Christmas concerts are a way to get in the holiday spirit and celebrate Christmas. Whether the concert features schoolchildren, talented teens, a church group, seniors, or an assortment of people, a Christmas concert can be a joyous event for all who attend. Many ideas can help make a Christmas concert a festive, celebratory occasion.
Set the stage for a Christmas concert by decorating the performance space for the Yuletide. Wrap red ribbon, a holiday garland or evergreen around music stands or the performers' seats. Faux candles provide a safe way to light up the stage with a warm holiday glow. Or, the familiar glimmer of Christmas lights, whether white or multicolored, add holiday flair to the area. For a final touch, set up a big Christmas tree on the stage for all to see.
Favorite Christmas songs will make a wonderful concert program, but people striving for something more impressive can give their Christmas concert a specific theme. For example, have a "Christmas Specials" theme that features songs from popular Christmas movies or TV specials, such as "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch," "Frosty the Snowman" or "Christmas Time Is Here." For another idea, embark on a "Christmas Time Travel" theme by picking popular yuletide carols that range from medieval tunes to contemporary favorites.
Have the concert performers dress in festive holiday clothes. For a low-key event, invite them to wear "Christmas-y" clothes, such as red or green tops, holly print or tacky Christmas sweaters, such as chunky knit sweaters with sequined snowmen or fuzzy Santas. A uniform, such as a deep red choir gown or black slacks and a white top, can be jazzed up with a sprig of holly or some tinsel. Finally, an appearance by Santa or a snowman will put smiles on the faces of audience members.
After the concert, continue the holiday spirit by serving platters of appetizers and snacks. Create platters of Christmas cookies, such as gingerbread people, wreath-shaped chocolate cookies topped with cherries, and sugar cookies jazzed up with red and green icing or Christmas sprinkles. White meringues that resemble snowballs make a crunchy, sweet treat. Transform cupcakes into reindeer or snowmen by decorating the cupcakes with icing and candies.
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