Local fa-la-la: Where to catch holiday concerts this December

  • 98 Degrees brings some Christmas spirit to the Genesee Theatre Saturday, Dec. 16.

    98 Degrees brings some Christmas spirit to the Genesee Theatre Saturday, Dec. 16.

 
Daily Herald staff report
Updated 11/29/2017 11:05 AM

As you flip the calendar to December, you might want to fill it with some holiday-themed concerts, huge touring Christmas shows and family-friendly acts throughout the suburbs (and a few in the city, too). Here's a selection of goodies to try:

PASTA presents "A Charlie Brown Christmas": 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Dec. 1-3, at the John and Nancy Hughes Theater at the Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest. $10. gortoncenter.org.

 

The Midtown Men Holiday Hits: 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $35-$65. (847) 263-6300 or geneseetheatre.com.

Johnny Mathis: 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. Tickets start at $39. (847) 671-5100 or rosemont.com/theatre/events/johnny-mathis/.

Rosie and The Rivets "Jingle Bell Rock" Holiday Show: 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, 8 and 15, at Hard Rock Cafe, 63 W. Ontario St., Chicago. Free. (312) 943-2252 or hardrock.com/cafes/chicago/.

"A Garfield Christmas": 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $20.50-$40. (847) 263-6300 or geneseetheatre.com.

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"A Very Elton Christmas": 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. $49-$59. atthemac.org.

Acappellago's "Escape to … Christmas in the Americas": 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook. $15-$17. (708) 484-3797 or acappellago.org.

Cirque Musica Holiday presents "Believe" Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Rosemont Theatre.
Cirque Musica Holiday presents "Believe" Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Rosemont Theatre. - Courtesy of Cirque Musica

Cirque Musica Holiday presents "Believe": 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. Tickets start at $25. (847) 671-5100 or rosemont.com/theatre.

Darlene Love & Shirley Aston Reeves: 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $49. arcadalive.com.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 
Singer Darlene Love teams with Shirley Aston Reeves for a holiday concert at the Arcada Theatre Sunday, Dec. 3.
Singer Darlene Love teams with Shirley Aston Reeves for a holiday concert at the Arcada Theatre Sunday, Dec. 3. - Associated Press file photo, 2013

"A Carpenters' Christmas": 3 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights. $30-$35. (847) 577-2121 or metropolisarts.com.

"A Pentatonix Christmas Tour": 7 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday, Dec. 3-5, at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $75. (312) 462-6300 or msg.com.

101.9 THE MIX presents Miracle -- A Holiday Concert for the Kids starring Kelly Clarkson, Andy Grammer and LIGHTS: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, at the Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. Tickets start at $33. (847) 671-5100 or rosemont.com/theatre.

Barry Manilow with "A Very Barry Christmas": 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. Tickets start at $19.75. rosemont.com/allstate.

B96 Pepsi Jingle Bash with Taylor Swift, the Backstreet Boys and more: 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. Tickets start at $45. ticketmaster.com.

K-Love Christmas Tour featuring Steven Curtis Chapman, Plumb, We Are Messengers and Marc Martel: 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. $19.99-$209.99. rosemont.com/theatre.

Misty Rivers Christmas Show: 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at Mooseheart's House of God, 155 S. International Drive, Mooseheart (Batavia). $10; kids, 12 or younger free. Visit mistyrivermusicmakers.org.

Dave Koz presents his "20th Anniversary Christmas Tour" at The Chicago Theatre Saturday, Dec. 9.
Dave Koz presents his "20th Anniversary Christmas Tour" at The Chicago Theatre Saturday, Dec. 9. - Photo courtesy of Bryan Sheffield

Dave Koz 20th Anniversary Christmas Tour: 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, The Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. Tickets start at $29.50. msg.com.

Presley, Perkins, Lewis & Cash -- "A Million Dollar Christmas": 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. $49-$65. atthemac.org.

The Lettermen Christmas Show: 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Tickets start at $39. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com.

93XRT Goose Island Holiday Jam featuring Spoon, Real Estate: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. Tickets start at $35. msg.com.

Melissa Etheridge: "Merry Christmas Baby": 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Tickets start at $69. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com.

She's Folks! Holiday Hootenanny: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights. $30-$35. (847) 577-2121 or metropolisarts.com.

"A Carpenters' Christmas": 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $25. (847) 263-6300 or geneseetheatre.com.

Mannheim Steamroller: 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, at Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. Tickets start at $39. (847) 671-5100 or rosemont.com/theatre.

98 Degrees at Christmas: 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $40-$99.50. VIP tickets $149-$499. (847) 263-6300 or geneseetheatre.com.

Ides of March Christmas Show with Jim Peterik: 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Tickets start at $39. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com.

John Denver Christmas Show: 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. Tickets start at $29.50. (847) 671-5100 or rosemont.com/theatre.

Dark Side of the Yule with Classical Blast: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, at Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $20. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com.

Bret Michaels Christmas Show: 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22, Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Tickets start at $49. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com.

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