South Florida 2012 Holiday Concert Preview

December 12, 2012 9:01 AM

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It’s that time of year again. And what better way to celebrate than to attend a local holiday concert? While some of these performances are new to the area this year, others have become annual traditions. Whether you’re looking for a holiday show that appeals more to the kids, a more sophisticated event or something that the whole family can enjoy, South Florida’s got you covered.

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Hallmark Channel Presents Trans-Siberian Orchestra – The Lost Christmas Eve
BB&T Center
1 Panther Parkway
Sunrise, FL 33323
(954) 835-7825

Date: December 14
Price: $46-$85

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra returns to South Florida once again, this time to debut the group’s live Christmas show presented by the the Hallmark Channel. The concert will open up with “Faith Noel” and the orchestra will also perform hits such as “Queen of the Winter Night,” “Christmas Canon Rock,” “For the Sake of Our Brother,” “Different Wings,” “Midnight Clear” and more. Although the Trans-Siberian Orchestra will only be in town for one day, there will be two performances – 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

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A Holiday Ballet Gala presented by Ballet Etudes
Colony Theater
1040 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 674-1040

Date: December 22
Price: $51-$61

Ballet Etudes of South Florida and Balleteatro Nacional de Puerto Rico will join together for this year’s Holiday Ballet Gala in Miami Beach. The performance will showcase works from each ballet’s repertoire and will end with “The Nutcracker Suite,” featuring dancers from both ballets. What better way to enjoy holiday music and a great performance than with the Holiday Ballet Gala?

Related: Best Live Latin Music In Miami

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: A Magical Holiday Circus Spectacular
Palm Beach County Convention Center
650 Okeechobee Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
(561) 366-3000

Date: December 25 through December 30
Price: $22-$59

This year, the circus will come to South Florida, but with a holiday twist. What is deemed as the “greatest show on Earth,” this Holiday spectacular will showcase an array of circus acts, holiday music and more. The Palm Beach County Convention Center will feature multiple shows for six days during the last week of December. Children ages two and older must have a ticket to attend the show.

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Wirk Country Christmas with Alan Jackson
Cruzan Amphitheatre
601-7 Sansburys Way
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
(561) 795-8883

Date: December 1
Price: $15-$80

Are traditional holiday songs not exactly your cup of tea? If you want a Christmas show with some country flair, check out West Palm Beach’s Wirk Country Christmas with Alan Jackson. The concert will also feature Jana Kramer, David Nail and the Lost Trailers. Have yourself a honky-tonk Christmas this year. Note: This is a rain-or-shine event.

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The Colors of Christmas
Kravis Center
701 Okeechobee Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
(561) 832-7469

Date: December 16
Price: $30-$120

Celebrate this holiday season with a concert from five different contemporary musicians. In addition to seasonal hits and their own songs, this lineup of singers will also accompany a gospel choir. The singers featured at the event will include Peabo Bryson, James Ingram, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. and Stephanie Mills. It is a show that the entire family will love.

Related: Best Music Classes In Miami

Amber Butch is an avid traveler that gets a travel fix at least once a month, and has been to 20 different countries so far. As a South Florida native, she also offers tips and suggestions for some of the best hot spots throughout the area. Her work can be found at

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