Augustana College will return to its annual Christmas celebrations in 2021 after a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19. Audience members must be masked indoors at all college facilities.
Lessons and Carols
Sunday, Nov. 21
3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Ascension Chapel, Founder's Hall
Enjoy a beautiful, spiritual presentation of lessons and carols within the intimate setting of Ascension Chapel. The Augustana Chamber Singers and Campus Ministries present the story of Christ's birth in readings and song.
• Free and open to the public, advance registration may be required.
Lighting of the Christmas Tree
4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 1, on the Quad behind Old Main
Join President Steve Bahls for the annual lighting of the Christmas tree. Gather on the Quad behind Old Main for holiday treats and festivities. Audience size is limited.
Christmas at Augustana
2 p.m., Dec. 4 and 5; Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Ave.
Tickets are limited and will go on sale Oct. 1. Assigned tickets will be as socially distanced as possible, but cannot be guaranteed.
Christmas at Augustana has thrilled audiences for more than a decade. Three hundred student musicians share their talents in what has become a highlight of the Quad-Cities holiday season. The concert features performances by the Augustana Brass Ensemble, Ascension Ringers, Augustana Symphony Orchestra, Augustana Choir, Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble and Augustana Concert Chorale.
The Quad Cities’ ABC affiliate, WQAD, will stream the Saturday performance live online at Augustana.edu. The performance will be rebroadcast in the Quad-Cities area on Christmas Day.
Ticket Office, 309-794-7306 (toll-free at 800-798-8100, ext. 7306)