'Tis the season for toe-tapping performances that have you humming holiday tunes for days on end. The 2017 holiday season is upon us. Here are the best Christmas shows and other holiday performances to discover in Carmel, Indiana.

A Beef & Boards Christmas
Nov. 24 – Dec. 23

Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre celebrates the 25th anniversary of its Christmas program. Enjoy a meal before watching Santa and his friends star in a family-friendly musical spectacular featuring the sounds of the season.

Jim Brickman: A Joyful Christmas
Nov. 25
America’s best-selling solo pianist brings his new heartwarming holiday program to the Center for the Performing Arts. Escape from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season as you hear two-time Grammy nominee Jim Brickman play carols and classics.

Oak Ridge Boys Holiday
Dec. 7
Music fans will remember their mega-selling hit “Elvira.” The country and gospel vocal quartet bring their Christmas tour with traditional and contemporary songs from their six Christmas CDs.

Carmel Symphony Orchestra presents “IU Health Holidays”
Dec. 9
Vocalists and Great American Songbook Academy participants winners DeBard and Julia Bonnett perform classic and pop holiday favorites the whole family will enjoy. Attend the 3 p.m. performance to see Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Dave Koz 20th Anniversary Christmas Tour
Dec. 10
Saxophonist Dave Koz brings special guests David Benoit, Rick Braun and Peter White to join his high-energy, family-friendly show, performing their own hits alongside seasonal favorites.

Celtic Thunder Symphony Holiday Concert
Dec. 14
Celtic Thunder was named Billboard’s Top World Music Album Artist three times. See them perform songs from chart-topping albums Celtic Thunder Christmas and The Classic Christmas Album.

Indianapolis Symphonic Choir Presents: Festival of Carols
Dec. 15-17
Choose from four performances at the Palladium of his beloved holiday tradition. The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir and Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra will perform alongside guest soloist and Tony Award-winner Alice Ripley.

Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Dec. 15-30
This family musical tells the story of Joseph’s trials and triumphs as he is sold into slavery by his brothers, only to become the Pharaoh’s right-hand man.

Canadian Brass Christmas
Dec. 23
The distinctive chamber quintet has performed worldwide and released more than 100 albums. Canadian Brass will perform classical, traditional and pop songs in the spirit of the season.

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