Experience the magic of the season at Mayo Civic Center with a variety of holiday shows for the whole family. With some returning favorites as well as events new to Rochester, there’s something for everyone to get in the merry and bright spirit. Gather your friends and family for these six major holiday shows:

Tonic Sol-faTonic Sol-Fa: Shake Up Christmas Tour

December 2, 2021

This Christmas, the Emmy-award winning a cappella quartet brings a brand-new holiday show to life. Enjoy the humor and soulful vocals that make this a holiday tradition for so many!

A Rocky Mountain High Experience: John Denver ChristmasJohn Christmas

December 4, 2021

A Rocky Mountain High Experience® John Denver Christmas starring Rick Schuler, America’s Top John Denver Tribute is an unforgettable, magical, and intimate experience that will take you back to the ’70s when John Denver’s music permeated the airways spanning the radio dial.

Rick's enchanting holiday show unlike any other features all your favorite Denver hits including Rocky Mountain High,” “Sunshine On My Shoulders,” “Take Me Home County Roads,” “Leaving On A Jet Plane,” “Annie’s Song,” and “Thank God I’m a County Boy,” just to name a few.

NutcrackerRochester Dance Company presents The Nutcracker

December 11 and 12, 2021

The production will feature young dancers from Rochester and the surrounding area, plus professional guest artists. Children love the naughty mice, the toy soldiers and Clara’s courage in their thrilling battle scene; adults appreciate the classic dance and the timeless music of Tchaikovsky.  Rochester Dance Company’s production of The Nutcracker features lavish, professionally designed costumes, hand-painted sets and highly detailed props, including a Christmas tree that appears to grow by magic.

Christmas with Lorie LineLorie Line 2021

December 13, 2021

For the first time, Lorie is performing all by herself for her first solo piano Christmas tour. This sentimental and very personal show just might be your all-time favorite as Lorie reinvents herself on the stage one more time in her career. With an all-new set, show and format, this year celebrates Lorie’s 33rd year of touring.

The Lorie Line holiday show has become an institution for families and Christmas music lovers all over the country. Make plans now to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas in an intimate setting with just Lorie (and Maddie Olsem, special featured vocalist) and her concert grand piano which always takes center stage.

Michael Shynes ConcertNorthern Lights Festival Christmas Concert with Michael Shynes

December 17, 2021

Platinum Recording Artist and Songwriter Michael Shynes will be joined by Violin Virtuoso David Gerald Sutton for a night of Christmas songs both re-imagined yet familiar. The show will feature lush soundscapes from the looping and layering of Sutton with the warmth of vocals and acoustic guitars from Shynes. This is a night of music surely not to be missed.

Sara Evans Blue Christmas TourSara Evans: Blue Christmas Tour

December 18, 2021

Sara Evans is coming to Rochester, Minnesota at the Mayo Civic Center on Saturday, December 18th, 2021 with special guest Everette. As the fifth most-played female artist at country radio in nearly the last two decades — Sara’s five No. 1 singles include “No Place That Far,” “Suds In The Bucket, “A Real Fine Place To Start,” “Born to Fly,” and “A Little Bit Stronger,” which spent 2 weeks in the top spot and was certified platinum by the R.I.A.A. Sara’s “stunning, country voice” (Rolling Stone) has earned her the prestigious Academy of Country Music Top Female vocalist accolade as well as numerous American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Country Music Association, CMT and Grammy Awards nominations.

Turn the experience into an entire night out with the family! Find restaurants, places to stay and more at www.experiencerochestermn.com.

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