Classic Holiday Films, Singing, and Santa at the Music Box Theatre


Stop watching the “Elf” reruns on television and see some real holiday classics on the big screen at the Music Box Christmas Show.

On Christmas Eve 1983, the operator of the Music Box Theatre decided to show two holiday film classics and sing carols during intermission, and for 31 years they have expanded the idea and it has become a tradition of many families in the Chicagoland area.

Audiences are welcomed by Santa Claus who leads in the singing of Christmas carols accompanied by the theater organist. Audiences can sing along as the lyrics are projected on the screen so you don’t miss a word. After you can watch “White Christmas” where you can also sing along to the Irving Berlin classics with Bing Crosby, Danny Kay, and Rosemary Clooney on the screen. You can also watch “It’s a Wonderful Life,” Frank Capra’s famous film about George Bailey’s selfless actions and realizations that his loved ones need him as much as he needs them.

The Music Box Christmas Show will run until Dec. 24 at the Music Box Theatre located at 3733 N. Southport Ave. Advance tickets for adults are $13 for a single feature $20 for a double feature. If available, day-of tickets are $15 for a single feature and $24 for a double feature. Admission for children under 13 years old is $10 for a single feature and $15 for a double feature. For tickets and showtimes visit

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