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Phoenix Symphony Hall will be filled with holiday cheer.
Phoenix Symphony Hall will be filled with holiday cheer.
City of Phoenix

Concerts to Bring on the Holiday Cheer

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. Even if you don't plan on welcoming the spirit until December, here's a guide of holiday concerts to help plan your musical festivities.

Alt AZ’s Ugly Sweater Concert Series

Marquee Theatre, Tempe
Monday, December 9, and Wednesday, December 18

Alt AZ’s Annual Christmas Concert Series is full of special performances and guest stars at the Marquee Theatre. Featured performances include Silversun Pickups and Local Natives. Tickets can be purchased at Lucky Man Online.

KMLE Not So Silent Night

Talking Stick Resort, Scottsdale
Tuesday, December 3

This eighth annual holiday show is ready to rock your cowboy boots off this holiday season with performances by Old Dominion, Michael Ray, Laura Alaina, and more. Tickets are on sale now on KMLE’s website.

Celebrate An Irish Christmas at the Orpheum Theatre.EXPAND
Celebrate An Irish Christmas at the Orpheum Theatre.
Lynn Trimble

An Irish Christmas 2019

Orpheum Theatre
Wednesday, December 4

Bagpipe music, kilts, and dancing come together to create An Irish Christmas 2019. This widely popular celebration, previously featured on PBS, will feature award-winning dancers like Caterina Coyne, Principal Dancer of Riverdance, and Connor Reider from Celtic Wings and The Chieftains. Tickets start at $23 and can be purchased on the Phoenix Convention Center website.

Mele Kalikimaka: A Worldwide Celebration of Christmas

Ikeda Theater at Mesa Arts Center, Mesa
Thursday to Saturday, December 5 to 7

Mele Kalikimaka features hundreds of singers and musicians to celebrate the holidays around the world. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased on Mesa Arts Center’s website.

Home Alone in Concert


Symphony Hall
Friday to Sunday, December 6 to 8

Phoenix Symphony are switching up the way you watch Home Alone this year. They and Phoenix Symphony Chorus perform the score live as the comedy is projected onto a big screen above the orchestra. Tickets can be purchased on the Phoenix Symphony's website.

Sonoran Desert Chorale bring good tidings.EXPAND
Sonoran Desert Chorale bring good tidings.
Sonoran Desert Chorale

Sonoran Desert Chorale

Various Locations
Saturday to Sunday, December 7 to 8

The Sonoran Desert Chorale will sing to inspire holiday cheer at their Good Tidings We Bring concert. The chorale will perform arrangements of "Ave Maria" and "Gloria." Tickets can be bought at the door or on their website.

A Desert Carol

The Church of Epiphany, Tempe
Saturday, December 7

Led by Executive Artistic Director, Danya Tiller, the middle and high school levels of Phoenix Girls Chorus will perform holiday favorites at their holiday concert on December 7. Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased on the Phoenix Girls Chorus website.

2nd Hand Sam and His Country Gentleman are part of the Live & Local series.
2nd Hand Sam and His Country Gentleman are part of the Live & Local series.
Scottsdale Arts

2nd Hand Sam and His Country Gentlemen: Holiday Blues

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale
Sunday, December 8

2nd Hand Sam and His Country Gentlemen will be performing traditional holiday favorites with some country and blues sprinkled in. Tickets start at $15 for advanced seats and can be purchased at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts website.

Rosie’s House Holiday Showcase Concert

Memorial Hall at Steele Indian School Park
Sunday, December 8

This holiday season, students will be showcasing their skills in a series of performances benefiting Rosie's House. The free showcase concert will be on December 8, but attendees should RSVP.

LIVE 101.5’s Jingle Bash

The Van Buren
Sunday and Monday, December 8 and 9

LIVE 101.5’s Jingle Bash has announced their lineup for this year’s Jingle Bash. Featured artists for this year’s show include Jon Bellion, Louis Tomlinson, and Why Don’t We. Tickets can be purchased through The Van Buren's website.

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

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.

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 make 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. With Koz 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.

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.

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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.

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