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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 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.

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.

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).

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 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. 

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.

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.

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.

The Illusionists – Magic of the Holidays

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

Celebrate the holidays with the entire family at The Illusionists – Magic of the Holidays, a mind-blowing showcase featuring jaw-dropping talents of the most incredible illusionists on earth.

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.

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.

Teddy Bear Tea – Afternoon Seating

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

The Rialto Square Theatre holiday tradition continues. Young and old alike will enjoy a breakfast or lunch boxed meal and family fun complete with a special appearance by St. Nick himself and a keepsake teddy bear. Children will also enjoy cookie decorating on the Rialto stage!

Teddy Bear Tea – Morning Seating

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

The Rialto Square Theatre holiday tradition continues. Young and old alike will enjoy a breakfast or lunch boxed meal and family fun complete with a special appearance by St. Nick himself and a keepsake teddy bear. Children will also enjoy cookie decorating on the Rialto stage!

Sleeping Beauty – The State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine

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

Set to the music of revered romantic-era composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, the show follows the story of Aurora, a young princess who pricks her finger on a spindle that was cursed by the malicious fairy Carabosse. As a result, Aurora falls under a deep sleep for the next 100 years until a prince goes on a quest to awaken her.

A Very Rialto Christmas… There’s No Place Like Home

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

Kick off your holiday season with the Rialto Square Theatre and a special concert. Enjoy an evening focused on making your way home for the holidays. Join us starting at 5:30 PM for the Christmas Tree Lighting, sponsored by Hollywood Casinos officially kicking off the holiday season, with Home for the Holidays sponsor, ComEd.

Whose Live Anyway?

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

WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? is 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song all based on audience suggestions. Cast members Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, and Joel Murray will leave you gasping with the very witty scenes they invent before your eyes.