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Busy December highlighting Christmas, holidays at the Wayne Theatre

wayne theatreBig band hits, a Christmas home tour, and series of holiday-themed concerts and classic movies make up the schedule in December at the Wayne Theatre in Waynesboro.

“There’s nothing quite like the magic that comes with the Christmas season, and the Wayne hopes your holiday plans include a performance or movie at the theatre,” said Tracy Straight, the executive director at the Wayne Theatre, which will host 13 holiday-themed events in total in December.

The highlights include a Benny Goodman holiday tribute on Dec. 8, a special Christmas show featuring Wilson Fairchild on Dec. 10, a presentation of The Nutcracker by Albemarle Ballet Theatre on Dec. 11, Winter Wonderland with Mandy Barnett on Dec. 16, and a week of holiday movies including “White Christmas,” “Home Alone” and “Miracle on 34th Street” beginning Dec. 19.

“There’s something for every member of your family, young or old. Treat your family or loved ones in town to the experience of the Wayne Theatre/Ross Performing Arts Center,” Straight said.


2016 Christmas programming at the Wayne Theatre

  • December 2: Merry and Bright Cocktail Christmas Party Fund-raiser – $100
  • December 3: Christmas “Tree Streets” Home Tour – $20/$25
  • December 8: Benny Goodman Special Holiday Tribute: When Swing Was King featuring The Boilermaker Jazz Band – $32/$37
  • December 10: Wilson Fairchild Christmas Show – $30/$35
  • December 11: The Nutcracker Presented by Albemarle Ballet Theatre – $18/$12
  • December 16: Mandy Barnett With Her Band – Winter Wonderland – $28/$33
  • December 17: Polar Express (Holiday Movies at the Wayne) – Pay What You Will
  • December 18: Making Spirits Bright presented by Valley Dance – $12/$18
  • December 19: Twas the Night Before Christmas Matinee – $7.50 (Arts Education Series)
  • December 19: Monday at the Movies – “White Christmas” – Pay What You Will
  • December 21: Home Alone (Holiday Movies at the Wayne) – Pay What You Will
  • December 23: Community Sing-Along led by Jimmy Overton with Hallelujah Chorus – Pay What You Will
  • December 23: Miracle on 34th Street (Holiday Movies at the Wayne) – Pay What You Will

Advance tickets are recommended for our Holiday Movies at the Wayne series. Tickets are Pay What You Will for the holiday movies but online reservation is recommended.

The Wayne Theatre is located at 521 W. Main Street in Waynesboro. For more information or tickets, contact (540) 943-9999 or visit