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December 17, 2022

Kalamazoo State Theatre  

What To Know Before Attending The Show

Doors: 7:00pm | Show: 8:00pm

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The tradition continues!  Spend Christmas with the Griswold family for the annual screening of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation under the twinkling stars at historic Kalamazoo State Theatre Saturday, December 17th!

“Where do you think you’re going? Nobody’s leaving. Nobody’s walking out on this fun, old-fashioned family Christmas! No! No!  We’re going to have the hap-hap-happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny Kaye!”

Come early and take your picture with the Griswold station wagon provided by the author of The Giving Bag Book.  We’re also doing a costume contest, so break out your Cousin Eddie bathrobe, your favorite ugly Christmas sweater or your best Clark outfit and you could win a prize!  Plus, take part in our pre-show trivia for a chance to win one-year membership in the jelly-of-the-month club from Bilberry Jams and Jellies!

KST will also be offering multiple full bars along with festive Holiday drinks and of course, freshly popped popcorn!

IMDB Storyline/Trailer:
It’s Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen and their two kids. Clark’s continual bad luck is worsened by his obnoxious family guests, but he manages to keep going knowing that his Christmas bonus is due soon.

Ticket Information:

All seating is general admission. This event is recommended for a mature audience age 13+. There’s an 8 ticket limit.

  • $16 General Admission
  • $11 12 and under
  • $11 Students available in the box office only until 12/10
  • $21 Day of Show

$1 for every ticket sold is donated to WMU’s Seita Scholars Program

Buy Skip The Line Tickets HERE
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Skip the line Ticket Information:

Why wait in the elements when you can skip the line?! This is a separate ticket that will grant you expedited entry into the venue. Skip The Line entry is located near the main entrance of the building. Look for VIP / Skip The Line signage or ask a staff member. Present your Skip The Line pass along with your event ticket for expedited entry and to avoid the public lines. THIS IS NOT AN EVENT TICKET.

Security Information:
All patrons are subject to search, pat down, and wanding.  The following items are not allowed in the venue: guns, knives, lasers, tasers, mace, glass items, cameras, selfie sticks, outside food or beverage, no bags over the dimensions of 8 inches wide by 5 inches tall with a width of 2 inches,  and other items that may challenge public safety.  You can view our full list by visiting our frequently asked questions here


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Kalamazoo State Theatre
404 S. Burdick
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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