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.
Southwest Shakespeare Company presents the funny, moving story that has transcended generations. Don't miss the adventures of Scrooge as he is visited by the Spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future. Mesa Arts Center.
In 2012: November 24 - December 22
The kids in Room One are gearing up for a celebration. But when Junie draws tattletale May’s name for the Secret Santa giveaway she hatches a plan to leave her nemesis with a stinky old lump of coal. Based on Barbara Park’s bestselling books. For ages 5 and older. Tempe Center for the Arts.
In 2012: November 25 through December 23
In the holiday tradition of the "Osmond Family Christmas" television specials, the legendary Donny and Marie invite you and your family to join them to celebrate the joy of the season as the iconic pair share the spotlight for the first time together at ASU Gammage. More about ASU Gammage
In 2012: November 27 - December 2
Presented by East Valley Children's Theatre. In this hilarious Christmas tale, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids - probably the most inventively awful kids in history. Mayhem and fun collide when the Herdmans meet the Christmas story head-on. Mesa Arts Center.
In 2012: November 29 - December 9
George Bailey's dreams of escape and adventure have been quashed by family obligation and civic duty. His guardian angel has to descend on Christmas Eve to save him from despair and to remind him—by showing him what the world would have been like had he never been born. Hale Theatre
In 2012: November 29 - December 24
Have you ever wondered what happened to Ebenezer Scrooge after his miraculous visit from the three Spirits of Christmas? With hilarious comedy, heartwarming holiday music, and some funny twists and turns, it will take another three Spirits to make things right. Silver Star Playhouse
In 2012: November 29 - December 27
Performing Magnificat by John Rutter; Fantasia on Christmas Carols by Ralph Vaughan Williams. All Saints Lutheran Church, 15649 North 7th Street, Phoenix.
In 2012: November 30 and December 2
Ring in the Christmas holiday with an array of your seasonal favorites. Resident Conductor Joseph Young leads The Phoenix Symphony and Chorus in a festive, one-of-a-kind concert tradition. Phoenix Symphony Hall.
In 2012: November 30, December 1, 2