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Spectacular Holiday Shows and Concerts in Orlando

Updated: Dec 26, 2023

Welcome to the Gotta Go Orlando Guide to all the Christmas and Holiday shows and concerts taking place here in Orlando.


Holiday Shows and Concerts in Orlando

Orlando Holiday Season Shows


A Swingin' Christmas: The Holiday Music of Tony Bennett Winter Park Playhouse

A Swingin' Christmas: The Holiday Music of Tony Bennett
November 10 - 19 & November 30 - December 16, 2023

Southeastern Regional Premiere at The Winter Park Playhouse! Ring in the holidays with this unforgettable evening of quintessential Tony Bennett! Featuring eighteen holiday classic holiday tunes plus the standards that made Bennett famous like "I Wanna Be Around," "The Good Life," "Rags to Riches" and of course Tony's signature song, "I Left Heart in San Francisco." Grab your friends and family and celebrate the season Tony Bennett style!


Ring in the holiday season at Orlando Family Stage with Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!

Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!
November 13 - December 23, 2023

Ring in the holiday season at Orlando Family Stage with Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!


Junie B. Jones, First-Grader, is super-excited about the upcoming Holiday Sing-Along and Secret Santa gift exchange at her school. Too bad tattletale May keeps ruining all of Junie B.’s fun. So, when Junie B. draws May’s name for Secret Santa, she comes up with the perfect plan to teach her nemesis a lesson! But will the Christmas spirit of peace and goodwill interfere before she can give you-know-who what she deserves?


A hilarious and endearing tale based on the best-selling book series by Barbara Park and written by Allison Gregory.


 Moonshine & Mistletoe at the Winter Garden Theater

Moonshine & Mistletoe: An Appalachian Christmas Tale
November 24 - December 23, 202

The Ballards, Lessy Boy and Curleen, welcome family and friends into their Appalachian mountain home to celebrate Christmas Day. In the midst of the Great Depression, they have no gifts to exchange, but instead, they share their love of Appalachian hymns and carols.

Unexpectedly, the Ballard’s son who’d left the fold to escape a certain fate in the coal mines returns to make amends with his parents. With him is his very-soon-to-be-a-mother wife. Though Curleen seems incapable of negotiating a peaceful reconciliation with her son, a Christmas miracle opens up a new possibility of forgiveness.


Moonshine & Mistletoe at the Winter Garden Theater is a musical valentine to a bygone era and is a wholesome holiday theatrical event for the entire family.


Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Home for the Holidays

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Home for the Holidays
November 25, 2023

Experience a reimagined and lively Home for the Holidays under the baton of Assistant Conductor Mauricio Céspedes-Rivero. A perfect way to ring in your holiday season with friends and family with holiday favorites, singers, and a few new holiday surprises.


A Christmas Carol. Live on-stage at Orlando Shakes

A Christmas Carol
November 30 - December 24, 2023

Back by popular demand, the story of the ghosts of Christmas, Tiny Tim, and Scrooge’s redemption graces the Margeson Theater again at Orlando Shakes! Enjoy fresh hot cocoa and chocolate chip cookies at intermission and hear gorgeous carols. It’s fun for the whole family!


Order your tickets today for A Christmas Carol. Live on-stage at Orlando Shakes.


CFCArts presents A Christmas Carol the Musical

CFCArts presents A Christmas Carol the Musical
December 1 - 2, 2023

Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes that personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others. With an infuriated "Bah! Humbug!" Scrooge summates his feelings of Christmas tidings and charitable giving, but he's forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts on Christmas Eve lead him through his Past, Present and Future.


Thanks to their guidance, Scrooge recognizes his faults and greets Christmas morning with a cheerful "Happy Christmas" before spending the day reconnecting and sharing love with those that mean the most to him. Taking place at Dr Phillips Center. Get tickets now.



The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical
December 1 - 17, 2023

Osceola Arts presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical. It’s everyone’s favorite time of year and the annual Christmas pageant! This year the town’s most mischievous kids, the Herdmans, all want starring roles…but not without a few script changes first. In this jolly and heart-warming musical, witness the spirit of Christmas truly come to life in their small town!


Russian Ballet Orlando, The Nutcracker

Russian Ballet Orlando, The Nutcracker
December 2, 8, 10, 16, 2023

Get ready for a whirlwind of holiday magic with The Nutcracker! An eagerly awaited annual tradition, this enchanting tale is the perfect treat for the whole family. Join Clara on her extraordinary journey as she breaks the spell, turning the Nutcracker doll into a dashing prince. Together, they venture into a mesmerizing world of snowflakes and waltz their way into the enchanting realm of sweets. It’s a heartwarming adventure that’s brimming with wonder and joy, making this holiday season truly unforgettable for everyone who joins in the spectacle.


Dec. 2 - RITZ THEATER, Sanford

Dec. 8 - REPERTORY THEATER, Orlando

Dec. 10 - POLK THEATER, Lakeland

Dec. 16 - LAKE EOLA AMPHITHEATER


Candlelight: Holiday Special Featuring The Nutcracker

Candlelight: Holiday Special Featuring The Nutcracker
December 6, 13, 20, 2023

Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before in Orlando. Get your tickets now to discover the music of The Nutcracker and More at The Abbey under the gentle glow of candlelight.


Christmas at the Movies: A Very Merry Sequel CFCArts

CFCArts presents Christmas at the Movies: A Very Merry Sequel
December 7 - 8, 2023

This December, step into all your favorite holiday stories as the CFCArts Community Choir presents its annual holiday extravaganza, Christmas at the Movies!


This year’s concert will feature a stunning collection of music from films from this time of year. Join our powerful 300-voice Community Choir and members of the Symphony Orchestra for one of Central Florida’s favorite annual holiday traditions! Gather your family and friends to join the fun as CFCArts celebrates the season of joy and community through magnificent and brilliant arrangements of holiday movie music.


Symphony Serenade: Holiday Strings at Bok Tower Gardens

Symphony Serenade: Holiday Strings
December 7 - 8, 2023

Enjoy an intimate holiday concert experience with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra at Bok Tower Gardens. This program is specially curated by the musicians performing them. This evening of beautiful holiday music will feature outstanding OPO Principal Musicians plus a few special surprise guests.


Orlando Ballet Presents World Premiere: The Nutcracker

Orlando Ballet Presents World Premiere: The Nutcracker
December 8 - 24, 2023

Like young Clara, Artistic Director Jorden Morris dreams big as all will see when Orlando Ballet premieres this entirely new production of The Nutcracker. Supported by an elite dream team of designers of sets, costumes and lighting, this production is a wonderfully imaginative version of the world’s most beloved holiday tale. Staying true to the traditional story of a young girl’s love for her favorite Christmas gift bestowed by the town’s toymaker, Morris pairs Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s classic musical score with entirely new choreography to create a fresh and whimsical experience complete with giant snow globes, fancy mice, and a few high-flying surprises.


Morris spent three years reimagining the production, beginning his monumental task by structuring a creative team of world-renowned designers. Joined by Orlando Ballet’s Rehearsal Director/Assistant to the Choreographer Lisa Thorn–Vinzant; Robert Perdziola, Set/Costume Designer, and Lighting Designer Joseph Walls, Morris’ wildest dreams come to life on stage for everyone to enjoy at Dr Phillips Center.


Altamonte Springs Holiday Concerts

Altamonte Springs Holiday Concerts
December 8, 15, 22, 2023

Enjoy live music from artists performing holiday hits at Altamonte Springs Holiday Concerts in Cranes Roost Park. Plus, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus in the Plaza. Food and beverages available for purchase. Admission is free.


St. Luke’s United Methodist Church is excited to present Sounds of the Season

Sounds of the Season Christmas Concert
December 8-10, 2023

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church is excited to present Sounds of the Season, our annual Christmas Concert event in the Sanctuary! This year’s event features a massive Community Choir, spirited dancers, and the lush sounds of a live orchestra as we celebrate all the sounds and exuberant joy of this season!


11th Annual Violectric Holiday Show

11th Annual Violectric Holiday Show

December 9, 2023

Performing together LIVE on stage, renowned “Vinylinist” and Founder of Violectric Michelle Jones and the talented musicians of the Central Florida strings super-group announce the exciting 11th Annual Violectric Holiday Show, rocking into the Walt Disney Amphitheater at Lake Eola Park on Saturday, December 9, 2023 starting at 7pm.


FREE and open to the public, the 90-minute live concert presented by the City of Orlando Department of Families, Parks and Recreation will feature traditional holiday songs like O Christmas Tree, The First Noel and Hanukkah, O Hanukkah mashed up with classic rock tunes and modern hits like Born to Run, Heroes and Sweet Dreams, delivering a fun-filled, energetic and highly unique holiday show unlike anything seen and heard before and simulcast all around Lake Eola.


Phantasmagoria’s A Most Haunted Victorian Christmas

Phantasmagoria’s A Most Haunted Victorian Christmas
Select Days, December 9 - December 23, 2023

“Hold high a mug of cider and gather around the Hearth” this holiday season, as you join critically acclaimed Victorian Performance Troupe PHANTASMAGORIA for a festive journey

through whimsical and haunted tales of the holidays!


Follow these evocative storytellers, dancers, and performers as they celebrate the rich centuries old tradition of telling Ghost Stories on Christmas Eve - A wonderfully “Spirited” way to celebrate the yearend festivities – all in Phantasmagoria’s unique performance style! Tales of holiday haunts, ghostly disappearances, whimsical spirits - and terrifying mythic creatures who somehow always know if you’ve been “Bad or Good” . . . and perhaps the “Canterville Ghost” will make his yearly appearance!


Dec.9 - 10

ORLANDO PREMIERE – The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.


Dec 15

SANFORD – The Ritz Theatre at The Wayne Dench Performing Arts Center


Dec 17

OCALA – The Reilly Arts Center – Dec. 17th


Dec 21

LEESBURG – Melon Patch Theatre – Dec. 21st


Dec 22 - 23

DELAND – The Athens Theatre


Holly Jolly Sounds of the Season Orlando Philharmonic

Holly Jolly Sounds of the Season
December 9 - 10, 2023

This musical celebration, Holly Jolly Sounds of the Season will capture the spirit of the season with members from the String Family at Plaza Live! Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra musicians will play their way through holiday classics, from Frosty the Snowman to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the season with family!


Sarah Brightman A Christmas Symphony Dr Phillips Center Orlando

Sarah Brightman A Christmas Symphony
December 13, 2023

Enjoy a festive evening at Dr Phillips Center with Sarah Brightman, the world’s best-selling Soprano.


Brightman has amassed sales of more than 30 million, receiving awards in over 40 countries and garnering over 1 billion streams worldwide. Get your tickets now.


Pentatonix The Most Wonderful Tour Of The Year  Amway Center December 13, 2023


Pentatonix The Most Wonderful Tour Of The Year
December 13, 2023

Pentatonix The Most Wonderful Tour of the Year is coming to Orlando's Amway Center on December 13.. Renowned for their stunning vocal harmonies and innovative arrangements, the group has redefined modern a cappella music.


From chart-topping pop hits to timeless holiday classics, Pentatonix boasts an extensive repertoire showcased across multiple albums, attracting an immense global following. Comprising Kirstin Maldonado, Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Kevin Olusola, and Matt Sallee, the group's enchanting performances have resonated with audiences around the world.



Chase Padgett: 6 String Christmas
December 14 - 23, 202

This holiday season, the Orlando Shakes cabaret season features Chase Padgett, and 6 String Christmas. Purchase tickets now.


The Illusionists Magic of the Holidays Orlando

The Illusionists Magic of the Holidays
December 15, 2023

Celebrate the holidays with the entire family at The Illusionists - Magic of the Holidays, a mind-blowing spectacle at Dr Phillips Center, featuring the jaw-dropping talents of the most incredible illusionists on earth.


The Illusionists franchise has shattered box office records across the globe and continues to dazzle 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.


CFCArts Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Jr.

CFCArts presents Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Jr.
December 15 - 16, 2022

The holiday classic soars off the screen in this musical adaptation of the beloved television special. Filled with holiday hits like “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “A Holly Jolly Christmas,” Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Jr. features all of your favorite characters, including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph.


It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. Because of his shiny nose, Rudolph doesn’t feel like he belongs in Christmastown and sets off to find a place that accepts him. Along his journey, he encounters fellow misfits, only to realize that home is where he has belonged the whole time. When a storm threatens to keep Santa’s sleigh from taking flight, it’s up to Rudolph to save Christmas!



CFCArts presents Rudolph’s North Pole Party
December 16, 2022

A Pre-Matinee Experience with CFCArts Youth Theatre. Santa Claus is coming to town—and Rudolph is leading his sleigh! Everyone is invited to join Rudolph, Santa, Mrs. Claus, and all of their reindeer (and elf!) friends at Rudolph’s North Pole Party!

All of Santa’s guests will be treated to snacks and sweets, face painting, games and activities, take-home crafts, and festive meet and greets with all your favorite holiday characters – all included with the price of your ticket to the party!

Note: Admission to Rudolph’s North Pole Party does not include admission to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Jr.

Mark Tremonti Sings Frank Sinatra Christmas Special Orlando

Mark Tremonti Sings Frank Sinatra Christmas Special
December 16, 2023

The lights go down. Familiar horns pipe up from a world-class orchestra as piano twinkles like the jackpot lights on a winning slot machine. Then, the voice kicks in. It has all of the smoky splendor those first few notes hinted at, but it ain’t Ol’ Blue Eyes. In a tailored suit with microphone in hand, it’s Mark Tremonti. The GRAMMY Award-winning multiplatinum musician sounds just as at home paying homage to the catalog of Frank Sinatra as he does fronting Tremonti or shredding his soul out as the guitarist for Alter Bridge and Creed.


Tremonti’s earliest memory of hearing Sinatra for the first time was as a child during Christmas. His dedication to holiday music continues with the release of his latest album, Christmas Classics New and Old.Join Tremonti for a night of nostalgic holiday hits at Dr Phillips Center.


LeAnne Rimes Joy The Holiday Tour Orlando

LeAnn Rimes, Joy: The Holiday Tour
December 16, 2023

Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, actress, and author LeAnn Rimes is getting into the holiday spirit with a show at Dr. Phillips Center on December 20, 2023.


The concert will bring fans together for festive holiday songs mixed with some of Rimes’ greatest hits and new songs from her latest critically acclaimed record God’s Work.


For details and tickets, click here.


Trans-Siberian Orchestra returning to Amway Center with The Ghost of Christmas Eve this December

Trans-Siberian Orchestra, The Ghost of Christmas Eve
December 22, 2023

The much loved Trans-Siberian Orchestra is back and returning to Amway Center on December 22 with The Ghost of Christmas Eve - The Best of TSO & More!


Get ready for a holiday spectacle like no other! Trans-Siberian Orchestra is returning for two mesmerizing shows on December 22. Get more info here.


Trans-Siberian Orchestra, The Ghost of Christmas Eve

Mark your calendars and prepare for a musical journey that'll light up your holiday season!

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