AVA Ballet Theater presents The Nutcracker at the Pioneer Center
Borealis Holiday Spectacle Grand Sierra Resort

The Hottest Holiday Shows in Reno Tahoe

Snowflakes, hot chocolate, spending time with loved ones – the holidays are all about enjoying traditions and making new memories. This year, there’s no better way to experience the Reno Tahoe winter wonderland than seeing a holiday show. From classic holiday concerts to festive family performances you can’t help but sing along to, these shows are a must if you want to be in the holiday spirit!

The Unbelievables Christmas Extravaganzez

Nov. 21-Dec. 31 From the internationally-acclaimed producers of “The Illusionists,” “Circus 1903” and “Cirque Le Noir” comes an entertainment blockbuster set to dazzle The Eldorado Theatre. Featuring “America’s Got Talent” finalist Sara and her dog Hero and many other great acts from around the globe, The Unbelievables Christmas Extravaganza has it all – jaw-dropping magic, breathtaking circus acts, the world’s most spectacular ballroom dancers and the most angelic voices singing your favorite Christmas carols. Be transported to the golden age of entertainment by the mind-blowing talents, stunning costumes, comedy and so much more.

The Reno Phil Presents Spirit of the Season 

December 2-3 Singing, dancing, Santa Claus and more! This is a holiday performance you won’t want to miss. See the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Dr. Jason Altieri perform orchestral arrangements, jazzy numbers and traditional holiday tunes in an event that will have you jingle all the way. This classic holiday celebration will play to packed houses for three shows including a matinee and evening performance on Saturday, December 2 and a matinee on Sunday, December 3.

The Nutcracker

December 2-3 Family favorite and visual masterpiece, The Nutcracker will play at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino! Fans of tradition know that the holiday season isn’t a success once you experience the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (and have the melody stuck in your head until New Year’s Day.) Reserve your seats for one of these two in-demand matinee performances before the holiday rush begins!

Siamsa – A Celtic Celebration

December 7 An enchanting holiday celebration for the entire family, featuring stunning Irish dance and music. Written by Amanda Coulson, director and choreographer of the Reno Irish Dance Company and founder of Dancin! Performing Arts Center in Reno, SIAMSA – A Celtic Christmas is a heartwarming tale and charming celebration of Celtic traditions, superstitions, customs, as well as amusing antics guaranteed to entertain the entire family.

AVA Ballet Theatre Presents The Nutcracker

December 8-10 The stage at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts will be alive with a sugar plum fairy and dancing mice as A.V.A. Ballet Theatre presents the annual Nutcracker Ballet on December 8, 9 and 10. A special Sugar Plum party will be held after the Saturday and Sunday afternoon performances where children can meet the Nutcracker characters.

The Pink Martini Holiday Show

December 10 Get into the holiday spirit with Pink Martini featuring lead singer China Forbes! The show will be a lively evening of song from their holiday album ‘Joy to the World’ as well as songs from new album ‘Je dis oui!’ and old favorites from the band’s 23 year career.

Borealis, A Holiday Spectacle

December 18-28 Borealis, A Holiday Spectacle is the most modern and exciting holiday show to entertain audiences in recent years. Featuring a delightful modern soundtrack and breath-taking performances, plus state-of-the-art audio visual techniques like holograms, lasers and projection mapping, Borealis sheds the tired format of traditional holiday shows for a fresh and bold new take. Featuring an insanely talented cast of actors, dancers, acrobats and specialty acts, don’t miss this edge-of-your-seat, action-packed holiday show for the whole family at Reno’s Grand Theatre!

These holiday shows and so many other festive events in Reno Tahoe are just the way to get in the spirit of the season! Head to the events calendar to find other upcoming events, festivals, concerts and more!