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Top 8 Holiday Events to Help You Celebrate the Season

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While many people like to spend the holiday season cozying up by the fire and watching classic Christmas movies, switch up the program by taking your family and friends to one of the many fantastic performances taking place throughout the rest of the year. Whether you have a taste for classical music and ballet or want to witness the season through a more contemporary lens, the following events are sure to make sure that you have a holiday experience that you won’t soon forget.

Lindsey Stirling’s Snow Waltz Tour

Join this talented violinist as she embarks on her fourth Christmas-themed tour, The Snow Waltz Tour, which will run through the end of December. After her appearance on America’s Got Talent skyrocketed her popularity, Lindsey Stirling released her self-titled album in 2012, featuring original compositions like “Crystallize” and “Electric Daisy Violin.” Stirling’s second album Shatter Me (2014) earned the young violinist an RIAA Gold certification and two Billboard music awards. Her version of “Carol of the Bells”, is the only instrumental song to reach the Top 10 on AC Radio. Stirling has also collaborated with a cappella sensation, Pentatonix, on a cover of “Radioactive.” Electrify your holiday season with the musical stylings of Lindsey Stirling’s classic and original violin compositions. 

Trans-Siberian Orchestra 

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra will be on tour on both coasts with their annual holiday shows, with this year’s reprise of The Ghosts of Christmas Eve: The Best of TSO and More. The rock orchestra recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of their debut album, Christmas Eve & Other Stories. Take in the genius performances sparked by composer Paul O’Neill with the orchestra’s renditions of “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo,” “Carol of the Bells,” “O Holy Night” and more. TSO performances are one of a kind and feature elaborate light shows with lasers and fog. Check out the schedule for TSO’s 2022 tour and how they came to be one of the greatest orchestral bands in the world. 

Pentatonix’s A Christmas Spectacular Tour 

This three-time Grammy Award-winning a capella group is celebrating the release of their seventh Christmas album, by embarking on A Christmas Spectacular tour. As a multi-platinum artist with more than ten million albums sold worldwide, Pentatonix is one of the most prominent a capella groups in the world alongside popular artists like Straight No Chaser. Prepare to be regaled with their vocal arrangements of holiday classics like “12 Days of Christmas,” “Little Drummer Boy” and “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy,” from now until December 22. Pentatonix will be joined on tour by Girl Named Tom, the American folk group that won the 21st season of The Voice

Pentatonix sing while on or around a white couch.

Disney on Ice 

Treat the young ones to a Disney winter wonderland with Disney on Ice tickets. Disney on Ice has been putting on ice shows for more than 40 years and now you can be treated to a skating spectacular featuring the stories of the hit Disney movies, Frozen and Encanto. Watch characters like Mirabel, Elsa and Olaf glide across the ice throughout this holiday season. 

The Nutcracker 

From late November to early January, ballet fans of all ages can see The Nutcracker live. Follow the history of The Nutcracker from the ballet’s debut in 1892 to modern times. Join Clara as she is whisked away to a magical world with characters like the Mouse King and his army, the dazzling Sugar Plum Fairy, and her brave Nutcracker Prince. Those wanting a break from the classic ballet story should check out The Hip Hop Nutcracker, a modern version set in New York City.

Mannheim Steamroller’s Christmas Tour 

If you’re looking for a transcendent orchestra holiday performance, look no further than Mannheim Steamroller’s annual Christmas Tour. Founded by Chip Davis in 1974, Mannheim Steamroller is a new-age classical music group that is known for its series of Fresh Aire albums released in 1975. Make sure that you don’t miss out on the group’s modern interpretations of Yuletide tunes like “We Three Kings” and “Deck the Halls,” all throughout November and December. 

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Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Spend the holidays with the Radio City Rockettes as they kick off their annual Radio City Christmas Spectacular. The Rockettes have been putting on this show since the 1930s and the production has become one of New York’s most prized Christmas traditions. This infamous show has it all with singing and laughs alongside dance performances featuring toy soldiers and snowflakes. There might even be a surprise appearance from jolly old St. Nick himself! Make sure to take it all in with tickets to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. 

iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour

The iHeartRadio Jingle Ball tour is back with some of the year’s biggest stars like pop sensation Lizzo and Demi Lovato, along with older favorites like the Black Eyed Peas and Pitbull. The Jingle Ball will make its first stop in Ft. Worth, Tex., at Dickies Arena and finish off in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., at the Amerant Bank Arena. Get tickets to see one of the 11 dates plotted out for the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball with a rotating lineup of the hottest musical acts of the year. 

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