Christmas is just a few days away and—wait, you still haven’t finished all of your holiday shopping?! Don’t worry, Broadway.com has you covered. Show tickets happen to make excellent stocking stuffers, and from flashy, splashy musicals to highbrow, intellectual drama, there’s something for everyone—especially kids! And don’t forget, if you can’t decide on a show, there’s always a Broadway.com gift card. Check out our top picks below!
THE LION KING
The Minskoff Theatre is magically transformed into the African Pridelands in this now-iconic musical adaptation of the hit Disney movie. The production may be 17 years old, but it’s still every bit as spectacular as it was when it first opened on Broadway in 1997. Featuring hundreds of colorful costumes, eye-popping sets and hits like “Hakuna Matata” and “The Circle of Life,” The Lion King truly is a child’s Disney dream come to life. Click for tickets!
Kids rule in the stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved novel Matilda—they’re speeding by on scooters, gobbling cake, swinging high in the air and being downright “Naughty.” The hit musical, which stars more than a dozen children, wowed audiences in the West End before transferring to Broadway. There’s magic, there’s scary grown-ups, there’s high-flying dance numbers, and trust us—your kids will be enthralled from beginning to end. Click for tickets!
We’ve been waiting years for Aladdin to fly to the Great White Way, and now that it’s here, it’s every bit as spectacular as we’d hoped. Featuring a triple-threat ensemble cast and a gorgeous score by Alan Menken (featuring several songs not heard in the 1992 film), there’s never a dull moment in this shining, shimmering tuner. And how do they make that magic carpet fly? You’ll have to see it to believe it. Click for tickets!
There’s only a few weeks left to see the updated revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella on Broadway, and it’s definitely worth a trip to the royal kingdom. Starring Keke Palmer as Ella and Real Housewives’ NeNe Leakes as her not-so-sweet stepmother Madame, there’s plenty to love in the revamped tuner. Our favorite part? Ella’s “how the heck did they do that?!” pauper-to-princess transformation, featuring dazzling costumes by William Ivey Long. Click for tickets!
THE RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR
There’s nothing quite like New York City during the holidays, and if your kiddo hasn’t witnessed the magic of The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, the time is now. From high-kicking Rockettes, to a stuffed animal performance of The Nutcracker, to snow swirling through the audience, nothing says “holiday cheer” quite like this one-of-a-kind celebration. Click for tickets!