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Updated: Concerts to Bring on the Holiday Cheer

The Phoenix Chorale during their spring concert.EXPAND
The Phoenix Chorale during their spring concert.
Jen Rogers

Whether you're decking the halls to Elvis Presley's "Blue Christmas" or frosting holiday cookies to Lou Monte's "Dominick the Donkey," the holidays are filled with singing and music to get you into the right spirit. Here's a guide of holiday concerts to help plan your musical festivities.

Phoenix Chorale: A Chorale Christmas


Multiple Locations
Friday to Tuesday, December 13 to 17

The Phoenix Chorale will bring in the holiday spirit with their annual Christmas concert. Guest conductor Andre J. Thomas will lead the Grammy-award winning choir through holiday classics like “The First Noel” and “O Holy Night.” Tickets start at $40 for adults and can be purchased on the Phoenix Chorale's website.

The Spirit of Christmas


Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler
Saturday, December 14

Music and dance will take center stage this holiday season at the Tempe Dance Academy’s Spirit of Christmas show. Dancers of all ages will perform along with musicians and hoop dancers. Tickets are on the venue's website.

The Phoenix Chorale during their spring concert.EXPAND
The Phoenix Chorale during their spring concert.
Jen Rogers

decker. the Halls Holiday Party


Valley Bar
Saturday, December 14

The singer/songwriter decker. gets his inspiration and vision from Sedona. He'll be playing his 10 new songs at this holiday party. The lineup also features Ali A and the Agency and Hi-Dreams DJ Collective. Tickets for this over-21 show start at $10.

Happy Merrydazed Rock Fest


Club Red
Saturday, December 14

Hosted by Jim Starke, the lineup for this show features Rock Steadman, Just Tommy, Black Mountain Project, Muk Muk, Flite, and Skeleton Rising. Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $10.

Phoenix blues institution The Rhythm Room.
Phoenix blues institution The Rhythm Room.
Benjamin Leatherman

Raven's Rhythm & Blues Christmas Party


The Rhythm Room
Saturday, December 14

Soul Power Band will be performing. Tickets are cash only and can be purchased at the door for $10.

A Merry-Achi Christmas


Virginia G. Piper Theater at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale
Saturday, December 14



Mariachi Sol de México will fill the halls with the vibrant sounds of mariachi. The band will perform traditional holiday favorites, classic mariachi songs, and notable Broadway songs. Before the concert, there will be a special performance by Mundo Latino Productions. Tickets start at $39 and can be purchased on

 the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts website.

Scottsdale Philharmonic Holiday Show


Virginia G. Piper Theater at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale
Sunday, December 15

The Scottsdale Philharmonic brings that professional, booming sound of the symphony at an affordable price. Join them for their traditional holiday performance that makes the season merry and bright. Tickets start at $5 and can be purchased on the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts website.

Mesa Arts Center will host several holiday concerts.
Mesa Arts Center will host several holiday concerts.
Mesa Arts Center

Holiday Pops


Ikeda Theater at Mesa Arts Center, Mesa
Sunday, December 15

With their warm, powerful sounds, The Salt River Brass band will be spreading afternoon holiday cheer. This annual concert will have performances of everyone’s favorite holiday songs and carols. Tickets start at $16 and can be purchased on Mesa Arts Center’s website.

Power 98.3 and 96.1 Under the Mistletoe


The Van Buren
Sunday, December 15

Majid Jordan will headline the annual Power 98.3 Under the Mistletoe. Tickets are on sale now on The Van Buren's website.

Dave Koz and Friends Christmas 2019


Ikeda Theater at Mesa Arts Center, Mesa
Tuesday, December 17

It’s an annual tradition for Dave Koz and Friends to perform their Christmas concert at Mesa Arts Center. Ring in the holiday cheer with some holiday jazz. Koz will be on the saxophone, he will be joined by Jonathan Butler, Melissa Manchester, and more. Tickets start at $67 and can be purchased on the Mesa Arts Center website.

Il Divo: A Holiday Celebration


Comerica Theatre
Tuesday, December 17

Il Divo are bringing their favorite holiday songs to Phoenix. Their powerful tenor voices will be performing songs from their album The Christmas Collection. Tickets start at $39 and can be purchased through Comerica Theatre’s website.

Alt AZ’s Ugly Sweater Concert Series


Marquee Theatre, Tempe
Wednesday, December 18

Alt AZ’s Annual Christmas Concert Series concludes with a performance by Silversun Pickups. Tickets can be purchased at Lucky Man Online.

Na Leo Holiday Concert


Ikeda Theater at Mesa Arts Center, Mesa
Thursday, December 19

The biggest-selling Hawaiian female group, Na Leo, will be singing their contemporary pop ballads and traditional Hawaiian and holiday classics. Tickets start at $35 and can be purchased through the Mesa Arts Center website.

Solis Camaratis: A Sacred Celtic Christmas


St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church
Friday, December 20

ASU’s choral group Solis Camartis will be performing at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church this year with Celtic melodies and songs that will take you across the sea to the Irish plains. Mixed in with these traditional melodies will be chants and carols you may recognize. This concert is free. Reserve your spot on their website.

Voctave The Spirit of the Season


Virginia G. Piper Theater at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale
Saturday, December 21

This 11-member a capella group from Orlando, Florida, will perform favorites like "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" and "O Holy Night." Tickets start at $28 and can be purchased on the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts website.

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis


Ikeda Theater at Mesa Arts Center, Mesa
Thursday, December 26

It’s not the holiday season without iconic Mannheim Steamroller songs. The group will be returning to Mesa for a live performance. Tickets start at $36 and can be purchased on the Mesa Arts Center website.

The Lunchbox will host some holiday shenanigans.EXPAND
The Lunchbox will host some holiday shenanigans.
Benjamin Leatherman

Be the Light: A Benefit Show


The Lunchbox
Friday, December 27

End the year and the decade with music, dancing, and art at Be the Light: A Benefit Show. All of the show’s profits will be donated to Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock Foundation to help keep the fine arts in schools and programs. Tickets start at $10 and can be purchased on Eventbrite.

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