Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise Surprise Fans at Jingle Ball and Introduce Taylor Swift

It marked a rare onstage appearance for the actress and ex-husband Tom Cruise's 11-year-old daughter

By Corinne Heller Dec 09, 2017 3:37 PMTags
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Katie Holmes and daughter Suri Cruise surprised concertgoers on Friday when they appeared at Z100's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2017 at Madison Square Garden and introduced closing performer Taylor Swift.

It marked a rare onstage appearance for the actress and ex-husband Tom Cruise's 11-year-old daughter, their only child together.

"She's one of our favorite performers and, who is it tonight?" Katie asked Suri, who replied, "Taylor Swift!"

The actress dressed casually in an ivory sweater and black jeans, while her daughter wore a sleeveless black dress covered in white stars and a big red ribbon in her hair.

The concert marked the latest stop on the annual Jingle Ball tour, which features a slew of popular acts. Performers at Friday's concert included Ed Sheeran—who performed "End Game" with Taylor, Sam SmithNiall HoranFallout Boy, Demi LovatoThe Chainsmokers and Logic, who sang "Happy Birthday" to a 13-year-old girl in the front row. The whole crowd sang along as she beamed.

See photos of Katie, Suri, Taylor and others at Friday's concert as well as pics from past shows below.

Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise

The two appear together onstage at the Z100 Jingle Ball to introduce Taylor Swift.

Taylor Swift

The singer performs at the Z100 Jingle Ball.

Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise

The two appear together backstage at the Z100 Jingle Ball.

Demi Lovato

The singer performs at the Z100 Jingle Ball.

Taylor Swift

The singer showcases her new moves with her backup dancers.

Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran

The singers perform her new song "End Game."

Demi Lovato

The singer glitters in gold.

Kesha and Macklemore

The two perform their song "Good Old Days."

Liam Payne and Niall Horan

The two have a mini One Direction reunion.

Tom Sandoval & Ariana Madix

Before the show begins, the Vanderpump Rules stars snap a few romantic selfies with their Fujifilm Instax cameras at the Jingle Ball gift lounge.

Liam Payne

The singer admires his Christmas ornament.

Ed Sheeran

The singer performs onstage.

Nicole Richie

The fashion designer walks the red carpet.

Sofia Carson

It's not Jingle Ball without a visit from Santa at the 102.7 KIISFM Jingle Ball 2017 Gift Lounge.

Lance Bass

The singer appears on the red carpet.

Lauren Jauregui

The Fifth Harmony singer walks the red carpet.

Sarah Hyland

The Modern Family star sizzles in a red gown.

Bellamy Young

Peace, love and Jingle Ball. The Scandal star gets into a relaxing zone backstage with help from the co-founders of ENERGY Muse.


The singer walks the red carpet.

Ed Sheeran & James Corden

Best buds! The fellow Brits pose backstage at KIIS FM's Jingle Ball in the City of Angels.

Ryan Seacrest

The television personality checks Kris Kringle's naughty or nice list. 

Charlie Puth

Two words: Too cute!


The pop star may be "Bad at Love" but she sure knows how to rock a photo opp. 

Ed Sheeran

The "Perfect" singer prepares for his headlining performance at KIIS FM's Jingle Ball show. 

Ariana Madix & Tom Sandoval

Date night done right! The Vanderpump Rules stars step out for Jingle Ball in style. 

Niall Horan

Mellow yellow! The Irish singer-songwriter makes a bold fashion statement. 

Becca Tilley

Bronzed and beautiful! The Bachelor alum shimmers in a mini-dress.

In Real Life

The boy band has a little fun on the Jingle Ball red carpet. 

James Maslow

The singer, who got his start as a member of boy band Big Time Rush, wows the crowd at the the pre-show. 

Acting Natural

The musical trio coordinates their stylish ensembles for the red carpet in Los Angeles. 

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Taylor performed a recent recurring set list, which also includes new tracks such as "...Ready for It?" and "Look What You Made Me Do" from her new Reputation album, as well as old favorites "Shake It Off" and "Blank Space."

"New York YOU WERE AMAZING !!!!!!!!!!" she wrote on Instagram. Thanks Z100, what a night."

"Fun night at #jingleball �� @taylorswift," Katie wrote on her own page.

—Reporting by Beth Sobol