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Celebrate the Holidays at Drury Lane with festive seasonal events for the whole family

Oct 26, 2016 01:00PM ● By Neighbors Magazines

Drury Lane Theatre celebrates the holiday season with festive events and fun for the whole family. Join Drury Lane for a spook-tacular Halloween Party, enjoy a lavish feast during Thanksgiving Brunch and catch up with friends and family on chilly days with Holiday Afternoon Tea service. Bring the whole family back to Drury Lane to celebrate Christmas during one of our visits with Santa followed by a Christmas themed brunch or dinner, and ring in 2017 with a spectacular New Year’s Eve Celebration. This winter, Drury Lane Theatre presents the romantic, Tony Award-winning Gershwin song-and-dance extravaganza Crazy For You and the Theatre For Young Audience’s production of the holiday favorite A Christmas Carol. All holiday events will be held at Drury Lane, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace.

“The holidays are a very special time at Drury Lane and we feel honored that so many families have made visiting us part of their own holiday traditions. We are proud to offer a diverse and special range of events both onstage and off where all of our guests can gather to spend time with those they love and celebrate the holiday season,” says Kyle DeSantis, President of Drury Lane Productions.

Celebrate the holidays with Drury Lane at the following festive events:

Drury Lane’s SPOOKTACULAR Halloween Party

Sunday, October 30, 2016

10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price:   Adults - $35

            Child 7 to 12 - $15

            Child 2 to 6 - $10

Child 2 and Under - FREE

Join us for our spook-tacular Halloween extravaganza! Will you guess the weight of the giant pumpkin or how many candy corn are in the jar? The winners will each be awarded a grand prize! We will be offering all of our traditional brunch favorites along with a trick-or-treat table for the kids, face painting, photo booth, crafts and games. To top it off, kids who dress up in their favorite costume will receive $5 off the regular brunch price. We’re dying for you to join us!

Thanksgiving Brunch

Thursday, November 24, 2016

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Price:   Adults - $45

            Child 7 to 12 - $15

            Child 2 to 6 - $10

Child 2 and Under - FREE

Leave the cooking to Drury Lane this Thanksgiving! Start your morning off with our seasonal pumpkin chai latte before enjoying traditional favorites like roasted turkey, cranberry and apple stuffing, and roasted butternut squash. Then stop by our dessert table to indulge in our warm bread pudding with caramel apple sauce or choose from our assortment of seasonal pies.


A Christmas Carol Breakfast

Saturdays, November 19 & 26 and December 3, 10 & 17, and Friday, December 23 

11:00 a.m.

Price:   Adults - $17

            Child 2 to 12 - $13

            Child 2 and Under - FREE

Start your morning with Santa! Join us for our family-friendly breakfast before seeing our production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, the classic holiday tale of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge. Stop by our yogurt bar, make your own donuts, and enjoy our holiday hot chocolate station. Let the little ones write out their holiday wishes in a letter to Santa that we will send straight to the North Pole!

Christmas Brunch with Santa

Sundays, November 27 and December 4, 11, and 18

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Price:   Adults - $45

            Child 7 to 12 - $15

            Child 2 to 6 - $10

Child 2 and Under - FREE

Celebrate the holiday season with our exquisite brunch! From eggnog and cinnamon rolls to green bean casserole and hand-carved roasted turkey, we have all your holiday favorites. Gather around our 20-foot sparkling Christmas tree for a family photo before seeing our dazzling production of Crazy for You. Don’t forget to say “hi” to Santa!


Holiday Afternoon Tea

Saturdays, December 3, 10, and 17  

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Price:  Adults - $35

Child 3 to 12 - $25

Child 2 and Under - FREE

Take a break from holiday shopping and indulge in our special holiday afternoon tea. Listen to Christmas favorites played by our classical pianist and enjoy seasonal specialties under the twinkling lights of Drury Lane’s festive 20-foot Christmas tree. Featuring freshly baked breads and scones, holiday tea sandwiches, enticing desserts, as well as an assortment of seasonal teas, including harvest apple spice and spiced ginger plum, and hot chocolate for the children. Champagne is also included. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance.



Wednesday, December 14, 2016

5:00 p.m.

Price:   Adults - $25

            Child 2 to 12 - $15

            Child 2 and Under - FREE

Treat the whole family to a festive evening with a savory dinner before the December 14th evening performance of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, the classic holiday tale of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge. Stop by our holiday hot chocolate station before enjoying our season quiche, honey-glazed ham, and whipped potatoes with gravy. Take a photo with Santa (or write him a letter!) and then gather the whole family for a photo in front of our elegant 20-foot Christmas tree!


Christmas Brunch Buffet

Sunday, December 25, 2016

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Price:   Adults - $50

            Child 7 to 12 - $15

            Child 2 to 6 - $10

Child 2 and Under - FREE

On Christmas Day, bring the whole family to our special Christmas Brunch Buffet. Enjoy our elegant holiday decor including a 20-foot tree with sparkling lights. Sip our holiday eggnog or pumpkin chai latte while enjoying our savory Italian sausage with sweet bell peppers or grape-jelly meatballs and roast prime rib with chestnut stuffing. Satisfy your sweet tooth with our assortment of holiday treats including Christmas cookies, warm vanilla bread pudding with caramel bourbon sauce, and cranberry-apple pie.


New Year’s Eve

Saturday, December 31, 2016

3:00 pm, 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm

Price: $40 and up

Ring in 2017 with Drury Lane’s New Year’s Eve Celebration. Gather your friends and indulge in a decadent four-course dinner at Lucille. As midnight approaches, celebrate with a complimentary champagne toast and dancing until 1 am.  Add to the celebration with a performance Crazy for You!


For additional information about holiday events and dining at Drury Lane please visit or call (630) 530-8300.


Drury Lane Theatre’s productions this holiday season include:


Music by George Gershwin

Lyrics by Ira Gershwin

Book by Ken Ludwig

November 3, 2016 – January 8, 2017

(Press Opening: Thursday, November 10 at 8:00 p.m.)

Performance Schedule: Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m., Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Tickets: $45 - $60 ($43-$58 for previews)

Winner of three Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the romantic Gershwin musical Crazy for You is a dance spectacular guaranteed to wow audiences this holiday season. Under the thoughtful direction of extraordinary choreographer Matt Crowle, audiences will enjoy watching Broadway stars Clyde Alves and Robyn Hurder, along with a stellar cast, perform memorable Gershwin numbers like "I Can't Be Bothered Now," "I Got Rhythm," "Nice Work If You Can Get It," and "Someone to Watch Over Me” with modern flare. This vivacious production filled with mistaken identity, plot twists, and fabulous dance numbers is perfect for the whole family.

Drury Lane Theatre for Young Audiences presents


By Charles Dickens

November 16 - December 23, 2016

Performance Schedule:

Tickets: $15

With a lively score and captivating choreography, A Christmas Carol will take families on a timeless holiday adventure with Scrooge as he travels through time with three special ghosts. Over 30 colorful Dickensian characters are brought to life on stage in this uplifting tale of hope and redemption. Complete with falling snow, magical illusions and special effects, the play is a visually-stunning experience, and at one hour long, perfect for children of all ages. On select performance dates, families will have the opportunity to have breakfast or dinner with Santa Claus in Drury Lane's elegantly decorated dining room.

Tickets for Drury Lane Theatre productions are available by calling the box office at (630) 530-0111, TicketMaster at (800) 745-3000 or visiting   Drury Lane's 2016 - 2017 season will conclude with a revised version of Saturday Night Fever, based on the popular ‘70s film with music by The Bee Gees, January 19, 2017 - March 19, 2017.  The 2017-2018 season will open with the razzle-dazzle hit Chicago, followed by the Pulitzer-winning play The Gin Game featuring Chicago theatre legends John Reeger and Paula Scrofano-Reeger, and the powerhouse musical tribute to the 1980s Rock of Ages. For the holiday season Drury Lane will stage beloved tap classic 42nd Street and then close the season with the iconic Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Subscriptions for the 2017 - 2018 Season, priced from $144.60 to $175.80, will go on sale in January 2017.