Two Favorite Cincinnati Yuletide Traditions at Beautiful Music Hall

Friday, DEC 5 (8pm), Saturday, DEC 13 (8pm), Sunday, DEC 14 (2pm): Holiday Pops featuring Broadway star Brian Stokes Mitchell. “Stokes” has become a favorite of Cincinnati audiences, and this time he, Conductor John Morris Russell and the Pops are dishing up traditional carols and fresh classics. Kids tickets are just $10 for all three performances (adults start at $25). 

And yes, those dates are correct; the Pops will be taking the show on the road to Florida after the premiere on December 5, then bringing it home again the following weekend. This family concert also features costumed characters in the lobby, photo ops, and more surprises for all three performances.

For more information and tickets visit or call the Pops Box Office at 513.381.3300.

Sunday, DEC 21 (2pm): Handel’s Messiah with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and May Festival Chorus. Experience Handel’s masterpiece in its entirety with the CSO, mighty May Festival Chorus, talented vocal soloists and conductor James Bagwell. The three part vocal oratorio includes popular celebratory choral pieces often associated with Christmastime: “Glory to God in the Highest” and the famed “Hallelujah!” chorus.

Tickets start at just $12 and are available by visiting or calling the CSO Box Office at 513.381.3300.


Our Weekend Picks :: December 5

Each week we will highlight a few of our picks for the weekend. Some may be local, some may not, but as long as you are seeing live music in Cincinnati you are contributing! Our picks are below, but you can choose for yourself with our calendar here. (Or download our iPhone app here). Friday,...