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5 Alternative Holiday Concerts to Jingle Your Bells and Rock Your Halls

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra in all its glory. - TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA'S OFFICIAL FACEBOOK PAGE
  • Trans-Siberian Orchestra's official Facebook page
  • Trans-Siberian Orchestra in all its glory.

Wednesday, December 21

Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Ghosts of Christmas Eve

The commercial for Trans-Siberian Orchestra's "The Ghosts of Christmas Eve" tour looks like a filler SNL skit, complete with dueling virtuoso guitarists suspended over the audience on cherry pickers, and enough lasers, strobe lights, and pyrotechnics to warrant safety waivers. But even though TSO could be a yuletide parody of '80s arena spectacles, it's become as traditional as The Nutcracker. Expect to hear bombastic renditions of "Carol of the Bells" and other holiday staples, along with original hits such as "Christmas Canon" and "Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24," performed by musicians in dark billowy coats and leather pants as they rock you away to the North Pole where Santa Clause slays ice-breathing dragons and saber-toothed tigers.

$44.75-$75, two shows: 4pm and 8pm, AT&T Center, 1 AT&T Center Parkway, (210) 444-5140


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