Holiday Performances, Concerts and Plays in Greater Phoenix - Page Six
Find your holiday jazz, ballet, traditional holiday plays and Christmas shows in this listing. Holiday entertainment for both adults and children is included. I recommend that you purchase tickets for these events in advance. These holiday concerts and shows are listed in date order.
You could celebrate every day of the holiday season and never get to all the festivities in the Phoenix area!
All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.
For the third consecutive year, musical director and producer Marty Ashby will present “A Holiday Celebration.” The program will once again showcase many of the Phoenix area’s finest musicians and, this year, some very special surprise guests. Featuring traditional holiday favorites to jazz classics, this is a program for the whole family. Tickets: $29.50–$37.50. Musical Instrument Museum
, North Phoenix.
In 2012: December 9
Selling more than 40 million albums, she has won two Grammy Awards, three Academy of Country Music Awards and 12 Billboard Music Awards. Rimes is the youngest recipient of a Grammy Award, and was also the first country recording artist to win in the “Best New Artist” category. Mesa Arts Center.
In 2012: December 9
This family-friendly performance features Irish and Scottish ballads, lively instrumental tunes and thrilling Irish dancing. Take a memorable glimpse into the enchanting spirit of Christmas with traditional artists from Ireland, Scotland and the US. Featuring members of Téada. Tickets $34.50–$38.50. Musical Instrument Museum
, North Phoenix.
In 2012: December 10, 11
Handel's Messiah performed at various locations. A holiday experience to remember as a magnificent choir and the Phoenix Symphony perform.
In 2012: December 12 - 16
A stage show about a little boy who dreams about a circus for Christmas. Acts include a contortionist, ballerinas, and acrobats from the ASU Men's Gymnastics Team. Herberger Theater
in downtown Phoenix.
In 2012: December 12 - 23
It’s an Acoustic Christmas as Randy Houser, Greg Bates, Maggie Rose and Brett Eldridge perform at Comerica Theatre in Phoenix
for a Christmas celebration jam packed with acoustic guitars and country music. The KMLE Acoustic Christmas also benefits a great cause, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. A portion of the proceeds will benefit St Jude’s and make a difference in the fight against childhood cancer. Tickets start at $20 with a limited number of golden circle tickets available for $38 (plus applicable service charges and fees).
In 2012: December 14
Let Clara's magical journey surround you as she encounters life-size mice, swirling snowflakes, dancing confections and the Sugar Plum Fairy. A feast for the eyes and ears, with colorful and imaginative costumes paired with Tchaikovsky's original score. Mesa Arts Center.
In 2012: December 14 - 16
Artistic Director, Georg Stangelberger brings together new songs, traditional hymns and seasonal favorites. The enactment of 'Twas The Night Before Christmas is back complete with elves, reindeer and a sprinkling of new twists. Part of this musical holiday celebration includes Johann Sebastian Bach's Lobe den Herrn, a classical introduction to the holiday season. Shadow Rock, 12861 N. 8th Ave., Phoenix (Dec. 14); St. Theresa Catholic Church, 5045 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix (Dec. 15); Chaparral Christian Church, 6451 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale (Dec. 16); American Lutheran Church, 17200 Del Webb Blvd., Sun City (Dec. 17); Virginia G. Piper Performing Arts Center at Xavier College Preparatory, 4710 North 5th Street, Phoenix (Dec. 21).
In 2012: December 14 - 17 and 21