Celebrate the Holidays at the Van Wezel

Arts & Culture

The holidays are upon us and the best place to celebrate is at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall! With a variety of shows, there is something for everyone to get into the holiday mood. Gift certificates are also available and make great holiday presents. On December 4, enjoy the Sweet Caroline Tour: A Neil Diamond Christmas starring the #1 Diamond performer in the world, Jay White. Jay and the dynamic Sweet Caroline Tour Band pays homage to Neil Diamond by performing the hits and beloved gems you know and love with the same energy and artistry Neil delivered over his incredible 50 year career. Marie Osmond has spent more than six iconic decades in the entertainment business performing as a successful singer, television performer and talk show host, dancer, actor, author, entrepreneur and public speaker. She has continued to maintain relevance, remaining an instantly recognizable figure across the globe. Marie will bring her new show, An Orchestral Christmas, to Sarasota on December 13. The following evening on December 14, in celebration of the most wonderful time of year, the world’s biggest-selling soprano and legendary GRAMMY® Award-nominated artist Sarah Brightman returns with her A Christmas Symphony tour! Accompanied by orchestra, choir and special guests, this magical holiday show will feature Sarah performing many of her holiday classics and greatest hits. A Christmas Symphony is an unforgettable Christmas spectacle during the most wonderful time of the year. On December 16, The Illusionists – Magic of the Holidays showcases the jaw-dropping talents of the most incredible illusionists on earth. The Illusionists has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions. Multi-platinum classical crossover group, IL DIVO, will bring A New Day Holiday Tour to the Van Wezel on December 20. The tour will feature the group performing holiday classics that include “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas,” “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” and more, in addition to songs from their vast catalog. Il Divo is the most commercially successful classical crossover group in international music history since they first banded together in 2004. The following night on December 21, the joyous celebration of Celtic Angels Christmas will grace the stage. The show encompasses vocal and instrumental Holiday and Irish favorites. Paired with show stopping world class champion Irish dancing and a fully live band, Celtic Angels Christmas is sure to awe and entertain. Just before Christmas on December 23, Cirque Musica: Holiday Wonderland returns to Sarasota. Featuring the talented cast of Cirque Musica, spectators will be dazzled by the acrobats, aerialists, hilarious hijinks and holiday cheer. The show blends the spellbinding grace and daredevil athleticism of today’s greatest circus performers with a musical mix of timeless seasonal favorites. Tickets for these shows can be purchased at www.VanWezel.org, by calling the box office at 941-263-6799 or by visiting the box office Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gift certificates are also available for purchase online or by calling the box office. Groups of 10 or more should contact 941-263-6726.

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