Trans-Siberian Orchestra

December 18

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Event Information


With a near-capacity crowd anticipated for this performance, we invite you to review the parking and entry information below to help make your experience a more positive one.


Please CLICK HERE for parking options around Blue Cross Arena. With a near-capacity crowd anticipated,  we highly recommend parking in one of the options furthest from the arena and walking, if possible.

Please note that street parking is FREE after 6pm.


Blue Cross Arena Bag Policy

Blue Cross Arena has implemented the use of walk-through magnetometers at all entrances.  Upon entry, guests will be required to place their cell phones, cameras and bags on a security table prior to entering the metal detector. Guests will not have to remove shoes, belts, coins and most jewelry. To help expedite the process, all fans are advised to arrive at the arena early and to bring only what they absolutely need for the event. CLICK HERE for prohibited items.

To ensure a safe and streamlined entry into the event, small handbags, purses and drawstring bags are approved, but anything larger will not be permitted into the building. Please CLICK HERE for more information.


Arena Guide

Please CLICK HERE for the Arena Guide and a list of Prohibited Items.

Doors to the concert will open at 6:30pm. Please plan to leave extra time for entry into the event.

If you have any questions, please contact our Administrative Offices at (585) 454–5335 during business hours.


Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) The multi-platinum, critically-acclaimed progressive rock group will be bringing its highly-anticipated Winter Tour 2019 back to Rochester! Returning with all-new staging and effects is the unforgettable show that started it all, “Christmas Eve and Other Stories.” TSO’s show that started small, performed to 12,000 people in five cities in 1999, which then exploded onto the national scene, eventually playing to 9 million fans over the course of an incredible 12 years (through 2011), the mega-hit “Christmas Eve and Other Stories” has grossed an incredible $377 million over 1224 performances. 

WARM 101.3, Fickle 93.3 & 94.1 The Zone are proud to welcome TSO when they return to Rochester for their 2019 North American tour!  Blue Cross Arena will host one spectacular show on December 18th at 7:30pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 13th at 10am with a portion of the proceeds going to Save The Children.   Presented by Metamorphic Productions.

A product of the vision and imagination of TSO’s late founder/composer/lyricist Paul O’Neill, “Christmas Eve and Other Stories” began the unique format O’Neill called “Rock Theater” and forged a deep connection with their fans that it turned into the wildly-successful tour, cementing the group’s status as a must-see, multi-generational, holiday tradition and kick-started the trend of Yuletide season tours. This year’s multi-sensory extravaganza is set to begin on November 13th and will visit 66 cities for 109 performances across North America before concluding on December 30th (see full itinerary online).

“Christmas Eve and Other Stories” is based on the triple-platinum album of the same name and follows a story by TSO’s late founder/composer/lyricist Paul O’Neill.  In keeping with the classic line “If You Want To Arrange It, This World You Can Change It,” the story is set on Christmas Eve when a young angel is sent to Earth to bring back what is best representative of humanity.  Following favorite TSO themes of “strangers helping strangers” and “the kindness of others,”  “Christmas Eve & Other Stories” takes listeners all over the world to help reunite a young girl with her distraught father. The album and tour feature such fan-favorites as “Ornament” and the epic “Old City Bar,” both of which have not been performed live in recent years. The rock opera also features such TSO classics as "Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24," "O’ Come All Ye Faithful," "Good King Joy," "Promises To Keep," and "This Christmas Day." Additionally, the tour will enjoy a new second set containing some of TSO’s greatest hits and fan-pleasers including "Christmas Canon," “Wizards In Winter” and many more.

Since its historic touring debut, TSO has played nearly 2,000 Winter Tour shows for more than 16 million fans, with tour grosses of more than $725 million, and has sold in excess of 12 million albums and DVDs.  Year-after-year TSO hits the upper reaches of the domestic and worldwide tour charts. Recently in July 2019, TSO was ranked No. 6 on Pollstar’s North American Tours Mid Year chart and No. 8 on Pollstar’s Worldwide Tours Mid Year chart. In 2018, TSO came in at No. 16 on Pollstar’s 2018 Top 200 Year End North American Tours and at No. 17 on Pollstar’s 2018 Year End Worldwide Ticket Sales Top 100 Tours chart with more than 925K tickets sold. Additionally in July, TSO was featured in Billboard’s Money Makers of 2018.

TSO’s Winter Tour 2019 is presented by Hallmark Channel.

Tickets are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at the Blue Cross Arena Box Office or online at  All tickets subject to applicable service charges and fees.  No service charge applies at the Blue Cross Arena Box Office.  Dates and times subject to change without notice. 

Dec 18, 2019

Event Starts
7:30 PM EST

Doors Open
6:30 PM EST