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  • Elf

    Dec 4 - 9, 2018

  • Ira David Wood III's A Christmas Carol

    Dec 12 - 16, 2018

  • Mannheim Steamroller

    Dec 18 - 19, 2018

  • Carolina Ballet - The Nutcracker

    Dec 29 - 30, 2018

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Elf

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December 4 - 9, 2018

Elf: The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan who accidentally crawls into Santa's sack of gifts and is taken to the North Pole. Buddy is raised unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. The heartwarming musical follows Buddy on his quest for his real family, as well as bringing much-needed Christmas spirit to the city of New York.

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Ira David Wood III's A Christmas Carol

December 12 - 16, 2018

First staged in 1974, this version of Charles Dickens' classic is an absolute must see if you live in the Durham area. Cited as "one of the most successful shows in North Carolina theater history", the show turns the tale of Scrooge into a joyous musical comedy, packed full of spirit and show-stopping tunes, while still preserving the poignant heart of the original.

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Mannheim Steamroller

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December 18 - 19, 2018

With the release of Mannheim Steamroller's first holiday album 1984 came the kind of fame that made the act a veritable Christmas time tradition. With founder and composer Chip Taylor at the helm, the all-American music troupe continues to tour extensively, bringing Yuletide cheer to audiences throughout the US with a unique Neo-Classical take on popular carols and songs. It's no wonder that Mannheim Steamroller is the top-selling Holiday Act of all time!

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Carolina Ballet - The Nutcracker

December 29 - 30, 2018

An enchanted wonderland where toys come to life, children shrink and magically reappear and flying is possible. Featuring grand-scale illusions and a cast of over 100 accompanied by a live orchestra. The perfect family show for Christmas!

Durham Performing Arts Center

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123 Vivian St, Durham, NC 27701

  • Year opened: 2008
  • Concession stands
  • Disabled access
  • In-house bar

The Durham Performing Arts Center opened in 2008 as the largest performing arts center in the Carolinas, with a seating capacity of 2,712. Durham Performing Arts holds over 200 performances each year, including touring Broadway productions, family shows, comedy events, large-scale concerts and the American Dance Festival. Touring concerts are the majority of the events held at the venue. The center has been named twice as the number 1 performing arts organization in the Triangle region by the Triangle Business Journal.

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