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Holiday Shows and Entertainment in Upstate NY


The holiday season brings out the best in everything. Stores explode with decoration, towns schedule special events, people become more jolly, and entertainment comes to life. From seasonal specials to annual events, the holiday shows and entertainment in Upstate New York need to make the list this year.

Smith Opera House presents Windham Hill: A Winter Solstice Concert. Bringing the best of acoustic music to celebrate the winter solstice as a memorable time of year. With 10 years of touring experience this ensemble is trained in creating an uplifting experience.

Rochester’s Philharmonic Orchestra have scheduled a complete line-up that offers options for audiences young to old and everyone in between

  • Gala Holiday Pops this spectacular concert comes to life with a sing-along and featuring guitarist Don Potter.
  • Experience the wizarding world in a new enlivened way with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Film with Orchestra. Watch the first film in the series while the RPO performs John Williams iconic score.
  • You may know him as the Tony award winning Aaron Burr from Hamilton, or a stand out solo artist. Either way, don’t miss Leslie Odom, Jr. as he belts out the best of Broadway accompanied by the RPO.

The Geva Theatre brings the holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, to audiences again this year. This sparkling production will run through December 29th, offering everyone the chance to see this holiday favorite, maybe even twice!

Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino is proud to present Jewel’s Handmade Holiday. Featuring holiday classics and her own holiday originals, plus favorites from Jewel’s repertoire. Sure to be a one-of-a-kind event.

The Genesee Symphony Orchestra embraces the joy of the season with the annual Holiday Concert. From Mozart to Charlie Brown this performance runs the gamut of holiday cheer.

This is just a hint of the holiday shows and entertainment that line the calendar this time of year in Upstate New York. We hope you join us in celebrating the season in Upstate New York!