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Seattle Holiday Concert Preview

November 22, 2012 6:00 AM

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Seattle comes alive with festivities during the holiday season. Main streets showcase Christmas lights, in addition to other holiday decorations, and broadcast Christmas music to keep the whole community in good spirits. Not only will you find countless holiday-themed activities this year, including parades and horse-drawn carriage rides, but also several of the best holiday concerts and musicals in the Seattle area. Don’t miss out on this season’s must-see shows.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Lost Christmas Eve
Key Arena
305 Harrison St.
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 684-7200
www.trans-siberian.com

Price: $33.50 to $70.50
When: Nov. 24 – 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Founded in 1993, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra brings final part of its Christmas rock opera to Seattle Nov. 24. Titled “The Lost Christmas Eve,” it tells the story of an angel who returns to Earth to try and help others correct past mistakes. The Trans-Siberian Orchestra uses laser lights, live-action performances and Jumbotron-type viewing screens to entertain concert-goers. Music played ranges from Christmas to classical and progressive rock to symphonic.

Deck the Hall Ball 2012
Key Arena
305 Harrison St.
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 684-7200
www.deckthehallball.com

Price: $47.70 to $77.70
When: Dec. 4 – 3 p.m.

The Deck the Hall Ball is an annual holiday concert put on by the Seattle radio station, 107.7 The End. Beginning in 1992, Deck the Hall Ball features a number of alternative rock artists each year, including local Seattle bands and others from around the country. For 2012, the lineup features such acts as Of Monsters and Men, Passion Pit, The Lumineers and The Killers. If you are unable to attend this live holiday concert, watch it streamed live via the radio station’s website 1077TheEnd.com.

Related: Seattle Opera Announces 2012/13 Young Artists Verdi Bicentennial Season

Christmas with Seattle Pro Musica
Town Hall
1119 8th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 652-4255
www.seattlepromusica.org

Price: $5 to $25
When: Dec. 8 – 3 p.m.

Christmas with Seattle Pro Musica is a one-hour holiday concert perfect for every member of your family. Sing along to traditional Christmas carols performed by this professional choir group. There are also prize drawings for the younger audience members to win a chance to come up on stage and conduct the choir, and join in with the live singing performance for a holiday experience the whole family will talk about for years to come.

Seattle Men’s Chorus: Baby It’s Cold Outside
Benaroya Hall
200 University St.
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 215-4747
www.flyinghouse.org

Price: $27 to $77
When: Nov. 30 to Dec. 22

The Seattle Men’s Chorus is back for the holiday season with a new show titled “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” The chorus group gives a festive performance that includes comedy, singing, dancing and traditional holiday cheer. For this annual event, the Seattle Men’s Chorus gives concert goers its fabulous renditions of classic holiday songs along with a few international holiday tunes that are not as well known.

Related: Seattle Holiday Theater Preview

Elf The Musical
The 5th Avenue Theatre
1308 5th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 625-1900
www.5thavenue.org

Price: $25 to $75
When: Nov. 30 to Dec. 31

Based on the 2003 blockbuster movie “Elf,” which starred Will Ferrell, “Elf The Musical” is about a human named Buddy who was raised by elves at the North Pole. When he realizes he is not really an elf, but indeed a human, he decides to go in search of his biological family in New York City who do not know he exists. “Elf The Musical” is rated PG and is considered a family show suitable for all ages.

Sue Gabel has been writing entertainment and travel-related articles in the greater Puget Sound/Seattle area since 1999. She writes about music, the Seattle scene and more. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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