Boston Pops' celebrates holiday season

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December 4, 2012, 8:54 am

(NECN) - A Boston holiday tradition has returned to the city, and NECN got a sneak preview ahead of the big show.

The Boston Pops is performing its annual holiday show, "Holiday Pops".

Holiday Pops season opens Wednesday, December 5. It runs December 5-24.

The show, led by Conductor Keith Lockhart, includes holiday classics and new arrangements of seasonal favorite.

Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops celebrate their Holiday Pops season in world-famous Symphony Hall, specially decorated to evoke all the magic and charm of the holiday season.

The Holiday Pops season features:

- Seven special kids' matinee programs on December 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 24 at 11 a.m.

- "A Company Christmas at Pops" is a major BSO fundraiser taking place December 12th. It will feature Vanessa Williams.

- Keith Lockhart brings the Boston Pops Holiday Concerts to Worcester, Lowell, Manchester N.H., Storrs Conn. and Bridgeport Conn., Greenvale N.Y. and Newark N.J..

- Keith Lockhart brings holiday spirit to Children's Hospital with a performance featuring members of the Boston Pops on Dec. 18.

- Boston Pops album "Sleigh Ride" is the musical basis of BLINK!, a holiday light and sound spectacular at Faneuil Hall through Dec. 31.

- Boston Pops spring season at that point, with tickets going on sale on December 5.

Tickets to the 2013 Boston Pops season go on sale to the public on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 888-266-1200 or Boston

Tags: Boston, holiday, music, Boston Pops, Keith Lockhart, holiday season, Holiday Pops, the morning show
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