Sparkling snow, twinkling trees and rosy cheeks; it’s a magical time of year! Celebrate the holidays at these choral concerts and symphony performances.
Find even more Northern Michigan holiday concerts and events in the MyNorth Calendar.
December 9, 14 & 18: West Shore Community College Concerts — December 9, WCU Symphony Orchestra Music of the Nutcracker. December 14, WSCC Wind Symphony. December 18, WSCC Concert Choir. Tickets available at mynorthtickets.com. Scottville, 231.843.5507, westshore.edu.
December 10: Mix and Mingle with a Little Holiday Jingle — The Traverse City West Senior High Vocal Department presents a wonderful night filled with holiday jingles, hearty hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. Located at Kirkbride Hall in the Village of Grand Traverse Commons. Tickets available at mynorthtickets.com.
December 10 & 11: Home for the Holidays with the TSO — The decades-long Traverse City tradition continues when audience favorite, guest conductor, Octavio Más-Arocas returns to conduct the Symphony’s festive annual holiday celebration to capture the spirit of the season. NMC Grand Traverse Chorale & Children’s Choir with director Jeffrey Cobb, deliver an unforgettable performance. Lars Hockstad Auditorium, Traverse City. 231.933.5600.
December 11: Christmas Concert in Northport — NCAC’s gift to the community returns in a traditional combined Christmas Concert, featuring The Village Voices and The Northport Community Band. Many in the area consider this concert to be their official start to the holidays. Seasonal classics from each group and a rousing sing-along are guaranteed to get you into the Christmas spirit. 3-5 p.m., Northport Community Arts Center, $25 adult, $5 student. 231.386.5001.
December 15: Sounds of the Season — Presented by Interlochen Arts Academy Band and Choir. Repertoire includes your favorite holiday carols as well as classical holiday music. Milk, cookies and you may even catch a glimpse of the guy in red. 7:30 p.m. 800.681.5920.
December 15 & 16: The Christmas Messiah Plus — Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra performs at St. Francis Xavier Church. Tickets range $25- $75, available at mynorthtickets.com. 7 p.m., Petoskey. 231.347.4133.
12/18: Brunch Buffet & Ragbirds Holiday Concert — This is a fun-filled family event at The Little Fleet, Traverse City. Tickets $10 for 12 and under and $20 for adults available at mynorthtickets.com.
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