DFW 2012 Holiday Concert Preview

November 29, 2012 5:00 AM

(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

With the holiday season approaching it’s time for food, fun and, of course, holiday concerts. With so much to do, which are the best. Never fear, check out five must-see shows for the month of December. If you catch nothing else, don’t miss the best shows in Dallas Fort Worth this holiday season.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring The Rockettes
Verizon Theater
1001 Performance Place
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
(972) 854-5050
www.radiocitychristmas.com/Dates: Nov. 23 to Dec. 8
Price: $19.95 to $100Celebrating 85 years of dance, The Rockettes head to Verizon Theater in Grand Prairie. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular is going to be one not to miss this year as it honors this milestone. Enjoy new dance numbers, old favorites, amazing special effects and a showcase featuring the Rockette’s extraordinary costumes through the years.
Unsilent Night
Centennial Hall Fair Park
1001 Washington St.
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 670-8400
www.unsilentnightmusicfestival.com/Hours: Dec. 1 – 11 a.m.
Price: $45 to $125Now in its fifth year, Unsilent Night plays hosts to the best bands before they hit it big. This all-ages show will kick off the December concert season with headliners including Glassjaw, Steve Aoki and Lydia. With countless sponsors, vendors, concessions and more than 40 up-and-coming bands, this all-day rock show is a season highlight.
How the Edge Stole Christmas
Verizon Theater
1001 Performance Place
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
(972) 854-5050
www.kdge.com/Hours: Dec. 14 – 4:30 p.m.
Price: $10 to $47.50KDGE 102.1 The Edge puts on high-caliber concerts every year, and one of its best is the annual How The Edge Stole Christmas. Once again out at Verizon Theater in Grand Prairie, How The Edge Stole Christmas has a fantastic line up. Don’t miss Silversun Pickups, Fun., Metric, Grouplove, Passsion Pit, The Joy Formidable and IAMDYNAMITE. Tickets are still on sale but going fast so don’t wait.
Trees 4th Annual Toys For Tots Concert
Trees Dallas
2709 Elm St.
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 741-1122
treesdallas.com/Time: Dec. 17 – 7 p.m.
Price: $9.71Trees Dallas brings its annual Toys For Tots concert back for its fourth year. Enjoy ticket prices at a low $9.71 if you bring an unwrapped toy. Trees makes it easy to give to a good cause while getting in a good show, and the bands this year promise performances like never before. With bands including Gypsyhawk, American Sharks and Maleveller bringing the music, expect the right rock for any audience.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra
American Airlines Center
2500 Victory Ave.
Dallas, TX  75201
(214) 222-3687
www.livenation.com/Hours: Dec. 23 – 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Price: $30 – $69.50Instead of its usual show, TSO will premier its acclaimed rock opera, “The Lost Christmas Eve.” As always, the second half of the show will feature even more rock, new songs and fan favorites from “Christmas Eve and Other Stories.” With updated pyro and apparently even more surprises in store during the second half of the show, TSO is starting a new tradition with what is the must-see show this Christmas.
Kelly Crawford is a freelance writer covering all things DFW. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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