Ice skating, jazz and a free community band concert
December will be a fun and festive month at the Holland Theatre, filled with new shows and returning traditions.
The holiday celebrations begin with Christmas Celebration on Ice at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11.
For the first time, the Holland stage will be transformed into ice and a dazzling winter wonderland. Experience world-class ice-skating, high-flying tricks, special effects, a modern twist on some classic Christmas stories, and favorite Christmas carols mixed with brand-new songs.
The event is sponsored by Beasley Architecture and Design. Tickets start at $29.
Recently added to the Holland Presents lineup is Yuletide 5 at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15. Featuring some of central Ohio’s most talented jazz musicians, including Logan County native Isaac Bednarki (percussion) and Benjamin Logan band director Myles Bowers (trumpet), this jazz combo puts a festive twist on holiday classics.
Yuletide 5 members also include Devin Coons (saxophone), Dean Altstaetter (piano) and Dean Hulett (bass). This sensational jazz combo brings a unique and festive twist to holiday classics, infusing them with the soulful sounds of the season.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth.
Finally, enjoy the sounds of the season at a free concert from the West Central Ohio Community Concert Band, slated for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19.
The all-volunteer band under the direction of Bowers includes amateur musicians, professional musicians, educators, and students hailing from multiple Ohio counties. Tickets for this popular annual event are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tickets for all shows are available at TheHolland.org/tickets or through the box office, (937) 592-9002. Contact the box office for group discounts and youth ticket pricing.
The Holland Presents series continues in January with the bluegrass and gospel harmonies of Darin and Brooke Aldridge Jan. 27 and the Dallas String Quartet’s dynamic classic rock fusion Jan. 31.
Season sponsors are Beasley Architecture & Design and Marker, Inc.; media sponsors are the Bellefontaine Examiner and V-Teck Communications; and season support is provided by Honda of America and Ohio Arts Council.