South Bend brings the holiday spirit to the stage. Check out these shows to attend this winter season.

Holiday Shows at the Morris Performing Arts Center

A Motown Christmas - Nov. 21 | 7:30 p.m.

Starring dazzling choreography and unforgettable harmonies all performed in that memorable, soulful Motown style come together in this spectacular show.​ Purchase tickets

Straight No Chaser: Sleighin’ It Tour - Nov. 24 | 8 p.m.

The captivating sound of nine unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that is moving people in a fundamental sense … and with a sense of humor. Purchase tickets

The Hip Hop Nutcracker - Nov. 27 | 7 p.m.

A powerhouse cast of a dozen all-star dancers, a DJ, a violinist, and MC Kurtis Blow, one of the founding fathers of hip-hop, all come together to create a magical journey of the holidays. Purchase tickets

Cirque Dreams Holidaze - Dec. 1-3 

Featuring an ensemble of aerial circus acts, sleight-of-hand jugglers, fun-loving skippers, breath-catching acrobatics, and much more, this family-friendly production guarantees fun for all. Find dates and show times. 

The Nutcracker - Dec. 8-10

Southold Dance Theater Presents The Nutcracker in Collaboration with The South Bend Symphony Orchestra. Come experience this timeless family classic ballet with beautiful dances and glittering costumes. Find Morris Center show times

Home for the Holidays - Dec.16-17

Immerse yourself in a spectacular program of beloved Christmas carols and memorable seasonal tunes by the South Bend Symphony Orchestra that are sure to fill your heart with joy and bring back cherished memories. Purchase tickets for its opening night. 

Brunch with Santa: Dec. 17 | 12:30pm

Enjoy delicious delights and festive beverages while getting your picture taken with Santa. Tickets for the concert at 2:30pm will be purchased separate. Find more details

The Prophecy Show: Music of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Dec. 18 | 7:30 p.m. 

This powerhouse group of classically trained musicians come together to create nothing short of an electrifying evening of holiday rock music. Buy tickets.

Watch a Musical or Play at the South Bend Civic Theatre

Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn - Dec. 8-17

Presented in hybrid concert/performance style and based on the iconic film, this joyous musical features laugh-out-loud comedy and a parade of hit Irving Berlin songs, including Blue Skies, Steppin’ Out With My Baby, and more. Purchase tickets.

A Double Wide, Texas Christmas - Dec. 12

Filled with humor, heart, and holiday cheer, A Doublewide, Texas Christmas is a charming play that celebrates the true meaning of Christmas. Purchase tickets

Celebrate the Holidays at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020) - Dec. 3 | 1 p.m.

Decades after being betrayed by his apprentice, a once joyful toy maker finds new hope when his bright young granddaughter arrives on his doorstep. Purchase tickets

Jane Lynch's A Swingin’ Little Christmas! - Dec. 8 | 7:30 p.m.

Emmy-winning actress, singer, playwright, and author Jane Lynch welcomes you to the fireside in this nostalgic nod to the sounds of big band holiday albums from the '50s and '60s. Featuring Kate Flannery (you may know her as Meredith on The Office), Glee vocal arranger Tim Davis, plus The Tony Guerrero Quintet. Purchase tickets.

Contemporary Nutcracker - Dec. 16 | 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

A family-friendly performance for all ages. Our version of the Nutcracker does not use the traditional Tchaikovsky score, yet the storylines are similar. There are dances from China, Spain, India and more! View showtimes

Christmas at Loretto

South Bend Chamber Singers - Christmas at Loretto: December 17 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Beautiful new music for the season, featuring the premiere of a new work by American composer Jessica French. Enjoy the familiar carols and acoustics of the Church of Loretto on the Saint Mary's College campus. Find more information