What’s better than offering guests a little holiday cheer in the form of significant discounts on some holiday-oriented shows and musicals.
Many of these are now available via Goldstar, including Breakfast with Santa & a Play: 27 Santas and an Elf Called Kevin. This show features a host of seasonal stories as well as music highlighting Kevin and the elves as they try to save Christmas from Santa’s evil twin.
Here’s a more extensive list of Goldstar‘s holiday offerings:
It’s one colossal party on ice, with all your favorite Disney friends! Join Mickey and Minnie Mouse as they celebrate a Very Merry Unbirthday Party with Alice and the Mad Hatter, a Royal Valentine’s Day Ball with Disney Princesses including Cinderella, Ariel and Tiana and a Hawaiian luau with Lilo & Stitch. You’ll also experience a winter wonderland with Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear, a Halloween haunt with the Disney Villains and more in this magical medley of holidays, celebrations and festivities from around the globe. Come join the party as Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate! brings its show to IZOD Center.
Give your child a unique dose of holiday fun — breakfast with Santa Claus. You’ll enjoy a continental buffet with juices and coffee while Santa sings holiday carols and reads seasonal stories, including “The Night Before Christmas.” After breakfast, Santa and his elves will star in the world premiere of 27 Santas and an Elf Called Kevin. This original story with music about Kevin and the elves as they try to save Santa and Christmas from a gang that includes Santa’s evil twin brother is sure to be a hit with the little ones. After the shows, kids can get their photo taken with Santa and share his or her Christmas list.
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker is the version that made the holiday ballet famous, and each purchase made through Goldstar includes a complimentary souvenir book (an added value of $20), so you can revisit the Christmas memories all year long. Delighting audiences year after year since its premiere in 1954, The Nutcracker continues to be the hottest holiday ticket in town. In the ballet, Tchaikovsky’s beloved melodies transport you to a magical world where mischievous mice besiege a battalion of toy soldiers, and an onstage blizzard leads to an enchanted Land of Sweets where cakes, candies and flowers come to life and dance for young Marie and her Nutcracker Prince.
The Players Theatre presents a lively musical stage adaptation of Charles Dickens’ beloved Christmas story. Grumpy old miser Ebenezer Scrooge finds a second chance to become a loving, generous, kind human being through the aid of four ghosts who visit him in turn one Christmas Eve, each teaching him valuable lessons. Will Scrooge catch the holiday spirit and save himself in the process? This tale of redemption and forgiveness captures the spirit and magic of the holiday season for the whole family.
Marching toy soldiers, waltzing snowflakes, mischievous mice and Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable score are quintessential hallmarks of the holidays. Celebrate the season with the Gelsey Kirkland Academy’s presentation of The Nutcracker, a holiday ballet for the whole family. Featuring dancers of all ages, The Nutcracker tells the story of young Marie, who receives a gift of a wooden nutcracker doll from her godfather at a Christmas Eve party. She finds the nutcracker ugly, but that night, she dreams that it comes to life. Together, they battle the wicked Mouse King and journey through an enchanted forest of snow, and Marie makes a surprising discovery: love.
A highlight of every holiday season, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular stars the Rockettes and features their signature high kicks, precision choreography and exciting, show-stopping numbers. This year’s show includes a breathtaking new number that transforms the stage into a glistening winter wonderland. Take a thrilling 3D ride through the skies of New York with Santa and be whisked up to the North Pole, as state-of-the-art technology transforms Radio City Music Hall into a magical, immersive dreamworld. No matter what your age, you’re sure to be captivated by the dancing, dazzling costumes and special effects of this signature holiday show.
A Christmas Story: The Musical comes to Madison Square Garden. It is a humorous account of one boy’s desperate quest to ensure that the one thing he wants most in the world ends up under his Christmas tree: an official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle. Based on the beloved 1983 holiday movie, this delightful musical comedy takes a nostalgic look back at the 1940s-era childhood holiday memories of one Ralphie Parker. Dan Lauria (The Wonder Years) leads a cast that also features three other returning cast members from the 2012 Broadway debut, as well as funny and heartfelt songs by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, with a faithful yet inventive book by Joseph Robinette. Young and old alike will delight in watching Ralphie’s wacky family muddle through the Yuletide with heart, humor — and one incredibly tacky leg lamp.