Arts » Things to Do

Mannheim Steamroller will give San Antonio an extra jolt of holiday cheer Dec. 28 at the Majestic

By

comment
Mannheim Steamroller extends the holiday season by a few days this year with a Dec. 28 show at the Majestic Theatre. - MATT CHRISTINE PHOTOGRAPHY
  • Matt Christine Photography
  • Mannheim Steamroller extends the holiday season by a few days this year with a Dec. 28 show at the Majestic Theatre.
It’s a few days after Christmas, sure, but you can still say “‘Tis the Season” and enjoy the tunes.

And if you enjoy … um … relatively contemporary Christmas music, you may well dig instrumental outfit Mannheim Steamroller. It’s newer than Rudolph or Charlie Brown, ya feel me?

This tour celebrates the 35th anniversary of the instrumental act’s Christmas LP, which turns out to be the biggest-selling Christmas album of all time. The name springs from a German musical technique and started as a pseudonym for composer Chip Davis.

The live show is a mix of classical music and rock along with multimedia presentations and lights. Expect multiple musicians on stage and renditions of classics including “Carol of The Bells” and “Deck the Halls.”

In summary: this show is for folks who want at least a bit of rock in their Christmas but who find Trans-Siberian Orchestra too edgy.

$49.50-$125, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, Majestic Theatre, 224 E. Houston St., (210) 226-3333, majesticempire.com.


Get our top picks for the best events in San Antonio every Thursday morning. Sign up for our Events Newsletter.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the San Antonio Press Club for as little as $5 a month.