That’s holiday entertainment – for the family

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, with Thanksgiving upon us and holiday music playing on the radio. In celebration of all that’s holly and jolly, Frosty (Nov. 24-Dec. 31), Rudolph (Nov. 25) and Charlie Brown (Nov. 26) are in town and ready to entertain the family — live.

Photo Credit: Engeman Theater

Beginning this Friday, find the friendly snowman – Frosty – caught up in an adventure with friend Jenny in the stage performance of “Frosty,” presented at the John W. Engeman Theater in Northport. See if they can save the town of Chillsville from Ethel Pierpot and her machine that will melt all the snow.

Who doesn’t want to see how the tale of the misfit reindeer with the blinking nose turns out? Find out this Saturday at the show, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” which features (along with Rudolph and Santa) familiar characters like Hermey the Elf and Yukon Cornelius, presented, from 2-4 p.m., at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts in Brookville. Before the show at 1 p.m., a Family Workshop is offered for kids to enjoy holiday crafts, stories and music activities.

Photo Courtesy: Tilles Center

Catch Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang as they remind us all about what’s most important during this Yuletide season, this Sunday, in a live rendition of “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” staged at the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts. Two shows: 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

For me, it was never officially the holiday season until I sat with my family to watch Frosty, Rudolph and Charlie Brown (you’ve just got to love that gangly “Charlie Brown” tree) on TV. But, this weekend, we (my family and I, and you) can go out and see them live on stage — to bring on the season theatre-style.

“Frosty” – Nov. 24-Dec. 31
John W. Engeman Theater in Northport
250 Main St. 631-261-2900.
“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” – Nov. 25
Tilles Center for the Performing Arts in Brookville
720 Northern Blvd. 516-299-3100.
“A Charlie Brown Christmas” – Nov. 26
Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts
71 E. Main St. 631-207-1313.