Above: Among the many holiday concerts and shows is Christmas on Clairmont, presented at the First Baptist Church of Decatur. SPECIAL
Music is a big part of the holiday season, and we’ve gathered a listing of not-to-be-missed concerts and musical shows in the area.
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
Sunday, Nov. 24. Mannheim Steamroller performs at the Fox as part of their 2019 Christmas tour. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree Street, Atlanta 30308; foxtheatre.org.
The Nutcracker: Land of the Sweets
Friday & Saturday, Nov. 29 & 30, 4 p.m. & 7 p.m. both days. Dance & Music Academy presents Clara’s holiday adventure. Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell 30075; woodstocknutcracker.com.
A Kid’s Christmas
Saturday, Nov. 30, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Johns Creek Symphony offers a holiday musical event for the whole family. Johns Creek United Methodist Church, 11180 Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek 30097; johnscreeksymphony.org.
Cirque Dreams Holidaze
Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 30 & Dec. 1. A family holiday spectacular that’s both a Broadway musical and Cirque adventure. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree Street, Atlanta 30308; foxtheatre.org.
‘Tis the Season to Be Merry
Friday, Dec. 6, 8 p.m. Former and original Celtic Woman Chloë Agnew and the Atlanta Pops Orchestra Ensemble perform fan favorites and holiday tunes. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell 30075; roswellgov.com, click on ‘Discover Us’, then ‘Cultural Arts Center.’
Christmas with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Friday-Sunday, Dec. 6-8, 3 p.m. & 8 p.m. A holiday staple for Atlanta families, the orchestra and chorus perform beloved carols and hymns with special guests. Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree Street, Atlanta 30309; atlantasymphony.org.
Atlanta Ballet Presents The Nutcracker
Runs Dec. 7-24. This is the final year that Atlanta Ballet will present The Nutcracker at Fox Theatre; don’t miss the magic. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree Street, Atlanta 30308; atlantaballet.com.
Christmas Festival Concert
Friday, Dec. 13, 7:30-9 p.m. RUMC choirs join with the Georgia Philharmonic to present a collection of traditional and popular holiday songs and carols. Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Boulevard, Roswell 30075; rumc.com.
A Christmas Tradition
Runs Dec. 13-22. The holiday spirit is shared through sparkling song and dance. Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theater, 117 North Park Square, Marietta 30060; earlsmithstrand.org.
Christmas on Clairmont
Sunday, Dec. 15, 7 p.m. The holiday benefit concert features collaborations of world-class artists. First Baptist Church of Decatur, 308 Clairmont Avenue, Decatur 30030; christmasonclairemont.com.
Have Yourself a Jewish Little Christmas
Tuesday, Dec. 17, 4 p.m. The Chorale Guild of Atlanta performs holiday music written or composed by Jewish authors. Northside Drive Baptist Church, 3100 Northside Drive, Atlanta 30305; cgatl.org.
Friday, Dec. 20, 7 p.m. & Saturday, Dec. 21, 3 & 7 p.m. The Roswell Youth Theatre presents the Disney story of love and acceptance between sisters. Tickets are $10. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell 30075; roswellgov.com/ryt.
Christmas with the Georgia Boy Choir
Friday & Saturday, Dec. 20 & 21, 7-9 p.m. All five levels of the Georgia Boy Choir perform carols, sacred classics and holiday favorites. Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, 3180 Peachtree Street, Atlanta 30305; georgiaboychoir.org.
Christmas Gala Concert
Saturday, Dec. 21, 7:30-10 p.m. A holiday hometown spectacular is presented by the Johns Creek Chorale. Johns Creek United Methodist Church, 11180 Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek 30097; johnscreeksymphony.org.