The beloved Christmas tale is back like you’ve never seen it before with The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical!

Columbus Children’s Theatre brings you The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical, now on stage at the Lincoln Theatre (769 E Long Street Columbus). Upcoming performances include Thursday Dec 20 at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., Friday Dec 21 at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday Dec 22 at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. and Sunday Dec 23 at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

While keeping a similar Christmas charm, now with a little more singing, Columbus Children’s Theatre will re-meet the abrasive Herdman children as they shake up the whole congregation when they get cast as the stars in the church’s Christmas pageant. Featuring beloved classic Christmas chorales as well as a few new songs, watch and listen as the Herdmans, and whole congregation, cooperate and come together to give back and find the true meaning of Christmas.

Tickets range from $19 – $33 and can be purchased online at

Don’t miss this updated classic and remember there’s no place like CCT for the holidays.

Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.