Additional Events

In addition to the Christmas Festival performances, guests have several other opportunities to experience all that St. Olaf College has to offer throughout the weekend.

Christmas Mini-Market

Come and see what St. Olaf students are selling in the mini-market in the Norway Room at Buntrock Commons! Sales from these groups support student organizations.

  • November 29 – December 1 from 4-7:30pm
  • December 1 from 12-3pm

Norseman Band Sing-along

Join Norseman Band and conductor Arthur Haecker, as they lead an open sing-along concert in Boe Chapel. Singers of all ages and experience are encouraged to join the band as they play a selection of classic Christmas songs.

  • Friday, November 30 at 5pm

St. Olaf Handbells

Led by Jill Mahr, the St. Olaf Handbell Choir, Chapel Ringers,and Manitou Handbell Choir will again perform during the 2018 Christmas Festival weekend in the Crossroads at Buntrock Commons. Join us for a wonderful program of challenging and joyful music!

  • Saturday, December 1 from 4:30-5:30pm

The Way North (Film Screening)

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Fellow Ole Lars Midthun ’16 always knew his grandfather had served as a pilot during World War II. But the details were fuzzy. His father’s father, like many members of the so-called Greatest Generation, didn’t talk much about the past. So Lars, an aspiring videographer, was surprised when his grandfather agreed to recount his life story on film — and even more astounded when the elder Midthun unearthed a 1940s scrapbook filled with yellowing photographs and typed captions detailing the months he spent in 1945 as a pilot serving the Crown Prince of Norway. *Followed by Q&A

  • Saturday, December 1 at 4pm in Viking Theater

Book Signings

Authors will be present for book signings on:

  • Friday, November 30 – Wilor Bluege, A Life In Baseball, in the store from 5:30-7pm
  • Saturday, December 1 -Mary Bleckwehl, Claire’s Hair, in the store from 5:30-7pm
  • Sunday, December 2 – Odd Lovoll, Two Homelands, in the store from 12:30-2pm

Worship in Boe Memorial Chapel

Services of Daily Chapel are open to all.

November 30, 2018 — 10:10 a.m.

Collegiate Chorale
Anton Armstrong ’78, Conductor

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December 2, 2018 — 10:30 A.M.

First Sunday of Advent with The St. Olaf Band
Timothy Mahr ’78, Conductor

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