Attending the Christmas Festival

2018 Performance Dates

All times Central Standard Time
  • Thursday, November 29, 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday,November 30, 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 1, 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 2, 3 p.m.

Time of Arrival

The St. Olaf Christmas Festival is held in Skoglund Center Auditorium. Please arrive with ample time to spare because you may have to walk some distance from the parking lot to Skoglund Center, and the crowd in the entrance foyer can be large.

Getting Here

St. Olaf offers an interactive map, driving directions, and a list of local accommodations and restaurants.

Parking is available in any campus lot. Handicapped parking is available near the Skoglund Center entrance. Please check with staff members directing traffic for specific parking areas.

Courtesy shuttle buses are provided from Buntrock Commons to Skoglund Center beginning 75 minutes before each performance and running continuously until the start of the performance. Following the performances, the courtesy buses will run from Skoglund Center to Buntrock Commons. Expect a 15-minute wait or longer when departing as buses may be caught in traffic.

Coat Check

The St. Olaf women’s softball team will provide a coat check service in Skoglund Center during the concert. Contributions are appreciated.

Hearing Assistance

Skoglund Center is equipped with a hearing assistance system. Please ask an usher or the staff at the ticket desk for a receiver.

Additional Information

To avoid disruption of the Christmas Festival, do not bring or use a camera or video and audio recording equipment in Skoglund Center Auditorium.

Note that children under age 6 are not admitted into the concert.