The weather's gotten colder, Christmas trees are up, and lights are twinkling.

Local stores are bustling with holiday shoppers, and the season of Christmas parties and holiday potlucks is upon us.

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If you still need some help getting into the holiday spirit, Michigan's got a slew of Christmas concerts planned throughout the state as we head into December.

Here's a look at a few of our favorites in 2023.

Mariah Carey - December 1

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Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" has helped ring in the holiday season for decades now, but the diva's got more holiday cheer to spread around. Her "Merry Christmas One and All" tour makes a stop at Detroit's Little Caesars Arena on December 1.


Lindsey Stirling - December 5

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Violinist, songwriter and dancer Lindsey Stirling brings her "Snow Waltz Tour" to Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids on December 5. She rose to fame after reaching the quarterfinals on "America's Got Talent" back in 2010 and hasn't looked back.


Oak Ridge Boys - December 7

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The Oak Ridge Boys have been a favorite of country audiences for decades. The quartet's "Down Home Christmas" comes to Firekeepers Casino in Battle Creek on December 7.


Martina McBride - December 8

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Country songstress Martina McBride's "The Joy of Christmas" tour comes to Saginaw's Dow Event Center on December 8.


Kenny G - December 10

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Feeling saxy this Christmas? Renowned saxophonist Kenny G brings "The Miracles Holiday & Hits Tour" to Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mt. Pleasant on December 10.

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The WITL Country Christmas Party - December 13

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Country newcomers George Birge, Chayce Beckham, and Tim Dugger join Michigan's own Jessie Campbell Band on December 13 for the annual WITL Country Christmas Party at Lansing Brewing Company. The only way into this one is to win your way in on Lansing's 100.7 WITL.


Mannheim Steamroller - December 14

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On December 14, a "Mannheim Steamroller Christmas" comes to the Wharton Center in East Lansing.


Brett Eldredge - December 15

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Country crooner Brett Eldredge released his holiday album "Glow" back in 2016, and it spawned a near-annual series of holiday concerts by the same name. This year the tour makes a stop at Detroit's Fox Theatre on December 15.


Trans-Siberian Orchestra - December 23

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The progressive metal rock band Trans-Siberian Orchestra makes the first of two Michigan stops over the holiday season at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit on December 23.


Trans-Siberian Orchestra - December 26

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Christmas has come and gone and you're still in the mood for the holiday hits? Head to Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids on December 26 for one more night with Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

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