. Tickets

December 21: A Ceremony of Carols – The St. John’s Boys’ Choir

The Abbey Church, Collegeville & The Cathedral of St. Mary, St. Cloud – This beloved annual Christmas concert features Benjamin Britten’s masterpiece A Ceremony of Carols with harp, along with other seasonal selections and is performed for a matinee at the St. John’s Abbey Church, and by candle light at the Cathedral of St. Mary in St. Cloud. Tickets

December 21: Church of Cash Christmas Show

Pioneer Place on Fifth –  The Johnny Cash tribute band Church of Cash brings Christmas classics to life with a Johnny Cash flare for two shows this holiday season. Tickets

December 22 – 28: Rock & Roll Christmas Spectacular
Paramount Center for the Arts – The Rock n Roll Xmas Spectacular is a musical extravaganza that mixes hilarious skits, stories & parodies with your favorite Yuletide songs as you’ve never heard them before performed by an 8-piece all-star cast of musicians. Tickets