The Santaland Diaries

Nov 30 - Dec 30, 2018 In the Owen

  • "Funny, campy, foul-mouthed and festive." – Chicago Reader

Strapped for cash at holiday time, an actor takes a job as “Crumpet the Elf” at Macy’s Santaland—and his hilarious observations are more naughty than nice. Brimming "with Sedaris' wicked humor" (Chicago magazine), this delightfully irreverent “theatrical stocking stuffer” (Chicago Reader) is perfect for those who prefer their eggnog spiked.

Please Note: for mature elves only.

Discounted tickets for groups of 10+ available now! Call 312.443.3820 or email for more information.

Talks & Events
  • Santaland Scene Night

    Young Professionals Event: Santaland Scene Night

    Wednesday, December 12 | Goodman Theatre
    Join the Scenemakers Board for Santaland Scene Night—a young professionals event for mature elves only! Enjoy a pre-show reception with complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres at Latinicity, then see a performance of The Santaland DiariesLEARN MORE >>


Join us for any of the following accessible performances:

Questions? Please contact 312.443.3800 (voice), 312.443.3829 (TTY/TDD) or email

More details regarding the full range of accessibility services at the Goodman can be found here >>

 Touch Tour and  Audio-Described Performance
Sunday, December 16: 12pm Touch Tour, 2pm Audio-Described Performance

To reserve discounted tickets, enter promo code AUDIO online. Reservations for the touch tour are available at check-out for not additional charge. For more information, please call the Box Office or email

 American Sign Language Interpreted Performance: Wednesday, December 26 at 7:30pm

To reserve discounted tickets, enter promo code SIGN.

 Open Captioned Performance: Saturday, December 29 at 4pm

To reserve discounted tickets, enter promo code OPEN.

For a full description of all the accessibility features for The Santaland Diaries, including information on large print and braille programs, assistive listening devices, accessible seating and further details on our accessible performances, please click below.