The holiday season is especially fun in New York City and its surrounding areas. The city is lit up like a Christmas tree, Santa impersonators abound and seasonal shows start popping up just about everywhere. This is a great time to take friends, family and out-of-towners to a great event or concert to get them in the spirit and show them the best that the Tri-State area has to offer.

Overall, 2019 is shaping up to be a great year for holiday shows. There are some old stand-bys and some brand-new acts coming to town as well—everything from kids events to a classy night on the town for any couple.

So eat, drink and be merry because Attendee.com’s holiday concert calendar is here.

A Pentatonix Christmas Tour

November 30 & December 1
Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden

Sometimes simpler is better. It seems like the a capella style of Pentatonix is perfect for a Christmas concert, and this one will be big. If you ever thought an a capella group couldn’t sell out MSG, just wait until you hear their rendition of “Carol of the Bells.”

Get your tickets for A Pentatonix Christmas Tour at Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden

The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical

December 3 & 4
Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre at the Count Basie Center

Bring the kids along for this one. What was once a viral Christmas tradition is now a full-fledged movement—it even makes it more true that it has its own musical. Backed by a team of Broadway veterans, The Elf on the Shelf will come to life right before your eyes.

Get your tickets for The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical at Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre at the Count Basie Center

A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage

December 5 & 6
Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre at the Count Basie Center

Sure, A Charlie Brown Christmas is pretty great with a cup of egg nog and the comfort of your living room, but you haven’t experienced anything like this. It seems like Charles Schulz’s holiday classic was born for the stage, and along with that iconic Vince Guaraldi soundtrack, it’ll be an unforgettable experience for everyone.

Get your tickets for A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage at Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre at the Count Basie Center

Ulster Ballet: A Christmas Carol

December 6-8
Ulster Performing Arts Center

There’s something about A Christmas Carol that marks the beginning of the holiday season. Just the words “Scrooge,” “Tiny Tim” or “the Ghost of Christmas Past” bring back all the warm fuzzies. For 25 years, the legendary Ulster Ballet has been performing their own rendition of Dickens’ classic tale, and it’s a must-see.

Get your tickets for Ulster Ballet: A Christmas Carol at Ulster Performing Arts Center

Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2019

December 8
Tilles Center Concert Hall

If you’ve become a household name by playing the saxophone, that means you’ve got to be pretty damn good. And Dave Koz is pretty damn good. If you’re looking for a classier version of holiday classics, head over to Tilles Center Concert Hall to see this jazz virtuoso and hear his unique take on some of your favorites.

Get your tickets for Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2019 at Tilles Center Concert Hall

The Illusionists: Magic of the Holidays

November 29-January 5; Multiple Showtimes
Neil Simon Theatre

There’s something about the holiday season that brings you back to your childhood, and nothing does that quite like a good old-fashioned magic show. Seeing The Illusionists is the perfect outing for those looking to do something a little bit different for their festivities. Featuring an all-star cast of talent, many of which appeared on America’s Got Talent, this show has mind-reading, tricks, comedy and more, all with a holiday angle.

Get your tickets for The Illusionists: Magic of the Holidays at Neil Simon Theatre

Slava’s Snowshow

November 29-January 5; Multiple Showtimes
Stephen Sondheim Theatre

At this point, Slava’s Snowshow is almost a holiday in itself. Featuring the legendary Russian performer himself, this yearly show only runs for eight weeks on Broadway, so be sure to get your tickets before they’re gone. A New York Times Critics’ Pick, this dreamlike experience is somehow festive and surreal at the same time.

Get your tickets for Slava’s Snowshow at Stephen Sondheim Theatre

Home for the Holidays with Kem & Joe

December 12
New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Warm fires. Hot cocoa. Mistletoe. This list of holiday staples calls for some R&B, and Home for the Holidays with Kem & Joe is the perfect answer. These incredible artists are bringing their talents for WBLS’ yearly holiday concert, and their silky smooth vocals are just about the perfect way to get in the holiday spirit.

Get your tickets for Home for the Holidays with Kem & Joe at New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Lindsey Stirling: Warmer in the Winter Christmas Tour 2019

December 13
New Jersey Performing Arts Center

If you’re not in the mood for a country Christmas, head on over to Jersey for something that’s a little more off the beaten path. Lindsey Stirling went viral with her electric violin style, but it’s her talent that’s been carrying her ever since. So much more than a violin concert, Lindsey’s holiday special will be a full-on showcase of her inimitable talent.

Get your tickets for Lindsey Stirling: Warmer in the Winter Christmas Tour 2019 at New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Mariah Carey: All I Want for Christmas

December 15
Madison Square Garden

There’s Santa, Rudolph and Mariah Carey. The iconic pop star is nearly as connected to Christmas as old Saint Nick, and this holiday concert should be on your bucket list—or any list, for that matter. She solidified her holiday career with “All I Want for Christmas is You,” but you’ll hear her singular performances of holiday classics of all sorts.

Get your tickets for Mariah Carey: All I Want for Christmas at Madison Square Garden

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Matt Wilson’s Christmas Tree-O

December 17 & 18
Jazz Standard

If you’re looking to experience the holidays as only New York can deliver, think about heading over to Jazz Standard. Sure, Broadway is a good option too, but nothing says The Big Apple like some jazz, and band leader Matt Wilson will be bringing all the festive cheer—along with a world-class lineup of talented artists. You’ve never heard “Jingle Bells” quite like this.

Get your tickets for Matt Wilson’s Christmas Tree-O at Jazz Standard

bergenPAC Presents A Christmas Carol

December 20-22
Bergen Performing Arts Center

This is the second appearance of A Christmas Carol on this list, because we know you can’t get enough of this classic Dickens’ tale. Once you’ve seen the ballet version from Ulster, head over to bergenPAC to travel through Christmas past, present and future with Ebenezer. Plus, Santa will be there, too.

Get your tickets for bergenPAC Presents A Christmas Carol at Bergen Performing Arts Center

Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes

November 28-January 5; Multiple Showtimes
Radio City Music Hall

You can’t have Christmas without the Rockettes, right? This Christmas Spectacular is exactly that—spectacular. You’ve got lights, dancing, production value, and, of course, that iconic Rockettes kickline. This is a purely New York experience you won’t want to miss in one of its most revered venues.

Get your tickets for Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall

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Harlem Gospel Choir

December 24 & December 25
Sony Hall

After a long journey through the glitz, glamour and spectacle of holiday shows in New York and its surrounding areas, finish the list with an evening of celebration. The Harlem Gospel Choir is one of the best in the world, and they’re putting their touch on Christmas classics at Sony Hall. We couldn’t think of a more appropriate outing for the entire family and a better way to cap off your holiday experience.

Get your tickets for Harlem Gospel Choir at Sony Hall

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