The holiday season is a time of joy and magic, a time to reunite with family, feast on delicious food, and partake in festive traditions. Nestled in the heart of the picturesque Niagara-on-the-Lake, the renowned Shaw Festival welcomes locals and visitors alike to immerse themselves in the spirit of the season with a line-up of riveting performances that promise to be the highlight of your holiday celebrations. As your trusted partner in vacation rentals, Niagara Holiday Rentals is here to guide you on an enchanting journey through the must-see holiday shows at the Shaw Festival this year.

A Magical Setting

Before we delve into the line-up of shows, let us take a moment to appreciate the enchanting setting of Niagara-on-the-Lake. A historic town adorned with festively decorated streets and a welcoming atmosphere, it serves as the perfect backdrop to your holiday theatre experience. With Niagara Holiday Rentals, you can find your home away from home here, providing you with cozy and comfortable accommodations that add to the charm of your festive getaway.

The Shaw Festival: A Beacon of Theatrical Excellence

The Shaw Festival, named after the famous playwright George Bernard Shaw, is synonymous with theatrical excellence. Known for bringing captivating stories to life with world-class production standards, it serves as a focal point of culture and entertainment in the region. As the holiday season approaches, the festival transforms into a winter wonderland of entertainment, offering shows that resonate with the magic of the season.

2023 Holiday Season Line-Up

Although the precise details of the shows might vary, here’s a speculative glimpse into the kind of performances you might expect at the Shaw Festival during the holiday season:

  1. A Christmas Carol A heartwarming rendition of Charles Dickens’ classic, “A Christmas Carol”. Step into the world of Ebenezer Scrooge and witness a tale of redemption and holiday spirit that has continued to captivate audiences for generations.
  2. Brigadoon Celebrate the holiday season with the return of one of the most romantic and magical musicals! What would you give up for love? Stumbling upon a magical village that appears out of the Scottish mist for one day every century, Tommy, a modern boy, meets Fiona, a girl from the past. Should he stay with her in Brigadoon, or return to the world he knows and never see her again? This feast of song and dance from Lerner and Loewe (the team behind My Fair Lady) has been entrancing audiences for more than seven decades. Classic songs like “Almost like being in love” and “I’ll go home with Bonnie Jean” will stay with you forever.

Making the Most of Your Visit

To complement your visit, consider booking your stay with Niagara Holiday Rentals. Our well-appointed rental homes offer a peaceful retreat after a delightful day of theatre, allowing you to unwind and relish in the festive vibes that Niagara-on-the-Lake has to offer.


Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with an unforgettable theatre experience at the Shaw Festival. From timeless classics to festive concerts, immerse yourself in the vibrant world of holiday performances that promise to leave you with cherished memories. As your hosts at Niagara Holiday Rentals, we look forward to welcoming you to Niagara-on-the-Lake and helping you create magical holiday experiences. Book your stay with us and embrace the festive spirit in style!