Holiday Giveaway: Take Your Sweetie To The Symphony (Giveaway Ended)

Posted by Holly Whitfield | December 9th 2015 5108 0

Get yourself in the Christmas spirit this weekend with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra’s first Pops concert of the season. The MSO will perform holiday favorites and classics this Saturday, December 12 in the Cannon Center downtown, and I’m giving away a pair of tickets. Congrats to Amanda Rast for winning the tickets!


If you’re looking for a romantic holiday present or a great friend-date, tickets to this weekend’s Symphony makes a great gift. You can buy tickets here to ensure you’ll be there, or you can enter the I Love Memphis ticket giveaway.

How To Win: (Contest Ended)

Leave me a comment on this post and/or on this Instagram post telling me your favorite lyric in a holiday song. I’ll do a random drawing on Friday, December 11 between noon and 12:30 p.m.

More info on this Saturday’s Holiday Spectacular show:

– Memphis favorite Joyce Cobb will perform vocals with the symphony

– Father-daughter duo Scott Moore and Shannon Moore are both playing in the Symphony this Saturday; Scott plays trumpet and Shannon plays the flute. Aww!

– There will be music in the halls before the show and at intermission featuring Christmas music performed by the Memphis Youth Symphony Program, Bruce Elementary School Choir, White Station High School, the Memphis Camerata, and more

–  Santa will be making an appearance for photos, alongside a festive Christmas-themed photo-booth

–  The Memphis Symphony League will be providing free holiday treats and hot cider in the lobby at intermission

I recommend grabbing tickets now, but if you want to enter the contest, just leave me your favorite Christmas lyrics in a comment on this post before noon on Friday, December 11.

Majestic wreath

Holiday wreath at the Majestic Grill – one of many great downtown restaurants where you can enjoy a pre-Symphony meal!

Go there:

Magic of Memphis Holiday Spectacular
Cannon Center
Saturday, Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m.

all ages

Tickets are $15 – $85

Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. Jenna Jordan says:

    My favorite lyric in a holiday song is “I’m dreaming of a White Christmas”!

  2. Megan Cook says:

    Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock

  3. Meghan says:

    …may your days be merry and bright…and may all your Christmases be white….

  4. Danesha says:

    “With every Christmas card I write
    May your days be merry and bright
    And may all your Christmases be white.”

  5. Helen Patterson says:

    Away in the Manger:

    “Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask Thee to stay
    Close by me forever, and love me, I pray.”

  6. Chloe says:

    White Christmas, by Bing Crosby:

    “I’m dreaming of a White Christmas
    Just like the ones I used to know
    Where the treetops glisten
    and children listen
    To hear sleigh bells in the snow”

  7. Allison Williams says:

    Still, still, still, ’tis the eve of the Savior’s birth

  8. Ruby says:

    Favorite lyric: The Secret of Christmas by Ella Fitzgerald

    “It’s not the things you do
    At Christmas time, but the Christmas things you do
    All year through”

  9. Jeannette Ruleman says:

    Jack Frost nipping at your nose

  10. Abigail says:

    Chains shall he break for the slave is our brother and in his name all oppression shall cease

  11. Stephanie says:

    “So I laid the money down, I just had to help him out. And I’ll never forget the look on his face when he said ‘Mama’s gonna look so great.'”

  12. Sharon Ellis says:

    Just hear those sleigh bells jingaling ring ting tingaling too!

  13. Allison says:

    A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices
    For yonder breaks a new glorious morn
    Fall on your knees
    O hear the angels’ voices
    O night divine
    O night when Christ was born
    O night divine o night
    O night divine

  14. Amanda Rast says:

    Great post! Would love to go to the symphony this weekend with my boyfriend! My favorite lyric is, “Fall on your knees, oh hear the angels voices…oh night divine, oh night when Christ was born!”

  15. Lauren P. says:

    Dashing through the snooooow….in a one-horse open sleigh….over the fields we gooooo….laughing all the way! Hahaha!

  16. Andrew B. says:

    “I want a hippopotamus for Christmas…” Because who wouldn’t want a hippo for Christmas?

  17. Jacqueline Green says:

    O Come All Ye Faithful
    Joyful and triumphant,
    O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem.
    Come and behold Him,
    Born the King of Angels;
    O come, let us adore Him,

  18. Stacie says:

    Who can forget this classic:

    Grandma got run over by a reindeer,
    Walking home from our house Christmas Eve,
    You can say there’s no such thing as Santa,
    But as for me and Grampa, we believe….

  19. Veronica says:

    I’m dreaming of a white Christmas

  20. Christy says:

    “What a beautiful sight
    We’re happy tonight. ”

    From Winter Wonderland

  21. Clayton Creager says:

    As long as you love me so, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

  22. Adam says:

    “Well the weather outside is frightful,
    and the fire is so delightful,
    So as long as you love me so,
    Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!”

    Snow for Memphis Christmas please!

  23. Charly says:

    Joy to the world!

  24. Lan says:

    although it has been said many times many way, merry christmas to you!

  25. Janice Wall says:

    “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire” brings memories of Christmas times at my grandparents’ house in Indiana. We always did all the “holiday” things, including roasting nuts and killing our own turkey. (Some things were more fun than others!)

    Janice Wall

  26. Michael says:

    Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

  27. Alicia says:

    Oh there’s no place like home
    For the holidays, ’cause no matter
    How far away you roam
    If you want to be happy in a million ways
    For the holidays, you can’t beat
    Home, sweet home

  28. Tobin says:

    “just when I tried to be so good, I got the chicken pox for Christmas!”

  29. Blake says:

    Hark the herald angels sing! The other day I heard a great jazz arrangement on the radio.

  30. Dustin says:

    Would love to win these tickets!!

    Go tell it on the mountain, over the hills and everywhere. Go tell it on the mountain that Jesus Christ is born!

  31. Carol Rosseti says:

    “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jackfroast nipping at your nose.” The Christmas Son by Nat King Cole

  32. Mike Michaud says:

    Through the years we all will be together,
    If the Fates allow
    Hang a shining star upon the highest bough
    And Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas now!

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