Guide to 2022 Holiday Concerts and Shows in Hershey, Pa.
Entertainment taking the stage at Hershey Theatre and GIANT Center during the 2022 holiday season
It's not the holidays at The Sweetest Place On Earth without everyone's favorite shows coming to Hershey Theatre and GIANT Center, like Pentatonix, Trans-Siberian Orchestra or Straight No Chaser. The 2022 holiday entertainment lineup includes those three shows and many more that will brighten spirits in November and December.
Nov. 18: Harry Connick, Jr. “A Holiday Celebration” at Hershey Theatre
Harry Connick, Jr. invites you to celebrate the holidays with him and his band as 2022 draws to a close. One of the most beloved artists performing holiday music, Connick, Jr. has been thrilling audiences around the world for decades with his definitive take on Christmas classics, as well as his originals and fan favorites like “(It Must've Been Ol') Santa Claus” and “When My Heart Finds Christmas.”
Dec. 1: The Gaither Vocal Band “Christmas 2022” at GIANT Center
For more than 25 years, Gaither has brought Christmas concert events to cities nationwide. This holiday season is no exception, as the legendary recording artist and Premier Productions present an exciting celebration filled with the very best in Christian music. The tour will feature Gaither’s multi-award-winning group, The Gaither Vocal Band, comprised of Gaither, Wes Hampton, Adam Crabb, Todd Suttles and Reggie Smith.
Dec. 3: for KING + COUNTRY “A Drummer Boy Christmas” at GIANT Center
Grammy-winning duo for KING + COUNTRY presents “A Drummer Boy Christmas Tour: The 2022 LIVE Experience.” Brothers Joel and Luke will bring their annual holiday spectacular to audiences nationwide this season, performing Christmas classics and brand-new songs such as their fan favorite “Little Drummer Boy,” no. 1 hit single “For God Is With Us” and many more. Join for KING + COUNTRY for this special live experience presented in a festive and high-energy fashion that the duo has become known for.
Dec. 4: Straight No Chaser “The 25th Anniversary Celebration” at Hershey Theatre
Straight No Chaser will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2022 with a 62-date fall tour, including two shows at Hershey Theatre on Dec. 4. Formed during the 1996-1997 school year at Indiana University, Straight No Chaser eventually emerged at the forefront of the modern-day a cappella movement. The chart-topping a cappella group has since sold more than three million albums, garnered more than a billion streams and sold more than 1.5 million concert tickets.
Dec. 20: Pentatonix “A Christmas Spectacular” at GIANT Center
Pentatonix proudly presents their “Pentatonix: A Christmas Spectacular! 2022 Tour.” This large-scale, multi-city outing will feature the group headlining 22 of North America's top arenas coast-to-coast, including GIANT Center in Hershey. Season 21 winners of “The Voice,” Girl Named Tom, will open the night as the tour’s special guests, guaranteeing a spectacular evening.
Dec. 21: 2022 Trans-Siberian Orchestra “Ghosts of Christmas Eve” at GIANT Center
Multi-platinum, progressive rock group Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) - announced the dates for its highly anticipated 2022 winter tour, “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve – the Best of TSO & More.” The unforgettable, multi-generational holiday tradition kicks off on Wed., Nov. 16, with performances in Green Bay and Council Bluffs and will conclude after 101 shows on Fri., Dec. 30
Dec. 5: Lindsey Stirling “Snow Waltz Tour” at Hershey Theatre
Dancer and violinist Lindsey Stirling announced her new “Snow Waltz Tour” of North America in support of her latest album, “Snow Waltz.” Beginning on November 17, the tour will bring the holiday spirit from coast to coast, stopping in Hershey on December 5 and culminating in a special show on December 23 in Los Angeles. Stirling’s unique interpretation of beautifully nostalgic holiday music will be more dynamic than ever – intertwining dance, trapeze, lyra and aerial all while delivering an impeccable violin performance.
Additional Holiday Programming
Nov. 21: The Illusionists “Magic of the Holidays” at Hershey Theatre
Celebrate the holidays with the entire family at The Illusionists “Magic of the Holidays,” a mind-blowing showcase featuring jaw-dropping talents of the most incredible illusionists on earth. The Illusionists has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.
Nov. 23: Alton Brown Live! “Beyond The Eats - The Holiday Variant” at Hershey Theatre
Television personality, author, and Food Network and Netflix star Alton Brown announced Alton Brown Live: “Beyond The Eats – The Holiday Variant” tour is visiting Hershey during the holiday season. Brown originated the live culinary variety show with his “Edible Inevitable,” “Eat Your Science,” and “Beyond The Eats” tours that have performed in 200-plus cities with more than 550,000 fans in attendance. His latest production mixes science, music, food and festive fun into two hours of pure entertainment.
Dec. 17-18: Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet presents The Nutcracker at Hershey Theatre
Let your holiday spirit soar with this festive family-friendly ballet. As the clock chimes midnight, a brave young girl turns the tide in a battle between toy soldiers and mischievous mice, and a blizzard of ballerinas reveals a wonderful world of confection. The brilliant dancers of CPYB, the only school in the world licensed to perform this production, bring this joyous classic to life, leaving you with cherished memories for years to come.
Dec. 29: WWE “Live Holiday Tour” at GIANT Center
Celebrate the holiday season with WWE at GIANT Center! See your favorite Superstars, including: United States Champion Seth “Freakin” Rollins, Matt Riddle, RAW Women’s Champion, Bianca Belair, Damage CTRL’s Bayley, Dakota Kai & IYO SKY, Bobby Lashley and many more! (Lineup is subject to change.)
Hershey Theatre opened in September 1933. It has established itself as the area’s premier performing arts center, presenting the finest in touring Broadway shows, classical music and world-renowned entertainers.
GIANT Center hosts an impressive lineup of star-studded performances, including concerts, professional ice shows and family events. It also serves as home to the Hershey Bears Hockey Club and various PIAA high school state championship events.