Y102.5 Countdown to Christmas 2023

It's the Y102.5 Countdown to Christmas! Check out our favorite upcoming holiday events coming to town besides Santa!

Mannheim Streamroller Christmas by Chip Davis

N Charleston Performing Arts Center

November 24th, 2023

Get Tickets: https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/2D005EB9D6766815

Mannheim Streamroller Christmas by Chip Davis has been America's favorite holiday tradition for over 30 years! Grammy award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features Mannheim Streamroller Christmas classics along with a selection of compositions from Chip's groundbreaking Fresh Aire series which introduced the distinctive Mannheim sound to all of America. The program celebrates the group’s recent anniversary of 30 years since the first Christmas album and 40 years since the first Fresh Aire album and includes dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting. Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller. Their holiday CDs have become synonymous with Christmas and continue to occupy top spots on Billboard’s Seasonal Charts every year!

Cirque Dreams Holidaze

N Charleston Performing Arts Center

November 28 - 29th, 2023

Get Tickets: https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/cirque-dreams-holidaze-1

CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE will be dazzling audiences in the Lowcountry during its 7-week, 70-city U.S. tour this holiday season. Audiences from coast-to-coast will be captivated by this brilliant and whimsical holiday spectacular. As the nation’s premiere family holiday tradition, CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE will convey the magic of the season with a Broadway-style production infused with contemporary circus arts.

As lights dim and the music swells, a fantastical cast of holiday storybook characters come to life. Both critics and audiences alike agree that CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDZAZE is “a show for all ages to enjoy where families can make Christmas memories together.” And Broadway World exclaims, “Lose yourself for 90 minutes and go back to those wonderful dreams you had as a kid.”

Imaginative and fun for children to seniors and everyone in between, CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE features a world-renowned cast of performers accompanied by an ensemble of aerial circus acts, sleight-of-hand jugglers, fun-loving skippers, breath-catching acrobatics, and much more. An original music score includes new twists on seasonal favorites such as “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” and “Carol of the Bells.” Singers, dancers, penguins, toy soldiers, and reindeer invoke the dreams behind a child’s eye on the most magical of nights. Amidst a backdrop of new sets, scenery, and storylines, this family-friendly production is sure to put a twinkle in your eye!

Holiday POPS

N Charleston Performing Arts Center

December 9th, 2023

Buy Tickets: https://www.ticketmaster.com/north-charleston-pops-holiday-pops-north-charleston-south-carolina-12-09-2023/event/2D005F0BDE8C7867

Orchestra, choir, dancers, actors, and soloists all join together to present a celebration of Holiday wonder. Featured music from The Nutcracker, It’s a Wonderful Life, Frozen, Chanukah Overture, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Polar Express, Home Alone and John Rutter.

Elf in Concert

North Charleston Performing Arts Center

December 15 - 16, 2023

Buy Tickets: https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/elf-in-concert

Buddy was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa’s elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn’t fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. This holiday season, relive this heartwarming holiday classic on a giant screen as every note of John Debney’s wonderful score is played live to picture in: Elf™ in Concert!

ELF and all related characters and elements © & ™ New Line Productions, Inc. (s23)

The Nutcracker - Magical Christmas Ballet

North Charleston Performing Arts Center

December 26, 2023

Buy Tickets: https://www.ticketmaster.com/artist/834652?venueId=369120

This Christmas, bring the whole family back to a simpler time with NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet! The acclaimed holiday tradition is LIVE in theaters for the 30th Anniversary tour. Gather friends and family to re-live your fondest childhood dreams, overflowing with larger-than-life puppets, breath-taking acrobatics, and dazzling costumes. Experience the exquisite artistry of the international cast, featuring stars of Ukraine ballet, performing at the highest level of classical technique. Share in the message of Peace and Harmony and get tickets now!

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer the Musical

Charleston Gaillard Center

December 6, 2023

Buy Tickets: https://gaillardcenter.org/seat-selector/?performance=39252

The beloved TV classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL. It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us.

Based on the animated television special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and the stage production directed and conceived by Jeff Frank and First Stage. Script adaptation by Robert Penola. Arrangements by Timothy Splain. Orchestration by William C. White.

Big Band Holidays - Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynston Marsalis

Charleston Gaillard Center

December 10, 2023

Buy Tickets: https://gaillardcenter.org/seat-selector/?performance=39254

With soulful big band arrangements of songs both sacred and secular, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis’s Big Band Holidays is an uplifting tradition enjoyed by audiences of all ages and backgrounds. In addition to some swinging JLCO instrumentals, special guest vocalist Ashley Pezzotti joins the band for imaginative new versions of classic holiday tunes. Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at the Gaillard Center!

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