The Event Tickets on Everyone’s Wishlist

The Event Tickets on Everyone's Wishlist

We’ve all been there – after you’ve opened all your Christmas gifts, you’re left with just the slightest sense of feeling letdown. All that hustle and bustle and finding the perfect present is over, and while it’s nice to relax and kick back with the family, you no longer have that special day on your calendar to look forward to. But what if you did?

This year, instead of gifting another present, why not give someone tickets to a show or event they’ve been dying to see? It’s a cool way to keep from buying yet another household appliance or toy that will only clutter up someone’s life, plus you’ll be helping them make an incredible memory. Best of all, they’ve now got a new date to look forward to – with you!

Not sure where to start? Here are some of the most anticipated events taking place across the country in 2018. They are great for a fun family outing or night out with friends. If you’re looking for tickets, StubHub is a great place to track down tickets for even the hottest shows. You get to set your budget, choose exactly where you’re sitting, and have peace of mind with StubHub’s ticket entry guarantee.

Find tickets for all your favorite artists, sports teams and more with StubHub!

Taylor Swift

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Swifties around the world rejoiced when they heard Taylor Swift was launching a new world tour in support of her #1 album Reputation. In fact, tickets are so high in demand, Taylor has added a bunch of new dates in the last few weeks, and insiders are confident she’ll be adding even more. As the most-anticipated pop music tour of 2018, any Taylor Swift fans in your house will love ‘what she made you do’ in nabbing them tickets!


There are few bands these days that can consistently sell out arenas – but the Eagles are definitely one of them. They’ve got a bunch of shows lined up across the U.S. and Canada through the spring and summer, with an awesome line-up of special guests like Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band, Chris Stapleton, and James Taylor.

College Football Playoffs

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Don’t limit yourself to thinking about just concerts when you’re planning a special event night out as a gift. The big college football playoff games pretty much all happen just after Christmas, making it a perfect mini-break to look forward to right away. Whether your home team is playing or not, it’s a great way to enjoy a different type of ‘spirit’ well after the holiday season has ended.

iHeart Radio Jingle Ball

Jingle Ball StubHub
If you want to treat a loved one before Santa’s big day, the hottest ticket around right now is one of iHeart Radio’s Jingle Ball shows. These star-studded shows wrap up a week before Christmas and feature incredible line-ups of today’s chart toppers like Demi Lovato, The Chainsmokers, Fall Out Boy, Kesha, Nick Jonas and more! With the shows easily running for four or five hours, you’ll definitely get your money’s worth too.


Playoffs are on the horizon as we head into the New Year, and there’s nothing quite like an NBA game to get you charged up and full of energy, no matter how dreary the winter weather. Catch a home game or nab tickets for a weekend getaway – there are plenty of awesome seats available for most games, making this an affordable choice the whole family can potentially enjoy.


Aladdin StubHub

Getting the family together after the holiday hustle is over can be a challenge, unless you’ve got tickets to show up somewhere together. Aladdin is the latest magical musical to take over Broadway in New York, but if you can’t make it to the Big Apple, you can also catch it in Los Angeles, Denver, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Boston, and Pittsburgh for extended runs in 2018.

Garth Brooks

StubHub Garth Brooks

Just how popular is country legend Garth Brooks? Popular enough to warrant a multi-year global tour with multi-day pit stops in major cities across the U.S. and Canada. If you’ve never had the pleasure of seeing the Nashville icon in person, now is the perfect time to enjoy an electrifying night of country music, especially since he’s touring with his wife, the equally legendary Trisha Yearwood.


Believe it or not, it’s been 40 years since the Irish rock band first formed, and they’re still blowing the roof off of concert venues around the globe. Their latest eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE tour bows in Oklahoma this May and promises to be a politically charged, rock your socks off affair with a mix of their classic hits and latest tracks.

UFC 219

Some fights just have more hype behind them than others. One of the big tickets for UFC also happens to be taking place right after Christmas, on December 30. Catch Chris Cyborg take on Holly Holm in what’s sure to be an epic match in Las Vegas, Nevada. Bonus – if you don’t live in Vegas it’s the perfect time to take in other entertainment while you’re there, like a Cirque du Soleil extravaganza or the final dates for Britney Spears’ show at Planet Hollywood.

Bruce Springsteen

The Boss crossed the bridge and wowed Broadway this past fall – so much so that the initial 16-week sold out run of performances has been extended through to June 2018. What you’ll experience is a different side of Springsteen; just a guy, his songs, a guitar and piano, and plenty of stories to back them up. A must-see event for any longtime fans of Bruce!


Hamilton StubHub

It seems no matter how many shows and how many cities Lin-Manuel Miranda’s blockbuster musical is playing in, there’s never enough tickets. The good news is there are definitely some tickets on StubHub, ensuring you can see all the drama play out between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton, whether you’re catching the show in New York, Chicago, or on tour in one of a dozen cities across America.

The Event Tickets on Everyone's Wishlist