2023 Holiday Cleveland Orchestra Holiday Concerts

Event Information

  • Dates: December 13-23, 2023 Tickets Available
  • Who: The Cleveland Orchestra Brett Mitchell, conductor
  • Venue: Mandel Concert Hall Mandel Concert Hall

Event Dates and Tickets

Wednesday, December 13, 2023 7:30PM

Thursday, December 14, 2023 7:30PM

Friday, December 15, 2023 7:30PM

Saturday, December 16, 2023 2:30PM

Saturday, December 16, 2023 7:30PM

Sunday, December 17, 2023 2:30PM

Sunday, December 17, 2023 7:30PM

Thursday, December 21, 2023 7:30PM

Friday, December 22, 2023 2:30PM

Friday, December 22, 2023 7:30PM

Saturday, December 23, 2023 2:30PM

Saturday, December 23, 2023 7:30PM

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Event Sponsors

CIBC is the exclusive Presenting Sponsor of The Cleveland Orchestra's 2023 Holiday Concerts

About the Music

Holiday Concerts with The Cleveland Orchestra and Cleveland Orchestra Chorus return in 2023! Join us for an unforgettable experience that will fill Mandel Concert Hall with the sounds of the holiday season.

Performing Artists

With the participation of
The Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus
(Dec. 16*, 17*, 22*, and 23*)
The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus Chamber Ensemble
(Dec. 17, 21, and 22)
Wooster Chorus of The College of Wooster (Dec. 13 and 14)
Cleveland State University Chorale (Dec. 13 and 15)


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Severance Hall, exterior of front entrance.

Severance Music Center

Severance Music Center is Cleveland’s home for symphonic music and other presentations, including Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Concert Hall, Reinberger Chamber Hall, and the Bogomolny-Kozerefski Grand Foyer. We are strongly committed to making everyone feel welcome. The doors to Severance open three hours prior to most performances.

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The most convenient parking option is Case Western Reserve University's (CWRU) Lot 29 Campus Center Garage. The garage is located directly adjacent to Severance Music Center off East Boulevard, and provides stair and elevator access to the hall.

Availability is limited, and pre-paid parking passes for the garage can be added for select performances during checkout.

For more information about getting to Severance Music Center and where to park, please visit our Directions & Parking page.

Directions & Parking

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Food & Beverage Services at Cleveland Orchestra Concerts

Brunch with Santa returns to Severance

This year will include a breakfast-themed meal, activities for the kids, a special severance ornament (1 per reservation) and special surprises throughout the season. Reservations are now being accepted by following the link below. For more information or questions please email [email protected].

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Concessions* are available at the following times:

  • 2 hours prior to concert start: Opus Lounge and Smith Lobby
  • 1 hour prior to concert start: Grand Foyer, Dress Circle, and Box Lobby
  • Intermission: Grand Foyer, Dress Circle, Box
  • Post Concert: Opus Lounge

*Please Note: All concessions are cashless. 

Bottled water, sodas, and small snacks are for sale. For guests 21 and over, a selection of beer, wine, and craft cocktails are available, as well as non-alcoholic beer and prosecco. 

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Accessibility Services

Below is a list of the features and services that The Cleveland Orchestra has made available in the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Concert Hall at Severance for this concert.


Wheelchair Access & Seating

Our venue’s seating has reserved special areas for those attending with the use of a wheelchair. These seating options are available during your seat selection across seating price levels. Ushers are available to assist, especially in the event of a General Admission concert.

There is barrier-free entry to Severance Music Center with automatic sliding doors at our garage entrance on Lower Level One in the CWRU Campus Center Garage. There is an elevator for wheelchair access in the center of the garage for traveling from Lower Level Two (the lowest level) to Lower Level One (the level of our arrival entrance). The Euclid Avenue entrance to Severance is best suited for wheelchair entry, with a convenient drop-off area designated at the curb.

Companion Wheelchair Seating

Wheelchair companion seating is available for purchase online and through Severance Ticket Services. Look for a "C" shape on the seating map when making your selection. 


Assistance for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Infrared Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) are available without charge for most performances in the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Concert Hall. Please request one in advance online or by calling the House Manager’s office. You will be asked to provide a driver’s license or ID card upon arrival, which will be held until the return of the device. Head Ushers can explain how to use the ALD.

Interpretive services may be available for certain events at Severance.  Prior arrangements should be made four weeks in advance. Appropriate seat locations may be necessary. TTY line access is available at the public pay phone in the Security Office located at the garage entrance.


Assistance for the Blind or Persons with Low Vision

Large Print Programs are available for most Cleveland Orchestra performances in the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Concert Hall.  These are available at the Coat Room locations or from Head Ushers on each level of the Concert Hall, and at Concert Previews.

For select vocal performances, Braille texts may be available on request with 2 weeks’ notice.


Service Animals

Trained guide dogs and service animals are welcome at Severance. If you have any questions, please contact the Ticket Office or the House Manager.



All Smith Lobby restrooms are fully accessible. In addition, private family-accessible restrooms are located in the Smith Lobby and off the Dress Circle Lobby.


Additional Information

The Cleveland Orchestra is strongly committed to making our facilities and performances accessible to all patrons. For more information regarding all of our accessibility services, please visit our Accessibility page.