The Little Theatre
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Watkins - Concert Poster

Watkins & The Rapiers present: The Big Little Christmas Show


Doors: 6:30pm
Little Theatre 1 (240 East Ave.)

$20 advance / $25 at the door

FREE Little Theatre “85th Anniversary” Ceramic Mug with every ticket (while supplies last!)


IMPORTANT: Proof of vaccination (along with photo ID) and a mask are REQUIRED to attend this event. Please read our updated COVID Safety Guidelines for full details.

• Doors: 6:30pm
• Seating: General Admission
• Show length: approximately 2 hours, including a 15-minute intermission.
• Food/Drink: Beer, wine, and concessions will be available for sale beforehand and during intermission.
Watkins - Christmas

The greatest holiday tradition of them all is back! Watkins and the Rapiers will return to The Little’s theater 1 for their truly one-of-a-kind December extravaganza.

Bass/guitarist/vocalist Kerry Regan has written Christmas songs since the 1970s, and the band first performed holiday tunes live in 1997.

In 1998, the band’s four songwriters wrote enough songs for a full-on Christmas show. That year the group had 11 original holiday songs. These tunes form the core of a Christmas repertoire that Watkins revisits, augments, and adds to every December for the now annual Christmas show. Today, Watkins has over 70 holiday songs. Song titles include, “Do Something Kinda Vaguely Good for Christmas,” “Arise Ye North Pole Workers,” “Open Enrollment Period Waltz,” and more.

In December 2016, the band debuted It’s Christmas in December as part of The Little Concert Series, and has performed (almost) annually in Theatre 1 or the Cafe since.

Music at the Little is made possible in part by a grant from Drs. Dawn and Jacques Lipson to support performance, innovation and accessibility of the arts in the Rochester community, and thanks to the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

Support provided by the New York State Council on the Arts