Best EDM Festival Tickets for Holiday Gifts

Music festival tickets make exorbitant gifts for yourself or another EDM fan. Don’t wait too long to score admission!

The art of gifting music festival tickets involves not waiting too long for the event, because then it seems less like a Christmas gift — or even a Hanukkah present. Some of the best EDM festivals happening during mid to late December and early January include Countdown, Day for Night, Decadence, Ola Sunburn, Lights All Night, SnowGlobe and Holy Ship!

December 15-18, 2017

Day for Night

day for night 2017 line up

Location: Houston, Texas
Headliners: Nine Inch Nails, Thom Yorke, Solange, Justice, St. Vincent

Houston is the birthplace of Beyonce Knowles and the home of the self proclaimed best young music festival in the world. Day for Night 2017 has a massive lineup that includes EDM producers, rappers and rock stars. They will be mixed with ambitious art installations in the historic Barbara Jordan Post Office. And Pussy Riot will be there.

December 28-31, 2017

Ola Sunburn Festival

ola sunburn festival 2017

Location: Pune, India
Headliners: DJ Snake, Martin Garrix, Clean Bandit, Dmitri Vegas & Like Mike

Ola Sunburn Festival is a bit of a mission, but a five star hotel in the neighborhood costs less than $100 per night. Sunburn is one of the largest EDM promoters in Asia, and this is not their first festival. Ola is a taxi company that is sponsoring the event.  There are still more DJ’s in the lineup that have yet to be announced on Facebook.

Lights All Night 2017

lights all night music festival 2017 lineup

Location: Dallas, Texas
Headliners: Marshmello, Bassnectar, Porter Robinson, Destructo, Tokimonsta

Texans are having a second music festival in Dallas from 12/29 to 12/30. Lights All Night 2017 is, “Texas’ longest running end of the year party,” that features a lineup of EDM DJ’s and producers. VIP admission and bottle service are available at an additional cost. It’s all going down at the Dallas Market Hall.

SnowGlobe Music Festival 2017

snowglobe music festival 2017 lineup

Location: Lake Tahoe, CA
Headliners: Dillon Francis, Travis Porter, Travis Scott, Zedd, Khalid

Snow Globe 2017 is the self proclaimed “chillest festival ever,” and they mean that literally and figuratively. It’s a pretty big deal because it’s held during the winter and there will be snow. So participating in winter activities and sports is a possibility. The slutty raver costumes are really creative because it is literally freezing cold outside.

four women at snowglobe festival

Image via Music Festival Wizard.

Countdown 2017

Location: San Bernardino, CA
Headliners: Deadmau5, Diplo, Porter Robinson, Dieselboy, Zed’s Dead

Insomniac Events presents Countdown 2017 at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, California from December 30 to 31, 2017 and 2018. This is an 18 and over music festival on New Year’s Eve. Insomniac Events usually attract a crowd of loyal followers, and they will have holiday themed totems.

Decadence 2017

Decadence NYE 2017 flyer

Location: Chandler, AZ
Headliners: Armin Van Buuren, Boys Noize, Chet Porter, Steve Aoki, Zedd

In Arizona, Decadence NYE 2017 will take place at the Rawhide Event Center, where Relentless Beats recently held Goldrush 2017. The New Year’s Eve and Eve Eve party is 18 and up but Platinum VIP passes are available for the 21 and over crowd. The epic lineup also includes Rufus du Sol and Zhu.

January 6-13, 2018

Holy Ship! 2018

Location: Miami, Florida
Headliners: A-Trak, Baauer, Claude Vonstroke, Gorgon City, Kaskade

Holy Ship 2018 is happening on a boat that will start it’s journey docked at Port Canaveral, Florida with stops in the Bahamas. Holy Ship is one of the only music festivals where you can wear a captain hat and not look out of place. There fans will live the ship life where they participate in activities at on board parties and other venues. This event sold out months in advance but there is a waiting list.

If you are wondering what to wear to these events then read about sexy costumes that are kind of warm or how to layer socks and tight.


Cover photo by Meg Ryan

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Elizabeth de Moya has contributed to DJ Mag, DJ TechTools, LA Weekly and Thump (Vice). She has a BA in Linguistics from UC Berkeley.