The Polyphonic Spree will celebrate the holidays with two Christmas shows in their hometown of Dallas on December 19 and 20, followed by a New Year's Eve performance in Los Angeles with co-headliners Grandaddy.

The Polyphonic Spree, the renowned 23 piece choral symphonic pop band, will host, along with Good Records, their 4th Annual Holiday Celebration benefit concert on December 19 and 20 at the Lakewood Theater in Dallas, Texas. The shows will benefit Toys for Tots. "Last year's holiday extravaganza was such a success that we've decided to add a second night," says Polyphonic Spree lead vocalist Tim DeLaughter.

In addition to the Spree's holiday-themed set, the concerts will feature performances by the band's Hollywood label mate Patrick Park, plus Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players, Syncopated Ladies, Celebration Ringers, Shibboleth, and Spread A Little Love Soundsystem. In addition to their critically acclaimed brand of choral symphonic pop, the Spree is promising two surprise-filled nights to remember for kids and parents alike, complete with appearances by Santa, Mrs. Claus, Rudolph, Frosty and the elves, a Christmas mime, a live reindeer and sleigh parked outside the Lakewood Theater (photos with reindeer and sleigh are encouraged), milk and cookies served at midnight, and the 2nd Annual White Elephant Raffle, in which ticket buyers can win gift certificates redeemable at local businesses. The festivities will commence with a screening of the 1964 Christmas classic, "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer."

On December 31, The Polyphonic Spree and Grandaddy will welcome the new year, along with Corn Mo, Virgil Shaw and Dios, at The Wiltern LG in Los Angeles. The event will include circus performers; a taco truck with special Polyphonic Spree and Grandaddy-themed tacos; leis, noisemakers, and other party favors; a champagne toast with both headliners at midnight; and a second stage in venue's lobby featuring continuous music and other festivities, as well as surprise special guests.

These holiday concert events conclude an immensely successful year for The Polyphonic Spree, as the band was signed by Hollywood Records and completed their first four U.S. tours to capacity crowds and widespread critical acclaim.

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[Published on: 12/11/03]

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