The month of December is full of fun, family-friendly activities to get you in the holiday spirit. One of the season’s most cheerful festivities is a Christmas concert. Tired of hearing the same Christmas songs on the radio? Come out to one of these events and see holiday ballads done the right way: live.
Sing Along and Show Your Holiday Spirit at a Christmas Concert
The Senior Pops Orchestra of Long Island
On December 18 at 2 p.m., the Senior Pops Orchestra of Long Island will be at Brookside School in North Merrick to play their holiday hits.
At this free event, you can sit back and enjoy the Senior Pops Orchestra’s spirited versions of classics from movies like “Polar Express” and “Frozen,” as well as tunes from Christmas on Broadway and other holiday favorites. There will even be a special guest appearance by the Oceanside Dance Center company dance team.
A Night of Christmas Carols
For those who prefer dinner and a show, A Night of Christmas Carols at The Carltun in East Meadow is the place for you. Throughout the entire night, this upscale restaurant will have musicians and singers on hand playing the holiday hits.
For $55 per person and $25 for children, you can indulge in their delicious prix fixe meal that includes, among other things, Burgundy Pear Salad, Grilled Filet Mignon and Herb Crusted Australian Lamb. The event will run from 6 to 11 p.m. Make a reservation ahead of time to guarantee a spot.
The Madison Theatre at Molloy College
A Home for the Holidays
On December 17 at 8 p.m. and December 18 at 3 p.m., the Madison Theatre will put on “A Home for the Holidays,” a Christmas spectacular where you’ll find yourself singing along to all of the hits. The show will feature Broadway’s own performers and designers.
Messiah and More
Head over to Madison Theatre on December 23 at 8 p.m. and check out “Messiah and More.” The performance will be put on by the Long Island Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra with assistance from the Freeport High School Choir. They’ll be covering a wide range of holiday tunes from Messiah to caroling classics.
What are some of your favorite Christmas concerts?