Top Holiday Performances and Concerts for 2022

Let us entertain you this season with live music, dance, drama and all kinds of magical events.

October 20, 2022

There’s so much to see and do on Florida’s Historic Coast during Nights of Lights. And while it’s all lights and twinkling outside, there’s even more to dazzle you inside. From chorus and jazz concerts to ballets and acrobatic performances, there are as many ways to celebrate the season as there are lights on the tree. Here are some of our favorite holiday performances the whole family can enjoy (check individual links for specific show times and tickets).

December 9 – UNF Choral Ensemble Carols and Messiah Favorites at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Listen to favorites from Handel’s Messiah, memorable and timeless carols, and even sing along!

December 10 & 11 – The Dance Company’s St. Augustine Winter Spectacular!

Over 100 performers including ballerinas, tap dancers, acrobats in an entertaining holiday storyline in this original production at the Lewis Auditorium.

December 10 & 11 – Messiah Born! Presented by St. Augustine Community Chorus

The St. Augustine Community Chorus welcomes the season with performances of old standards, selections from The Messiah and other holiday favorites at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine.

December 14 - Mindi Abair "I Can't Wait for Christmas" with Special Guests at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Join Mindi and friends, Vincent Ingala, Adam Hawley and Lindsey Webster, for a magical night of Christmas classics and all their smooth jazz hits.

December 14 – EMMA Concert Association Presents Holiday Pops Concert

Everybody loves the Holiday Pops Concert. The Gainesville Symphony Orchestra performs at this favorite annual event at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College.

December 15 - Sounds of the Season with the St. Augustine Orchestra at Kelly Farms

Sounds of the Season features Holiday favorites; Sleigh Ride, Frosty the Snowman, Carol of the Bells, Charlie Brown Christmas, Sleigh Ride, T'was the Night Before Christmas.

December 16 – 18 – Apex Theatre Presents Eb Scrooge: A Southern Fried Carol at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Enter a world of grits and gravy, red velvet cake, and the occasional glass of sweet tea! “Eb Scrooge” is a modern spin on a timeless classic set in present-day Northeast Florida, maintaining the spirit of Dickens’s beloved tale of greed and redemption.

December 16 – January 1 – Venardos Circus at The AMP

Enjoy world-class circus acts in a Broadway musical-style format created by former Ringling Bros. Ringmaster Kevin Venardos. Special performance times on Christmas and New Years Eve/Day.

December 17 & 18 – St. Augustine Ballet Presents The Nutcracker

The Sugar Plum Fairy, the Mouse King, Clara, Uncle Drosselmeyer and all the Nutcracker characters return in this timeless classic featuring professional ballet dancers and students at Lewis Auditorium.

December 22 - Christmas Fantastique

Don't miss Christmas FANTASTIQUE, the Nutcracker like you have never seen it before, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Lewis Auditorium. The original production from Zoika's Dance reimagines the classic holiday story of “The Nutcracker” and features thrilling contemporary dance styles including hip hop, tap, jazz, acro and modern dance, as well as classical ballet. Admission is $20-$30.

December 31 & January 1 – Die Fledermaus Presented by First Coast Opera

Ring in the New Year with this fully staged production with orchestra of Johann Strauss Jr’s classic 19th Century Viennese Operetta. Performed in English with complimentary champagne at intermission.