Sometimes an experience is even better than a present. Give the gift of a holiday experience. Check out these holiday shows in Tampa Bay.


Disney Junior Holiday Party | November 21, 6:00 p.m. | Ruth Eckerd Hall

Disney Junior Holiday Dance Party is an interactive live concert experience. Join Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Vampirina, Elena of Avalor, Sofia the First, Doc McStuffins, Puppy Dog Pals, and Fancy Nancy in a sing-along to Disney Junior’s greatest hits.

Celtic Angels Christmas | December 5, 7:00 p.m. | Ruth Eckerd Hall

Vocal and instrumental seasonal favorites alongside Irish, contemporary and original Christmas themes – all with a Celtic twist! This, together with stunning dance routines performed by the shows tantalizing world champion dancers, will create an unforgettable evening’s entertainment for those who get the chance to see this captivating holiday program.

A Christmas Carol at Ruth Eckerd Hall | December 21, 7:00 p.m. | Ruth Eckerd Hall

Based on the classic Charles Dickens’ Tale, this Christmas Classic is sure to delight the whole family and bring a book to life.

The Nutcracker presented by Brandon Ballet | December 7, 7:30 p.m.;  December 8, 3 p.m. | Riverview High School, 11311 Boyette Rd., Riverview

A local tradition returns when Brandon Ballet presents the stirring holiday classic. New choreography set to the enduring music of Tchaikovsky will have visions of sugar plums dancing in your heads.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra | Sunday, December 15, 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. | Amalie Arena

Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s highly-anticipated Winter Tour 2019 will be returning to Tampa. TSO’s annual November-December multi-sensory extravaganza, which sells out venues year after year, has cemented the group’s status as a must-attend, multi-generational, holiday tradition. This year’s twentieth-anniversary tour, a presentation of TSO’s unforgettable “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve,” featuring founder/composer/lyricist Paul O’Neill’s timeless story of a runaway who finds her way into a mysteriously abandoned theater.

What are your favorite holiday shows in Tampa Bay?