10 Holiday Traditions We Love

10 Holiday Traditions We Love

Got someone on your shopping list this year who’s really into the holiday spirit? You know, the kind who plans their holiday party in March and decks the halls in September? Or the one whose holiday cookies and DIY greeting cards make Martha Stewart look like a rank amateur?

Help them fan their festive flame this year with tickets to a joyful holiday event. From perennial winter favorites like The Nutcracker and Celtic Woman to Christmas classics like Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, these holiday gift ideas for the festive fan are sure to stoke their already-abundant holiday spirit.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

The TSO’s 2015 Winter Tour will feature the live debut of their 1999 PBS Special The Ghosts of Christmas Eve, as well as new material from their 2015 album Letters From the Labyrinth. Their spectacular holiday shows combine outsized arena rock with over-the-top holiday spirit — a winning combination sure to delight.

The Nutcracker

Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet is practically synonymous with the holidays. From the festive sets to the gorgeous music, it’s impossible not to get swept up in the holiday spirit of The Nutcracker.

A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens’ Christmas classic has brightened holiday spirits for more than 150 years. Scrooge’s transformation from “bah humbug” to “bless us, every one!” is enough to make any festive fan giddy.

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

Dr. Seuss’ holiday favorite is even more fun as a musical! Join the Grinch, his adorable dog Max, and all the little Whos of Whoville as they sing and dance their way to a merry Christmas.

Cirque Dreams Holidaze

This holiday variety show spectacular from Cirque du Soleil features their signature blend of death-defying acrobatics, jaw-dropping illusions, and incredible costumes- all with a winter twist. Cirque’s creative take on snowmen, angels, reindeer, gingerbread men, and toy soldiers make this a holiday must.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Join The Rockettes as they welcome winter with their beloved holiday stage show. Radio City’s annual celebration is an essential stop for any festive fan lucky enough to be in the Big Apple this winter.

Elf the Musical

This musical adaptation of the 2003 Will Ferrell film is well on its way to becoming a modern holiday classic thanks to its sharp writing, catchy music, and heartwarming message.

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

The Nutcracker features the music of Russian composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky and had its 1982 premiere in St. Petersburg, so it only makes sense to see it performed by a Russian ballet company. Moscow Ballet’s gorgeous production of this holiday favorite is sure to dazzle festive fans of all ages.

The Brian Setzer Orchestra

Rockabilly king Brian Setzer is back this winter with his 12th Annual Christmas Rocks! Tour, and the show lives up to its name with rock-tastic versions of all your favorite holiday tunes.

Celtic Woman

Don’t miss the all-female Irish ensemble as they lend their angelic voices to holiday favorites like “Silent Night” and “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”.