Christmas already?! It’s not too early to grab these holiday concert hot tickets

  • Don Thrasher
  • Contributing Writer
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98 Degrees, (from left) Drew Lachey, Jeff Timmons, Nick Lachey and Justin Jeffre, will perform a holiday show at the Aronoff Center for the Arts in Cincinnati on Dec. 15. CONTRIBUTED

It may be a little too soon for some people to get fully immersed in Christmas. There’s still Halloween and Thanksgiving to take care of first. 

However, there are some upcoming holiday-themed concerts and plays that are such highly-anticipated events, including Martina McBride at Hobart Arena, Dayton Ballet’s “Nutcracker” and Mannheim Steamroller at the Schuster Center, so you’ll want to get tickets early.

Here’s a list of some of the area’s hot-ticket holiday shows.

Nov. 1-Dec. 31: “Timeless Memories of Christmas”: This holiday revue features Christmas carols, costumed performers and elaborate sets. La Comedia Dinner Theatre, 765 W. Central Ave., Springboro. 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. $61-$75 adults, $30 children 11 and younger. 937-746-4554 or www.lacomedia.com.

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The Brian Setzer Orchestra will perform on Nov. 14 in a holiday show at the Taft Theatre in Cincinnati. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS BY ROBB D. COHEN

Nov. 14: Brian Setzer Orchestra: SiriusXM presents the retro rock band’s Christmas Tour. Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Cincinnati. 8 p.m. $32-$52. 937-228-2323 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Victoria Theatre Association presents "A Christmas Carol" at Victoria Theatre in Dayton on Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 28 and 29. CONTRIBUTED

Nov. 28 & 29: “A Christmas Carol”: Victoria Theatre Association presents this Projects Unlimited Star Attraction Series production of the holiday classic. Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton. 7:30 p.m. $30-$50. 937-228-3630 or www.ticketcenterstage.com.

Victoria Theatre Association presents Mannheim Steamroller in concert at the Schuster Center in Dayton on Wednesday, Nov. 29. CONTRIBUTED

Nov. 29: A Mannheim Steamroller Christmas: Victoria Theatre Association presents the Projects Unlimited Star Attractions Series program featuring Ohio native Chip Davis and expansive band. Schuster Center, Second and Main streets, Dayton. 7:30 p.m. $57-$77. 937-228-3630 or www.ticketcenterstage.com.

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Country singer Martina McBride will perform in a holiday concert at Hobart Arena in Troy on Nov. 29. CONTRIBUTED

Nov. 29: Martina McBride: The country singer brings The Joy of Christmas Tour to Hobart Arena, 255 Adams St., Troy. 8 p.m. $32-$75. VIP packages are available. 937-339-2911 or www.hobartarena.com.

Dec. 1 & 2: “The Little Angel”: DCDC presents this holiday show. University of Dayton, Kennedy Union Boll Theatre, 300 College Park, Dayton. 7:30 p.m. Friday, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. $25 adults, $22.50 military and seniors 60 and older. 937-228-3630 or www.ticketcenterstage.com.

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The Trans-Siberian Orchestra will bring its Winter Tour 2017 to the Ervin J. Nutter Center at Wright State University for two shows on Dec. 2 (3 p.m. and 8 p.m.). CONTRIBUTED

Dec. 2: Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The symphonic rock group presents “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve.” Nutter Center, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Fairborn. 3 and 8 p.m. $40-$74. 937-775-4789 or www.nuttercenter.com.

Dec. 2: Christmas Cotillion: The Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus presents this holiday concert. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 125 N. Wilkinson St., Dayton. 6 p.m. $20. www.daytongaymenschorus.org.

Dec. 3: “Sweet Sounds of the Holidays”: The Bach Society of Dayton presents its annual Christmas concert with the Kettering Children’s Choir Chorale, Kettering Advent Ringers and accompanist R. Alan Kimbrough. Kettering Adventist Church, 3939 Stonebridge Road, Kettering. 7:30 p.m. $20 adults, $15 active military, $10 students. 937 294-2224 or www.bachsocietyofdayton.org.

Dec. 8 & 9: “A Swingin’ Holiday Celebration”: Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra presents this SuperPops Series center concert. Schuster Center, Dayton. 8 p.m. $13-$79. 937-228-3630 or www.ticketcenterstage.com.

Dec. 12-17: “A Christmas Story”: Victoria Theatre Association presents the beloved holiday story in a Projects Unlimited Star Attraction Series production. Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton. 7:30 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinees Saturday and Sunday. $30-$60. 937-228-3630 or www.ticketcenterstage.com.

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98 Degrees, (from left) Drew Lachey, Jeff Timmons, Nick Lachey and Justin Jeffre, will perform a holiday show at the Aronoff Center for the Arts in Cincinnati on Dec. 15. CONTRIBUTED

Dec. 15: 98 Degrees at Christmas: The reformed pop group with Ohio roots is currently out on a holiday tour. Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati. 7 p.m. $50.50-$70.50. www.cincinnatiarts.org.

Dec. 15: Home Free: The a cappella group, the winner of the fourth season of NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” bring A Country Christmas to Hobart Arena, 255 Adams St., Troy. 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. $25-$45. VIP packages are $120 and $220. 937-339-2911 or www.hobartarena.com.

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Dayton Ballet’s holiday classic The Nutcracker is on stage from Dec. 15-23 at the Schuster Center in Dayton. CONTRIBUTED

Dec. 15-23: “The Nutcracker”: Dayton Ballet presents this holiday favorite. Schuster Center, Second and Main streets, Dayton. Times vary. $17-$72. 937-228-3630 or www.ticketcenterstage.com.

Dec. 17: “Handel’s Messiah”: The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra presents this holiday show with Dayton Philharmonic Chamber Choir. Westminster Presbyterian, 125 N. Wilkinson St., Dayton. 6:30 p.m. $31 adults, $29 educators, military and seniors 60 and older, and $14 students. 937-228-3630 or www.ticketcenterstage.com.

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Jennifer Nettles will perform in a holiday concert on Dec. 19 at Taft Theatre in Cincinnati. (Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images for IEBA)

Dec. 19: Christmas with Jennifer Nettles: The award-winning country singer, who released “To Celebrate Christmas” in 2016, performs at Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Cincinnati. 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. $33.50-$64.50. 937-228-2323 or www.ticketmaster.com.

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