Thank you for attending Step Afrika!’s Magical Musical Holiday Step Show at Arena Stage! The celebratory performance will return in December 2024.

As the world’s first holiday show highlighting the African American tradition of stepping, Step Afrika!’s Magical Musical Holiday Step Show is a feast for the eyes and ears. Fabulous and furry friends from the Arctic Kingdom–Popper the Penguin and Polo the Polar Bear–along with DJ Nutcracker ensure a fun and exciting experience for the entire family!.


Watch our special edition of our Holiday Stepping Workshop on YouTube.

Upcoming Performances

Tickets will be available here for the 2024 run on August 1, 2024.

  • Family Fun Pack: Four Tickets for $149! This returning promotion allows 2 adults and 2 *children OR 1 adult and 3 *children to attend for only $149. Starting October 13, patrons can bundle Family Fun Packs and the UNDER30 code at the Box Office to accommodate larger families. To purchase, call Arena Stage’s sales office Tuesday – Sunday from 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm at 202.488.3300 to place your order.
  • UNDER30: Pay Your Age! Starting Friday, October 13, patrons under 30 can use the online code UNDER30 and pay their age.
  • Group Discount: Bundle 10+ seats for special discounts! Call Arena’s Group Sales Department at 202-488-4380 or email to learn more.

*For this promotion, children are patrons 26 years old and under!


“When those stage lights come up, Step Afrika! not only performs, the multifaceted artists bring the audience into the action, sharing the magic, cheer, and soulfulness of the season.” – Micha Green of The Washington Informer

My favorite show every year!” – Tricie, Washington, DC

Great energy, great talent, and great entertainment.” – Audience Member, 2022

“Everything worked! The performance was fantastic! To dance for over an hour with such excellence is unbelievable! Thanks for including the audience in some of the performances!” – Audience Member, 2022

Step Afrika! delivered a masterful performance! Loved every second.” – Audience Member, 2022

“A HUGE thanks to Step Afrika! for more fun than I imagined was possible… that show lifted me so high and had me laughing so deeply – it was more positive than I thought was possible, and every member of my family felt the same! Thanks to Step Afrika! for bringing their absolutely irresistible energy. Such deep gratitude.” – Audience Member, 2022