It’s Christmas! (in July)! It’s hard to be thinking of Christmas with the triple-digit heat we’ve been getting, but if you’re someone who love-love-loves Christmas it’s most likely very easy for you to get in the spirit of the holiday. July 25th is the halfway point to reaching the time for rockin’ around the Christmas tree, sleigh rides, and jingle bell rockin’. Not only are we celebrating “Christmas in July” on Magic 98.3 all week, but so is State Theatre New Jersey as they’ve announced their holiday shows, with four of these holly jolly holiday favorites twenty percent off this week with promo code JOLLY20. You can call 732-246-SHOW or go to STNJ.org. We’ll also be gifting tickets to these shows all week while occasionally popping on an occasional Christmas classic to get you in the spirit without having to worry about buying gifts or holiday traffic. Check out these timeless holiday favorites…

  • The Irish Tenors "We Three Kings" Christmas Concert

    Irish tenors

    The Three Irish Tenors (left to right) Dominic McGorian, Ciaran Nagle and Kenneth O’Regan, perform songs in Dublin. (Photo by Niall Carson/PA Images via Getty Images)

    Listen to Joel and Maryann in the Morning every day this week to win tickets to this amazing performance. The beloved group The Irish Tenors perform live in a Christmas concert with a full orchestra. The evening will feature holiday favorites such as “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” “Winter Wonderland,” “White Christmas,” and more. Other songs in the program include “Danny Boy,” “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling,” “Toorah Loorah,” and all the classic Irish songs for which they are known. Thursday, December 8 at 8 pm

  • The Nutcracker with American Repertory Ballet

    Nutcracker ballet

    Credit: Leighton Chen

    Go to Magic983.com to win a family four-pack to this Christmas tradition. The only American Repertory Ballet (ARB) performance featuring a live orchestra! Under the leadership of Artistic Director Ethan Stiefel, see this beloved holiday classic come alive with Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, stunning sets, thrilling choreography, a full stage of ARB dancers, and a live orchestra. Friday, December 16 at 7:30pm, Saturday, December 17 at 2pm & 7pm and Sunday, December 18 at 1pm & 5pm

  • The Queen's Cartoonists Holiday Hurrah – Yule Love It!

    The Queen's Cartoonist cast

    Credit: Lauren Desberg

    “Joel and Maryann in the Morning” will also have passes to enjoy this fun-filled evening. The Queen’s Cartoonists perform music from cartoons! Pulling from over 100 years of animation, TQC’s performances are perfectly synchronized to the films projected on stage. The band matches the energy of the cartoons, leading the audience through a world of virtuosic musicianship, multi-instrumental mayhem, and comedy. A fun evening perfect for the entire family! Friday, December 23 at 8pm 

  • Salute to Vienna

    Blue Danube sheet music

    Cover page for the sheet music of ‘Blue Danube Waltz’ (1866) by Johan Strauss, 1935. (Photo by Buyenlarge/Getty Images)

    McGinn will hook you up with these all week in the afternoon. A State Theatre tradition returns—a joyful New Year’s Eve spectacle featuring celebrated singers, dazzlingly costumed dancers, and a full symphony orchestra. The exuberant music of Johann Strauss and his contemporaries springs to vibrant life with selections from beloved operettas, elegant dances, lively overtures, and the beautiful Blue Danube Waltz. Sat, December 31 at 5pm.