Dance Prism Perform Nutcracker Ballet
The calendar ranges from Boston Pops Holiday shows and A Christmas Celtic Sojourn to classic offerings like Handel's Messiah, A Christmas Carol and the Nutcracker Ballet.
Several touring artists and groups are coming through New England this month, including the Vienna Boys Choir, Irish tenor Ronan Tynan, fiddle star Eileen Ivers, and Irish duo Eamonn McCrystal and Cloe Agnew of Celtic Woman.
Other annual celebrations include Christmas in Newport, Reagle Music Theatre's Christmastime, Breakfast with Santa at the Irish Cultural Centre, and the Irish Dance Spectacular at the Blackstone River Theatre.
For more details on Christmas shows and other activities, read BITA's Travel & Culture Guide.