There is always plenty to do around our vibrant city during the holidays, and in our humble and unbiased opinion, theatre is definitely the highlight. So we’ve rounded up some can’t-miss shows from around Metro-Atlanta to check out below!

A Christmas Carol at the Alliance Theatre

Is it Christmas in the ATL if Alliance’s A Christmas Carol doesn’t happen? Pretty sure it can’t be. This Atlanta mainstay returns to the Coca-Cola Stage to debut a totally new edition of the show we know and love. Performances are Nov. 12 – Dec. 24, 2021 with varying dates and times. And for the first time ever, the performance will also be streamed December 17-January 9. Tickets and schedule information are available at The Woodruff Arts Center Box Office in person, by calling 404-733-4600, or visiting


Ebenezer Scrooge, an old man well-known for his miserly ways, is visited by ghosts offering him a chance at a better future – his old partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future – who teach him it is never too late to change.  The beloved Dickens classic comes to life in this Broadway-scale production. 

Wonderland: Alice’s Rock & Roll Adventure at Synchronicity Theatre

In the category of “Not explicitly Christmas, but still magical for the whole family,” Synchronicity is offering quite the musical romp through a classic story. Synchronicity Theatre’s Family Series production of Wonderland: Alice’s Rock & Roll Adventure will run December 10, 2021 – January 2, 2022. Individual tickets start at $15. For tickets or more information, visit or call 404-484-8636.


The show was adapted from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There. The show was created by Rachel Rockwell (book, lyrics) and Michael Mahler (music, lyrics). In this rock concert meets live theatre, we follow young Alice as she journeys through self-doubt to find her true voice and her true self. This vibrant, zany, and refreshing new take on Lewis Carroll’s beloved story brings a live band soundtrack – from classic rock to punk to ska and even a little Bollywood – to a classic tale for kids and parents of all ages.

Christmas Canteen 2021 at Aurora Theatre

Is it Christmas in Lawrenceville without Aurora Theatre’s annual Christmas Canteen? Certainly not. This year, the beloved annual holiday variety show takes place in its new home, the recently-completed Lawrenceville Arts Center. Recommended for all ages, Christmas Canteen 2021 will be presented Nov. 26 – Dec. 23. Tickets start at $25 and may be purchased online at or by calling the Box Office at 678.226.6222.


For the first time on the sparkling new 500-seat Grand Stage Theatre of the Lawrenceville Arts Center, Aurora Theatre presents Gwinnett’s longest-running theatrical holiday tradition, Christmas Canteen! This stunning revue is an explosion of Christmas magic brimming with holiday songs, musical theatre songs, comic sketches, and trips down memory lane making “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” an unforgettable experience. This milestone production promises new surprises and will be a must-see event of the holiday!  

Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery at Theatrical Outfit

As Encore Atlanta previously reported, a combination of mystery and humor is hitting the stage for the holidays at Theatrical Outfit for two more weeks. The theatre is continuing its return to the stage this holiday season with Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. Billed as: “5 Actors. 40+ Roles. 1000s Of Laughs For The Entire Family,” Baskerville will run at Balzer Theater at Herren’s from November 17 – December 19, 2021. Visit or call 678-528-1500 for tickets and more information.


Who killed Sir Charles Baskerville? Is there any truth to the legend of a supernatural hound? This sounds like a case for the world’s most famous detective! From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig, comes a fast-paced comedy mystery that takes us from Baker Street to the haunted Dartmoor. Join Sherlock Holmes & Dr. Watson as they try to escape a dizzying web of clues, disguises, and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than 40 characters in a “Perfect Mix Of Slapstick And Thrills” for the entire family (Theatermania).

About Sally Henry Fuller

A theatre aficionado with a passion for telling people's stories, Sally Henry Fuller is a performing arts journalist. She has had the privilege of interviewing both local theatre professionals and multi-award-winning celebrities including Carol Burnett, Matthew Morrison, Vanessa Williams, Josh Gad, and Taylor Hicks. With theatre journalism experience since 2011, her work has also been featured on, the Huffington Post, and the Kennedy Center's American College Theatre Festival.

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