6 Must-See NJPAC Shows This December


The New Jersey Performing Arts Center is packed with fun family entertainment and date nights for the winter 2018 season. Bring your littles to two versions of a holiday favorite on Nutcracker Weekend, laugh with Jerry Seinfeld, and watch the incredible acrobats of Cirque Dreams Holidaze. Check out six of our fave picks for must-see performances at NJPAC this December.

Jerry Seinfeld on December 7

Are you a Seinfeld fan? Is your partner a fan? Maybe the kids are too? Then you have to see the award-winning Seinfeld mastermind’s standup. Jerry Seinfeld is a seasoned stand-up comic, which means he knows exactly how to make you laugh, a perfect way to end date night.
Prudential Hall
Cost: $78 – $177

PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” on December 8 & 9

The hit animated series returns to NJPAC with their action-packed live tour, PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue”  this December. Ryder and his heroic rescue pups are ready to solve the day’s mishaps and problems and come to the rescue! Your littles will be laughing as these fun little pups bring smiles to their faces. Bonus: Your little can become a VIP, or a Very Important Pup, which includes a premium seat, a special gift, and meet and greets after the show.
Prudential Hall
Cost: $23 – $79

Nutcracker Weekend on December 14 & 16

Get into the Christmas spirit with two renditions of a holiday classic at NJPAC’s Nutcracker weekendChoose from the National Ballet Theatre of Odessa’s traditional Nutcracker on December 16th, or the Hip Hop Nutcracker on December 14th. Or both! The traditional story is filled with everyone’s favorite characters, an incredible score, and talented ballerinas. The hip-hop version is a new twist that resets Tchaikovsky’s classic score to new, hip-hop dance moves. This show truly celebrates the magic of the holiday season with all-star dancers, a DJ, violinist, and eye-catching digital scenery that ties it all together.
Prudential Hall 
Cost: $29 – $79 either show

The Nightmare Before Christmas Live in Concert on December 15

Watch a timeless classic on film in NJPAC’s theater with a beautiful accompaniment by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, led by a talented young conductor, Thiago Tiberio. Tim Burton’s A Nightmare Before Christmas Live in Concert is spooky but still fun. The theater encourages you to wear your Tim Burton-inspired costumes for a costume contest.
Prudential Hall
Cost: $39 – $89

Cirque Dreams Holidaze on December 26 & 27

A combination of a new cirque adventure and a Broadway musical is exactly what you get with Cirque Dreams Holidaze. Watch over 300 imaginative costumes, 20 astonishing acts, incredible singers, and listen to your holiday favorites in this breathtaking two-hour special that seriously defies gravity.
Prudential Hall
Cost: $29 – $69

For a full list of shows, please visit NJPAC on Instagram or at njpac.org.

Be sure to tag your photos with #NJMOM and @njmom at all of the fun events you’re attending in NJ this December.

This content is sponsored by the New Jersey Performing Arts Center – where there’s literally something for everyone.


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Erika is a yogi, writer, coffee enthusiast, and world traveler. If she's not at the beach or chasing the sunset, she's looking for the best iced coffee she can find and planning her next adventure. Her favorite NJ spots include The Saint, Island Heights, and Lava Java House.