Story by Megan Muessen and provided by New Jersey Family magazine.

Bergen Performing Arts Center
30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood


The Wizards of Winter
Dec. 16 at 8 p.m
Spend a night listening to holiday rock opera Tales Beneath a Northern Star with seasoned flutists, bassists, keyboardists and more. These pros know how to celebrate the season in harmonious style. $29 to 49 per person.

Jewel’s Handmade Holiday Tour
Dec. 19 at 8 p.m.
Have a holly jolly Christmas with Jewel herself. The singer will share the stage with some of her family members, so be sure to bring yours. $59-129 per person.

McCarter Theatre Center
91 University Pl., Princeton


A Christmas Carol
Dec. 5 to 31, check website for showtimes
Join Ebenezer Scrooge on his journey through the past, present and future. The whole family can learn something from this traditional holiday tale of generosity and compassion. $25 to 77 per person.

1 Center St., Newark

The Hip Hop Nutcracker featuring Kurtis Blow
Dec. 16 at 3 p.m.
Think you know Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet? This urban twist features a DJ, violinist and all-star dancers that deliver a show filled with love and holiday magic. $29-79 per person.

Shea Center for Performing Arts
300 Pompton Rd., Wayne


The Klezmatics
Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Celebrate Hanukkah with the kids by singing along with this Grammy-winning band. Using Woody Guthrie’s lyrics, this band has 30 years of experience singing Jewish music. $30-45 per person.

State Theatre of New Jersey
15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick


Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical
Dec. 18 at 3 and 6 p.m.
From screen to stage, Rudolph’s message is the same: Our differences should be celebrated.Your kids will learn valuable lessons on the Island of Misfit Toys. $35-55 per person.

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