The holidays are filled with celebration and gift giving. What better way to enjoy the season than to get tickets to one of the many holiday events available! Whether they’re for you, a friend, a significant other, or family, holiday event tickets are a great way to enjoy festive favorites that’ll create memories lasting long after the New Year begins. Below are Ticket Liquidator’s highlights for the wintry season. Theater, comedy, dance, circus, music, ice shows, and sports are a few categories we came up with to fit your interests. The holiday shows below (and more!) are literally your ticket into a memorable holiday season.
A Charlie Brown Christmas: A Charlie Brown Christmas musical brings the Peanuts to life. It has shows at Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place and locations scattered across the country. Based on the TV Christmas special “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” the Peanuts enjoy the holiday season and discover the true meaning of Christmas past the materialism that soaks up some of the true spirit. It’s a perfect show for kids, approximately 45 minutes long, that makes a great, festive night out for the family.
Elf: the Musical: Elf: The Musical came to life at Al Hirschfeld Theatre on Broadway. Now, the Broadway location is making its final holiday show run in 2016, and Elf: The Musical is going on tour! From November to early January, Buddy the Elf and the cast will be stopping at theaters to bring the Broadway musical closer to your home! This is the perfect holiday theater event for you and your family. It is based on the iconic movie Elf starring Will Ferrell and Zooey Deschanel. Elf: The Musical reminds the audience of the importance of family and the power of positivity.
A Christmas Carol: A Christmas Carol is based on Charles Dickens’ novel that follows bitter Scrooge through his moral journey. Through Scrooge’s transformation from lonely and greedy to giving and understanding, the audience enjoys a holiday-themed production that attaches life lessons to its story. A Christmas Carol is on tour this holiday season, stopping in cities like Chicago, D.C., and many more.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas: Dr Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas: The Musical is going on tour for the holiday 2016 season! The classic story has translated into multiple cinematic productions in addition to the musical version. The classic tale of the Grinch, who goes from a sour, selfish character to an open, loving one, is a great lesson for the holiday season. The tour is shorter, only stopping in Midland, MI; Nashville, TN; New Orleans, LA; Durham, NC; Cleveland, OH; and Washington, DC. However, there are a lot of dates for each location because the tour runs through December! Get your tickets to see one of Dr. Seuss’ best works onstage, and see if your heart grows three sizes that day.
Santasia – A Holiday Comedy: Santasia is an off-Broadway and L.A. production that pokes at the rib cages of the holiday season. Santasia sasses and jabs at festivity. In turn, it creates a hysterical production that will have you laugh uncontrollably. It incorporates music and choreography into a witty script; the Santasia website compares it to “Saturday Night Live.” Add some lightheartedness to your holiday to-do list, and check out Santasia for its limited run!
A John Waters Christmas: A John Waters Christmas is a mix between music and comedy. The performance of its compilation album includes hilarious, festive lyrics that everyone can relate to. Therefore, for a concert with a wink, A John Waters Christmas is the perfect event. It has a limited tour, hitting Boston, New York, and Baltimore to name a few.
The Nutcracker: The Nutcracker is another holiday classic that represents the beautiful imagery and movement of dance. Many different ballet companies put on performances of The Nutcracker every year, and this year is no different. The ballet takes audiences through a story line set near Christmas. Furthermore, the beautiful ballet dances consistently demonstrate why The Nutcracker is such as classic. It is being performed all over the country from California to Massachusetts. Find the performance closest to you to enjoy a festive night out.
Radio City Christmas Spectacular: Radio City Christmas Spectacular is an annual holiday event at the famous Radio City Music Hall. Radio City Music Hall is located in Manhattan, NY, and it’s been a pillar of performance excellence for years. The Radio City Rockettes are a focal point for the show; their dancing and high kicks consistently awe audiences. Santa Claus normally hosts the show and introduces song and dance numbers. In addition, the run times is 90 minutes. This is arguably the holiday show in the country with its long history and famous Rockettes.
Cirque Dreams: Holidaze: Cirque Dreams incorporates circus performance with theatrical excellency. Cirque Dreams is known all over the world for their productions. Holidaze is Cirque Dreams’ holiday version that incorporates the characters we all love with acrobatics, illusions, and musical numbers. In addition, snowmen, reindeer, gingerbread men, and ornaments are just a few of the characters that make up the 300 costumes that Cirque Dreams: Holidaze presents. It’s the perfect gift for a festive night out that strays from the classic performances.
Mariah Carey: Mariah Carey is a pop diva. She’s also a holiday diva. Carey’s catchy Christmas jam “All I Want for Christmas Is You” is on everyone’s playlists post-Thanksgiving. Though Carey is known for more than just her holiday hit, this song is the reason Carey is performing in NYC this winter. In an exciting five-night event, Carey will perform at Beacon Theatre in New York. The dates are December 5th, 7th, 8th, 13th, and 14th. Furthermore, this is a precursor to her Vegas residency at Caesars Palace Colosseum in Las Vegas next spring. Carey’s popularity during December is relative to her holiday hits, and fans can be sure to hear “All I Want for Christmas Is You” on the set list. See Carey’s glitz, glam, and diva ‘tude onstage for this unique holiday performance.
Classical Music Holiday Concerts: For classic music fans, symphonies across the nation put on holiday shows every winter. Symphonies consistently bring the beauty of classical music to audiences everywhere for the holiday season. Show options range from Boston Pops Swing Orchestra: Keith Lockhart – Holiday Pops to San Francisco Symphony: Randall Craig Fleischer – A Charlie Brown Christmas Live. Check out Ticket Liquidator’s list of holiday symphony concerts, and enjoy an elegant night out.
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas: Mannheim Steamroller is an American new-age music group founded by Chip Davis, founder of the industry’s largest independent record label American Gramaphone. Every year, the group tours for the Christmas season, and 2016 is no different. Two travelling ensembles thematically titled “GREEN” and “RED” will tour the country, bringing a fun and festive show to audiences. Mannheim Steamroller blends classical music with new-age/rock to produce a unique sound unlike anything else.
Holiday Multi-Artist Events
iHeartRadio Jingle Ball: iHeartRadio’s Jingle Ball is a tour that hits big cities in December to bring mainstream artists together. This year, the lineup includes Britney Spears, Ariana Grande, The Chainsmokers, Alessia Cara, and more. Performances vary depending on the night, so check out the exact lineups, and bring your friends.
96.5 TIC All Star Christmas: Meghan Trainor, OneRepublic, James Bay & Lindsey Sterling are the lineup for TIC’s All Star Christmas. The event is at Mohegan Sun Arena and features many chart-topping artists. Mohegan Sun is a great casino venue that includes many different amenities. Grab dinner before the show, and go out after!
Holiday in Brooklyn: Jimmy Buffet, James Taylor & Sarah McLachlan make up Holiday in Brooklyn, an old-school holiday music event. The artists cater to an older crowd or a music fan who appreciates the classics. For a relaxed, fun evening, Holiday in Brooklyn is at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn’s largest music venue.
2016 Holiday Havoc: blink182, Jimmy Eat World, Pierce The Veil & Weathers are the lineup for the first night of 2016 Holiday Havoc at the Pearl Concert Theater At Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. For a 90’s rock fan, this show is your holiday ticket for an unique rock lineup.
2016 Holiday Havoc: Weezer, Grouplove, Saint Motel, The Moth, and The Flame & 888 are the lineup for 2016 Holiday Havoc’s second night at the Pearl Concert Theater At Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. For punk rock fans, this is a great show for a holiday wish list.
Ugly Sweater Holiday Party: Kings of Leon, The Head & the Heart and Band of Horses are performing together for a fun Ugly Sweater Holiday Party. Taking place in Arizona’s Mesa Amphitheatre, these three indie rock bands are an ideal lineup for a fan after most bands released new music this past year.
Alice Cooper’s Christmas Pudding: The Hollywood Vampires, Sammy Hagar & Korn are performing for hard rock fans who want to add more rock n’ roll to their holiday wish list. Inspired by Alice Cooper, these iconic musicians are going to bring down the house at Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, AZ. Therefore, this is a rare hard rock lineup, so be sure to get your tickets for their Christmas show.
94.5 Holiday Jam: Tory Lanez has certainly made a name for himself in the hip-hop realm with controversy and recent stardom. 94.5’s Holiday Jam features Lanez at the fantastic House of Blues venue in Boston. Don’t miss the radio’s annual holiday show at a unique location right next to Fenway Park.
Power 106 Cali Christmas: G-Eazy, 2 Chainz, Anderson .Paak, D.R.A.M., Madeintyo & Ice Cube are the lineup for Power 106’s Cali Christmas. For the West Coast, the warm weather doesn’t mean that holiday spirit is in low demand. In addition, this lineup featuring newer hip-hop artists like G-Eazy and older icons like Ice Cube creates perfect blend for a once-in-a-lifetime event.
WDAS Holiday Jam: Maxwell & Mary J. Blige have been on tour, and they are ending their year with the WDAS Holiday Jam where they will perform together. Due to both of their long careers, this is R&B at its finest. Therefore, if you didn’t catch them on tour, now is your chance for the holiday season.
Hip Hop Holiday House of Soul: Trey Songz, Fetty Wap, Fabolous & Kid Ink are coming together are Hip Hop Holiday House of Soul. This more mainstream hip-hop lineup will certainly attract many fans, and the combination of rap with R&B will impress a wide range of fans, so get your tickets for a hip-hop holiday event.
Holiday Celebration On Ice: Holiday Celebration on Ice is an event taking place in Niagara Falls, NY that brings the festive spirit to ice skating. Furthermore, the event is perfect for families looking for a fun, enjoyable event that incorporates world-class figure skaters into the cast. This includes U.S Champions, Olympic Gold Medalists, and more who come together to amaze audiences with their abilities.
WWE Smackdown Holiday Tour: For WWE fans, this is the holiday event for you! WWE is going on a holiday tour around the country. Therefore, if you’re looking for the perfect gift that isn’t too typical, then the WWE Smackdown Holiday Tour is what you need!