Give the gift of a memorable experience.
Cyber Monday was created by Ellen Davis and Scott Silverman on Nov. 28th, 2005. According to research at the time, nearly 80% of online retailers reported dramatically increased sales on the Monday after Thanksgiving. Combined with the chaos and uncertainty of shopping at malls and retail outlets on Black Friday, Cyber Monday was a natural development.
With Christmas just around the corner, the ideal gift is just a few clicks away - a memorable event experience. Whether your friends or loved ones are concert lovers, sports fans, theatre buffs, Christmas junkies, or just want to be surprised with something different this year, there are plenty of tickets available for gifting.
If you’re not sure what to buy, below is a summary of what event tickets were popular on Cyber Monday last year:
1. Concerts – 49%
2. Sports – 25%
3. Theatre – 23%
4. Other – 3%
The champion of 2016 Cyber Monday concert tickets sales goes to Trans-Siberian Orchestra followed by Jeff Dunham, Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers.
For those who are unfamiliar with Trans-Siberian Orchestra, they’re a progressive rock band founded in 1993 by Paul O’Niell. TSO gained popularity by touring after their 1995 album The Christmas Attic and has sold over 10 Million concert tickets. Billboard and Pollstar have both ranked TSO as one of the top ten ticket-selling bands in the first decade of the new millennium.
The tour this season is “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve – The Best of TSO and More.” It began in Erie, PA on Nov. 16th and concludes Dec. 30th in St. Paul Minnesota, with over 100 shows on the schedule.
While college football fans are waiting for Bowl season to officially kick off with the Bowl Selection Show on Dec. 11th, there are plenty of other sports events to get excited about. Below are the most popular Cyber Monday Sports tickets sold last year.
NBA Basketball was the big 2016 Cyber Monday sports winner followed by Hockey and Racing. If you’re looking to make a huge Christmas Day splash with family or friends, here are five NBA games scheduled for Dec. 25th:
12 pm ET: Philadelphia 76ers at New York Knicks (Great event to mix into your New York Christmas trip)
3 pm ET: Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors (Last year’s finals rematch)
5:30 pm ET: Washington Wizards at Boston Celtics (Hottest team in the NBA)
8 pm ET: Houston Rockets at Oklahoma City Thunder (New super stars added to each team)
10:30 pm ET: Minnesota Timberwolves at Los Angeles Lakers (Battle of two young, exciting teams)
Other Popular Sports Events to Consider
Monster Jam Series (remaining events) – Dec. 1st to Apr. 29th 2018
WWE Raw! and WWE Smackdown! – Shows from Nov. 27th to WrestleMania on Apr. 8th 2018 in New Orleans.
The best-selling holiday show last Cyber Monday were performances of the timeless Nutcracker Ballet. Tickets were sold to over 50 different venues across the country.
The New York City Ballet at the David H. Koch Theater delivers a premier Nutcracker experience - a worthwhile addition to your New York City Christmas trip.
Can’t get to New York this year? Rest assured that there is likely a performance of the Nutcracker in your area.
Other Popular holiday and seasonal theater events are Disney on Ice, A Christmas Carol and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.