Looking to get into the holiday season by attending a seasonal event? There’s a lot of entertainment taking place between now and the year’s end. From concerts, to theater, to your favorite sports teams, there are several events for you, your friends, and even the whole family to choose from.
Here are The Best Holiday Events in 2019, the Concerts, Theater, and Sports which are taking place from now, through the end of the year.
Here are the artists touring through the end of 2019, the must-see concerts of this holiday season. Did we miss someone? Let us know in the comments!
Jingle Ball: The iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour continues to be the premier pop concert tour of the holiday season, reaching cities nationwide, bringing fans together for a night of radio hits and seasonal celebration. iHeartRadio Jingle Ball concerts vary in lineups. You can check out which artists are performing in your specific city, here. 2019 Jingle Ball performers include but are not limited to BTS, Billie Eilish, Katy Perry, Sam Smith, Lizzo, Camilla Cabello, and more.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra: For those of you who look forward to the reoccurring Trans-Siberian Orchestra Tour which takes place every holiday season, you’re in for an especially great treat this year. Not only is the TSO recording new music for the first time since the 2017 death of producer Paul O’Neill, the group will also be performing their seminal 1996 album Christmas Eve And Other Stories for the first time since 2011. Get your TSO tickets soon, as the group is projected to play in front of over one million fans in 2019.
Pentatonix: To celebrate the release of The Best of Pentatonix Christmas
—which includes four new tracks in addition to their beloved Christmas singles
—the Pentatonix will be going on tour through December 23rd, concluding with a show in their hometown of Grand Prairie, TX. Get in the spirit with The Best of Pentatonix Christmas, which includes features from the late Whitney Houston, Jazmine Sullivan, Tori Kelly, Kelly Clarkson, Maren Morris and Jennifer Hudson.
Louis the Child: Looking to attend an EDM event this holiday season? Chicago-based DJ and producer Louis the Child will be on their “Here For Now” Tour from now, through early December. From remixing recent rap hits, to future bass beats, Louis the Child is DJ’ing an exceptional electronic show for fans this season.
Ariana Grande: If she can stay healthy, Ariana Grande’s “Sweetener” Tour is scheduled to run through December 22, wrapping up at The Forum in L.A. The “Sweetener” Tour is in promotion of her past two albums, Sweetener and thank u, next, both of which have received critical acclaim from the industry and her fans. If you were thinking about it, we suggest jumping on purchasing tickets for the “Sweetener” World Tour to celebrate what will be known as the seminal albums of Ariana Grande’s career.
Chase Rice: Looking to attend a country concert this holiday season? Up and coming musician Chase Rice will continue his “AM/PM” Tour through mid-December, with Cale Dodds and Jon Nite joining him on select dates along the way. Unlike many contemporary musicians who veer away from using real instruments, Chase Rice is known for his enigmatic live shows fortified with electric guitars, drums, acoustic guitars, and more. Fans can expect to hear Rice’s radio hit “Eyes On You,” in addition to other singles from his small but stout discography.
Schoolboy Q: There is no better rapper on tour this holiday season than TDE’s Schoolboy Q, who will be touring nationwide in promotion of his most recent album, CrasH Talk. The North American “CrasH Tour” runs from now, until December 13th where he will wrap up at Vancouver’s Winter Breakout Festival alongside performers DaBaby, Roddy Rich, Lil Tecca, and more.
Cher: Before resuming her residency at the Park Theater at Park MGM in Vegas, Cher will be traveling nationwide on her “Here We Go Again” Tour. Cher’s seventh solo tour is in promotion of her 26th studio album, Dancing Queen, which dropped September 2018. We can’t think of a more festive outing than to see Cher this year, as she continues to stun and endear audiences on the “Here We Go Again Tour.”
Jonas Brothers: Unsurprisingly, when the Jonas Brothers decided to reunite for their “Happiness Begins” Tour, fans went into elated hysterics. Wildly successful from top to bottom, the “Happiness Begins” Tour finds the Jonas Brothers in dashing monochromatic suits, joyously nostalgia, and delectable harmony. The Jonas Brothers will be wrapping up “Happiness Begins” in mid-December, with some Jingle Ball appearances to follow.
Now through the end of 2019, there are several musicals and plays touring nationwide. Beyond Broadway this holiday season, the offerings range from theater-goer favorites, to festive, to family-friendly. Did we miss a production you’re scheduled to attend this holiday season? Let us know in the comments!
Disney On Ice: Families who are looking for some kid-forward fun this holiday season should seek no further than the timeless show Disney On Ice. With five different touring productions (Mickey’s Search Party, Road Trip Adventures, Dream Big, Celebrate Memories, Worlds of Enchantment) and even a show in Spanish (Dream Big), Disney On Ice continues to be one of the best, ultra nostalgic, high-production events of the season.
A Christmas Carol: Cities nationwide have the opportunity to attend the ageless Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol, now being reinvented with even more Christmas magic and audience immersion. Starring the iconic character Scrooge, A Christmas Carol maintains its ability to affect theater-goers of all ages.
Wicked: If you or someone you know has yet to witness the enchantment of Wicked the musical, why not spend a night at the theater to engage with the beloved characters Elphaba and Glinda? Now the fifth-longest-running musical in America, Wicked is a guaranteed good time at the theater and is touring nationwide for audiences outside of Broadway.
Hamilton: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical that took over Broadway is now touring nationwide. What better gift could one give than Hamilton tickets? The hip-hop musical, loosely based on the oft-forgotten story of founding father Alexander Hamilton, continues to be one of the most entertaining, thought-provoking, and inclusive experiences theater has to offer.
A Christmas Story: Based on the classic 1983 film and Ralphie’s request for an official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle, A Christmas Story The Musical has become a go-to for theater goers looking for a festive, holiday show. If you’re looking for a family-friendly musical experience this year, A Christmas Story is an easy choice. Not sure? We triple. dog. dare you.
Looking for some sports entertainment this holiday season? Attending a game is a great way to spend time with family and friends. Not to mention, there are some exceptional rivalries taking place on the national stage during Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve. Here are the NFL, NHL, and NBA events taking place on or around the holidays in 2019. Note: The hosting team is always listed second.
Thanksgiving NFL Games
Christmas Day NBA Games
New Year’s Eve NBA Games
- Celtics vs. Hornets
- 76ers vs. Pacers
- Clippers vs. Kings
- Cavaliers vs. Raptors
- Nuggets vs. Rockets
- Warriors vs. Spurs
- Mavericks vs. Thunder
New Year’s Eve NHL Games
- Boston Bruins vs. New Jersey Devils
- NY Islanders vs. Washington Capitals
- Anaheim Ducks vs. Vegas Golden Knights
- Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Minnesota Wild
- Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Buffalo Sabres
- Montreal Canadiens vs. Carolina Hurricanes
- Florida Panthers vs. Columbus Blue Jackets
- San Jose Sharks vs. Detroit Red Wings
- Winnipeg Jets vs. Colorado Avalanche
- Philadelphia Flyers vs. L.A Kings
- Chicago Blackhawks vs. Calgary Flames
- NY Rangers vs. Edmonton Oilers
- St. Louis Blues vs. Arizona Coyotes