17 Holiday Music Events Near NYC


While it is true that Hoboken’s indie-rock institution, Yo La Tengo, has already sold out their 9th year of shows celebrating every night of Chanukah, there is still a stellar lineup of concerts worth waiting out in the cold for this winter. In 2010, Matisyahu is following suit with his Festival of Light tour hitting four dates in the outer boroughs during Chanukah. Prince will gear you up for your New Year’s celebration with three mid-December dates in East Rutherford, NJ where you will party like it’s 1999. Cheers to a whole host of holiday-themed musical happenings that will help you celebrate the season.

Tuesday, November 30, December 4, 5 | Matisyahu Festival Of Light | Music Hall Of Williamsburg | with Tally Hall, DJ Rekha, Moon Taxi

Thursday, December 02 | Citizen Cope’s Holiday Party | Brooklyn Bowl | featuring Gary Clark Jr, Citizen Cope DJ Set, Frozen Files, followed by DJ Questlove

Thursday, December 02 | Cherish The Ladies “A Celtic Christmas” | Tarrytown Music Hall

Saturday, December 04 | The Figgs Christmas Show | Bruar Falls

Thursday, December 09 | 2010 Major League Spin The Dreidel Tournament | Knitting Factory, Brooklyn | with Young New Yorkers’ Chorus, Category Sixx – World Greatest Air Band, and Hanukah gone Metal with Gods of Fire

Sunday, December 12 | The Suzi Shelton Band’s Rockin’ Holiday Party | The Bell House | with Kira Willey

Sunday, December 12 | Eugene Mirman’s Pretty Good Friends Holiday Blowout | The Bell House | with Kristen Schaal, Jon Glaser, and more

Tuesday, December 14, 15, 17 | Prince | Izod Center | special guest tba

Saturday, December 18 | Harry And The Potters’ Yule Ball | The Bell House | with Draco and The Malfoys, Uncle Monsterface, The Macaroons, and MC Kreacher

Saturday, December 18 | Zine Therapy and Holiday Sing-A-Long | Pete’s Candy Store | with Friend Roulette

Monday, December 20 | Brooklyn Songwriters Exchange Holiday Show | Union Hall | with Tim Drinan, Sharon Goldman, Sean Bartlett, Dan Shuman, Sarah Donner, and more

Saturday, December 25 | Jolly Bowl | Brooklyn Bowl | with Days Like Months, Pey Dalid, and J. Viewzf

Friday, December 31 | Brooklyn Soul New Year’s Eve | The Bell House | Marva Whitney – aka James Brown’s “Soul Sister Number One,” Billy Prince (of The Precisions), The Sweet Divines