5 Christmas Concerts in Cincinnati this Weekend

Ho, ho, ho!

December’s here and we’re awash with holiday cheer. And if you’re looking for a fun, family friendly way to get into the holiday spirit, nothing beats a Christmas concert! The catchy songs, the nostalgic music, the festive sets — we love it all!

Here are 5 Christmas concerts in Cincinnati this weekend that are guaranteed to get you singing:

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

Fri., Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Aronoff
The beloved TV classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. 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.

Holiday Music Performance

Fri., Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve/Ellenwood Nature Barn
Enjoy live performances of festive holiday music by local groups. Tonight the Cincinnati Dulcimer Society will be followed by the Colerain High School Chamber Orchestra. Free!

Holiday Pops Featuring Melinda Doolittle

Shows on Fri., Dec. 2-Sun., Dec. 4 at the Taft Theatre
It’s Cincinnati’s smash-hit holiday tradition! Back where it all began in the Taft Theatre with John Morris Russell’s beloved Home for the Holidays program, join us to make new family memories with a joyful and soulful blend of holiday favorites, featuring American Idol show-stopper Melinda Doolittle. Kids will enjoy costumed characters and candy canes in the lobby, an appearance by St. Nick himself. {Read more about the Cincinnati Pops in this week’s feature!}

A Christmas Carol

Shows through Dec. 31 at Playhouse in the Park
The Playhouse’s version of A Christmas Carol combines faithful storytelling with spellbinding stage magic to bring to life its familiar story of a sinner given one last chance at redemption by four persuasive ghosts. A Christmas Carol‘s heartwarming message, hundreds of costumes and thrilling special effects help to make the show one of the Playhouse’s most popular productions each year.

Sing Me A Story: How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Sat., Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. at the Aronoff
This is a holiday tradition not to miss: join us as we tell the story of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, complete with more than 150 singers on stage, orchestra, and special guests Bob Herzog and Kathy Wade. Hear and sing along with favorite holiday songs, and feel your heart grow three sizes as the Grinch finds his holiday cheer!

For more holiday happenings around town, be sure to check out our Online Calendar!

Image courtesy of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

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