Y-100 Jingle Ball with Alessia Cara and Meghan Trainor, holiday concerts aplenty and other events in Miami this weekend.
1. The Ghosts of Christmas Eve Tour: Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Friday, Dec. 16: Progressive-rock group with a heavy emphasis on Christmas themes celebrates 20 years with the theatrical show “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve,” followed by a set of greatest hits and fan faves.
3:30 and 8 p.m. Friday at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $30.50-$70.50.
2. New World Symphony Sounds of the Season
Festive program conducted by Dean Whiteside features holiday favorites including selections from Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker,” Dvorak’s “Carnival Overture,” Jose Feliciano’s “Feliz Navidad” and much more.
3. Fun, Fun, Fun: Beach Boys Christmas
Celebrate the holiday season with the ultimate California surf-rock band, whose sweet harmonies have blessed us for 50 years on enduring hits such as “Surfin’ USA,” “Surfer Girl,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “California Girls,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “Barbara Ann,” “Good Vibrations,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” and “Kokomo.”
4. Seraphic Fire on Winter's Night
Holiday concert features the angelic voices of Seraphic Fire singing timeless carols in this traditional candlelight Christmas concert.
5. Holiday tradition: George Balanchine's The Nutcracker
Miami City Ballet presents one of the only Balanchine productions in the nation, featuring a winter wonderland of dancing snowflakes, magnificent scenery, elaborate costumes and magical music by Tchaikovsky.
6. Sailing, Sailing Holiday Boat Parade
The Miami Outboard Club’s 19th-annual holiday parade will feature nearly 75 boats, plus food vendors, a bounce house, a live DJ and a spectacular fireworks show at 9 p.m. Saturday at Bayfront Park.
7. Living Legend: Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio
Master of the Hammond B-3 organ who helped found the George Benson Quartet in the mid-‘60s has performed with jazz, blues and R&B icons including Dizzy Gillespie, Grover Washington Jr., Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight and Etta James.
8. Blast from the Past: Rare Earth
Detroit psychedelic rock and soul band hit it big in the early ‘70s with covers of The Temptations’ hits “(I Know) I’m Losing You” and “Get Ready,” but is best known for its timeless anthem “I Just Want to Celebrate.”
9. Get together: The Miami Flea
The Arts + Entertainment District presents the season finale of the greatest flea market in South Florida, a family-friendly gathering that brings together groups of artisans, local coffee and beverage shops, restaurants, entrepreneurs and every creative soul in the city. Enjoy holiday-themed gifts, a gift-wrapping station, dozens of vendors, live music, great food and drink at the Grub Garden and make sure to stop by the kid’s corner by Little Creative Souls for some cool crafts and face-painting.
10. A Rockin' Season: Y-100 Jingle Ball
Annual holiday blowout features top pop artists including Meghan Trainor (“All About that Bass,” “Lips Are Movin’”), Diplo (“Where Are U Now”), The Chainsmokers (“Closer”), Fifth Harmony (“Worth It”), Nicky Jam (“El Perdon”), Alessia Cara (“Here”), Charlie Puth (“One Call Away,” “See You Again”), Tove Lo (“Habits [Stay High],” “Talking Body”), Lukas Graham (“7 Years,” “Mama Said”) and Hailee Steinfeld (“Love Myself,” “Starving”).
11. Violin Virtuoso: Itzhak Perlman
Sixteen-time Grammy winner – and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015 – is a master of baroque, classical, romantic and modern music, and his performances are “everything one wants a violin sound to be,” writes veteran critic Andrew Porter in The New Yorker.
12. Evolution Tour 2016: Sabrina Carpenter
Radio Disney chart-topper best known for her role as Maya Hart in “Girl Meets World” and as the lead dancer on “Just Dance Kids 2” performs the pop-rock hits that have helped her climb the iTunes charts, such as “We’ll Be the Stars” and “On Purpose.” Originally scheduled for Oct. 9 – tickets for that show will be honored.
13. One Love: Matisyahu
Hasidic reggae-rocker Matisyahu (“King Without a Crown,” “Jerusalem,” “Sunshine,” “One Day”) expands his hits in concert, enhancing his sound with beat-boxing, improvisation and live jams that feed off the crowd’s energy.
8 p.m. Wednesday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $29.50-$45.
14. Free for all: “The Polar Express"
All aboard! Dress up in your pajamas for free train rides and kids’ holiday activities, followed by a screening under the stars of the 2004 Christmas classic starring Tom Hanks.