The 35th Annual Music Box Christmas Double Feature & Sing-A-Long

Fri, Dec 7th, 2018 to Mon, Dec 24th, 2018

DECEMBER 7th-24th

Come celebrate the holidays with the Music Box! One of the most popular and beloved Christmas traditions in Chicago is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. 

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Join our 35th Annual Music Box Christmas Double Feature & Sing-A-Long!
Tickets on sale in October.

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 over 30 years later the Music Box Christmas Show would become a 9-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 Music Box organist Dennis Scott, 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. 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 Buck@musicboxtheatre.com and we will add you to the preshow slideshow on the big screen! Please include the Subject Line "Music Box Christmas Photos"

How do I purchase tickets? 

Tickets will go on sale online only on Tuesday October 16th at Noon for Music Box Members, and Friday October 19th at Noon for General Admission. Phone orders will be available beginning Monday October 22nd at Noon.

For groups of 20 or more, please email our Groups & Membership Manager Claire Alden at Claire@musicboxtheatre.com or call 773-871-6607x6003. 

Advance tickets are:

Single Feature: $13.50 | Member Single Feature: $11.50

Double Feature: $20 | Member Double Feature: $17

Children under 13: $10 or $15 double feature

Day of tickets (if available) are:

Single Feature: $15.50 | Member Single Feature: $13.50

Double Feature: $24 | Member Double Feature $21

Children under 13: $10 or $15 double feature

Movies & Showtimes for
The 35th Annual Music Box Christmas Double Feature & Sing-A-Long

It's A Wonderful Life

A FILM BY: Frank Capra
STARRING: Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore

***Tickets Now on Sale for Music Box Members | Tickets Available to the Public on Friday, 10/19 at Noon***

After George Bailey (James Stewart) wishes he had never been born, an angel (Henry Travers) is sent to earth to make George's wish come true. George starts to realize how many lives he has changed and impacted, and how they would be different if he was never there.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1946
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 130 mins
Format: DCP

White Christmas

A FILM BY: Michael Curtiz
STARRING: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney , Vera-Ellen

***Tickets Now on Sale for Music Box Members | Tickets Available to the Public on Friday, 10/19 at Noon***

The touching story of two war veterans turned entertainers (Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye) who help save a winter resort, and meet a couple of lovely ladies (Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen) in the process. Featuring 15 musical numbers by Irving Berlin.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1954
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 120 mins
Format: DCP

Music Box Theatre

3733 N Southport Ave Chicago, IL 60613 773 871 6604