29th Annual Music Box Christmas Show

Friday 14 – Monday 24 December 2012

One of the most popular and beloved Christmas traditions in Chicago is celebrating its 29th anniversary this year. Come celebrate the holidays with the Music Box!

Who could have predicted on that snowy Christmas Eve in 1983, when the operator of a vintage movie theater in Chicago decided to show two old holiday movies and sing a few Christmas carols during the intermission, that 29 years later the Music Box Christmas Show would become an 8-day extravaganza that grows more popular with each passing year? People from all around Chicagoland have made this terrific, old-fashioned event part of their family’s holiday tradition.

Each year, holiday revelers are greeted by none other than Santa Claus, live and in person. Santa welcomes the audience and, accompanied by the theater organist, leads them in the singing of the most cherished Christmas carols of all time. The lyrics are projected onto the theater’s screen so no one misses a chance to sing their hearts out.

Then the audience sits back and enjoys a Christmas movie classic. Some folks like to keep the music going and opt to see White Christmas so they can sing the timeless lyrics of Irving Berlin along with Bing Crosby, Danny Kay and Rosemary Clooney. Others prefer to cheer for Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey and hiss Mr. Potter during a showing of the heart-warming It’s a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra,1946).

And those truly filled with holiday spirit see both films!

If you and your family want to be part of the holiday fun, send a photo from past years at the Music Box Theatre with the names of those in the picture to boxoffice@musicboxtheatre.com and we will add you to the preshow slideshow on the big screen!

How do I purchase tickets?

Please Note: The Music Box will no longer be using Ticketmaster. We have brought ticket sales in house through a new system, thus reducing fees and making online sales much easier. This will, however, reduce the ability to do phone sales. Please be patient!

Online Tickets: Tickets through the Music Box Theatre website will go on sale starting on Wednesday, October 31st at noon.

Tickets through the Music Box Theatre Box Office go on sale starting on Friday, November 2nd at noon.

You can call the Music Box Theatre Box Office from 4:00pm to 9:00pm daily at 773-871-6607 to purchase tickets over the phone or in person.

For groups of 20 or more, please email groups@musicboxtheatre.com or call 773-871-6607 (for group sales only, please call between 10:00am and 4:00pm, Monday-Thursday).

Schedule

Friday, December 14th, 2012

  • 5:40pm: It’s a Wonderful Life
  • 8:45pm: White Christmas

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

  • 11:30am: White Christmas
  • 2:35pm: It’s a Wonderful Life
  • 5:40pm: White Christmas
  • 8:45pm: It’s a Wonderful Life

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

  • 11:30am: It’s a Wonderful Life
  • 2:35pm: White Christmas
  • 5:40pm: It’s a Wonderful Life

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

  • 5:40pm: White Christmas
  • 8:45pm: It’s a Wonderful Life

Friday, December 21st, 2012

  • 2:35pm: It’s a Wonderful Life
  • 5:40pm: White Christmas
  • 8:45pm: It’s a Wonderful Life

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

  • 11:30am: White Christmas
  • 2:35pm: It’s a Wonderful Life
  • 5:40pm: White Christmas
  • 8:45pm: It’s a Wonderful Life

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

  • 11:30am: White Christmas
  • 2:35pm: It’s a Wonderful Life
  • 5:40pm: White Christmas

Monday, December 24th, 2012

  • 11:30am: White Christmas
  • 2:35pm: It’s a Wonderful Life

Pricing

Advance Tickets:
Single Feature: $12
Double Feature: $17
Children under 13: $10 or $15 double feature

Day-Of Tickets (if available):
Single Feature: $14
Double Feature: $20
Children under 13: $10 or $15 double feature

Films


  • Fri 14 Dec 2012, 5:40pm
  • Sat 15 Dec 2012, 2:35pm
  • Sat 15 Dec 2012, 8:45pm
  • Sun 16 Dec 2012, 11:30am
  • Sun 16 Dec 2012, 5:40pm
  • Thu 20 Dec 2012, 8:45pm
  • Fri 21 Dec 2012, 2:35pm
  • Fri 21 Dec 2012, 8:45pm
  • Sat 22 Dec 2012, 2:35pm
  • Sat 22 Dec 2012, 8:45pm
  • Sun 23 Dec 2012, 2:35pm
  • Mon 24 Dec 2012, 2:35pm

It’s a Wonderful Life

Experience this warm-hearted holiday film on the big screen with an audience of Christmas revelers. Lend your heart to George Bailey and root for Clarence AS2 (Angel, Second Class).

  • Fri 14 Dec 2012, 8:45pm
  • Sat 15 Dec 2012, 11:30am
  • Sat 15 Dec 2012, 5:40pm
  • Sun 16 Dec 2012, 2:35pm
  • Thu 20 Dec 2012, 5:40pm
  • Fri 21 Dec 2012, 5:40pm
  • Sat 22 Dec 2012, 11:30am
  • Sat 22 Dec 2012, 5:40pm
  • Sun 23 Dec 2012, 11:30am
  • Sun 23 Dec 2012, 5:40pm
  • Mon 24 Dec 2012, 11:30am

White Christmas

The touching story of two war veterans turned entertainers (Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye) who help save a winter resort features 15 musical numbers by Irving Berlin.

Stay in Touch

About Us

Sign up for our E-Newsletter Sign up for our E-Newsletter

receive weekly showtimes & information

Subscribe to our RSS feed

announcements, blog entries and newsletters