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2022 Christmas Festival poster Get your tickets to the 148th Annual Carthage Christmas Festival!

The Christmas Festival is one of the most popular events on campus and will sell out quickly! Tickets can be purchased 24/7 on our online ticketing page or by calling the Fine Arts Box Office at 262-551-6661.

All tickets are $10 and for reserved seating only. If you are unable to attend the Christmas Festival in person, the community is able to watch it from home through our livestream.

The Christmas Festival will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 3, and at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4. This year’s festival, themed “Share in the Wonder,” will feature performances by the Carthage Choir, Wind Orchestra, Carthage Philharmonic, Carthage Treble Choir, Carthage Chorale, and Lincoln Chamber Singers. The festival will conclude with the Service of Light and the singing of “Silent Night, Holy Night,” sending audience members forth with the joy and reverence of the holiday season.

The Carthage Christmas Festival was first conceived in 1874 as a holiday band concert and has evolved with the 1974 festival as the concert form we know and love today. Nearly fifty years later, the festival is now one of the largest and most beloved events on campus, bringing together over 3,500 people throughout the festival weekend.

Events are subject to change. For more information, please contact the Fine Arts Box Office at 262-551-6661 from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Stay connected by following us on Facebook and Instagram, signing up for our monthly E-Newsletter, or visiting us online at

Sponsoring Department, Office, or Organization:

Office of Performing and Visual Arts

For more information, contact:

Fine Arts Box Office: 262-551-6661