NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 17: Mariah Carey lights the Empire State Building in celebration of the 25th anniversary of "All I Want For Christmas Is You" at the Empire State Building on December 17, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

Merry Christmas one and all! December 11, it’s Mariah Carey in Boston for one night as part of her thirteen city tour! Mariah will perform not only her holiday hits, you’ll hear some of her biggest all season hits, at the TD Garden! So before we dive in to our Everything You Need list, let’s take a look at Mariah, today!

Queen Of Christmas?

There is no denying that Mariah’s 1994 holiday smash hit, All I Want For Christmas, has catapulted her to the top top top of our minds when it comes to holiday music. So much so that she made headlines when she lost her bid to trademark Queen Of Christmas, in a court case. According to NPR:

That effort proved controversial, as at least two other artists known for their seasonal songs publicly took issue with Carey laying claim to the throne: Darlene Love, who said David Letterman christened her Queen of Christmas nearly three decades ago, and Elizabeth Chan, who describes herself as “music’s only full-time Christmas singer-songwriter.”

A trademark agency said Mariah can’t own that trademark. More controversary was revealed when Mariah said she never called herself the Queen Of Christmas on the Late Show With Stephen Colbert. But I guess her lawyers did!

Hey it’s ok! There’s enough Christmas spirit for everyone, right!

The Music

Before we hit the everything you need, list, let’s take a look at Mariah’s set list:

  1. Overture
    (With elements of “All I Want… more )
  2. (Magical Christmas Mix)
  3. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
  4. (Darlene Love cover)
  5. (Gene Autry cover) (With Moroccan Cannon, with… more )
  6. (The Waitresses cover) (Performed by Monroe Cannon)

    Play Video

  7. Fall in Love at Christmas
    (Choir Interlude)
  8. (With Monroe Cannon)
  9. (Live debut, followed by band introductions)
  10. (Isaac Watts cover) (With elements from the “Celebration Mix”)
  11. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
    ([traditional] song) (Piano Solo)
  12. My All
    (New gospel remix with… more )
  13. (a cappella snippet)
  14. (With elements from “Mimi’s… more )
  15. Hero (Reprise)
  16. Encore:
  17. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
    (Harry Reser and His Orchestra song) (Anniversary Mix ; Video Interlude)

Let’s get ready for Mariah Carey in Boston!


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    The event starts at 7:30pm. All doors at the TD Garden open at 6:30. Allow yourself PLENTY of time to get into the city and park.

  • Bag Policy! Important!

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    This an important policy to understand if you don’t want to get sent back to your car!

    To uphold health and safety protocols, minimize contact, and ensure a swifter entry process, TD Garden strongly discourages guests from bringing bags to events.
    If a bag is necessary, the following restrictions and processes apply:
    •    Backpacks of any size are considered prohibited items and are not allowed into the arena.
    Bags that measure larger than 14”x14”x6” are considered prohibited items and are not allowed into the arena.
    Bags that measure between 14”x 14”x6” and 6”x4”x1.5” (including clear bags and ProShop powered by ‘47 bags) are subject to x-ray screening and visual inspection.
    •    Bags that measure smaller than 6” x 4” x 1.5” may proceed through express screening lanes for visual inspection.
    •    Diaper bags and bags needed for medical reasons are allowed but will be subject to x-ray screening. We kindly ask that you reach out to TD Garden Customer Service ([email protected]) 24 hours prior to your event if you want to arrange for additional accommodations before arrival.

    Reminder: Patrons with prohibited items will not be permitted entry to the arena. TD Garden does not provide on-site storage. Guests are asked to plan accordingly and allow for extra time when arriving to TD Garden.

    Exceptions to this bag policy may be made for extenuating circumstances such as medical needs and diaper bags. Please contact TD Garden’s Guest Experience team if you require additional information or guidance – [email protected] or 617-624-1331.

  • Parking


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    I always like to start with PARKING, because THAT’S always the first question we ask when we see a show! While it’s pricy, the North Station Garage for me, is the best bet. If you get there early, there are a few pubs and restaurants within walking distance, weather permitting.

    Right off the Garden website:

    With the most convenient parking for every game and show, the North Station Garage, located directly underneath TD Garden, offers a flat event rate* of $54 when you enter 2 and 1/2 hours prior to the scheduled event time. Elevators located in the parking garage will bring you directly to the main concourse in North Station.

    The garage phone number for general information such as rates and height limits is 617-222-3042.

    You can also reserve your parking using Spot Hero.

    You pay in advance, and use your smart phone with a bar code. It’s easy and fast.

  • All Transactions Are CASHLESS

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    I think we’re used to this now.

    For your safety and convenience, we are limiting the number of touchpoints between you and our staff members. TD Garden is a cash to card arena, ensuring contactless transactions for food, beverage, and merchandise purchases. Only contactless payment options, including credit card, mobile payment, TD Garden Hub app wallet, debit card, will be accepted within the arena. Guests will be able utilize one of our new Cash-to-Card kiosks to convert cash to prepaid credit cards. There is no cost to get a card, and there are no fees to use the card. Prepaid credit cards can be used anywhere, inside or outside of the arena. Any money remaining on a card after an event can be spent outside of the arena. Cards are not reloadable. You can find our Cash-to-Card kiosks at the following locations:

    • Across from Level 4, Loge 7/8
    • Across from Level 7, Section 307
    • Outside Level 5 Ford Sports Deck

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      All tickets are now scanned

      Tickets for events at TD Garden may be purchased at the following authorized points of purchase: in person at the TD Garden Box Office, at, or at a Ticketmaster Outlet. Click here for more information on purchasing tickets. Note: there are no ticket printing devices located on the concourse.

      Consumer Warning – TD Garden uses bar code scanning for ticket admissions. As a result, fans should be careful when purchasing tickets and should ensure that the seller is a TD Garden licensed ticket seller, such as the TD Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster by phone, and Otherwise, you may be purchasing a ticket that is invalid and will be denied admission.

      Ticketmaster Charges

      Ticketmaster surcharges cover the costs of performing the administrative functions necessary to process ticket orders, as well as for shipping. There are three ways to purchase tickets through Ticketmaster. If you choose to use Ticketmaster’s phone or Internet service, you will be assessed a facility fee, a convenience and shipping charge. If you choose to utilize a Ticketmaster outlet to purchase tickets, you will be assessed a facility fee and a convenience charge. You may avoid Ticketmaster charges only by purchasing tickets in person at the TD Garden Box Office.

      Ticketmaster Phone Numbers

      • Ticketmaster Customer Service: 800-653-8000
      • Ticketmaster Express: 866-448-7849
      • Ticketmaster TDD/TTY: 800-943-4327

      Guests are advised that the only authorized sales agents for TD Garden tickets are the TD Garden Ticketing Department, TD Garden Box Office, Ticketmaster and TD Garden event promoters.

      The only authorized ticket resale services for TD Garden tickets are Ticketmaster verified sites.

      Tickets purchased from any other sources may not be valid. TD Garden is not able to honor, replace, or refund invalid tickets.

      Reporting Counterfeit Tickets

      Invalid tickets/barcodes will be confiscated by TD garden Box Office after an invalid scan. A Copy of the ticket will be provided at the customer’s request. A copy of the invalid ticket may be used to alert the point of purchase.

      Guests with invalid tickets are welcome to purchase new tickets at TD Garden Box Office, but seat inventory, location and price is based upon availability.

      Guests are strongly encouraged to report counterfeit ticket sales to the point of purchase and to consumer protection agencies such as the Massachusetts Attorney General Consumer Protection Hotline, at 617-727-8400. The hotline is staffed Mon-Fri, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

      If guests have information about the selling of counterfeit tickets, they are also encouraged to contact Boston Police. Individuals wishing to provide information anonymously may do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

  • Public Transportation

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    The MBTA operates the North Station commuter rail station, located on the ground floor beneath TD Garden. For more information, visit the Transportation page.

  • Can I Have A Drink?

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    Alcohol Service Management/Policy

    Alcohol is served at most TD Garden events. TD Garden staff is trained in responsible alcohol service management.

    Acceptable forms of identification:

    • MA driver’s license
    • MA liquor ID
    • MA ID card
    • Out of state driver’s license PLUS secondary form of ID such as a signed credit card (guests under 30)
    • Out of state driver’s license (guests over 30)
    • Passport Booklet
    • Military ID – accepted forms:
      • A valid active military identification card with a photo which proves that the patron is 21 years of age or older.
      • A valid retired military identification card which states that the expiration is indefinite on the front and has a birth date and an expiration date printed on the back of the card.

    International driver’s licenses are not accepted at TD Garden.

    In order to be in possession of alcohol at TD Garden, guests must be able to produce valid identification. Any patron in the possession of alcoholic beverages not obtained on premises will be subject to eviction.

    • No refunds will be offered for confiscated alcoholic beverages.
    • Any patron who presents false identification or who passes alcohol to a minor may be subject to eviction and arrest.
    • We will not serve more than two alcoholic beverages to a patron at one time and we reserve the right to limit service to one drink per patron or to deny service for any reason.
    • Our alcohol service will end at least one hour prior to the scheduled end of an event. We reserve the right to discontinue the sale of alcohol at any time.
    • We will not serve any patron whom we believe to be impaired.
    • Alcoholic beverages may not be taken into or removed from these premises.

    TD Garden is a No Passing Zone

    Providing alcoholic beverages to anyone under the age of 21 at TD Garden is against the law. Violators who provide alcoholic beverages to anyone under the age of 21, as well as anyone under the age of 21 who accepts an alcoholic beverage, will be evicted from TD Garden and could face prosecution and revocation of season tickets or other privileges.

  • ADA Access

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    TD Garden is committed to providing accessibility and accommodation to all of our guests for their comfort, safety and enjoyment. The arena offers a variety of wheelchair and companion seating locations throughout each level. Seating locations vary depending on particular events. Please indicate when buying tickets if you require accessible seating. For more information, please visit our Accessibility page or contact the ADA info line at 617-624-1750.

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