In this review of six top shows you can see in New England this holiday season we’ve taken traditional favorites and sprinkled in a few new shows just visiting for a brief one-day performance.
Whether you’re in the mood to get exactly what you expect or prefer to be surprised you’ll find it in one of these special performances.
And maybe as you head off to see your favorite show just a light dusting of snow will fall to make it even more magical and memorable. The first few are in Boston but then we branch out to other New England towns and cities as we take a quick tour.
Boston Holiday Pops – Boston:
Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Orchestra continue to delight with Christmas and other holiday favorite music from December 5th – 24th.
This has been a tradition in Boston for over 33 years and includes all the memorable songs to warm your spirits. Special kid’s matinees include children’s sing-a-long and post-concert photos with Santa.
Some of the concerts are scheduled in other cities. All performances in Boston are at Symphony Hall on Massachusetts Avenue in the Back Bay area. More information on performance times and tickets here >>>
Nutcracker at Boston Ballet – Boston:
Popular with parents and kids alike the Nutcracker has been performed for over 42 years by the company. Starting on November 23rd the ballet will run through December 30th.
Mikko Nissinen’s choreography is new as are the set and costumes and bound to be a crowd-pleaser.
All performances are at the Boston Opera House on Washington Street just off the Common. More details on performance times and tickets here >>>
Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Boston:
For something a little less traditional consider the Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) rock opera “The Lost Christmas Eves” at the TD Garden complex on December 23rd. There will be two shows at 3pm and 7:30pm. Most are familiar with the TSO special brand of music and this is no different with elements of traditional classic, rock, folk, and Broadway musicals woven into this Christmas story.
Be prepared to be surprised by you’ll also find popular TSO tunes such as “Siberian Sleigh Ride” and “Christmas Nights in Blue.” More information about the show and tickets here >>>
Disney on Ice: Treasure Trove – Providence, Rhode Island:
A Disney on Ice show is always stunning, colorful and exciting family fun. Favorite characters come alive in colorful costumes and familiar songs and music. This holiday season show at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence is “Treasure Trove.” You’ll find your favorites from Peter Pan and the various princesses from Disney animations, and many more characters from films such as “The Lion King, “Pocahontas,”and “Rapunzel.”
Show dates are December 27th – 30th with two performances a day. The Center is located on LaSalle Square in the heart of Providence and close to plenty of parking. More information on show times and tickets here >>>
A Christmas Carol – Worcester, Massachusetts:
This classic brings the message of redemption at Christmas and heralds glad tidings and good cheer to the holidays for us all. Dates are December 15th – 23rd with Saturday 2pm & 7pm, Sunday 1pm and Friday 7pm.
Hanover Theatre is located on Southbridge Street in downtown Worcester with parking located nearby. More on performance and tickets here >>>
Celtic Woman – A Christmas Celebration – Foxwoods, Connecticut:
The MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods will feature the critically acclaimed Celtic Woman for one night only on December 1, 2012. The group will perform songs from their album “A Christmas Celebration” in a unique and traditional setting. More information here >>>
Of course there are many other shows and concerts – and of course sporting events – going on in the New England area during the holiday period and too many to list here. Ace tickets has become a favorite place for discounted prices and hard to get” tickets so check them out here first for all the above events or to see a full list of others.
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