Concerts Sure to Put You in the Holiday Spirit

From crystal to classical, Colonial Williamsburg’s Kimball Theatre hosts a wide variety of concerts for the holiday season.

During his Crystal Carols Concert, master of glass instruments Dean Shostak features crystal handbells, glass violin, spectacular new instruments from around the world, and Benjamin Franklin’s glass armonica in this amazing concert. Nov. 24, 26, 28, 29, Dec. 1, 3, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26-Jan. 3 at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. All seats are $10.

Williamsburg’s professional orchestra presents its annual program of holiday favorites sure to please the whole family. The Williamsburg Symphonia’s Holiday Pops Concert will be held 1:30 and 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. Tickets are $20. The concert also will be held 1:30 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7. Tickets are $25.

The mid-Atlantic region’s most popular Celtic band, Coyote Run performs Christmas with the Coyotes 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28-Sunday, Nov. 30. Prepare yourself for an evening of family entertainment ranging from outrageous to poignant to sacred to “Wow!” “Imagine Jethro Tull on Broadway, and you’re starting to get the picture,” said Sam McDonald, Daily Press music editor. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and students, and $12 for children under 12.

Popular pianist and Steinway artist Don Irwin returns to Williamsburg for his annual holiday concert, Celebrate the Season: Don Irwin in Concert, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20. His unique style and passionate piano performances are known all over the world. His holiday concerts are the crown jewels of his career. All seats are $25.

The Kimball Theatre also offers theatrical productions during the holiday season. Virginia Premiere Theatre, the Kimball Theatre’s resident professional company, presents a stage adaptation of The Gift of the Magi. O. Henry’s classic holiday tale is a story of love, devotion, and the true meaning of giving. Preview performances are 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21-23. All seats are $18. The program also can be seen Dec. 2, 5, 12, 19 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 9 and 16 at 3 p.m. and Dec. 10 and 17 at 5 p.m. Students are $20.

The Institute for Dance and the Williamsburg Ballet Theatre present Christmas in Williamsburg: A Magical Night on Duke of Gloucester Street 2 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14. A comforting blend of holiday classics with a modern-day story line will capture your heart. Students from the Institute for Dance, company members of Williamsburg Ballet Theatre, and performers and artists from our local community bring the melodies of the classics to life once again. Preshow entertainment provided by The Gentlemen of the College, an a cappella group from the College of William and Mary. Tickets are $17.

Unger and Madison are at it again. Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon’s hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of The Odd Couple. This renowned comedy substitutes poker night with a girl’s evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pigeon sisters have been replaced by the hilarious, scene-stealing Constanzuela brothers. Guests may attend a preview performance on Saturday, Dec. 20 at 2 p.m. All seats are $16. Performances are Dec. 21, 26, 28, 30 at 8 p.m. All seats are $20.

The Kimball Theatre, located in downtown Williamsburg’s Merchants Square. The Kimball Theatre box office is open 1-9:15 p.m. For more information, contact the Kimball Theatre Box office at (757) 565-8588 or visit

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