From glitzy galas to striking performances, here are the top holiday happenings in Dallas.
Elton John, Jan. 25 and 26.
A Christmas Carol
This classic holiday staple is back for an evening of family fun at Wyly Theatre. Join the Tony Award-winning Dallas Theater Center in reimagining Ebenezer Scrooge’s epic journey through Christmas past, present and future. This is a bold tale full of joyful ballads, magical spirits and a famous redemption arc that has delighted generations. 2400 Flora St., dallastheatercenter.org
DSO Christmas Pops
Dallas Symphony Orchestra invites you to partake in a beloved holiday tradition at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. Tickets to this one-of-a-kind Christmas Pops performance offer a rich experience of transcendent anthems, classic favorites and sing-along carols featuring renowned vocalists Ava Pine and Reginald Smith Jr., as well as a sprinkle of snow and a visit from Santa Claus himself. 2301 Flora St., dallassymphony.org
Crystal Charity Ball
The Crystal Charity Ball has been on a mission to aid and support children’s charities across Dallas County since 1952. This year’s ball is an elegant gala honoring 100 active Crystal Charity Ball Committee members who, along with contribution tickets purchased by the Dallas community, raised approximately $5 million to give children a more hopeful future. 2201 N. Stemmons Freeway, crystalcharityball.org
There’s no better way to get into the Christmas spirit than with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Now celebrating 25 years of Christmas Eve and Other Stories, this rock ’n’ roll holiday tradition is back at American Airlines Center. Witness holiday cheer in its element with a good head-banging sesh. 2500 Victory Ave., americanairlinescenter.com
LeAnn Rimes at Winspear Opera House
Feel at home for the holidays with Grammy Award-winning superstar LeAnn Rimes, who’s bringing festive tidings to Winspear Opera House for one night only. This homecoming performance will feature intimate remasters of holiday classics as well as her iconic hits. 2403 Flora St., attpac.org
Polyphonic Spree is finally coming home for the holidays, marking a much-anticipated return to the world-famous Majestic Theatre, one of Dallas’ most historic entertainment landmarks. Lucky concertgoers will witness what is said to be the greatest alternative performance of the year. 1925 Elm St., majestic.dallasculture.org
Jersey Boys at Music Hall at Fair Park
Kick off a new year with the Jersey Boys—an international sensation with a unique sound and inspiring story that will transport you to the streets of New Jersey. Go deeper into the life and music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in this Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical, featuring performances of renowned hits like “Sherry” and “Big Girls Don’t Cry.” 909 First Ave., dallassummermusicals.org
Polyphonic Spree Holiday Extravaganza, Dec. 18.
Legacy Award Dinner
The Center for BrainHealth was founded to advance the science of brain well-being and has since raised more than $100 million in research. The 2022 Legacy Award Dinner will be hosted at Dallas Country Club, honoring Tom Leppert for his tireless advocacy of improved brain health for all. 4155 Mockingbird Lane, centerforbrainhealth.org
Rescheduled nearly two years after the pandemic started, Elton John is making a miraculous return to the stage at American Airlines Center. Witness this multiple-Grammy-winning legend, cross-generational sensation and iconic superstar on what is intended to be his final tour, Farewell Yellow Brick Road. 2500 Victory Ave., americanairlinescenter.com
Revolution: The Music of the Beatles
Come together in 2022 with the Beatles, reimagined in Revolution. This symphonic tribute features the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, as well as top vocalists performing sets rooted in the original recordings at Abbey Road, from “Ticket to Ride” to “Hey, Jude.” This sensational multimedia journey offers die-hard fans a chance to see hundreds of rare photos, as well as hard-to-find video footage and animation. 2301 Flora St., dallassymphony.org
Junior Symphony Ball
The Junior Symphony Ball is the longest-running benefit of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, fundraising for music education programs for disadvantaged students. The 64th annual celebration will bring aspiring artists from over 35 participating high schools together to celebrate the arts. Attendees will enjoy an evening at the Meyerson Symphony Center with live music, dancing, refreshments and a complimentary T-shirt. 2301 Flora St., jsbdallas.com
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