Holiday performances you can't miss in Las Vegas
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Las Vegas is known for world class entertainment, and that’s especially true during the holiday season. Check out the following shows — on and off the Strip — that will even have the Grinch standing in line for tickets.
Experience your favorite holiday classics, performed by a stellar lineup of world-class singers known for runs on television and Broadway. “American Idol” alums Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo (who competed on separate seasons of the reality competition, but wound up married), Jasmine Trias, Laura Wright and Lou Gazzara are joined by singers Randal Keith, Ben Stone and Jaclyn McSpadden plus dance duo Domingo and Sarah Le Clear for an imaginative on-stage journey through a winter wonderland with appearances by Santa, Scrooge and other characters. Performances run on select dates until Dec. 26. Tickets begin at $69.95.
Terry Fator‘s ongoing show at New York-New York shifts into holiday mode through Jan. 1 with “A Very Terry Christmas.” The singer, comedian and ventriloquist invites a cast of puppets (some resembling your favorite celebrities) to welcome the Christmas season, following the format of a classic holiday television special. Fator’s uncanny impressions are even more impressive once you realize his lips aren’t moving. Tickets begin at $34.95.
The Apple Sisters come to Las Vegas for a one-night-only performance at the Majestic Repertory Theater in the Downtown Arts District. The trio takes the stage on Dec. 6, showcasing a knack for comedic timing as well as three-part harmonies in the “Happy Holi-doozy Chris-mess Special,” inspired by classic radio programs and World War II-era USO tours. The entire show is a throwback to an era of slapstick and big band music. Tickets are $20 with proof of vaccination required.
The holiday season comes alive at the Smith Center with a variety of shows throughout December. The Las Vegas Philharmonic presents two performances of a Very Vegas Holiday on Dec. 4 before joining the Nevada Ballet Theatre for The Nutcracker, which runs on select dates between Dec. 11 and Dec. 26 inside Reynolds Hall. Guests can also enjoy holiday-themed concerts by Giada Valeni (Dec. 5) and Michael Grimm (Dec. 8) at Myron’s cabaret room.
Mannheim Steamroller‘s debut Christmas album is one of the best-selling holiday recordings of all time, moving more than 6 million copies since its release in 1984. The legacy of the band is celebrated at the Orleans Arena on Dec. 26 by leader and creative force Chip Davis, whose distinctive take on neoclassical new age rock has earned fans all over the world. Tickets begin at $39.
The Nevada Room, an off-Strip supper club and cabaret presents a tribute to “White Christmas” and other songs by Irving Berlin with a series of performances by a dozen of the best vocalists in Las Vegas through Dec. 26. Each showroom concert includes a three-course dinner. Tickets are $65. A sister venue, the Vegas Room, has a series of intimate Candlelight Christmas dinner shows with a rotating lineup of singers between Dec. 3 and Dec. 18. Tickets are $85.