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Trace Adkins is getting his holiday season started this weekend. 

The country star is kicking off "The Christmas Show" tour in Effingham, Illinois Friday night.  The trek was inspired by Disney World’s Candlelight Processional, which Trace hosts each year. 

Adkins' tour features theatrical shows in which the singer tells both historical and personal stories and performs classic holiday songs backed by a 12-piece ensemble. 

With the trek Trace is also supporting his latest album, The King's Gift, a ten-track set of Celtic Christmas songs.  However, he says he's hoping "The Christmas Show" tour will become an annual event. 

Trace Adkins "The Christmas Show" Tour Dates 

November 15 - Effingham, Illinois, at the Effingham Performance Center 
November 16 - Van Wert, Ohio, at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center 
November 17 - Greensburg, Pennsylvania, at the Palace Theater 
November 19 - Red Bank, New Jersey, at the Count Basie Theater 
November 21 - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, at the H. Rick Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University 
November 22 - Utica, New York, at the Stanley Center for the Performing Arts 
November 23 - Sewell, New Jersey, at the TD Banks Arts Center 
November 29 - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center 
November 30 - Wallingford, Connecticut, at the Toyota Presents the Oakdale Theater 
December 1 - Westbury, New York, at the Theater at Westbury 
December 3 - Troy, Ohio, at the Hobart Arena 
December 4 - Youngstown, Ohio, at the Coveli Center 
December 5 - Waukegan, Illinois, at the Genesee Theater 
December 13 - Rochester, Minnesota, at the May Civic Center Arena 
December 14 - Onamia, Minnesota, at the Grand Casino Mille Lacs 
December 15 - Carmel, Indiana, at the Palladium at Carmel Center 
December 17 - Hollywood, Florida, at the Hard Rock Live at Seminole 
December 18 - Clearwater, Florida, at Ruth Eckerd Hall 

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