I might have missed this in past years, but I've noticed several groups announcing Christmas tours this year. As far as I can tell, it's new thing for southern gospel, but I could be wrong! Has this been something I've missed in previous years or is it new? Regardless, there are at least three big Christmas tours happening this year.
Jason Crabb and Sandi Patty have already started their "Christmas Celebration" tour, which kicked off in Maryland the day after Thanksgiving. It will run through December 21. They have 15 dates scheduled in 11 states. For more on this tour, check out the schedule here.
The Nelons and LeFevre Quartet are joining forces for "An Evening in December" Christmas tour. This one starts on Nov. 30 in Virginia. The tour will wrap up in Columbus, Miss. on Dec. 17. I'm most looking forward to their stop in Malvern, Ark. on Dec. 13! The groups will be joined by special guest, Tim Duncan, who will be filling in the bass role in the LeFevre Quartet. For all their dates, here's the complete schedule.
And the Jubilee Christmas Tour starts Dec. 1 in Pennsylvania, which is already a sold-out concert. Jubilee, of course, consists of the Booth Brothers, Greater Vision and Legacy Five. They have also announced a live video tapings of the concert. If you're attending the one in Branson, you'll be able to be able to attend a bonus concert that night for a Jubilee 3 concert taping. The Christmas tour ends in Van Buren, Ark. on Dec. 10. I would love to be there, but it's a couple hours from me, so I haven't quite decided yet. For more on the schedule and purchasing tickets, check out this website.
Are you catching any of the Christmas tours this year?