The Christmas season has arrived at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

Several seasonal concerts are scheduled this month at the venue, starting with a show by country music star Travis Tritt on Friday night.

Tritt brings his Christmas show to Penn's Peak, with Lyndsey Highlander opening for him at 8 p.m. Tickets, which can be purchased in advance or are available at the door, are just $37 and $42.

Travis Tritt fell in love with music as a child and taught himself how to play guitar at the age of 8 and was writing songs by the age of 14.

His parents were not convinced of his desire for a musical career, but with Travis' staunch determination, he proved to them that he could achieve success.

It was 1982 when Travis was recording a demo tape at a private studio that a Warner Brothers executive took Travis under his wing. Travis worked with Danny Davenport while also honing his country rock/Southern rock sound on the honky tonk circuit.

It all paid off in the end though, his debut album, "Country Club," appeared on the shelves in the spring of 1990. The single of the same name preceded it and became a Top 10 hit.

He hit No. 1 and No. 2 respectively with his next two singles, "Help Me Hold On" and "I'm Gonna Be Somebody."

Multiplatinum success came with his second album release, 1991's "It's All About To Change."

This hits and the success kept coming and he began winning awards for his amazing music.

He just wrapped up production for a movie called "Fishers of Men" and he's already right back out there on tour.

Don't get yourself in "T-R-O-U-B-L-E," make sure you show up on Friday for a little Christmas with Travis at Penn's Peak!

Upcoming shows to put you in the holiday season include The Lettermen on Dec. 8, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound on De. 9, and Rita Coolidge on Dec. 15.

Ernie Haase & Signature Sound are seen on Gaither's Gospel Shows.

The upcoming schedule for Penn's Peak events are as follows:

November

Ÿ 30 - Travis Tritt- Christmas Show, with Lyndsey Highlander, 8 p.m. Tickets $37 and $42.

December

Ÿ 7 - Blue Oyster Cult, 8 p.m. Tickets $27 advance, $32 day of show.

Ÿ 8 - The Lettermen, The Christmas Tour, 8 p.m. Tickets $32 and $27.

Ÿ 9 - Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, 7 p.m. Tickets $20 and $25.

Ÿ 15 - Rita Coolidge - A Rita Coolidge Christmas, 8 p.m. Tickets $19 and $24.

Ÿ 28 - Hollywood Nights with Special Guest Human Wheels, 8 p.m. Tickets $20 advance, $25 day of show.

January

Ÿ 12 - Dickey Betts & Great Southern with Scott Weis Band, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $27 advance, $32 day of show.

February

Ÿ 1 - Little River Band with Special Guest Fran Cosmo, 8 p.m. Tickets $27 reserved, $32 premium.

Ÿ 15 - The Pink Floyd Experience, 8 p.m. Tickets $30 and $35.

Ÿ 23 - Bruce in the USA, 8 p.m. Tickets $17 advance, $22 day of show.

March

Ÿ 9 - Queensrÿche with Bang Tango, 8 p.m. Tickets $30 advance, $35 day of show.

Ÿ 23 - Bobby Vinton, 8 p.m. Tickets $35 and $40.

April

Ÿ 19 - Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, 8 p.m. Tickets $22 advance, $27 day of show.

May

Ÿ 4 - Tanya Tucker, 8 p.m. Tickets $29 and $34.

Luncheon shows

(Reservations required)

Ÿ April 24 & 25 - RAGDOLL, A Tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Doors open 11:30 a.m.; showtime 1 p.m.; lunch noon.

Ÿ May 1 & 2 - The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. Doors open 11:30 a.m.; showtime 1 p.m.; lunch noon.

Ÿ May 7, 8, & 9 - Branson Fever - Country Roots Show, featuring Dave Rehrig of Twitty Fever, Harrold Ford of The Spirit of Johnny Cash and ClenRoy Geist as Crazy Elmer. Doors open 11:30 a.m., showtime 1 p.m., lunch noon.

Ÿ May 14, 15, & 16 - King Henry and the Showmen - One More for the Road, The Farewell Tour, doors open 11:30 a.m., showtime 1 p.m.; lunch noon.

Ÿ Sept. 17, 18 & 19 - The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra. Doors open 11:30 a.m., showtime 1 p.m., lunch noon.

Ÿ Oct. 1, 2, and 3 - The Swing Dolls - A Tribute to the Andrews Sisters and the McGuire Sisters. Doors open 11:30 a.m., showtime 1 p.m., lunch noon.

Ÿ Oct. 15, 16, and 17 - King Henry and the Showmen - One More for the Road, The Farewell Tour. Doors open 11:30 a.m., showtime 1 p.m., lunch noon.

Ÿ Oct. 24 - Real Diamond. Doors open 11:30 a.m., showtime 1 p.m., lunch noon.