Holiday and Christmas concerts in New York 2017
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Welcome to New York, where the Christmas spirit is just as large as the city itself.

Not only will this be the time when families come together to open presents or attend one of the world’s greatest Christmas parades, but many musicians will make a beeline to the Big Apple to perform shows that range from national acts to up-and-comers looking for their 15-minutes of fame. If you’re a music lover and need a live soundtrack to make your holidays brighter, check out the following shows that will wow audiences across New York City during the holidays.

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
Dec. 9 & 10 @  8 pm
Music Hall of Williamsburg -- 66 N. 6th St., Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 486-5400

This concert is so popular, that another show had to be added. If you’ve never seen Ted Leo live and in person, then you should get your tickets to see one of the greatest treats in music. His songwriting is legendary, and for two nights at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg, he’ll bring his incredible talent to the masses for the holidays.

The Pink Spiders with Carousel Kings and The Great Heights Band
Dec. 19 @ 9 pm
Rough Trade NYC -- 64 N. 9th St., Brooklyn, NY 11249
(718) 388-4111

This is not a show you should take the kids to see, but for grown rockers, you should definitely check out this bad-to-the-bone band. The Pink Spiders will put on a show at the Rough Trade in Brooklyn that will show and awe you, in a good way. So make sure you get your tickets to see The Pink Spiders, Carousel Kings and great Heights Band in action.

Lil Uzi Vert with Playboi Carti & SOB X RBE
Dec. 17 @ 7 pm
Terminal 5 -- 610 W. 56th St., New York, NY 10019
(212) 582-6600

If you’re in the mood for hip-hop, then you should proceed to Terminal 5 on Dec. 17. Lil Uzi Vert, who is on the verge of breaking out in 2018, will take his high-energy show to the Big Apple, and joining him will be Playboi Carti and SOB X RBE. Tickets for this show is sold out, but VIP tickets still remain, so get them while you can.

Dec. 23 @ 9 pm
Terminal 5 -- 610 W. 56th St., New York, NY 10019
(212) 582-6600

Are you ready to have a NGHTMRE before opening your presents? Well, if you’re into EDM, get ready as one of the greatest DJ’s in the genre, NGHTMRE, will take his surreal dreamscape to Terminal 5 two days before Christmas. This show will get you hyped up before Christmas, and it will make you have nightmares after the show. Not really, but you get the idea.