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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: the Musical

Bring your young ones to see the holiday show “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical” November 17-20, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel!

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” is the most watched television show in history, repeating each holiday season since the 50s. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical” is a quite literal version of that TV show, with more songs and a large cast!

In case you were born on Mars and missed it, we’ll remind you that the book was born in 1939 by a copywriter from Montgomery Ward, more for sales purposes than literature. The TV show debuted in 1964 as a stop-action special.

Rudolph, a male reindeer, and his updated pals, Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius, and the Abominable Snow Monster help Santa Claus bring toys to all the boys and girls of the world even as a snow storm approaches that threatens to cancel Christmas. Along the way, we marvel at the Island of Misfit Toys. Expect to see lots of puppets.

The Chicago Theatre is located at 175 North State Street, in the heart of the Loop. For tickets, go online to and follow the prompts. The show will appeal to children under the age of ten.

Make your “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical” experience more enjoyable by staying at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, in historic Hyde Park. Chicago Lake Shore offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. The Lake Shore Café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. AND Jazz and seafood buffet (non-seafood items available) Friday nights.