NEW YORK (MainStreet) — If you've already had enough of the eggnog, shopping and wrapping this holiday season, MainStreet has put together a list of unique productions going on around the country this holiday season:
1. Lyle the Crocodile, Bethesda, Maryland: When the Primm family moves into a New York City apartment, the parents and children are quite surprised to find a crocodile in their bathtub! But Lyle is a rather extraordinary crocodile and quickly becomes part of the family. Unfortunately, a nasty neighbor, Mr. Grumps, has it out for the reptile. Through January 10. Tickets start at $12.
2. How the Grinch Stole Christmas, San Diego: A live-action stage version of the classic tale. Through December 28. Tickets $35-$72.
3. Meet Me in St. Louis: A Live Radio Play, Bucks County, Pa: Based on The Kensington Stories by Sally Benson and the MGM motion picture Meet Me In St. Louis starring Judy Garland. Through December 29. Tickets $29-$57.50.
4. The South's Grandest Christmas Show, Myrtle Beach, SC: This musical combines traditional Christmas classics and contemporary holiday favorites. Through December 31. Tickets $50.
5. A Christmas Story, Austin, Texas: Based on the classic holiday film, young Ralphie and his quest for the Red Ryder B.B. Gun comes to delightful life on stage! Visions of pink bunny suits, tongues stuck on flagpoles, turkey loving dogs and Pop's beloved fishnet leg lamp will make all your family's Christmas sugar-plum wishes come true. Through December 29. Tickets $25-$200.
6. It's a Wonderful Life, Branson, Mo: A holiday classic comes to life on stage during An Old Time Christmas in Silver Dollar City. In this original musical adaptation of Frank Capra's 1946 film, small town businessman George Bailey discovers the true value of life, family and friends with a little help from his guardian angel, Clarence. Through December 30. Tickets for admission to park $35.
7. The Macy's Christmas Light Show, Philadelphia: the Christmas Light Show and Wanamaker Organ Concert at Macy's is a Philadelphia holiday tradition that dates back half a century. Every two hours through December 31.
8. Dick Whittington and His Cat, Seattle: A poor boy with only his cat for company, Dick arrives in the big City of London to seek his fame and fortune. There he encounters the evil and villainous King Rat on a mission to take over the world. Through January 5. Tickets $7-$13.
9. Ice! Featuring Frosty the Snowman, Orlando: More than two million pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures featuring Frosty the Snowman. Through January 5. Tickets: $14.99-$28.99.
10. The Nutcracker, New York City: Tchaikovsky's beloved melodies will transport you to a magical world where mischievous mice besiege a battalion of toy soldiers, and an onstage blizzard leads to an enchanted Land of Sweets. Through January 4. Tickets $67-$254.
—Written by Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell for MainStreet