The holiday season is about coming together and celebrating things we love. It is also a time for families to come together and learn about other cultures. The Musical Instrument Museum offers a variety of cultural concerts and holiday activities to spread holiday cheer.
Known as one of the top 20 museums in the country, Phoenix’s MIM provides a one-of-a-kind experience with more than 6,800 instruments from around the world. The renowned museum will host an array of holiday activities for people to enjoy this season.
The MIM offers state-of-the-art audio and visual technologies that allow guests to see and hear the sounds in the instruments’ original contexts. Music from icons such as Elvis Presley, John Cash and even John Lennon are available for enjoyment.
The hugely popular “Irish Christmas in America” show, now in its fourteenth season, features top Irish music, song, and dance in an engaging performance rich in history, humor, and boundless energy at the MIM on December 16 and 17. Tickets are $35.50-$40.50. This family-friendly performance will present Irish ballads and dancing to showcase rich historical traditions. The show offers a chance to get a glimpse into the enchanting holiday spirit.
The MIM will be celebrating the holidays with its two-day event: ‘Tis the Season: Holidays at MIM. Guests will be able to attend the annual holiday program that will feature musical performances and holiday-themed activities. The museum will transform into a picturesque “Winter Wonderland” where families can enjoy festive holiday décor and activities such as face painting. Many holiday gifts will be available for purchase. The event is 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on December 16 and 17. This attraction is included in the price of an admission ticket.
A Peter White Christmas featuring Rick Braun and Euge Groove is coming to the MIM on December 18. Enjoy impeccable acoustic guitar skills and superb saxophone mastery of many holiday tunes. The pair have collectively sold over a million records and attendees are assured an impeccable performance. Tickets are $33.50-$58.50.
The Electric Guitar: Inventing an American Icon is one the museum’s newer exhibits. It features the little-known story of the electric guitar and how it became revolutionary in music and pop culture. Guests can find more than eighty of the rarest electric guitars and amplifiers from different eras.
Visit mim.org for more details on performances, exhibits, ticket information and upcoming events.