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Best Family Shows in Cedar Rapids

Cirque Dreams Holidaze at Paramount Theatre

Cirque Dreams Holidaze

Ornaments come to life when Cirque Dream: Holidaze's costumed characters perform astonishing feats that celebrate the holiday season with spectacle, imagination and whimsical dreams. Marvel at gingerbread men flipping through the air, toy soldiers skillfully marching on thin wires, snowmen daringly balancing, icemen sculpting powerfully, penguins spinning, puppets caroling and reindeer soaring high above a landscape of holiday wonderment.

Shrek - The Musical at Paramount Theatre

Shrek - The Musical

Join Shrek, Fiona and Donkey in this magical musical theatre version of the Oscar-winning Dreamworks animation. Following the same story beats as the movie, this Tony-winning show features original songs from Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home), and a book by Pulitzer winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole).

The Nutcracker at Paramount Theatre

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker is one of the country's favorite Christmas events, and one of the most performed ballets in the world! This magical story of dancing toys and a Nutcracker prince is paired perfectly with Tchaikovsky's beautiful score. An annual Nutcracker performance by your local ballet company is the perfect way to welcome in Christmas with the whole family!

Sesame Street Live - Say Hello at Xtream Arena

Sesame Street Live - Say Hello

Sesame Street is back on the road with this brand-new live show! Join favorites Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Elmo and more for an exciting all-singing, all-dancing spectacular, plus some great surprises as this exciting production takes to a stage near you! One of the most beloved children's shows in the world, Sesame Street has been running since 1969, presenting educational content in an entertaining and memorable way.