Theatrical versions of The Christmas Carol and Pennsylvania Ballet’s staging of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker are as much a part of the holiday season as light displays, family meals and seasonal music.

Both are on stage this month in Philly, but the offering of performing arts this December extends well beyond traditional holiday fare.

Enjoy family-friendly treats, new and unusual seasonal works, and cutting-edge world premieres from up-and-coming playwrights and choreographers, plus more!

The gifts keep coming from Philadelphia theater and dance companies all month long.