Christmas Shows to See in Hershey
These concerts and shows will have your date night, kids' night, and more covered!
The holiday season in Hershey includes an array of shows sure to fill anyone with cheer!
Whether you’re looking for the perfect concert for date night or the perfect show for kids, our lineup will have you covered.
But hurry - tickets for these shows are going fast, so grab yours now!
A Charlie Brown Christmas, Hershey Theatre, December 5-6
Everyone’s favorite holiday classic comes to life in the all-new touring production A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage! Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the whole Peanuts gang as they put ontheir own Christmas play and ultimately discover the true meaning of the season. A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage is a present the whole family can enjoy! Adapted from Charles M. Schulz’s timeless story of the spirit of Christmas, A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage features the unforgettable music of Vince Guaraldi, as well as a concert of beloved holiday carols performed by the Peanuts characters. There’s no better way to discover the magic of the season! For more information, please visit their website.
Hershey Symphony Presents Holiday Spectacular, Hershey Theatre, December 8
What would December be in Hershey without the Hershey Symphony Holiday Spectacular? Once again, Hershey Theatre’s nearly 2,000 seats won’t hold the demand, so you’ll have your choice of a matinee or evening performance. Join the orchestra for a 100th birthday tribute to Leonard Bernstein with his sparkling Overture to Candide, Hershey Symphony Young Artist winner Ethan Kim playing a movement of the Grieg Piano Concerto, and, of course, holiday favorites. Plus, LOTS of surprises at this one!
Straight No Chaser, Hershey Theatre, December 9
The upcoming “One Shot Tour” coincides with the 10th Anniversary of Straight No Chaser signing with Atlantic Records and the release of their debut album, “HOLIDAY SPIRITS” after a video of the group performing “12 Days of Christmas” went viral on YouTube and became the most viewed video of 2007. Upon the release of “HOLIDAY SPIRITS” in 2008, The New York Times predicted” this may be the year’s most unlikely major label story.” Now, ten years later with six full length albums and four EPs under their belt, the group will hit the road to celebrate and invite fans to join them on the “One Shot Tour.” For more information visit: www.sncmusic.com/tour.
Clint Black Christmas, Hershey Theatre, December 14
It is one of the most storied careers in modern music. Clint Black surged to superstardom as part of the fabled Class of '89, reaching #1 with five consecutive singles from his triple-platinum debut, Killin' Time. He followed that with the triple-platinum Put Yourself in My Shoes, and then a string of platinum and gold albums throughout the '90s. Perhaps most impressively, Clint wrote or co-wrote every one of his more than three dozen chart hits, including "A Better Man," "Where Are You Now," "When My Ship Comes In," "A Good Run of Bad Luck," "Summer's Comin," "Like the Rain," and "Nothin' But the Taillights," part of a catalog that produced 22 #1 singles and made him one of the most successful singer/songwriters of the modern era. Along the way, Clint has sold over 20 million records, earned more than a dozen gold and platinum awards in the U.S. and Canada, landed nearly two dozen major awards and nominations, won a GRAMMY Award, and earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For more information visit www.clintblack.com
Chris Tomlin Christmas, Hershey Theatre, December 15
Chris Tomlin is one of the most heralded singer-songwriters in the world who has amassed an impressive body of work. TIME magazine claims he is likely “the most often sung artist anywhere.” Chris has sold more than eight million albums, and 11.3 million digital tracks. The Grammy® winner’s list of music awards include an American Music Award, three Billboard Music Awards, 21 Dove Awards, a BMI Songwriter of the Year Award and more. Tomlin’s concert tours have sold out venues in major cities including New York City’s Madison Square Garden, The Forum in Los Angeles, Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena and Red Rocks in Denver, among others.
Jewel's Handmade Holiday Tour, Hershey Theatre, December 16
The fan favorite Handmade Holiday Tour returns this Holiday season for a one of a kind tour, performing Holiday classics, Holiday originals and classic Jewel songs alongside Special Guests and family members Atz, Atz Lee and Nikos Kilcher (Alaska: The Last Frontier).
Of the tour, Grammy-nominated songwriter and The New York Times bestselling author and poet exclaims, “I am so honored to share some of the traditions I was raised with in Alaska on our family Homestead. Building memories by sharing handmade moments. Creating unique gifts and sharing songs is a Kilcher family tradition we can't wait to share with others on this tour.“
A true family affair, the tour marks the second annual ‘Handmade Holiday Tour’ alongside Jewel’s family members. Pre Show the tour will feature a unique and interactive gifting experience offering guests the chance to make handmade one of a kind holiday gifts. For more information visit: http://www.jeweljk.com/.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Giant Center, December 16
Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) announced its highly-anticipated Winter Tour 2018, which will be returning to Hershey. TSO’s annual November-December multi-sensory extravaganza, which sells out venues year after year, has cemented the group’s status as a must-attend, multi-generational, holiday tradition. This year’s 20th anniversary tour, a presentation of TSO’s unforgettable “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve,” features founder/composer/lyricist Paul O’Neill’s timeless story of a runaway who finds her way into a mysterious abandoned theater. TSO’s Winter Tour 2018 is presented by Hallmark Channel.
Based on TSO’s multi-platinum DVD and long running PBS fundraiser, “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve,” the rock opera features such enduring fan-favorites as "Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24," "O’ Come All Ye Faithful," "Good King Joy," "Christmas Canon," "Music Box Blues," "Promises To Keep," and "This Christmas Day." 2018’s tour will also boast a rousing second set containing more of TSO’s greatest hits and fan-pleasers.
For more information, please visit www.trans-siberian.com.
Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet's "The Nutcracker", Hershey Theatre, December 22-23
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® will have your heart bursting with cheer in this holiday tradition for the whole family! The brilliant dancers of Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet bring Balanchine’s winter classic to life with larger-than-life sets and dazzling costumes set to the magical music of Tchaikovsky. As the clock strikes twelve, you’ll happen upon a battle between toy soldiers and mischievous mice as a blizzard of ballerinas reveal a wonderful world of confection.
For more information on any of these shows, and for a sneak peak of what's to come in the New Year, head to www.hersheyentertainment.com!