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Christmas City, USA | A New Holiday Musical

Join Gateway Church for a new Christmas show featuring original music and an amazing cast of characters! Full of spectacular scenery and costumes, high-energy song and dance, a generous helping of humor, and heart-tugging moments, Christmas City, USA is sure to be a family favorite.

During the show, you’ll travel to Christmas City, USA (aka, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) with our main character, Elleanor. It’s Christmas Eve, and Elleanor can’t wait to explore this wonderful town that is devoted to celebrating Christmas ... plus, there’s a deeply personal tie to her ancestry.

Elleanor, along with a crew of other colorful characters, set off on a trolley tour of the town to learn more about this special city with a longstanding, close connection to American history.

With flashback scenes, displays coming to life (due to Elleanor’s vivid imagination), and massive musical numbers, this show moves at a quick pace and makes you feel like you’re a part of the story. From beginning to end, Christmas City, USA will draw you in through heartfelt performances that will make you laugh, move you to tears, and warm your heart as we explore what makes the most wonderful time of the year so wonderful!

This holiday season, join us for a story of wonder, hope, and finding your way home again. You may enjoy it so much you see it more than once!

The show is LIVE at our Southlake Campus. Admission is free, but seat reservations are required. (Performances will be simulcast at all Gateway campuses during weekend services.)

Spanish interpretation is available at all campuses. Habrá traducción en Español.

This show is recommended for ages 10+. For kids from birth through sixth grade, we offer quality kids programming. Your kids are sure to love it! Registration is not required.*

*All children’s workers have undergone a background check, a thorough interview process, and extensive classroom training.

Seat reservations are first-come, first-served. There is a limit of six (6) seat reservations per email address. Please plan to arrive 30 minutes before showtime. All seats that are not occupied 15 minutes before the show will be released to walk-up guests.

Seat reservations open Monday, December 2, at noon (CT).

Christmas City, USA will be streamed live online at as well as on Gateway’s mobile and TV apps. It will also be available on-demand afterward for second and even third viewings! 

For wheelchair-accessible seating, large-group reservations, or any other questions, contact Brushfire at 800.569.7108 or email