Guide to 2023 Holiday Shows in Hershey, PA
Entertainment Throughout the Holidays at GIANT Center and Hershey Theatre
It's the holiday season at The Sweetest Place On Earth and there's plenty of entertainment to brighten spirits throughout November and December. Fan favorite holiday shows like Pentatonix, Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Straight No Chaser make their returns to GIANT Center and Hershey Theatre, along with several other festive shows to spread the holiday cheer.
The world’s biggest-selling soprano and legendary GRAMMY Award-nominated artist Sarah Brightman returns with her “A Christmas Symphony” tour to North America for 22 enchanting shows this November and December, including a stop in The Sweetest Place On Earth. Accompanied by an orchestra, choir and special guests, this magical holiday show will feature Sarah performing many of her holiday classics and greatest hits. “A Christmas Symphony” is an unforgettable Christmas spectacle during the most wonderful time of the year.
Pentatonix “The Most Wonderful Tour Of The Year”
Gearing up for what promises to be an unforgettable holiday season, Pentatonix shares the details for their anxiously awaited 2023 North American Christmas tour, “Pentatonix: The Most Wonderful Tour Of The Year." In tandem with the tour, Pentatonix will unveil its 12th full-length and seventh-holiday album, “The Greatest Christmas Hits,” this fall. The album features 23 of the band’s top holiday songs and eight brand-new, never-before-heard tracks, including a holiday original.
Girl Named Tom “One More Christmas Tour”
Three siblings unlock one harmony to unite the world as Girl Named Tom. The trio—Bekah, Joshua, and Caleb Liechty—made history as “the only group to ever win NBC’s The Voice.” Along the way, they’ve generated over 25 million streams across chart-rattling covers such as “River,” “The Chain,” and “Dust in the Wind.” The Midwesterners gained further traction with the release of “Another World EP.” Inking a deal with Republic Records, they served up their debut holiday EP, “One More Christmas,” which reached No. 1 on the iTunes Charts, and embarked on an arena tour supporting Pentatonix. Since 2022, the group has been on the road, performing over 150 shows to date.
Straight No Chaser “Sleighin' It Tour”
RIAA-certified Gold a cappella group Straight No Chaser announced the “Sleighin’ It Tour,” their fall 2023 run of live shows. Ranked in the top 20 of Pollstar’s “Live 75” for tours at the end of 2022, Straight No Chaser’s annual fall tours have become part of family holiday traditions throughout the United States. The nine-member group will perform at landmark venues like Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, New York City’s Beacon Theatre, and Hershey Theatre for two shows on December 10.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra “Ghosts of Christmas Eve”
Prepare for a musical journey like no other this winter as Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) is set to spread rock vibes throughout its spectacular annual holiday tour. The multi-platinum rock group unveiled the exciting details of their 2023 winter tour, "The Ghosts of Christmas Eve – the Best of TSO & More." This year's tour promises a new and larger presentation of the beloved holiday tradition, which has captured the hearts of multiple generations. Over the course of the tour, TSO will visit 62 cities, including a return to GIANT Center.
Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet “The Nutcracker”
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 Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, 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.
Imaginative and fun for all ages, Cirque Dreams Holidaze features a world-renowned cast of performers accompanied by an ensemble of aerial circus acts, sleight-of-hand jugglers, fun-loving skippers, breath-catching acrobatics, and more. An original music score includes new twists on seasonal favorites such as “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” and “Carol of the Bells.” Singers, dancers, penguins, toy soldiers, and reindeer invoke the dreams behind a child’s eye on the most magical of nights. Amidst a backdrop of new sets, scenery, and storylines, this family-friendly production is sure to put a twinkle in your eye!
Broadway Programming During the Holiday Season
If you're visiting the destination over the Thanksgiving holiday, now's your chance to see the No. 1 longest-running American Musical in Broadway history, right here in The Sweetest Place On Earth. CHICAGO will take the stage at Hershey Theatre on November 21-26 for eight show-stopping performances. The musical has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you've ever seen.
On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all. This stirring and inspiring musical takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of the small town in Newfoundland that opened their homes to 7,000 stranded travelers on 9/11. During that fateful week, cultures clashed and nerves ran high—but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. Celebrate the best of humankind and the best in all of us with Come From Away.
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.