This Season’s Must-See Concerts and Events

Must See Concerts

Are you ready to hear those sleigh bells jingling? Getting set to rock around the Christmas tree? The holiday season is an awesome time to take a break from the hustle and bustle and enjoy an entertaining night out. You can even treat someone to event tickets as an advance Christmas gift, saving you the hassle of having to hit the mall and ensuring they have a truly memorable experience.

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Not sure where to start? Check out some of the top holiday events, concerts and more happening in a city near you!

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iHeart Radio Jingle Ball Tour

iHeartRadio Jingle Ball
Where: Dallas, San Jose, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Washington, Chicago, Atlanta, Tampa, Miami
When: Various dates from November 28 to December 17

There are next to no events as star-studded as the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour, which brings together pop music’s brightest acts for fun festivals across the country. Catch chart toppers like Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, Ed Sheeran, The Chainsmokers, Fall Out Boy, Kesha, Charlie Puth, and more! Taylor Swift will also be performing some of her first live shows since releasing her hotly anticipated new album Reputation this November – the shows in Los Angeles and New York featuring her are already sold out, but you can track down tickets on StubHub to make any Swifties’ dream come true.

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood

Garth Brooks
Where: Newark and Nashville
When: Various dates from December 1 to December 23

Want to add a little country to your Christmas? Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood are continuing on their world tour with a series of shows on the East Coast. Given the timing, don’t be surprised to catch the twosome break out a few festive carols from their album Christmas Together.

Mariah Carey

Where: New York and Las Vegas
When: Various dates from November 27 to December 22

If all you want for Christmas is to hear Mariah Carey belt out ‘All I Want For Christmas’, then you’re in luck! The talented chanteuse is playing a series of holiday shows in two U.S. destinations, where she’ll be singing original tracks and classic carols like ‘Silent Night’ and ‘O Holy Night’.

Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes

Christmas Spectacular
Where: New York
When: November 17 – December 3

The holidays and New York City’s famed Rockettes dance team go together like hot chocolate and marshmallows. Take a seat at the legendary Radio City Music Hall for this annual high-kicking, high-energy, family friendly show. Amazing choreography, dazzling costumes, and over the top scenery make this a must-do in New York, whether it’s your first or fiftieth time taking in the show.


Where: Toronto, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Milwaukee
When: Various dates from November 24 – December 20

The Hanson brothers released their second holiday album, Finally It’s Christmas this fall after a sold out world tour in 2017. Now they’re doing a mini-series of holiday concerts where they’re only performing their Christmas tracks, for a seriously festive night out. Take your best friend that was obsessed with Hanson as a teen, or introduce your kids to them for night of family fun.

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker
Where: Washington, DC
When: November 22 – December 23

The Washington Ballet is one of America’s most prestigious companies, and their annual presentation of The Nutcracker is a time-honored way to ring in the holiday season. From the stunning costumes to the jaw-dropping choreography, this delightful evening out is a sweet way to introduce the ballet to little ones and enjoy a festive holiday classic.


Where: Across the USA
When: Various dates throughout November and December

Forget jingle bells – maybe you’re all about basketballs and footballs. Sports tickets always make an excellent treat for the holidays, so treat the #1 fan in your house to an exciting night of cheering on their favorite team. Excellent seats are available for many pro basketball, football, and hockey games – so nab them while you can!

Upcoming Shows in 2018


Where: Chicago, Saint Louis, Tulsa, Nashville, Montreal, Washington, Philadelphia, Newark, New York, Duluth, Uniondale, Las Vegas, Boston, San Jose, Inglewood
When: Various dates throughout 2018

You can’t catch the world’s biggest rock band play before the holiday season this year, but you can gift a U2 fan with tickets. The eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE tour is one of the band’s biggest in recent years, and promises to be an explosive night of entertainment for fans new and old.

Harry Styles

Where: Across the USA
When: Various dates starting in June 2018

Have a Directioner fan in your household? While the band may still be on hiatus, breakout star Harry Styles is supporting his debut solo album with a tour across the States. Keep an eye out for fun covers alongside Harry’s top singles to date (and possibly even some new material). This is one gift idea that any fan will love to unwrap come Christmas morning.

Shania Twain

Where: Across the USA and Canada
When: Various dates in 2018

It’s been awhile since we’ve seen one of the original queens of pop-country take to the stage. But Canada’s favorite country crooner is embarking on a massive tour in 2018 that any country fan would love to nab tickets to. Haul out those boots from whoever’s bed they’ve been under – it’s time to saddle up and buy tickets to enjoy a night of hits from Shania’s multi-decade career.

Must-See Concerts