Top Entertainment Events: December 2017

An exciting month of sports and entertainment events are on the horizon. Between holiday shows that make for the perfect gift to concerts featuring music’s biggest stars and thrilling sports action, we have a recommendation for every interest.

Sports

  • Another exciting college football season winds down with playoff games that are sure to be memorable. The first weekend of the month features a heap of best-selling games, including the ACC, SEC, Big 10 and Pac 12 championships. The Big 10 championship sees Wisconsin take on the Ohio State Buckeyes, Miami and Clemson go head-to-head for the ACC title, Auburn and Georgia battle it out in the SEC championship game, and Oklahoma travels to Texas to take on TCU for the Big 12 game, all of which kick off tomorrow (Dec. 2). The Pac 12 championship between Stanford and USC gets underway tonight in Santa Clara, CA.

Concerts

  • The Trans-Siberian Orchestra are back for another cross-country seasonal tour that should be on everyone’s wish list this holiday. Their Ghosts of Christmas Eve show is a stunning spectacle full of heart-pounding rock music and extravagant light and laser displays which leaves audiences raving every single time. The progressive rock group can be found at venues across the country now through December 30. Tickets sell fast so get yours here before it’s too late.
  • The annual iHeartRadio Jingle Ball tour is now underway and has shows scheduled across the country through December 17. Participating artists include Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, The Chainsmokers, Demi Lovato, Niall Horan, Charlie Puth, Fifth Harmony, Kelly Clarkson and Camila Cabello among others. Please note the lineup varies by city so check out your local show to see which stars will appear.

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  • Megastar Mariah Carey is feeling festive and ready to deck the halls during her All I Want For Christmas Is You show. The Grammy winner takes center stage to perform songs from her no. 1 selling holiday album, including of course, the show’s namesake tune. Carey was originally scheduled to embark on a small tour before bringing the show to New York and Las Vegas for brief residencies. She was forced to cancel the early gigs due to an upper respiratory infection, however, her plans to take center stage at the Beacon Theatre and Caesar’s Palace Colosseum have not changed. She will perform in New York City through December 5 and close out the holiday show in Vegas December 22 after five performances. Tickets available here.

Other Shows

  • As the holidays inch closer, millions of tourists are flocking to New York City to take in the season. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, starring the famed Radio City Rockettes, is there to put anyone in the festive spirit. The seasonal show began running last month and is set to continue performances through January 1. Not only is the show an integral part of celebrating Christmas in the city, but it’s pure, joyous fun from beginning to end and one you won’t want to miss.