John Morris Russell — aka Mr. Christmas — conducts the Cincinnati Pops in their annual holiday concert at Music Hall. This year, the Pops are joined by Grammy-winning vocal quartet New York Voices in addition to singers and dancers from local ensembles; Santa himself even joins in the fun. The three-concert event features traditional and contemporary festive favorites, including harmonies from New York Voices’ latest holiday album, Let it Snow.
8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets start at $10. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-381-3300, cincinnatisymphony.org.