The holiday season is upon us. A time of year associated with family, celebrations and good cheer, the holiday season is also a great time to get out of the house and enjoy some holiday-themed entertainment. Live performances abound this time of year and many feature musical entertainment fit for the season. Here are some of the top holiday concerts in Houston.
Holly, Jolly Jingle
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
2005 Lake Robbins Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380
(281) 363-3300
www.woodlandscenter.org

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is the premiere venue for entertainment in The Woodlands, Houston’s neighbor to the north. There will be plenty of holiday spirit at “Holly, Jolly Jingle” scheduled for December 3, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature popular Christmas carols, and guests are invited to sing along to their favorite tunes. The pavilion is going to be decked out with holiday decorations and snow for an authentic experience, and guests are encouraged to arrive early to partake in arts, crafts and other holiday themed festivities. “Holly, Jolly Jingle” is all about family fun, and it’s one of the best ways to experience a holiday concert this season.

St. Thomas University Wind Ensemble
3800 Montrose Ave.
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 522-7911
www.stthom.edu

The University of Saint Thomas Wind Ensemble will present its annual Christmas concert, December 4, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held at Cullen Recital Hall on the University of Saint Thomas campus and will feature popular holiday music performed by an ensemble consisting of St. Thomas University students and local musicians. Listen to some of your favorite Christmas carols and other music performed by some of the area’s top talent, and feel your mood brighten. The Wind Ensemble Christmas Concert is offered free to the public, making it one of more economical holiday entertainment options. It’s a great way to enhance your holiday spirit during this joyous time of the year.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra
1510 Polk St.
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 758-7200
www.houstontoyotacenter.com

One of the most famous entertainment organizations, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra has been thrilling crowds for years. The moving performance of this famed orchestra will arrive in Houston on December 18, 2015 for “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” with shows at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. This enchanted Christmas tale is based on the television show and PBS fundraiser of the same name, and it has been billed as the holiday tradition for the new generation. It’s the perfect occasion to visit downtown Houston for an audio and visual feast performed by one of the most renown orchestras in the world.

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A Frosty And Frozen Christmas
615 Louisiana St.
Houston, TX 77002
(832) 487-7050
www.houstonsymphony.org

Head to Houston’s Theater District for “A Frosty and Frozen Christmas,” set for December 12, 2015 at 10 a.m and 11:30 a.m. This concert performance is brought to you by the Houston Symphony and conductor Ming Luke, and it promises to put some magic back into the holidays. Sing along to such classic holiday favorites as “Frosty the Snowman” and enjoy favorite songs and scenes from Disney’s “Frozen.” You won’t want to let it go as you watch Queen Elsa make her personal journey of love and discovery in “Frosty and Frozen Christmas,” a holiday treat for the entire family.

ROCO Connections Yuletide Brass
1 Westcott St.
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 665-2700
www.rocohouston.org

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens is a great place to enjoy nature, and this holiday season, it is also a great place to enjoy a concert. The ROCO Connections Yuletide Brass will return to the Gardens on December 10, 2015 at 10 a.,m. for a seventh year, featuring a brass quintet ready to fill your soul with Christmas cheer. The trumpet, trombone, French horn and other instruments add a new dimension of enjoyment to your favorite Christmas tunes, and the more laid- back and natural atmosphere make for a great weekday getaway. Take your spouse along for some coffee and Christmas music at Bayou Bend, a great kickoff to the Christmas holiday season.

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Bryan Carey is a Houston, Texas resident with an avid interest in restaurants, dining, breweries, wineries, festivals, cultural events, museums, theatre, concerts, and other forms of entertainment. He has been writing about entertainment, travel, and related topics for more than fifteen years and has thousands of articles to his credit. His work can be found at Examiner.com.

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