December 2016 Event Preview

  • By David Kennedy | Thursday, December 1st, 2016
December Event Preview

The holiday season is upon us! While we were finishing up that leftover turkey and stuffing, we thought it would be a good idea to start filling our calendar with the cons, concerts, and Yuletide events that make December awesome!

Northeast

LEGO KidsFest Hartford Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford, CT – December 2-4, 2016

Get ready, brick builders! The LEGO KidsFest tour continues its trek visiting dozens of cities across North America, bringing along hands-on activities, competitions, and thousands upon thousands of LEGO bricks. You won’t want to miss a second of this action packed family fun event!

Steel City Con Monroeville Convention Center, Monroeville, PA – December 9-11, 2016

One of Pittsburgh’s favorite conventions returns to the Monroeville Convention Center this December! Steel City Con brings together the best of comics, TV, movies, and pop culture all in one amazing weekend. Harry Potter’s Bonnie Wright, wrestling legend Chris Jericho, The Walking Dead’s Michael Cudlitz, and so many more of your favorite actors and personalities will be in attendance. Get your best cosplay ready, and we’ll see you at the con!

A Christmas Eve Jewbilee Stage 48, New York, NY – December 24, 2016

Hebro’s most anticipated annual event returns to New York’s Stage 48 once again this holiday season. A Christmas Eve Jewbilee is truly a one-of-a-kind party. Hebro is a social organization focusing on the unique culture of gay Jews in New York and beyond. Celebrate the first night of Hanukkah and the 10th year of “NYC’s Hottest Party for Gay Jew & Bagel Chasers!”

South

Nights of a Thousand Candles Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet, SC – December 1-18, 2016

Over 5,500 hand-lit candles and thousands of dazzling lights illuminate the gardens while you walk the paths with friends and family. A beautiful glass sculpture exhibit, live entertainment, and nightly lighting of an 80-foot-tall Christmas tree make this an unforgettable holiday experience. Be sure to grab a cup of hot chocolate and wear comfortable shoes to enjoy this beautiful walk-through display!

World Latin Dance Cup Deauville Beach Resort, Miami, FL – December 11-18, 2016

Get ready to show off your moves at this year’s World Latin Dance Cup in Miami! Professional and Amateur dancers from over 35 countries will be competing against each other in Salsa, Bachata, and other classic Latin dance styles. Mark your calendar and be sure not to miss the biggest Latin dance event of the year!

Walker Stalker Con Charlotte The Park Expo and Conference Center, Charlotte, NC – December 17-18, 2016

While Abraham may have gotten to know Lucille just a little too well this season, Walking Dead fanatics will never forget his sharp tongue and brazen attitude. What better way to relive the good times than to see Abraham himself at Walker Stalker Charlotte? Michael Cudlitz, Chandler Riggs, Josh McDermitt, and dozens of your other favorite actors from The Walking Dead and beyond will be in attendance at this incredible pop culture zombie fest! Get your tickets while you can, before the Saviors take them all for Negan.

Midwest

Living Christmas Trees Grace Polaris Church, Westerville, OH – December 3-18, 2016

After nearly 30 years, Grace Polaris Church will be presenting the final run of its beloved Living Christmas Trees performance this month. Immerse yourself in this moving holiday story as you marvel at the 40-piece live orchestra, vocalists, and a cast consisting of hundreds of talented players. A Living Christmas Trees performance is difficult to put into words; it’s something you just have to experience for yourself!

Music of the Mad Men Era Dick Van Dyke Auditorium, Danville, IL – December 10, 2016

Danville’s Dick Van Dyke Auditorium will become 1960s Madison Avenue for one night this December! Renowned vocal group Five By Design will join the Danville Symphony Orchestra to present the Music of the Mad Men Era. Reminisce with classics made popular by Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Rosemary Clooney, and many more. Don Draper would give up his Lucky Strikes to attend this one!

North Pole Express 2016 Union Depot St. Paul, Shoreview, MN – Select Dates in December 2016

Setting up the model train set is a classic Christmas tradition, but why stop there? Board the North Pole Express at Union Depot and take a trip all the way to the North Pole! This popular family excursion takes you on a vintage steam locomotive ride to visit Santa Claus, with activities and treats for the children at the Depot upon your return.

West

Celebration of Christmas EF Productions, Cottonwood, AZ – December 2-5, 2016

In its 22nd season, Celebration of Christmas is sure to convey the holiday spirit in a moving and entertaining way. Enjoy this spectacular production with the whole family! With a cast and crew of over 100 people, a live orchestra, and a life-sized toy parade, what more is there to ask for?

Candy Cane Express Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad, Garibaldi, OR – December 3-4 & 10-11, 2016

Visit the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad for yet another holiday family train ride! Enjoy the beautiful scenery and festively decorated train cars all while chumming it up with Santa and Mrs. Claus themselves. The Candy Cane Express runs the first two weekends of December, so catch it while you can!

Legends of R&B and Doo-Wop LIVE in Concert Highlander Auditorium, Upland, CA – December 10, 2016

The musical legends behind some of the most popular songs of the 20th century hit the stage once again this December in Upland, CA. Iconic artists such as Mary Wilson of The Supremes, Eddie Holman, Harold Winley and The Clovers, and The Original Tymes come together to create an unforgettable night of R&B and Doo-Wop classics.

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