A Christmas Evening with Over The Rhine — Local Folk/Americana superheroes Over the Rhine create Christmas magic with their annual performance featuring a wintry mix of holiday classics and songs from their oeuvre. The group will be performing multiple shows, with special guest Lucy Wainwright Roche. 8 p.m. Dec. 20 and 21; 2 p.m. Dec. 22. $40-$65. Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, memorialhallotr.com.
A VAE Christmas — Cincinnati’s Vocal Arts Ensemble performs holiday tunes both classic and new. 7 p.m. Dec. 14; 5 p.m. Dec. 15. $25-$35. Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, memorialhallotr.com.
A Very Motherfolk Christmas — Motherfolk presents their annual Christmas show with special guests Matthew Thiessen & the Earthquakes and Coastal Club. VIP tickets include early entry, an acoustic performance, cookies and cocoa. 7 p.m. Dec. 20; 6 p.m. VIP. $10; $25 day of show and VIP. 20th Century Theater, 3021 Madison Road, Oakley, the20thcenturytheatre.com.
Holiday Pops featuring Megan Hilty — Broadway and TV star Megan Hilty (Smash; Wicked) will accompany the Cincinnati Pops in a performance of holiday hits with a choir, dancers, characters in costume and a visit from Santa. 8 p.m. Dec. 13; 2 and 8 p.m. Dec. 14; 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 15. Tickets start at $25 adults and $15 children. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, cincinnatisymphony.org.
Jim Brickman A Christmas Celebration — Pianist Jim Brickman performs holiday tunes and No. 1 hits. 8 p.m. Dec. 11. $45-$65. Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, memorialhallotr.com.
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis — Mannheim Steamroller celebrates 35 years of Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by performing the entire album live. 7 p.m. Dec. 26. $38.75-$78.75. Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut St., Downtown, cincinnatiarts.org.
Ricky Nye & Bekah Williams Xmas Show — Ricky Nye and Bekah Williams bring Blues, Boogie Woogie, R&B and New Orleans-style Jazz to Schwartz’s Point. 6 p.m. Dec. 22. Schwartz’s Point, 1901 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, facebook.com/schwartzspoint.