Trans-Siberian Orchestra explodes on stage Dec. 11 at The BJCC—plus 5 December events. ***Win concert experience***

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra puts on quite the show
Sounds, lights, fire and more are what make a TSO show unforgettable. Photo supplied

Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s annual holiday show at The Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex is a big favorite you don’t want to miss. The show is Wednesday, December 11, 7:30PM at Legacy Arena at The BJCC. If you’ve ever listened to any radio station that plays holiday music, you’ve no doubt heard their rock opera versions of Christmas classics.

Psst! Also, after the show you can head to Uptown to make it a whole evening of fun. Know you wanna go? Get your tickets now. Keep reading to find out how to enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the show plus your very own VIP parking pass.

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra will be doing one show only this holiday season.

Birmingham looks forward to this spectacular show, filled with lights and fire and music every year. “Christmas Eve + Other Stories,” the title of this year’s show, was actually their first rock opera.

This was back in 1996 when they burst onto the scene with their unforgettable blend of heavy metal, classical music, and rock opera. Unlike most bands who start small and build, they went straight to the Big Leagues and have stayed there ever since.

Know you wanna go? Get your tickets now.

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Here are other shows (besides TSO) to help you get in the holiday spirit.

Home Free will help you stay focused on the reason for the season with a capella gospel music.

Of course some people want to keep their focus on the reason for the season, and Home Free’s family-friendly a capella gospel show will be perfect for that. Their music is easy on the ear, and worth a trip to hear.

  • What: Home Free
  • When: Dec. 5, 7:30PM
  • Where: The BJCC Concert Hall
  • Address: 1001 19th Street N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Tickets: start at $17.50

Cirque Dreams Holidaze will wow the whole family with a music-filled circus-like experience.

Cirque Dreams Holidaze is one of the other shows besides Trans-Siberian Orchestra at The BJCC
Cirque Dreams Holidaze is a sight to behold. Photo from Cirque Dreams via Facebook
  • What: Cirque Dreams Holidaze
  • When: Dec. 6, 8PM, Dec. 7, 3PM and 8PM
  • Where: The BJCC Concert Hall
  • Address: 1001 19th Street N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Tickets: start at $44

Words really don’t do Cirque Dreams justice. Neil Golberg, Director of Holidze, said he “wanted to create a Broadway musical, a holiday stage special and a Cirque show all in one.” This show has been wowing audiences everywhere for almost ten years.

Once on this Island presented by Broadway in Birmingham features gorgeous music.

Listen to the beautiful music from Once on this Island.
  • What: Once on this Island presented by Broadway in Birmingham
  • When: Dec. 13, 8PM, Dec. 14, 2PM + 8PM, Dec. 15, 1PM + 8PM
  • Where: The BJCC Concert Hall
  • Address: 1001 19th Street N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Tickets: start at $22

Set in the Caribbean, this story features Ti Moune, a peasant girl who’s on a quest to find her place in the world. Island gods help her on her quest to reunite with the man she loves. This musical won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical.

Sports fans never fear, there’s something for you, too!

Mike Slive Invitational: St. Louis vs. Auburn Basketball

The Mike Sliva Invitational is something else to do at The BJCC besides Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Aubie the Tiger. Photo from Auburn Basketball via Facebook
  • What: St. Louis vs. Auburn Basketball
  • When: Dec. 14, 3PM
  • Where: Legacy Arena at The BJCC
  • Address: 1001 19th Street N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Tickets: start at $10

This invitational started in 2018 and brought together the biggest college basketball crowd in more than a quarter-century. The event raises awareness about prostate cancer, too.

Chick-fil-A Birmingham Classic

Chick-fil-A Birmingham Classic is another thing you can go to at The BJCC besides Trans Siberian Orchestra
The Chick-fil-A Birmingham Classic should be fun. Photo from Chick-fil-A Birmingham Classic via Facebook
  • What: Alabama vs. Samford Basketball
  • When: Dec. 18, 7:00PM
  • Where: Legacy Arena at The BJCC
  • Address: 1001 19th Street N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Tickets: (link not working)

Again, if you want to get tickets to any of these shows, be sure to reserve your spot.

No matter which show or game you decide to go to, be sure to check out the restaurants at Uptown. Also, always check The BJCC’s Know Before You Go guide for the latest info on parking and more.

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