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The Holidays at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

Sister Act

On The Main Stage

November 3, 2017 - February 24, 2018

After a successfull run that began in 2015, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres is proud to bring back the feel-amazing musical comedy smash, Sister Act! Featuring original music by 8-time Oscar-winner, Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors, Newsies). Sister Act tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her away in the last place anyone would expect – a convent! Set around the Christmas holidays, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she also rediscovers her own in a sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship.

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Keri Noble - A Very Special Christmas

Friday/Saturday, November 24 & 25

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Once again, singer-songwriter and Cities 97 radio personality Keri Noble returns to perform her very special holiday concert, “A Very Special Christmas.” The concert features an assortment of songs from Keri’s gorgeous holiday album, “More Than Santa,” and will once again add in an assortment of holiday songs to delight audiences. Keri knows how to write and deliver her music and this concert elegantly captures the mood and spirit of the holidays. Come celebrate the season with Keri and friends.


Rock & Roll Christmas Show

November 30 - December 3 & December 6 - 10
Matinees and evening showtimes available!

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Get ready to crank your holiday spirit all the way up! Returning for the third time to our holiday series is this hugely popular rockin’ event. This production will surprise and thoroughly delight, and don’t be deceived; this isn’t a send-up to the '50s and '60s, but rather it’s a multi-media, musical extravaganza mixing rock hits of the '70s to today with hilarious stories and parodies favorite yuletide songs as you’ve never heard them before. Join an 8-piece all-star cast of musicians as they uniquely rock their way through Christmas classics in the most imaginative way possible delivering as much fun as Santa himself! For example, hear the blending of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” set to Peter Frampton’s “Show Me The Way!” Each song is funnier and yes, even more cleverly done than the one before it!


At Christmas
Featuring Mick Sterling

December 12 & 13
Matinee and evening showtimes available!

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At Christmas returns for its fourth year to Chanhassen’s Fireside Theatres. A unique, intimate family-fueled comedy and drama, At Christmas features unforgettable improvisational and scripted moments about the holidays, accompanied by a terrific 6-piece band performing Christmas musical classics. Written and performed by Brave New Workshop alums Michelle Cassioppi, Jim Robinson and Shanan Custer, this show is musically directed by current Brave New Workshop Musical Director Peter Guertin and features the lead vocals of Mick Sterling. At Christmas is a night of stories and music that will ring true with all families during the holidays. One of the most unique and entertaining shows in the Twin Cities during the holidays, At Christmas is like seeing a show being performed in your own living room with stories that happened in your own family.


Home for the Holidays - A Kat Perkins Christmas

December 14 - 16
Matinee and evening showtimes available!

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Christmas is Kat Perkins' favorite time of year! Home for the Holidays - A Kat Perkins Christmas is an incredible blend of traditional Christmas songs with Kat's modern spin.  She incorporates her audience in fun crowd participation holiday songs and even features an up and coming young star at each venue. Together she has created a fun, rockin show to celebrate the holidays filled with great music, laughter and even her own original Christmas songs! It's a must see all ages opportunity to bring the entire family!


Christmas Together with Steven C & Friends

December 17

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Multi-platinum recording artist and pianist Steven C. Anderson will bring the music of the holidays to life – this concert offers a rare opportunity to catch the talented composer and recording artist in a live performance showcasing the rich tones of his 9-foot Bösendorfer grand piano – the Ferrari of pianos.

Along with a host of traditional and original Christmas and seasonal selections, Anderson promises to play his international hit single “Daybreak,” at each show.


JazzMN Orchestra Swings in the Holidays

On the Main Stage!

December 18

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Join the JazzMN Orchestra and guest vocalist Connie Evingson at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres for an evening of holiday favorites.  Included will be hits by Diana Krall, Harry Connick Jr., Nat King Cole, the Clayton-Hamilton Big Band and Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band.  Take a break from the stress of the holidays and celebrate the season with the best jazz musicians in town!

CBS Minnesota (WCCO) said, “This is pure jazz in all its glory.”  Jazz reviewer Pamela Espeland described a JazzMN performance as “…exciting.  All those musicians, swinging hard.  Horns blaring.  Hot solos.  And the sound, you feel it on your skin and in your bones.”  Every time JazzMN performs at CDT it sells out.  Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear Minnesota’s premiere big band live on stage at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres.


2 Girls & A Boyd Got New Shoes For Christmas
Featuring Boyd Lee, Aimée Lee and Mary Jane Alm
With special guest, Grammy Award winner, Pat Donohue

December 19 & 20

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Spend your Christmas holiday with two of the Twin Cities most talked about groups as they join together for a rare and very special holiday concert! Mary Jane Alm and Aimée & Boyd Lee combine with the “New Shoes” band featuring Richard Kriehn, Joe Savage, Gary Raynor and Peter Johnson - members of the "Guy's All-Star Shoe Band,” a fixture on Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion for over 20 years. Topping it off will be A Prairie Home Companion Grammy Award-winning guitarist and songwriter, Pat Donohue! This will be a truly fabulous and extremely musical experience - Don’t miss it!  It may never happen again!


A Three Tenors Christmas

December 20 & 21
Matinee and evening showtimes available!

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Returning after it's smash success these past two years, A Three Tenors Christmas is a must-see for your line-up of holiday activities. This holiday performance is a twist on the classic, inspired by “The Three Tenors,” that is both fun and musically satisfying. Nathan Bird, David Walton, and John deCausmeaker bring their powerful vocal harmonies and spine-tingling high notes to the Fireside Theatre as pianist Mark Bilyeu leads a dynamic trio of instruments. You’ll be mesmerized by the arrangements of Christmas classics arranged for tenor trio – including: “O Holy Night,” “Gesu Bambino” and “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming.” The show boasts ever-popular sweeping lines of timeless opera tenor melodies such as “Nessun Dorma” and “Una furtiva lagrima.” A Three Tenors Christmas - where style, opera, and holiday spirit collide.


Celtic Holiday Hooley

December 22 & 23
Matinee and evening showtimes available!

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Returning by popular demand is Celtic Holiday Hooley! Come for some warm-fuzzies and holiday family fun! This hosted variety show is a party for all ages with Irish music, stories, sketches, step dance, caroling and more. Beyond that, it's wacky good fun for everyone with brief guest appearances from well-known holiday characters including The Grinch and yes, even Santa Claus!  Presented by the O'Shea Irish Dancers (who appeared at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres in sold-out performances of Kickin' It Irish.) Choreography and music by original Riverdancer, Cormac O'Sé, of Dublin.


An Andy & Bing Christmas
Featuring Mick Sterling and Ben Utecht

December 26 - 31
Matinee and evening showtimes available!

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When people are asked what their favorite Christmas albums are, the vast majority of people mention two albums: The classic "Andy Williams Christmas Album" and Bing Crosby's "Merry Christmas" album. The songs are timeless and the treatments are a perfect reflection of the holiday season.

Join us at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres in the cozy Fireside Theatre as CBM Productions brings you a wondrous night of Christmas classics with an extraordinary 19-piece orchestra.  Featuring lead vocals by U of M alum and Super Bowl Champion, Ben Utecht, and Twin Cities favorite, Mick Sterling.  They are joined onstage by delightful choral singers led by Cate Fierro, a full string section, a full array of percussion and a magnificent 4 piece horn section.  Hear "The Elegance Orchestra" perform classic Andy Williams treatments of "Happy Holidays," ”Jingle Bells,” “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” and more along with timeless Bing Crosby favorites including "Mele Kelikimaka," "Christmas in Kilarney" and, of course, “White Christmas.”  Join us and experience the songs you hear on your stereo performed live at CDT.  Merry Christmas!


NYE 2018

Choose from one of THREE fantastic entertainment options:

Sister Act
An Andy & Bing Christmas
Stevie Ray's Comedy Cabaret


After the show, you can choose from any of the following entertainment options:

-Dancing on the Main Stage to Michelle Barber and the Chanhassen Orchestra

-Stevie Ray's Comedy Cabaret in the Fireside Theatre

-Piano Bar in the Hogarth Lounge

-DJ in the Club Theatre

Just before midnight...

Servers will distribute champagne in special flutes that you can take home!
Also being distributed: hats, horns & noisemakers!

After midnight...

Coffee and sweets bar by the fireplace!

Stevie Ray's Comedy Cabaret - Mistletoe Mischief

November 24 - December 31
Every Friday & Saturday Evening

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The gang at Stevie Ray’s is once again ready to take on the holidays. Laugh as the Stevie Ray’s Comedy Troupe performs improv, sketches and music about holiday shopping, department store Santas and family visits. As always, the comedy at Stevie Ray’s is audience-interactive, hilarious and inoffensive.