Christmas at Augustana

Join us for these Augustana Christmas events:

Christmas Vespers: December 5-7

Christmas Vespers 2014, "Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus," a celebration of the birth of Christ featuring Augustana’s four choirs and the orchestra, will be held Dec. 5-7, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church.

Tickets are $17 for adults, $12 for seniors (65+), and $10 for students K-12 and Augie students with an ID.

Performances dates and times are:

  • 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5
  • 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7

Our Savior's Lutheran Church is located at 909 W. 33rd St. in Sioux Falls.

Dr. Paul Nesheim directs The Augustana Choir and Chamber Choir. The orchestra is led by Dr. Christopher Stanichar and Dr. Lisa Grevlos and Dr. Russell Svenningsen direct Angelus and the Collegiate Chorale.

An additional Christmas Vespers will be presented on Friday, Dec. 19, at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, Mahtomedi, Minnesota. Learn more.

Augustana Bands' Christmas Extravaganza: December 11

The Augustana Bands' Christmas Extravaganza, a holiday concert featuring nearly 200 instrumentalists, including the Augustana Brass Choir, the Augustana Band, and the Augustana College/Community Band, will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Washington Pavilion in historic downtown Sioux Falls.

Tickets range in price from $15-$20 and are free for students K-12 and those with a valid Augie ID. Tickets are available at the Washington Pavilion. All seats are reserved.

The performance will include renditions of sacred and secular Christmas tunes, a traditional holiday "sing-a-long" and lots of surprises.

Visit Day is Friday, Dec. 5

We invite prospective students and their parents to tour Augustana the morning of Friday, Dec. 5, with the opportunity to meet some of our great professors, learn about scholarship opportunities, and enjoy campus dining. We also have a limited number of complimentary tickets available for one of our favorite traditions, Christmas Vespers.

Please register online or call 605.274.5516 to join us.

Christmas Ornaments for Your Tree

The Friends of Augustana are pleased to offer a variety of Christmas tree ornaments available for purchase. Proceeds support student scholarships. Along with the 2013 Santa Ole ornament, other ornaments for purchase include: 2012's game-face Ole ornament, 2011’s Christmas poinsettia, the Sesquicentennial logo, 2009's pewter Christmas tree, and the Old Main pewter medallion that made its debut in 2004. Ornaments are $10 each. Order online.