The central heat is turned on, the winter coats have been pulled out from hiding, and hot cider has been added to the menu. The holiday season is almost here—Thanksgiving is just around the corner—with Christmas and New Years following close behind. But with all the holiday cheer comes an expectation to give the perfect gift. Concert and theater tickets can be the perfect gift for anyone, and New York City has plenty of shows for you to choose from. If you’re looking to buy tickets for the music or theater lover in your life—the city will have a show for you.
A Trip to Paradise Valley: John Mayer at Barclays
On December 17th, John Mayer will be appearing at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Currently, John Mayer is on a North American tour with Phillip Phillips in order to promote his recently released album, Paradise Valley. John Mayer is known to put on a phenomenal show (check out this concert review by the LA Times on his recent performance at the Hollywood Bowl), and his upcoming performance at Barclays will certainly live up to high expectations. John Mayer tickets are a great gift idea for her, for him, or for yourself and a group of friends. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to celebrate the holidays with this heartthrob, John Mayer tickets are still available for purchase.
A Gift for the Bold and Nontraditional: Ingrid Michaelson’s Annual Holiday Hop
Ingrid Michaelson’s 7th Annual Holiday Hop will be taking place at Webster Hall on Friday, December 6th. Alike to her past holiday concerts, this night will be filled with quirky, unabashed humor, rock renditions of holiday favorites, and stunning performances from her own repertoire (you’ll likely be hearing favorites such as “You and I”, “Winter Song”, and “The Way I am”). This show would be a perfect date night for a young couple, or even a group of girlfriends looking to escape the usual holiday tropes. Ingrid Michaelson’s Holiday Hop is an opportunity that only comes once a year—buy Holiday Hop tickets now—and don’t miss out on one of the best singer/songwriters of this generation perform an upbeat rock rendition of “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”.
A Gift for the Young, or Young at Heart: Z100 Jingle Ball 2013
There are many concerts taking place in the city during the 2013 holiday season. Luckily for New York natives, there’s going to be a concert that features over 10 incredible artists on one stage, for one night. At Madison Square Garden, New York Radio Station Z100 is hosting their annual Jingle Ball on December 13th. This year, the line up is stacked with talent, including artists Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Pitbull, Fall Out Boy, Miley Cyrus, and many more. Jingle Ball 2013 tickets would be an amazing gift for anyone—you don’t have to be young to enjoy this concert, just young at heart. For details about the line up and how to get cheap Jingle Ball tickets check out this Jingle Ball 2013 information page.
A Gift for those who Run the World: Beyonce at Barclays
Beyonce will be making two (almost consecutive) appearances at Barclays Center on December 19th and 22nd. The amazing Mrs. Carter will be finishing her tour where it began, at a venue which holds a rich history for husband Mr. Carter, aka the legendary rapper Jay-Z. I have no doubt that one of the industry’s favorite musical couples has plenty of surprises in store for their audience this holiday season. Though both shows are sold out, cheap Beyonce tickets are still available on ticket marketplaces such as TickPick. Trust me, Beyonce tickets would make this holiday season one she will never forget.
A Gift for the Passionate at Heart: Andrea Bocelli at Barclays
Andrea Bocelli is scheduled to return to Barclays Center on December 11th. For this performance, Bocelli will be joined by conductor Eugene Kohn, soprano Svetla Vassileva, guest vocalist Heather Headley, and the New York City Festival Orchestra. Bocelli’s December 2013 Tour comes in support of his recently released album, Passione. Andrea Bocelli has been giving legendary performances for almost two decades, and New York just happens to be one of the lucky cities to showcase this iconic musician for the 2013 holiday season. A guaranteed night of compelling performance and artistic passion, tickets would be a great gift for your significant other, or your parents, or perhaps a newly wed couple within the family. Take up this chance to see a vocal legend, Andrea Bocelli tickets are still available for purchase.
Every year, the New York City Ballet puts on a production of G. Balanchine’s rendition of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. Tickets to see The Nutcracker would be a great gift for just about anyone. For adults who frequent the ballet, and even children who can hum along to the classic holiday melodies., The Nutcracker remains a staple holiday tradition for a reason. The show will be running from November 29th to January 4th at the David H. Koch Theater. Cheap New York City Ballet tickets for the production of The Nutcracker are available for a wide range of dates.
A Gift that is Traditionally Spectacular: Radio City’s Christmas Spectacular
Radio City’s Christmas Spectacular featuring The Rockettes will be opening up to audiences on November 8th, and will run until December 30th. Beginning in 1933, this show has become a New York Christmas tradition, seen by over a million audience members each year. Tickets to Radio City’s Christmas Spectacular would be a great gift for her, or for the whole family. If you’re a New York native and you haven’t seen this show, the time has come. Buy Radio City’s Christmas Spectacular tickets, and see one of the most iconic New York City performances in the city’s history.
A Gift for the Comical (And Your Quirky Parents): A Christmas Story on Broadway
A Christmas Story is a new musical based on the cult classic movie from 1983. This show debuted on Broadway last Christmas and was nominated for several Tony Awards. A Christmas Story will be taking place at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, and will run for two and a half weeks in December (December 11th-29th). Tickets to see A Christmas Story would be a great gift for your parents who likely covet this classic holiday movie, or for the whole family to enjoy. This musical which celebrates holiday wonder, as well as having an element of hilarious wit, is guaranteed to delight audience members of all ages (to see what the musical is about, check out this performance at the 67th Annual Tony Awards from the cast of A Christmas Story). Don’t miss out on this classic holiday musical, A Christmas Story tickets are still available for purchase.
Feel free to let us know of any other shows going on in New York City during the holiday season in the comments below!