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Shows celebrate holiday season

When it comes to entertainment, Las Vegas is the place to be — whether it is singers, dancers, comedians or Broadway-style plays. And it’s especially true during the holidays. Both on and off the Strip, there are plenty of shows that will brighten your holidays.

‘Mannheim Steamroller Christmas’ by Chip Davis

Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m.

Orleans Arena

Grammy Award-winner Chip Davis has created a show that features Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with dazzling multimedia effects. Tickets start at $35.

‘My Mother’s Italian, My Feather’s Jewish & I’m Home for the Holidays’

Dec. 3-6, 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday

Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Troesh Studio Theater

It’s another laugh-filled evening of family chaos from award-winning comedian Steve Solomon. Tickets start at $35.

Clint Holmes for the Holidays

Dec. 3-6, 8:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday

Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Cabaret Jazz

Award-winning singer Clint Holmes performs an evening of holiday music. Tickets start at $37.

‘The Snowman’

Dec. 5-6, 2 p.m. Saturday with additional 7:30 p.m. performance Saturday

Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Reynolds Hall

Music celebration includes the Las Vegas Philharmonic’s traditional holiday concert, a special screening of the film “The Snowman” accompanied by the orchestra and an audience sing-along. Tickets start at $26.

Travis Cloer ‘Christmas at My Place’

Dec. 7, 6:30 and 8:30 pm.

Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Cabaret Jazz

The “Jersey Boys” star brings his new record, “Christmas at My Place,” with his swinging seven-piece band. Tickets start at $46.

Sounds of the Season

Dec. 10, 7 p.m.

Henderson Convention Center, 200 S. Water St.

Henderson Symphony Orchestra performs its annual WinterFest concert. Admission is free.

‘The Nutcracker’

Dec. 12-13, 18-20; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with 2 p.m. show on Dec. 19, 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday

Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Reynolds Hall

The Nevada Ballet Theatre presents this winter holiday tradition, complete with a full orchestra. Tickets start at $29.

‘Christmas, Motown and More!’

Dec. 13-16, 18-22, 7 p.m.

The Venetian

This family Christmas show starring Las Vegas headliners Human Nature features 14 holiday classics and some of Motown’s greatest hits. Tickets start at $49.

‘Holidays From the Heart’

Dec. 19, 2:30 and 7 p.m.

Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Cabaret Jazz

Songstress Kristen Hertzenberg and pianist Philip Fortenberry return for an encore performance of their sold-out show from last season. Tickets start at $26.

‘Santa Baby Holiday Show’

Dec. 19, 7 p.m.

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

The Beverly Belles, inspired by the music and look of the Andrew Sisters, celebrate the holiday season retro-style. Tickets are $10 advance, $15 at the door.

‘Christmas With the Celts’

Dec. 19, 8 p.m.


The high-stepping, spirited musical selections range from classic Irish reels that will have audiences clapping along, to some ancient hymns and lively renditions of popular contemporary Christmas classics. Tickets start at $27.50.

‘Ronnie Spector’s Best Christmas Party Ever’

Dec. 19-20

The Orleans Showroom, 8 p.m.

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer performs holiday gems. Tickets start at $29.95.

‘A Very Terry Christmas’

Through Dec. 24, 7:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday; select Saturday shows (Dec. 5 and 12)

The Mirage, Terry Fator Theatre

Terry Fator and cast will celebrate the holidays with comedy, singing, celebrity impersonations and ventriloquism, featuring classics including “Winter Wonderland” and “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” Tickets start at $59.99.

‘Legends in Concert’

Through Dec. 24, 4 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. shows


The cast of Las Vegas’ longest-running live tribute show will spread cheer with its annual holiday show. For a very merry finale, the entire cast will perform “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” and the “Legends” band will perform the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s “Christmas Eve in Sarajevo” (“Carol of the Bells”). Tickets start at $50.87.

‘Twas the Knight’

Through Dec. 28, 5:30 and 8 p.m. (5:30 p.m. only Mondays, dark Tuesdays)


The “Tournament of Kings” dinner show experience, is sharing in the spirit of the season with a special holiday show, with legendary battles, a mythical Merlin, Christmas-flavored music and even falling snow, all while eating a celebratory three-course feast using their hands. From $58.23.

‘Marriage Can be Murder’

Through Jan. 4, 6:15 p.m. nightly

D Las Vegas

Audiences get asked to figure out who the murderer is among them — and to sing “Jingle Bells” too, when the D Las Vegas’ dinner show dresses up for the holidays. Tickets start at $69.95.

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