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Holiday Gift Ideas: Tickets to Orlando Live Events

December 04, 2015 by Alyssa

Holiday Gift Guide Orlando

If you need some help shopping for your Orlando-area friends and relatives, you’ve come to the right place. Here at Vivid Seats, we sell tickets to hundreds of upcoming concert, theater, and sports events in central Florida, so you can cross off your whole shopping list in one place. Buy Daytona 500 tickets and seats to an Orlando Magic game for your favorite sports nerds, and then get your most devoted music-lovers front-row passes for 2016 concerts from Tool, Justin Bieber, or Def Leppard. Leave your funniest friends laughing harder than ever by sending them to stand-up shows from Kathy Griffin and Katt Williams, and give musical theater geeks the experience of a lifetime with passes to Broadway shows like Kinky Boots or Dirty Dancing.

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 Orlando Concerts
No. Event 2016 Date(s) Venue Median Price | Get-In Price
1 Country 500 Music Festival 3-Day Pass (Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean 5/27-5/29 Daytona International Speedway $272 | $225
2 Justin Bieber 6/30 Amway Center $200 | $95
3 Tool with Primus 1/28 CFE Arena $492 | $204
4 Demi Lovato with Nick Jonas 6/25 Amway Center $134 | $40
5 Barry Manilow 2/2 Amway Center $143 | $37
6 Coheed and Cambria 3/11 Hard Rock Live $85 | $59
7 Vince Gill and Lyle Lovett 2/23, 2/28 Peabody Auditorium. King Center for the Performing Arts $142 | $62 (2/23, most affordable)
8 Def Leppard with Styx 1/30 Amway Center $166 | $44
9 Macklemore and Ryan Lewis 1/20 Dr. Philliips Center for the Performing Arts $104 | $62
10 The Moody Blues 3/8-3/9 Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, King Center for the Performing Arts $228 | $109 (3/8, most affordable)


For country music lovers in the Orlando area, no gift will be better than three-day tickets to the inaugural Country 500 Music Festival at the Daytona International Speedway. The spring music festival will star Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Kid Rock, and many more over three days. For more traditional country music fans, grab seats to one of the double-headlining shows from legends Vince Gill and Lyle Lovett. In January, the double-bill of Def Leppard and Styx will be a hit with classic rock fans, as will be the Moody Blues concerts in March. Fans of hard rock might prefer passes to see Tool with Primus at CFE Arena or Coheed and Cambria at Hard Rock Live. Pop stars coming to central Florida in 2016 include Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas, and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. You can also shop for Barry Manilow tickets for the singer’s farewell tour, which swings through Orlando in February.


Top Orlando Theater 
No. Event Date(s) Venue Median Price | Get-In Price
1 Kathy Griffin 3/30, 4/16 Peabody Auditorium, King Center for the Performing Arts $124 | $68 (3/30, most affordable)
2 Kinky Boots 2/23-2/28 Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts $302 | $114 (2/23-2/26, most affordable)
3 Cirque du Soleil La Nouba 1/1-4/29 Downtown Disney $139 | $108
4 Ringling Bros. B&B Circus 1/14-1/18 Amway Center $58 | $33 (1/15-1/17, most affordable)
5 Katt Williams 1/19 CFE Arena $102 | $79
6 Dirty Dancing the Musical 3/29-4/3 Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts $214 | $59 (4/2 matinee, most affordable)
7 Brian Regan 4/21 Peabody Auditorium $96 | $59
8 Beautiful: The Carole King Musical 5/3-5/8 Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts $215 | $61 (5/7 evening, most affordable)
9 Ina Garten 1/21 Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts $145 | $82
10 Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie's Doorway to Magic 3/3-3/6 Daytona Beach Ocean Center, King Center for the Performing Arts, CFE Arena $57 | $31 (3/3, most affordable)


Be the favorite gift-giver for your musical theater lovers this year with tickets to Orlando-area productions of Kinky Boots, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, or the stage adaptation of Dirty Dancing. Through 2016, A-list comedians like Kathy Griffin, Katt Williams, and Brian Regan will be visiting theaters in central Florida, giving the comedy fans on your shopping list something to be thankful for. Treat your friends and family to a day out at the circus in 2016: You can keep it classic with tickets to the Ringling Bros. B&B Circus or go more contemporary with passes to Cirque du Soleil’s La Nouba. If you have little ones in tow, watch their eyes light up during a performance of Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic. For the foodie on your list, let them soak up the wisdom of the “Barefoot Contessa” firsthand with tickets to Ina Garten’s January live show.


Top Orlando Sports
No. Event Date(s) Venue Median Price | Get-In Price
1 Daytona 500 2016 2/21 Daytona International Speedway $235 | $125
2 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series - Budweiser Duel 2/18 Daytona International Speedwya $169 | $103
3 Citrus Bowl 2016 1/1 Citrus Bowl $193 | $81
4 Orlando Magic vs Golden State Warriors 2/25 Amway Center $199 | $74
5 Orlando Magic vs Cleveland Cavaliers 3/18 Amway Center $200 | $72
6 Orlando Magic vs Chicago Bulls 3/26 Amway Center $185 | $50
7 WWE Live 1/22, 1/24 CFE Arena, Amway Center $128 | $41 (1/22, most affordable)
8 Harlem Globetrotters 2/27 Amway Center $78 | $27
9 Arnold Palmer Invitational 4-Day Badge 3/17-3/20 Bay Hill Club and Lodge $182 | $182
10 Monster Energy AMA Supercross 3/5 Daytona International Speedway $84 | $49


If you want to get the NASCAR fans on your list the holy grail of gifts, browse the listings for the 2016 Daytona 500. You can also grab tickets to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Budweiser Duel so they can know firsthand who’ll be leading the lineup at the Daytona 500. College football fans will love to spend their New Year's Day at the 2016 Citrus Bowl in Orlando. For the basketball lover in your life, shop for tickets to an upcoming Orlando Magic game against the Eastern Conference rival Cleveland Cavaliers or Chicago Bulls, or against Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors. The Harlem Globetrotters will also bring their skills to the Amway Center on Feb. 27.

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