2021 Top 5 Holiday Shows

The holidays are full of family traditions and this Winter folks can finally get back to enjoy some of those amazing experiences. Many of those revolve around attending these classic holiday events that happen in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles and everywhere else around the country. These shows are one of the special things about the holidays. There are classic shows like The Nutcracker, A Christmas Carol, or White Christmas, as well as, modern hits like Jingle Balls, Cirque Holidaze or Poptopia. There are a ton of great options for shows this Holiday season, but below are the Top 5 Most Popular Holiday Shows based on ticket demand.

Most Popular Holiday Shows*:
1. Jingle Ball: the iHeartMusic Jingle Ball touring shows features some of the most popular acts in music. This year, the Jingle Ball headliners include Jonas Brothers, Monsta X, Doja Cat, Dua Lipa, Kane Brown, Black Eye Peas, Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Nas X and many more.
2. Christmas Spectacular: the annual spectacle that is the Radio City Christmas Spectacular remains the top annual attraction in New York City. With up to five shows per day, this legendary performance lets fans of all ages enjoy the amazing stage performance of The Rockettes.
3. Trans Siberian Orchestra: no band has become more synonymous with the holidays than TSO. Every year fans flock to see this one-of-a-kind rock show in-person. The music, the lights and energy in the crowd make a TSO concert a must-do on your holiday plans.
4. The Nutcracker: This classic show is still a family favorite every single year. By the time the Sugar Plum Fairy comes out to do the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies every kid and adult, in the audience has their eyes glued to the stage.
5. Pentatonix: The A Capella group only started performing together a decade ago, and just put out a Christmas album in 2016, but their holiday concert has already become as popular as any event. They have become a mainstay of the holiday touring season. They offer a show that is family friendly and upbeat.

Other top Holiday Shows:
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Story
An Irish Christmas
Cirque Dreams Holidaze
Colors of Christmas
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Il Divo
Mannheim Steamroller
Not So Silent Night
Santaland Diaries
Shen Yun Performing Arts
Silent Night

Most popular Holiday sporting events:
* College Football Bowl Games
* NBA Games on Christmas Day (SI ranks them)
* Thanksgiving NFL Football 
* NHL Winter Classic
* The NFR in Las Vegas

Most popular Holiday destinations for events:
* New York City: you can see the Rockettes, Hamilton, the Knicks or Rangers…and so much more.
* Las Vegas: the Cirque Love show is the top show around the holiday season.
* Miami: a great place to go to see outdoor events during the holidays, including plenty of football games.

Holiday Touring Broadway Shows:
Dear Evan Hansen in San Francisco
Hamilton in Chicago
Hamilton in Fort Lauderdale
Hamilton in Greensville, SC
Hamilton in Hartford
The Book of Mormon in Indianapolis
The Lion King in Seattle

*Based on data including ticket sales and total ticket orders.

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