Best Free Virtual Holiday Events
With an uncharacteristic holiday season, comes an equally unusual event schedule. For the first time ever, many pricey events are streaming for free or heavily discounted. We’re here to list the best concerts, shows, and festivals that are essential to bring holiday cheer right into your living room.
L.A. County Holiday Celebration
Streaming for free on Christmas Eve, the 61st Annual music event is moving online. This year’s show is pre-recorded using state of the art technology and shot in a variety of prominent Los Angeles locations to comply with all county health and safety guidelines. Enjoy a diverse lineup of L.A.-based artists including many favorites and some exciting new performances. With multiple rebroadcasts, there are plenty of chances to catch this show!
Streaming Dec 24th, 3pm – 6pm PST
For streaming info and to watch the trailer click here.
New York City Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’
For many, this classic ballet has become a tradition. Just because NYC’s theaters are dark doesn’t mean you have to miss out on this stellar performance this year. New York City Ballet Company streams their 2019 show for a fraction of the ticket price. Featuring NYCB Principal Dancers Maria Kowroski, Tyler Angle, and Megan Fairchild and a 62-piece orchestra under the direction of NYCB Music Director Andrew Litton.
Streaming Dec 11th – Jan 3rd
To get your discounted tickets click here.
Borough Market Festive Kitchen
London’s historic Borough Market brings festive food entertainment to the table. Among the highlights are six live digital cookalongs with a cast of exceptional chefs. Topics range from decorative cheese boards to creative ideas for your holiday leftovers. While the holiday events are no longer live, you can check out all of their previous live streams on Borough Market’s Facebook Page.
Streams available for FREE on their Facebook Page
For more info on their full lineup click here.
‘(At) Home for the Holidays’
Fully embrace the festive spirit with San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus first ever virtual concert. Celebrating three decades of explosive performances, this is no recording of a past show. They have created a completely online-only new show. If you haven’t already made this a tradition, this is the perfect time to start this holiday celebration.
Streaming Dec 24th, 5pm PST
For more info and to get your tickets click here.
A Christmas Carol at the Merchant’s House, NYC
This classic Christmas play returns for its 8th holiday season. Produced by Summoners Ensemble Theatre, the entire show is streaming for a suggested donation price of $30. It’s also fully staged in the historic Merchants House Museum on 4th St. It brings the perfect 1867 New York decor. Be sure to check out their first fully online performance!
Streaming Dec 18th – Dec 24th
For more info and show times click here.
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