Looking for gift ideas for your friends and loved ones for the holidays? Why not give the gift of live theater?  Curtain up on some tips on how to make your holiday a bit more shiny and bright. Cue jazz hands.

Givenik.com – Givenik.com is a one of a kind website where every time you purchase a ticket to a Broadway or off-Broadway show, five percent of your purchase is given to a charity of your choice. Simply select a charity and a show to spread a little holiday cheer!

TKTS Gift Certificates – The TKTS booths around the city (Times Square, Lincoln Center, South Street Seaport) provide discounted tickets to the majority of shows playing on the Broadway and off-Broadway boards. You can purchase gift certificates to be used at the booths at tdf.org or in person. If you're hoping to purchase tickets from the Times Square location, you can skip the line by going right to window #1.

Broadway Bridges - The Broadway League has a wonderful program called "Broadway Bridges" that is committed to making sure every New York City public high school student has a chance to see a Broadway show before they graduate. If you'd like to make a donation to the organization, visit broadwaybridges.org

A present for you! - With all the holiday madness, you deserve a gift. So sign up to be a TDF member! TDF members are able to purchase tickets for Broadway and off-Broadway shows for as cheap as $11, and tickets are available up to six weeks before performances. Yearly memberships cost $40. Head to TDF.org to see if you're eligible to join.

Happy Holidays — and a kick ball change to 2019!