Michael Feinstein: Swing.. in’ the Holidays
Feinstein's at Loews Regency, Loews Regency Hotel, 540 Park Ave., at 61st St.; 212-339-4095
The Grammy-winning smooth crooner has proven that he knows his way around the Great American Songbook. Here he performs festive holiday hits backed by a twelve-piece Winter Wonderland Big Band.
• Dates: Nov. 30–Dec. 30
• Price: $50.08–$278.72
Al Hirschfeld Theatre, 302 W. 45th St., nr. Eighth Ave.
The farcical Will Ferrell comedy about an orphan who thinks he's one of Santa's elves comes to life on the Broadway stage. No Ferrell in this one, but there is a singing George Wendt (Norm!) in the role of Santa.
• Dates: Nov. 10–Jan. 2
• Price: $194–$455
Peter Mayer’s Stars and Promises
The Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-840-2824
It's the tenth anniversary of the singer-songwriter's (and former Jimmy Buffett band member) Christmas shindig. The night of traditional holiday music also features the Unity of New York's vocal ensemble, and proceeds go toward Unity's "Manifesting Miracles" building fund.
Dates: Dec. 9
Broadway Sings for Toys
Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, at 95th St.; 212-864-5400
For five years, Broadway stars including Kelli O'Hara, Lauren Kennedy, Julia Murney, and Elizabeth Stanley have been belting it out in this benefit for Toys for Tots. Bring a toy and get a discount on the ticket.
Dates: Dec. 20
Red Hot Holiday Stomp
Jazz at Lincoln Center, Time Warner Center, 33 W. 60th St., at Columbus Circle; 212-258-9829
Trombonist Wycliffe Gordon leads an all-star band as they jazz up Christmas tunes, infusing them with a New Orleans twist. This year for the first time they're offering an interactive, family-friendly matinee performance on 12/11.
• Dates: Dec. 9–Dec. 11