It’s December, a time when holiday festivities collide with college football, professional hockey and a whole host of other fun activities. There are countless opportunities that you can take advantage of to get out in the community with friends and family before the end of the year.

Every week, in cities across the United States, thousands of tickets are available to veterans, service members, caregivers and family members of those killed in action, enabling them go to major sports games, concerts, and a whole host of other ticketed events. And all the tickets are free — except for a very small delivery fee — from the nonprofit Veteran Tickets Foundation, or Vet Tix.

Below are 12 of the hundreds of events available at Every event included on this list has at least 100 donated tickets available for our veteran and military members.


Dec. 2 Santa Clara, California: PAC-12 Championship

Dec. 23 Fort Worth, Texas: 2016 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl – Big 12 Conference Champion vs. Naval Academy

Dec. 24 Honolulu, Hawaii: 2016 Sheraton Hawaii Bowl

Dec. 27 Dallas, Texas: Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl


Dec. 6 Newark, New Jersey: New Jersey Devils vs. Vancouver Canucks

Dec. 10 San Jose, California: San Jose Sharks vs. Carolina Hurricanes

Dec. 13 New York, New York: New York Islanders vs. Washington Capitals


Dec. 15 Plymouth Township, Michigan: Holiday Pops with the Phil, presented by the Michigan Philharmonic

Dec 17 Amarillo, Texas:Happy Holiday Pops, presented by the Amarillo Symphony

Dec. 18 Rockford, Illinois: Holiday Pops

Dec. 23 Port Townsend, Washington: Holiday Hi-Jinx 2016

Dec. 30 Norman, Oklahoma: Hoops for the Holidays, Oklahoma Sooners vs. Baylor

How do you get these tickets? To become a Vet Tixer and request tickets to these and hundreds of other events, visit to create a free account. Once you’ve created an account and verified your military service, you can review these 12 notable events, plus hundreds of other upcoming events across the country.