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Here’s a guide to some of the vacation concerts that will be taking place in San Antonio in the coming weeks:

Thin man : The jazz and soul artist will present a Christmas concert as a grand finale at the Balcones Heights Jazz Festival. Singer Ken Slavin opens its doors and there will be food trucks on site for those who want a snack. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Wonderland of the Americas Amphitheater, 4522 Fredericksburg. To free. Info, bhtx.gov .

Choral Society of San Antonio and Sonido Barroco: The two ensembles team up again to perform the Christmas section of Handel’s “Messiah”. The concert will not include a choir audience due to the pandemic. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the St. PJ Children’s Home. 7 p.m. Saturday, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 502 E. Nueva. $ 25, sanantoniochoralsociety.org

Trans-Siberian Orchestra: This progressive rock band‘s annual arena tour is a holiday tradition for many. This year, the group celebrates the 25th anniversary of their album “Christmas Eve and Other Stories”. 3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. December 10, AT&T Center, 1 AT&T Center Parkway. $ 59.50 to $ 89.50, attcenter.com.

Holiday saxophones: The holiday tradition returns after taking time off last year due to the pandemic. Spaces will be limited to allow for social distancing. 7 p.m. December 12, Guadalupe Theater, 1301 Guadalupe. $ 20 to $ 30, guadalupeculturalarts.org.

She & Him – from left to right, M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel – mark the 10th anniversary of their album “A Very She & Him Christmas” with a tour.

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Her him: Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward are on the road for a quick tour of eight cities behind the 10th anniversary reissue of their album “A Very She & Him Christmas”. 8 p.m. December 12, Aztec Theater, 104 N. St. Mary’s. $ 49.50 to $ 99.50, theaztectheater.com.

Doc Watkins and his Holiday Big Band Show: Watkins sold a vacation concert series at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts last year, but this year it’s a one-night-only deal, so plan accordingly. Watkins and his company will perform tunes from “A Charlie Brown Christmas” as well as new arrangements from large holiday groups. 7:30 p.m. on December 16, HEB Performance Hall, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle. $ 34.50 to $ 65, tobincenter.org .

Robert Earl Keen: The singer-songwriter behind “Merry Christmas from the Family” is on an annual holiday tour, performing music around the theme “The Road to Christmas”. He will be joined by Waylon Payne and Brent Cobb. 7 p.m. December 17, Aztec Theater, 104 N. St. Mary’s. $ 30 to $ 69.50, theaztectheater.com.

Sarah Brightman: Classic crossover singer Brightman’s “A Christmas Symphony” tour weaves together many holiday music including “Ave Maria”, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “Silent Night”, along with songs from her 2008 album “A Winter Symphony”. “December 19, 7:30 p.m., Majestic Theater, 224 E. Houston. $ 59.50 to $ 149, majestueuxempire.com.

San Antonio Chamber Choir: The choir will perform “The Light of Hope Returning,” a program of old and new folk songs woven together in a way that takes the audience on a journey through darkness to rebirth and hope. The choir will be joined by soloist Allison Girvan and the San Antonio Children’s Choir. 8:00 p.m., HEB Theater, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle. $ 12 to $ 45, tobincenter.org.

Jazz crooner Ken Slavin will be giving his annual holiday performance at Sam's Burger Joint.

Jazz crooner Ken Slavin will be giving his annual holiday performance at Sam’s Burger Joint.

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Ken Slavin: The popular crooner presents his annual Swingin ‘Holiday Show, featuring Christmas carols and jazz standards. Doors open at 7 p.m. and show time is 8 p.m. on December 22, Sam’s Burger Joint, 330 E. Grayson. $ 20 to $ 60, samsburgerjoint.com.

Mannheim road roller: After being forced by the pandemic to skip their annual holiday tour for the first time in 35 years last year, the musicians are once again performing their hugely popular version of holiday music in front of a live audience.7:30 p.m. Dec. 28, Majestic Theater, 224 E. Houston St. $ 49- $ 79, Majestic Box Office and ticketmaster.com . Info, majesticempire.com .

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