Christmas is around the corner, and all that holiday shopping may have your wallet a little light this weekend. Thankfully, TicketIQ has taken the task of finding this weekend's top events with an average ticket price of just $25 or less. This week's list includes two College Football Bowl Games, a high-profile College Hoops doubleheader, one of metal's heaviest winter tours, and a Christmas classic on the stage.
So put on that ugly sweater, grab a cup of nog, and shout Bah Humbug! at those big money tickets and jump into our Budget Events Of The Weekend. Tickets for all events can be purchased at the bottom of this page.
12/19 – Opeth, In Flames, & Red Fang - Worcester Palladium
Average Ticket Price: $25, Get-In Price: $24, Trend: Down 46%
A pair of new school Euro-Metal legends will wind down their 2014 tour with a Friday night showcase at the Worcester Palladium in Massachusetts. Opeth and In Flames will officially join the likes of Blink 182, Kanye West, Fall Out Boy, and Rob Zombie when they play famed all-ages concert hall. With an average ticket prices of just $25, this performance is notably cheaper than In Flames upcoming 2015 tour.
12/20 - Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Western Michigan Broncos vs. Air Force Falcons
Average Ticket Price: $16, Get-In Price: $6, Trend: Down 59%
The cheapest Bowl Game this weekend takes place Saturday at 5:45 EST as the Western Michigan Broncos face the Air Force Falcons in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise, Idaho and is expected to the second most competitive matchup on opening day (behind the 8-4 Utah Utes facing the 10-2 Colorado State Rams in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl). The Falcons are expected to have the majority of fan support coming from nearby Colorado. As previously mentioned, the average ticket price of just $16 on the resale market and cheapest seat available of $6 makes this the cheapest College Bowl game this season.
12/20 - Orange Bowl Basketball Classic (Florida Gators vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons & Florida State Seminoles vs South Florida Bulls) – BB&T Center
Average Ticket Price: $25, Get-In Price: $5, Trend: Down 20%
Taking place 11 days before the highly anticipated Orange Bowl between Mississippi State and Georgia Tech, the Orange Bowl Basketball Classic will see three local teams in action at the BB&T Center this Saturday. The Florida Gators will square off with Wake Forest and the Florida State Seminoles will tip against the USF Bulls. At an average ticket price of just $25 and cheapest seats costing just $5, the Orange Bowl Basketball Classic averages nearly 75% less than it's New Year's Eve football counterpart.
12/20 - Raycom Media Camellia Bowl: Bowling Green Falcons vs. South Alabama Jaguars
Average Ticket Price: $16, Get-In Price: $10, Trend: Down 48%
Bowling Green & South Alabama will take the nightcap spot in the opening day of Bowl action. Taking place at Montgomery, Alabama's Cramton Bowl, the newest incarnation of the Camellia Bowl (last played in 1980) will see the Bowling Green Falcons square off the South Alabama Jaguars. With the relatively proximity of campus and the very fan friendly average ticket prices of $16, a large Jaguars turnout is expected. This is the second cheapest Bowl game this week, just cents more expensive than the Potato Bowl.
12/21 – A Christmas Carol – Bergen Performing Arts Center
Average Ticket Price: $19, Get-In Price: $18, Trend: Down 65%
It's the final weekend before Christmas, and the final chance to take the family out for some of the nation's hottest holiday themed shows. At just a short ride from New York City, Sunday's performance of A Christmas Carol at the Bergen Performing Arts Center offers a perfect alternative to the Radio City Spectacular for those on a tighter budget. With a get-in price of just $18, a family of four can catch the show for under $100 thanks to TicketIQ.com and send everyone home full of Christmas spirit.