A night at the theater is always a good time, whether it's a movie theater or live theater, it's all good in my book. As I watched my daughters glue themselves to the television last week watching 'Annie Live', I thought to myself, they've got the theater bug just like their mama. After making this discovery, I went on a search for family-friendly shows happening in the Rockford area this holiday season, and you know what? There is A LOT to choose from. How's about I narrow it down to my top 4 picks...

'The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical' at Rock Valley College's Starlight Theatre: December 9-12 and December 16-19, 2021. This show will take place on The Cabin on the Stage which is situated on the Starlight Bengt Sjostrom Theatre stage, so it's indoors, heated, and treated with 2” HEPA filters. All audience members need to fill out a survey about vaccination status before attending. Buy tickets and get more information, here.

RVC Starlight Theatre via Facebook
RVC Starlight Theatre via Facebook
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Rockford Symphony Orchestra: Holiday Pops at the Coronado Performing Arts Center: December 18, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. All audience members will need to wear face masks and provide proof of vaccination status or negative COVID test. Socially distanced seating is available. Get tickets and more info at coronadopac.org.

Rockford Symphony Orchestra via Facebook
Rockford Symphony Orchestra via Facebook
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Lightwire Theater: A Very Electric Christmas at the Egyptian Theatre in DeKalb: Friday, December 10 at 8 p.m. Get tickets and more info here.

Lightwire Theater via Facebool
Lightwire Theater via Facebool
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Elf: The Musical at the Egyptian Theatre in DeKalb: December 16-19, 2021. Get tickets and info here.

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