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Must-See Shows in Hershey, PA During December

With the weather outside being a little chillly, it's a perfect time to come inside some of Hershey, PA's beautiful venues for a great entertainment show. December offers everything from holiday shows to comedians and more! See the full list below:

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical - December 6-7 at Hershey Theatre

Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL. It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra - December 15 at Giant Center

*Tickets for the Trans-Siberian Orchestra Evening Show Performance at Giant Center on December 15 are sold out. A limited number of tickets remain for the Matinee show.*

Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) returns to Giant Center with their winter tour 2017 “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve.” TSO's tour will be a celebration of the art and accomplishments of the lauded group's late creator/composer/lyricist, Paul O'Neill, and his inimitable creation, which he dubbed "Rock Theater." Prior to his untimely passing, O'Neill worked tirelessly with his close-knit team preparing an exciting new take on "The Ghosts of Christmas Eve" for the 2017 tour. Beginning November 16, fans will experience this exciting stage spectacle, including new awe-inspiring effects, and staging, certain to make the story even more engaging for fans.

George Balanchine's The Nutcracker - December 16-17 at Hershey Theatre

Toys come alive in Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet’s breathtaking production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®. Be delighted by the dazzling costumes, charming sets and accomplished dancers as CPYB’s signature production unfolds before your eyes in this most beloved masterpiece. Set to the magical music of Tchaikovsky. Maestro Stuart Malina returns to lead the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra live performances at the opulent Hershey Theatre in Hershey, Pa. 

Amy Grant & Michael W. Smith - December 17 at Giant Center

With multiple sellout crowds celebrating the season with them last year, Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith joint Christmas tours have become some of the most anticipated holiday events of the season. Combining for a vast collection of critically-acclaimed holiday albums between them, the 2017 Christmas tour will showcase selections spanning the artists’ expansive Christmas repertoires, including their most recent releases, Grant’s Tennessee Christmas, Michael W. Smith’s The Spirit of Christmas and Jordan Smith’s ’Tis The Season.

With critical praise from USA Today, The New York Times, Huffington Post, Country Weekly and more, Michael W. Smith’s Michael W. Smith & Friends: The Spirit of Christmas features collaborations with Vince Gill, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Nettles, Bono, Michael McDonald and Grant.

Jewel's Handmade Holiday Tour - December 21 at Hershey Theatre

A true family affair, the tour marks the first annual ‘Handmade Holiday Tour’ and Jewel’s first tour with her 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. The tour will also sponsor 25 individuals in need per show and offer vouchers for the gift making workshops to ensure they have a handmade gift for the holidays. There will also be an opportunity for patrons to make donations and/or donate workshop vouchers to these families. In addition, Zappos.com will be working with local animal shelters in each market to sponsor pet adoption at every show as they kick off Home for the Pawlidayz, their nationwide pet adoption program. 

Straight No Chaser - December 23 at Hershey Theatre

“SIX PACK: VOLUME 3” sees the world famous a cappella group cracking open a number of contemporary pop hits and rock classics, highlighted by “Sweet Dreams/HandClap” – their one-of-a-kind mash-up of Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)” and Fitz and the Tantrums’ “HandClap” – as well their show-stopping “Beyoncé Medley”

WWE Live Holiday Tour - December 29 at Giant Center

Fans will see AJ Styles vs Jinder Mahal (with The Singh Brothers) in the WWE Championship Match. Randy Orton vs Kevin Owens, Shinsuke Nakamura, United States Champion Baron Corbin, Tag Team Champions The Usos, New Day, Bobby Roode and Women's Champion Natalya Charlotte Flair, and many more!

Jeff Dunham - December 31 at Giant Center

Dunham just released his latest standup special, Jeff Dunham: Relative Disaster, on Netflix this month. The special features Dunham along with his ill-behaved and slightly demented posse of characters for a gleeful skewering of family and politics. Dunham and his famous cohorts Walter, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, Bubba J, and Peanut also consider what a new member to their already dysfunctional family could mean, putting the ‘relative’ in Relative Disaster.A portion of all ticket sales from this performance will be donated to those directly affected by the Las Vegas mass shooting

If you want to purchase tickets and/or get more information on these shows, visit HersheyEntertainment.com


Giant Center hosts an impressive line-up 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.