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2018 Guide to Holiday Concerts and Shows

December 20, 2018

Your 2018 Guide To The Hottest Holiday Concerts & Live Shows

Its that time of year again and were all familiar with what it brings. The turkey dinners, the frantic shopping mall excursions, and reigning in the New Year with a bash. But if youre tired of doing the same old thing, why not flip the script and do something different this year?Watch a live show instead! Weve got a guide to help you spend your holidays at the best holiday shows and live events.

Trans Siberian Orchestra

Trans Siberian OrchestraThe American rock band founded by the late and legendary Paul ONeill in 1966 has been labeled as the first major rock band to go directly to theatres and arenas. Theyve never played at clubs or as an opening act. Thats all the more incredible because the Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) still managed to hone a sound and performance thats won rave reviews from the likes of the Washington Post and Billboard Magazine. Reviews aside, the TSO delivers a stunning performance that incorporates a blend of classical music, rock, and holiday-themed anthems. The TSO Winter Tour began on November 14th, 2018 and comes to a close on December 30th, 2018. Theyve performed highly successful shows at many venues throughout the country for 20 years, and continue to delight both critics and fans. Be sure to check out TSO shows playing near you!

Disney On Ice

Who doesnt adore Disney or have a favorite Disney character? Theyve kept us entertained through animated series, movies, theme parks, and for those of you who have yet to experience it, on ice. For over 35 years, Disney On Ice has brought beloved characters from Mickey Mouse, Frozen, Toy Story 3, and The Little Mermaid together for beautiful performances of song and dance. To top it off, both kids and adults can enjoy world-class skating and storytelling, coupled with incredible special FX. Its a great way to spend time with your family this holiday season. The Disney On Ice Tour will extend into next Spring, with tour dates as far as May 2019.

Disney On Ice: Dare to Dream

Disney On Ice: Frozen

Disney on Ice: Worlds of Enchantment

WWE Live Holiday Tour

WWE Live Holiday TourLets be honest - not all of you get too wrapped up in the holiday spirit. For those whod rather attend an action-packed live event this holiday season, the WWE Live Holiday Tour will serve as a great option. Sure, you probably get your fill tuning into those WWE specials on your big screen, but its a completely different experience live. Youll truly appreciate and respect how these incredibly muscle-bound men and women pull off the acrobatics they do in the ring. Best of all, they interact with the crowd as well, adding another dimension to the show. The WWE Live Holiday Tour begins December 26th with two shows at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois and Madison Square Garden in New York City, and ends on December 30th at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York. Dont miss out on what could be your most exciting holiday night ever!

Brian Setzer Orchestra

Brian Setzer OrchestraMaybe you want to go to a show that makes you sway in your seat. If so, then the Brian Setzer Orchestra is for you. The band was founded by Brian Setzer, frontman for the Stray Cats, in 1990. Starting from the mid-1990s, the band began releasing albums that fused the blues, rock, punk and rockabilly music. A success, they brought their act to the stage, covering popular Christmas tunes which continue to charm those who love big bands and, of course, holiday music. If you want a groovy holiday season show, make sure to see the Brian Setzer Orchestra live. You wont be disappointed. You can catch Brian Setzer and the gang until December 22nd in Los Angeles. Tickets are running out quick so get yours ASAP.

The Nutcracker

If you havent seen The Nutcracker yet, end the streak in 2018. It is a two-act ballet performance which made its debut on December 18th, 1892 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The Nutcracker has stood the test of time in terms of relevance and significance, a reason why you can still watch it live today. If you choose to attend, youll be treated to the most dazzling displays of ballet artistry combined with dreamy set design and an endearing Christmas story surrounding brother and sister, Misha and Marie. There are shows playing in all corners of the country, meaning that you can find a ticket to The Nutcracker in just about any major city. But tickets are running out fast in some cities, so youll want to book now, not later!

Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Radio City Christmas SpectacularNow 75 years old, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular is a 90-minute show which features a mix of singing, dancing, and comedy with an original musical score in the backdrop. There are as many as 140 performers in the show with the star performers being the Rockettes, a womens precision dance troupe. This years production, which runs from November 9th, 2018 to January 2019, comes chock full of exciting visuals ranging from wintry scenes to 3D projections and more. Theres a lot packed into this relatively short set, but the variety and intensity will keep you and the family entertained. The show goes on until January 6th and takes place, as its name indicates, at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. This will be a great show to celebrate the holidays and welcome the new year, so dont miss out. Get your Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole ChristmasYouve probably read the books and watched the movies, but now its time to experience the story of the Grinch and his antics in a live setting. Its a totally different experience seeing Max the Dog narrating the story of the mean-spirited Grinch in this beautifully crafted musical directed by Tony-Award winning director Jack OBrien. The kids will no doubt be captivated, but adults will have a blast as well. So if you were thinking of reading the story of the Grinch to your kids this year, try kicking it up a notch and take them to see the live rendition instead. They wont forget it! The Grinch musical is playing in New York City in the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, which shows playing until December 30th. There are also performances in Philadelphia up until December 29th. If youre in either one of these cities, make sure get your tickets fast - time is flying by!

Elf The Musical

Elf The MusicalElf the Musical brings the hilarious Will Ferrell comedy from the big screen to Broadway. As a refresher, Elf tells the story of one of Santas elves who discovers that hes actually human, deciding to go to New York City to meet his biological father. Reviewers would eventually call Elf one of the best Christmas movies ever made, and the stage rendition has fared just as well. Its definitely worth a watch for all, including both kids and adults. The tour runs until December 30th, 2018, with shows taking place in New Orleans, Spokane, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, and Saint Paul. The tour will be wrapping up in a heartbeat, so make sure to get your ticket today!

Liven Up The Season With 2018 Holiday Concerts & Shows

If youre tired of enjoying the holiday season the same old way, this is the year to shake things up a bit. Throw your friends and family a holiday-inspired surprise by taking them to a live show. Make it a holiday season they never forget!

P.S. Heres our gift to you - a Holiday Sale. Buy any ticket between December 22nd-27th, and youll get 25% off service fees on purchases up to $299 and $35% off service fees on purchases above $300. Use Promo Code: ELF2018

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