For many years, Kenny Rogers always seemed to make a stop in the Albany area for his annual Christmas and Hits tour.  Although no local venue booked the show for 2012, it's only a sleigh ride away.

If the Country Crooner's holiday show has become a 'family tradition,' you have a few options for a road trip listed below. Kenny and Christmas just go together! Thanks to many holiday projects and TV specials he's hosted through the years, this is one of the few family holiday shows that can be enjoyed by all ages.

The 2012 edition of the Holiday tour will once again feature Billy Dean and local children's choirs in each city.  The snow covered stage packed with 'The Gambler's' massive catalog of hits and holiday standards, make this the perfect way for you to get in the holiday spirit. The last four dates of the tour are the closest stops to the Albany, New York area.

Dec. 20 – Verona, NY – Turning Stone Resort Casino – Event Center
Dec. 21 – Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods Resort Casino – MGM Grand Theater
Dec. 22 – Lynn, MA – Lynn Memorial Auditorium
Dec. 23 – Westbury, NY – Theatre at Westbury

By the way, Kenny recently hit the New York Times Best Seller list with his book Luck Or Something Like It- a great gift idea for any Kenny Rogers fan.

Shelley Miller, Kevin Richards Entertainment