The holiday events listed include special holiday performances for which advance tickets are required. Whether you are looking for holiday jazz, ballet, traditional holiday plays or unusual Christmas shows, you'll find them all in the Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona area. Holiday entertainment for both adults and children is included here.
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!
All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.
For any child who has ever loved a favorite toy, The Velveteen Rabbit will give you a reason to believe in magic. This heartwarming story will bring holiday joy to families of all ages. For ages 3 and older. Tempe Center for the Arts.
In 2013: November 17 through December 22
With memorable songs like “Edelweiss,” “My Favorite Things” and “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” audiences will thrill at this timeless classic brought to life on the stage! Arizona Broadway Theatre
In 2013: November 22 - December 29
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 2013: November 24
Celebrate the holiday season with the music of Tina Turner, Elvis, Reba and The Four Tops every Thursday, Friday and Saturday during the show's run. A one-of-a-kind musical experience, the show will feature authentic tribute performers singing their renditions of holiday classics such as “Blue Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland” and “Jingle Bells.” Guests must be 21 years or older to attend.
In 2013: November 28 - December 21
Ring in the Christmas holiday with an array of your seasonal favorites with Guest Conductor Stuart Chafetz, The Phoenix Symphony and Chorus in a festive, one-of-a-kind concert tradition. Phoenix Symphony Hall.
In 2013: November 29, 30, December 1
A musical adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic. It is the tale of curmudgeonly miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who is visited by the ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future hoping to change his destiny and save his soul. 11445 N. Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills.
In 2013: November 29 - December 22 (Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays)
Experience the magic of Christmas through the eyes of a young boy who, on Christmas Eve, boards a powerful magical train headed to the North Pole. As images from the book are projected above the stage, the words on the pages come to life through music. Ring in the season by joining the Symphony in the annual holiday sing-a-long. Phoenix Symphony Hall.
In 2013: December 1
This is a free event, non-ticketed event. No reserved seating. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The Tempe Symphony Orchestra is a made up of volunteer performers. Boyle Auditorium, McClintock High School, 1830 E. Del Rio Drive, Tempe.
In 2013: December 2 at 7:30 p.m.