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Polar Express

Rialto Square Theatre 102 N. Chicago Street, Joliet, IL

Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis ("Forrest Gump"; "Cast Away") reunite for "Polar Express," an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children's book by Chris Van Allsburg. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

The Nutcracker

Rialto Square Theatre 102 N. Chicago Street, Joliet, IL

This holiday favorite fairytale ballet is perfect for the entire family. The magical production features lavish costumes, exquisite sets, including a Christmas tree that grows before your eyes, and sensational choreography by ballet master, Kenneth von Heidecke. Journey through the land of whirling snowflakes and visit the kingdom of the Sugar Plum Fairy. This is one holiday tradition you won’t want to miss.

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Rialto Square Theatre 102 N. Chicago Street, Joliet, IL

A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage encompasses each of your favorite scenes from the original animated television show, with more fun, more music, and more finding the true Christmas spirit. After the final bow, the show crescendos into a celebration of song as the audience is invited to join the Peanuts gang in singing traditional Christmas songs and carols.

Alton Brown Live: Beyond the Eats – The Holiday Variant!

Rialto Square Theatre 102 N. Chicago Street, Joliet, IL

Television personality, author, Food Network and Netflix star Alton Brown will be heading out on his Alton Brown Live: Beyond The Eats – The Holiday Variant tour this holiday season.

Santa’s Secret Workshop

Rialto Square Theatre 102 N. Chicago Street, Joliet, IL

Children will make a secret Christmas Craft to be gifted to a special person of their choosing. Santa’s elves will be on hand to help craft, wrap, and tag the gifts. After your children are done with their gifts, they will have an opportunity to meet Santa Claus.

Home Alone

Rialto Square Theatre 102 N. Chicago Street, Joliet, IL

Home Alone is the story of 8-year-old Kevin (Macaulay Culkin), a mischievous middle child who feels largely ignored by his large extended family. While preparing for a Christmas vacation in Paris, Kevin gets in trouble, is banished to the attic overnight, and wishes his family would just disappear. Kevin gets his wish the next morning when his family mistakenly leaves him behind. At first, Kevin is elated -- but pretty soon he realizes that being home alone isn't all it's cracked up to be. 

Boney James

Rialto Square Theatre 102 N. Chicago Street, Joliet, IL

Detour, on Concord Records, is chart-topping jazz/R&B sax player Boney James’ 18th studio album. Appropriately titled, this latest album is a subtle stylistic turn that builds on the commercial success of 2020’s Solid, his highest charting release ever on the pop charts, peaking in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200.

Home Free Family Christmas

Rialto Square Theatre 102 N. Chicago Street, Joliet, IL

All-vocal Country entertainers Home Free have made their mark on the music scene, racking up nearly 600,000 album equivalents globally; embarking on major international tours; amassing 500+ MILLION views and over 1.5-MILLION Subscribers on YouTube; and being declared “Country music fans’ favorite a cappella group” (Taste of Country).

A Motown Christmas

Rialto Square Theatre 102 N. Chicago Street, Joliet, IL

A Motown Christmas features a world-class vocal group, assembled from past and present members of Motown's most legendary groups...The Temptations, The Miracles, and The Contours.

The Midtown Men – Holiday Hits

Rialto Square Theatre 102 N. Chicago Street, Joliet, IL

The Midtown Men, reuniting stars from the Broadway smash hit JERSEY BOYS, will ring in the Christmas season this year with their "Holiday Hits" show.

American Legion Band Concert

Rialto Square Theatre 102 N. Chicago Street, Joliet, IL

The Joliet American Legion Band will bring the sounds of the season to life on the Rialto Square Theatre stage. Enriched in tradition, military sharpness, and musical integrity, these musicians are delighted to bring you an unforgettable performance with their tremendously rousing musical spirit. A ticket is free in exchange for a generous food/non-perishable donation.

The Rat Pack Is Back For The Holidays

Rialto Square Theatre 102 N. Chicago Street, Joliet, IL

The 75-minute tribute holiday show The Rat Pack is Back For The Holidays takes audiences back to an era when the Strip had live music and entertainers knew how to work the crowd.

It’s A Wonderful Life

Rialto Square Theatre 102 N. Chicago Street, Joliet, IL

a Wonderful Life is a 1946 American Christmas family fantasy drama film produced and directed by Frank Capra, based on the short story and booklet The Greatest Gift, which Philip Van Doren Stern self-published in 1943 and is in turn loosely based on the 1843 Charles Dickens novella A Christmas Carol. 

The Commodores

Rialto Square Theatre 102 N. Chicago Street, Joliet, IL

For three decades, the Commodores have remained a force in the music industry. “The Legends of Motown”, “Hit, After Hit, After Hit”, “Grammy Award Winners”, “All The Emotion, All the Excitement”, “If You Haven’t Seen Them Live, You Haven’t Heard The Commodores”.

Nikki Glaser: The Good Girl Tour

Rialto Square Theatre 102 N. Chicago Street, Joliet, IL

Nikki Glaser is one of the funniest female voices in comedy today. For over a decade at clubs and theatres across the country, and as the host of three hit podcasts, she has been honing her shockingly- honest, no-holds barred style of comedy

Nikki Glaser

Rialto Square Theatre 102 N. Chicago Street, Joliet, IL

Nikki Glaser is one of the funniest female voices in comedy today. For over a decade at clubs and theatres across the country, and as the host of three hit podcasts, she has been honing her shockingly- honest, no-holds barred style of comedy. Her brand-new daily show, THE NIKKI GLASER PODCAST, launched in 2021 through iHeartMedia and Will Ferrell’s Big Money Players Network.

Wedding Expo

Rialto Square Theatre 102 N. Chicago Street, Joliet, IL

We are thrilled to host local vendors and future brides in one of the most spectacular venues in all of Chicagoland. The Wedding Expo gives us the opportunity to connect future brides with some of the most desired wedding vendors in the area, all while showing off the incredible Rialto Square Theatre.