This is how you see Mariah Carey, Rockettes

Though snow may seem miles away for New Yorkers, “the most wonderful time of the year,” also known as the holiday season, is fast approaching.

There are also holiday offers, spruce trees and, above all, Christmas concerts and shows.

That means Mariah Carey, the Rockettes, Pentatonix and everything in between.

We’re here to show you how to catch all your old favorites, plus a few new shows that might not be on your radar before old Santa Claus comes to town.

We’ve found great deals from Vivid Seats – some as low as $67 – to get you in the holiday spirit. Vivid Seats is a secondary market ticketing platform and prices may be above or below face value depending on demand.

So to get in the “12 Days of Christmas” spirit, here are the 12 Christmas shows you must see in 2022.

Mariah Carey

The reigning ‘Queen of Christmas’ has four shows this year as part of her ‘Merry Christmas To All’ tour. Two of them are at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, December 13th and Friday, December 16th. If you want Mariah to see All You Want For Christmas, you can do that this year.

The Rockets

Radio City’s most famous show returns this year for its annual “Spectacular” from November 18th to January 2nd. Tickets are available from Vivid Seats for as little as $67 before fees. Word to the wise: prices are not so much more expensive if you drive around the Christmas period. You (or we) just have to do some research and find the right show.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

The holiday season’s favorite hard rockers are bringing their classic, iconic pyrotechnics and light show to venues across North America this year, including Newark’s Prudential Center on December 27th. Expect to hear all your favorites like “Christmas Canon” and “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24” on his tour this year, “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve: The Best of TSO and More!”

Andrea Bocelli

Carmela Soprano’s favorite tenor has concerts throughout the holiday season. The 64-year-old singer just released the 13-song album A Family Christmas with his son Matteo and 10-year-old daughter Virginia, leading us to believe it will be released at his Dec. 14 concert at Madison Square Garden.

Martina McBride

Like your Christmas with a side of the country? You are in the right place. McBride’s The Joy Of Christmas Tour will tour venues across the United States from November 26th to December 18th. She will be closest to the Big Apple on Sunday, December 4th at the New Brunswick State Theater.


Over the past decade, a cappella group Pentatonix have become one of the biggest names in Christmas music. With their imaginative interpretations of classics like “White Christmas” and “Deck The Halls”, the quintet quietly heralds the next generation of Christmas music. You can catch the five on their “A Christmas Spectacular Tour” on December 20th in Hershey, PA or December 22nd in Uncasville, CT.

Lindsey Stirling

America’s Got Talent and Dancing With the Stars alumnus Lindsey Stirling is on her 27-date “Snow Waltz Tour” from November 17th to December 23rd. On the run, expect Stirling to debut tracks from her recently released album Snow Waltz and revisit classics from her many Christmas-themed albums. She will be at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on December 7th.

Darlene Love

One of the most delicious Christmas songs of all time is Love – that would be “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”. It’s so awesome you might recognize it from movies like Gremlins, Goodfellas, and Bad Santa. However, Love has a catalog of Christmas hits under her belt that she’s sure to play at her concerts throughout New York and New Jersey this winter. This includes a performance at the St. George Theater on Staten Island on December 15th.

Postmodern jukebox

Known for taking contemporary hits and reimagining them as big band or jazz standards, Postmodern has made Jukebox a group in a category all their own. They’re messing things up this year on their A Very Postmodern Christmas Tour. You can see them around town on December 16th at City Hall.

Susanne Wega

You probably know Vega from her hypnotic ’90s hit “Tom’s Diner,” but did you know she also has a slew of songs tailored for New Yorkers? If your interest is piqued, we encourage you to check out her residency “Home for the Holidays – Four Very Special New York Nights” on December 22-23 and 26-27 at NYC City Winery.

Kenny G

What does the saxophone sound like at Christmas? You are in? Fantastic. Arguably the world’s best-known saxophonist, Kenny G, is playing nine shows as part of his The Miracles Holiday & Hits Tour from December 7th to 17th. He will be bringing his cheeky tunes to the NYCB Theater in Westbury on Thursday February 15th.

“A Christmas song”

This isn’t technically a concert, but what Christmas season would be complete without the story of Ebenezer Scrooge? However, the iconic story now playing at New York’s Nederlander Theater has a twist. Tony winner Jefferson Mays (also of Law and Order) will play all 50 roles on the show. If seeing the Ghost of Christmas Past, Present and Future performed by the same person wasn’t on your bucket list, it should be. “A Christmas Carol” runs until January 1st.

Hanukkah shows

If Christmas concerts aren’t your scene, that’s no problem.

We recommend checking out indie outfit Yo La Tengo December 18-25 at New York’s Bowery Ballroom for one of their eight shows celebrating the Festival of Lights.

Since 2017, they have been conducting their annual Hanukkah residency at the Manhattan venue. Before that, they rocked Maxwell’s in Hoboken, New Jersey from 2001 to 2012, when the space closed.

Also, “Hanukkah Song” singer Adam Sandler is currently on tour. Halfway through his shows, he’ll be stopping by New York’s 92nd Street Y on November 29 to talk about his film Hustle. We can’t guarantee he’ll belt out “David Lee Roth Lights the Menorah,” but we know you don’t want to miss the legendary “SNL” cast member live.

New Year’s Shows

Those already looking forward to 2023 can ring in the New Year with Phish at Madison Square Garden when Trey Anastasio’s beloved jam band performs there December 28-31. You can secure tickets for all four days here.

More big tours in 2023

You’ve made it this far, and now you’re probably curious about what’s on the horizon for next year.

Well, if you’re a) buying someone the perfect Christmas present, or b) just want to see who are the biggest artists touring over the next few months, we’ve got just the thing for you.

Here are just five of our most popular tours not to be missed, which may be taking place soon in a city near you.

• Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

•Taylor Swift

• Adele

• Ed Sheeran

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Emma Bowman

Emma Bowman is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma Bowman joined USTimeToday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with Emma Bowman by emailing

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