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Holiday Gift Ideas: Tickets to Boston Live Events

December 04, 2015 by Amy


Holiday Gift Ideas Boston

The city of Boston and its surrounding areas are poised to be quite busy in 2016, as many of the coming year's most anticipated live events are set to make stops in the region. From concerts by Janet Jackson, 5 Seconds of Summer, and Jason Aldean, to Dancing with the Stars, Dirty Dancing, and Sesame Street Live, and of course your hometown Bruins, Celtics, Patriots, and Red Sox, the Vivid Seats marketplace has you covered this holiday shopping season with a vast selection of sports, concert, and theater tickets for events in and around Boston in 2016.

Check out the tables below for the ticket price breakdown of some of our top holiday gift ideas. All ticket prices based on active listings as of Dec. 2.

 

Top Boston Concerts
No. Event Date(s) Venue Median Price | Get-In Price
1 Dropkick Murphys 3/19 Agganis Arena $75 | $37 
2 Leon Bridges 3/5 Wang Theatre $85 | $52
3 Muse 1/25 TD Garden $105 | $54
4 Janet Jackson 6/21 Verizon Wireless Arena $118 | $24 
5 Wilco 1/30 Orpheum Theatre $118 | $62
6 Selena Gomez 5/28 TD Garden $120 | $38
7 Jason Aldean 2/25 Verizon Wireless Arena $135 | $60
8 Carrie Underwood 2/23 TD Garden $144 | $65
9 5 Seconds of Summer 7/9 Xfinity Center $140 | $28
10 Boston Symphony Orchestra Ongoing Boston Symphony Hall $365-$375 | $145-$290

 

Many top concert tours will be headed to the greater Boston area in 2016 including but not limited to rising star Leon Bridges, an intimate show by Dropkick Murphys at Agganis Arena, and country stars Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood to help get through the winter blues. In the summer, keep an eye out for Janet Jackson at Verizon Wireless Arena, Selena Gomez at TD Garden, and of course ongoing performances by the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

 

Top Boston Theater
No. Event Date(s) Venue Median Price | Get-In Price
1 Dancing with the Stars 1/7 Shubert Theatre $369 | $117
2 Dirty Dancing 6/10 - 6/12 Hanover Theatre $226 | $85
3 Bob Saget 3/4 Wilbur Theatre $229 | $177
4 Annie 3/11 - 3/13 Hanover Theatre $225 | $75
5 Beauty and the Beast 1/6 - 1/10 Boston Opera House $147 | $69 (1/6, most affordable)
6 Sound of Music 3/29 - 4/10 Boston Opera House $145 | $74
7 Riverdance 5/10 - 5/15 Wang Theatre $147 | $71 (5/11, most affordable)
8 Blue Man Group Ongoing Charles Playhouse $129-$145 | $89-$113
9 Wizard of Oz 4/12 - 4/24 Wang Theatre $113 | $60
10 Sesame Street Live 1/2 - 1/3, 3/19 - 3/20 Lowell Memorial Auditorium / Hanover Theatre $210 | $40 (1/3, most affordable)

 

Enjoy a taste of Broadway early on in 2016 when Beauty and the Beast, Annie, and the Sound of Music make their way to town, while the enduring hit Riverdance also is poised to set up shop for a week of shows at the Wang Theatre. If you're looking for family fun, be sure not to miss Sesame Street Live and Wizard of Oz, among many other must-see shows fit for audiences of all ages.  

 

Top Boston Sports
No. Event Date(s) Venue Median Price | Get-In Price
1 Winter Classic - Boston Bruins vs Montreal Canadiens 1/1 Gillette Stadium $408 | $230
2 Boston Bruins vs Chicago Blackhawks 3/3 TD Garden $235 | $99
3 Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat 2/27 TD Garden $128 | $38
4 Boston Celtics vs Chicago Bulls 1/22 TD Garden $126 | $35
5 Boston Red Sox vs Baltimore Orioles (Opening Day) 4/11 Fenway Park $229 | $99
6 Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees 4/29-5/1, 8/9-11, 9/15-18 Fenway Park $152 | $63 (5/1, most affordable)
7 Harlem Globetrotters 3/12, 3/13 TD Garden $85 | $24 (3/12, most affordable)
8 Monster Energy AMA Supercross 4/23 Gillette Stadium $125 | $36
9 Monster Jam 2/12 - 2/14 DCU Center $57 | $23 (2/12, most affordable)
10 Boston University vs Boston College Hockey 1/16 Agganis Arena $65 | $39

 

For the second time since its establishment, the Winter Classic will take place in Massachusetts, this time at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, pitting the Boston Bruins against the division-leading Montreal Canadiens. Also up ahead in 2016 for the Boston Celtics are visits from the Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls, while Opening Day for the Boston Red Sox will take place on April 11 against the Baltimore Orioles. Extreme sports fans can look forward to events like Monster Energy AMA Supercross and Monster Jam during the opening months of the year.

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