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Seven Must-See Live Christmas Shows In Charlotte

There's no shortage of fun holiday-themed entertainment on TV, but sometimes you just have to get off the couch and buy a ticket to a live stage production. Watching professional, or even amateur performers pour their hearts and souls into a concert or play is a special experience. Here are seven live Christmas shows you should try to see in Charlotte:

1. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical - Children's Theater of Charlotte, 11/24-12/23

2. The Magic of Christmas (Charlotte Symphony & Chorus) - Belk Theater, 11/30-12/3

3. Clara's Trip: A Cirque & Dance Nutcracker Story - Booth Playhouse, 12/8-12/10

4. A Christmas Carol - Theater Charlotte, 12/8-12/17

5. The Nutcracker (Charlotte Ballet) - Belk Theater, 12/9-12/23

6. Handel's Messiah (Charlotte Symphony & Chorus) - Knight Theater, 12/15-12/16

7. The Hip-Hop Nutcracker - Knight Theater, 12/27-12/30