Best Tickets to Get Your Parents for the Holidays

Nov 22, 2017


Angela Bunt

What do you get for the people who gave you life? The gift of a live event. Whether your parents are sports fans, theater lovers or concert goers, there’s something for everyone in our list below.

The Eagles With Jimmy Buffet & James Taylor

With some new faces and a fresh batch of tour dates, The Eagles will make for a great night out with mom and dad. And for an even bigger bang-for-your-buck incentive, they’ve enlisted the help of James Taylor and Jimmy Buffet as tour support for their just-announced 2018 dates. They’ll be on the road performing sporadically from March 14 to July 28. Browse tickets & tour dates here.

Dear Evan Hansen National Tour

While the national touring schedule is still being firmed up for 2018, Dear Evan Hansen is–dare we say–even hotter than Hamilton right now. Although it’s only on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre right now, soon the touring cast will make stops in Denver, Chicago, Los Angeles and more. Pick the closest major city and send your parents out for a night of unforgettable theater. If they’re into that sort of thing. Browse tickets & tour dates here.

Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour

Do your folks like to laugh? Is that even a real question? If so, definitely nab them some tickets to the Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour. Slated for early winter, it’s the perfect way to beat the inevitable Seasonal Affective Disorder that’s just around the corner. Hart will be making stops throughout the South, Midwest and East Coast, although you’ll have to check for their nearest city. Browse tickets & tour dates here.

Closest Sporting Event

Football and basketball are in full swing (oh yea, and hockey). If your parents are sports lovers, there’s tons of affordable tickets to help get them to a nearby game. Or you could really spoil ’em with tickets to the Super Bowl, solidifying your spot as Favorite Child for all of eternity. Shop our NFL, NHL and NBA tickets.


We guarantee at least one person reading this has been conceived during a U2 song, so what better concert for the folks than U2’s upcoming eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE tour? Set for next summer, the tour will make stops at most major cities across all regions of North America, so there’s bound to be one close to home. Be sure to get your parents a copy of the new album, Songs of Experience beforehand, so they’ll be ready to sing along with Bono all night. Browse tickets & tour dates here.

Tim McGraw & Faith Hill Soul2Soul Tour

If you parents are a little more country a little less rock and roll, then you should definitely get them tickets to Faith Hill and Tim McGraw’s Soul2Soul tour where they can witness true marital bliss in action. The two will take the stage together for yet another leg of their super-successful trek, which picks back up next summer. Browse tickets & tour dates here.