The four performances are Thursday, Dec. 5 (7:30pm), Friday, Dec. 6 (7:30pm), Saturday, Dec. 7, (7:30pm), and Sunday, Dec. 8 (3pm).
Tickets for the St. Olaf Christmas Festival cost $35. There is a 15% discount for groups that purchase 10 or more tickets for the Thursday night performance.
The doors open one hour prior to the start of each performance.
The performances are approximately two hours long with no intermission.
Yes. Please arrive early since restroom lines can be long. For 2019, we have added additional women’s restrooms in the St. Olaf Ice Arena.
Yes. If you need a device (ear bud, over-the-ear, and T-coil type are available), please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes before the performance begins and ask an usher for assistance.
All seats have backs, but only the elevated seating areas have armrests.
Yes, there are handrails. The stairs are shallow (about 6” high).
Common Questions about Ticket Pre-sale
The ticket pre-sale for the 2019 Christmas Festival takes place October 28 – November 1, 2019.
Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. CT on each pre-sale day.
The ticket pre-sale is open to St. Olaf students, parents, faculty, staff, retirees, alumni, volunteers, and donors.
If you are eligible for the pre-sale, you will receive an email by noon on October 11 with information on your pre-sale date and login information for ticket purchasing.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 507-786-3811.
Please wait until at least October 21 before attempting to log in to the ticketing site. If you continue to have problems, please email email@example.com or call 507-786-3811.
There is a strict four-ticket limit for the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday performances (the limit is four tickets total – not four tickets per performance) which will be lifted when tickets go on sale to the general public on November 4, 2019.
Parents of current students must claim their child(ren)’s tickets on the Wednesday of pre-sale. At 12 a.m. CT on the Thursday of pre-sale week, parents will no longer be able to claim their children’s tickets online.
No. For example, a parent of a current student not participating in the Festival may purchase four tickets and then claim the student ticket for a total of five tickets.
Common ticketing questions
Please order your tickets online at stolaf.edu/tickets if possible since the phone lines are very crowded especially during presale and also in early November. If further assistance is needed in order to complete your purchase, please call 507-786-3811.
Tickets for the general public go on sale November 4, 2019 at 9 a.m. CT.
Children ages ten and older are welcome to attend the performances.
Tickets will be delivered to the email registered to your account in our system. Please ensure your email is current in order to receive your tickets. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance with this.
Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded. If you wish to return tickets you cannot use, please email email@example.com or call 507-786-3811 as soon as possible. Unused tickets may also be turned in to the Skoglund Box office ahead of each performance. We do not consider returned, unused tickets to be a tax-deductible donation to the college.
We are not offering reservations this year. In order to minimize long wait times, please consider arriving early for the meal.
The largest parking area available is at Skoglund Center Auditorium, but there is also parking available in the smaller lots around campus and in front of Buntrock Commons.
The majority of handicapped parking spaces can be found in the lots at Skoglund and Buntrock Commons.
Yes. Shuttles will run consistently during the Scandinavian Buffet as well as before and after the Christmas Festival performances.
Yes. There is a drop-off/pick-up location at Skoglund in the back of the building by the Tostrud Center. Please indicate your intention to drop off or pick up to the traffic flow attendants, and they will direct you appropriately.