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.

Purchasing Tickets

Tickets to the St. Olaf Christmas Festival are $35 per ticket.  There are no transaction fees charged at the time of purchase.  Groups of ten or more who attend the Thursday performance are eligible for a 15% discount.

Pre-sale ticketing will be open to St. Olaf students, parents, faculty, staff, retirees, alumni, and donors. Those who are eligible to purchase pre-sale tickets will be notified via email no later than October 8, 2018 with detailed information on when and how to purchase tickets.  There is a four-ticket limit for the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday performances which will be lifted when tickets go on sale to the general public.

On Monday, October 29th, 2018, at 9:00am, tickets for the St. Olaf Christmas Festival will be available to the general public for purchase online or by calling the Ticket Office directly at 507-786-3811.

Questions about purchasing tickets may be directed to the Event and Ticket Office Coordinator by email or by calling 507-786-3811.

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.

Wheelchair Accessibility

Skoglund Center is wheelchair and scooter accessible, and designated floor-level seating is offered on a limited basis. When purchasing tickets online, please look for the designated wheelchair section, or call the Ticket Office directly to purchase accessible seats.

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.  Please silence or turn off cellphones.

Note that children under age 10 are not admitted into the concert.