Buffalo Spree Holiday Entertainment Guide

December 22, 2011 Updated Dec 22, 2011 at 1:22 PM EDT

By WKBW News

December 22, 2011 Updated Dec 22, 2011 at 1:22 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY ( WKBW / Buffalo Spree ) Darwin McPherson joined Channel 7's Mike Randall on "Eyewitness News This Morning" Thursday to offer a rundown of all the holiday entertainment you can enjoy this season.

Here is a list of some of the shows Darwin showcased. For more, you can head to www.buffalospree.com

Jim Brickman's "A Christmas Celebration"
Mainstage Theatre
Friday, December 23, 7:30PM
$65.00 (VIP with post-concert meet & greet), $50.00, $40.00, $30.00

This holiday season, two-time Grammy-nominated, platinum selling artist Jim Brickman is creating a musical celebration for audiences seeking an escape from the hectic demands of the holiday season!

In a spectacular concert, Jim and his very special guests present an evening of dazzling solo piano and vibrant vocals, plus plenty of warmth and humor. Jim weaves together new and old traditional holiday favorites, plus all his hits!

Spontaneous Solstice Celebration
The BUA Theater is located at 119 W. Chippewa, between Delaware and Elmwood, and is handicapped accessible.

Exact time of winter solstice is Thurday December 22nd at 7:00 p.m.!

On Thursday, December 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. local artists will gather to welcome the ‘return of the light.’ Musicians, actors, singers and others will perform pieces suited to the winter solstice, the time of year when the days begin to lengthen once again. This will be a benefit for BUA, tickets are $10.00 and are available at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Scheduled to appear: David Granville - Chuck Basil - James Petretta - Beth Donohue - Lauren Frank - Poindexter - Eric Gersbacher - Stephanie Bax - Jason Pfaff - 翊丞吳 Yi-Cheng Daniel Wu - Mark Reilly - Cathy Skora - Jillann Dugan - Peter Brydges - Kerrykate Abel - Matthew Crehan Higgins - John Higgins


Lancaster NY- The Lancaster Opera House continues its series of pop/rock tribute concerts with TAYLOR SWIFT/LADY GAGA TRIBUTE CONCERT, running December 27-29, 2011 at the Opera House with shows at 2:30pm and 7:30pm each day.

The Gem Tones featuring Carla Sacco on vocals create the look and sound of two of today’s hottest singers. This spectacular, must see show encapsulates the exact look and sound of Lady Gaga’s own stage shows and Taylor Swift’s country style. Carla Sacco, a former Elite model and magazine cover girl, traveled the world as Shania’s Twin playing to audiences over 50, 000 in a tribute to country superstar Shania Twain. For the current show Carla is constantly up-dating Gaga's outrageous fashion trends, paying every attention to detail. This high energy show features quick costume changes and sizzling vocals back by a live band.

Upon performing "Poker Face" on July 4, 2010 in Atlantic City at the Trump Plaza Casino, people thought Carla was the real Lady Gaga. In fact, the police were called in to help restrain the crowd from mobbing her!

Glenn Colton Holiday Show

Don’t miss the annual Christmas performance by the ever-popular Glenn Colton. This is an interactive holiday show
with the just right touch of Glenn’s musical message for the children.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

3 and 8 p.m at First Niagara Center, One Seymour H. Knox III Plaza. One of the world’s most popular holiday-themed groups performs two shows.