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2021 Holiday Pops

Boston Pops and Keith Lockhart Announce Details of 2021 Holiday Pops Season at Symphony Hall December 2-24

Keith Lockhart conducting with his hands in the air with snow projected behind him.

Tickets Starting at $35 On Sale Now at BostonPops.org Or 888-266-1200.


Highlights of the 2021 Holiday Pops Season Include:

  • Boston Pops holiday favorites include Duke Ellington’s jazzy version of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite ; the annual presentation of ’Twas the Night Before Christmas," "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," signaling the arrival of Santa to Symphony Hall, David Chase’s perennially popular arrangement of "The Twelve Days of Christmas", "Sleigh Ride", and "Let There Be Peace on Earth".
  • New additions to the Pops' holiday offerings include two popular Mexican Christmas songs composed by Silvino Jaramillo, arranged by orchestrator and conductor Arturo Rodriguez, and a new medley of holiday spirituals, The Good News Voyage, by David Coleman with evocative images by Ashley Bryan projected on screens above the orchestra
  • Seven Kids’ Matinees—a shorter program with no intermission—featuring a much-loved arrangement of Dr. Seuss’s "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," a family-friendly food selection with special holiday treats, and an opportunity for photos with Santa Claus
  • A Holiday Pops Sensory-Friendly Concert on December 5 for kids and others on the autism spectrum and their families, with relaxed house rules, reduced volume and lighting levels, extra space for movement, available noise-reduction headphones, designated quiet rooms and support spaces, and modified food concessions
  • Jennifer Nettles, part of the multi-Grammy winning country duo Sugarland, will be featured in the corporate Holiday Pops fundraiser, A Company Celebration at Pops on December 14
  • Holiday Pops concerts, with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, with Keith Lockhart conducting, in Worcester, MA (12/3), Storrs, CT (12/4), Manchester, NH (12/11), and Lowell, MA (12/19)

Press Contact

Grace Munns
Senior Publicist
gmunns@bso.org
617-638-9280

Matthew Erikson
Senior Publicist
merikson@bso.org
617-638-9280

Bernadette Horgan

Director of Public Relations
bhorgan@bso.org
617-638-9280