In addition to the holiday 2009 revelries at Disney World and Universal Studios, Orlando hosts several holiday concerts and events to spread the holiday cheer. You can head to the theater or local entertainment complexes to catch the Radio City Rockettes, the Nutcracker ballet performance or the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Here are some of the top highly-anticipated holiday 2009 concerts and events making their way to Orlando this season:
Trans-Siberian Orchestra Winter Tour
A time-honored Christmas tradition, watching the Trans-Siberian Orchestra is sure to get everyone in the holiday spirit. The Trans-Siberia Orchestra makes its way to Orlando for two shows on Saturday, December 5 2009. Tickets are available online for the 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. time slot, and the grand holiday spectacle takes place at the Amway Arena. This year’s event includes a pyrotechnic presentation, special effects and video presentations. More information about this holiday 2009 event can be found at Trans-Siberian.com.
Radio City Rockettes in Orlando
The Radio City Rockettes will be heading to the new UCF Arena in Orlando for just three days after Christmas. The Radio City Rockettes tour will be in Orlando on December 26, 27 and 28, with showtimes available at 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 1 p.m. This one-of-a-kind dance show is a fun holiday event for the entire family, and it includes a special effects light show and a show opening act that involves 3D glasses. Tickets for this holiday 2009 event can be purchased on sites such as TicketLiquidator.com.
The Nutcracker Presented by the Orlando Ballet
The Nutcracker will be performed at the Bob Carr Performing Arts center in Orlando starting December 11, 2009 and running through December 20, 2009. This family-friendly event is a popular holiday activity for visitors and residents alike. Tickets are available online, and cost between $72 to $89 per person, depending on the day and seats. The Bob Carr Performing Arts Center is located at 1111 North Orange Avenue in Orlando. Call (407) 426-1733 for more information or visit OrlandoBallet.org for the latest updates on the Nutracker performance.
Mannheim Steamroller at Universal Studios
Mannheim Steamroller will be in Orlando for one night only on December 5, 2009 at Universal Studios. You can get to the park early to enjoy the festive holiday atmosphere and catch the Macy’s Holiday Parade. Hop over to Universal’s Islands of Adventure to catch the “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” presentation on stage, with the original musical score by the Mannheim Steamroller. All holiday concerts and events at Universal Studios are included with theme park admission. More information about Universal Orlando’s holiday events can be found here.