Christmas at Augustana

Christmas at Augustana

Join us for these Augustana Christmas events:

Christmas Vespers

Dec. 15 in the Twin Cities

Join us for Christmas Vespers 2017, a celebration of the birth of Christ featuring Augustana’s four choirs and the orchestra, presented by the Augustana Performing and Visual Arts.

  • Friday, Dec. 15, at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, located at 900 Stillwater Road in Mahtomedi, Minnesota. Performance time is:
    • 7 p.m.
    • A free reception will follow the performance in the Welcome Center

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

Dr. Paul Nesheim directs The Augustana Choir and Chamber Choir. The orchestra is led by Dr. Peter Folliard, and Dr. Lisa Grevlos and Dr. Russell Svenningsen direct Angelus and the University Chorale. Dr. Christopher Unger directs the brass ensemble.

View the radio stations that will broadcast an hour-long version of the 2017 Christmas Vespers program Dec. 18-25.

Christmas Instrumental Concert

Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Washington Pavilion

Join us for "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," a free instrumental concert featuring more than 130 instrumentalists from the Augustana bands, the Northlanders Jazz Band and more, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Washington Pavilion, located at 301 S. Main in historic downtown Sioux Falls.

This special event, presented by the Augustana Performing and Visual Arts, is designed to celebrate the magic and joy of the season and is presented free as a Christmas gift from Augustana to residents of Sioux Falls and the surrounding area. Free tickets are available at the Washington Pavilion. All seats are reserved. Reserve your free ticket today.

Gift Ideas from the Center for Western Studies

CWS gift shopLooking for a special gift this holiday season? Come see the unique offerings by local artists in the CWS Gift Shop, a selection of which you can view in this Facebook album, as well as other jewelry, holiday cards, books and art prints. Stop by Monday-Friday, 8 a.m - 5 p.m., or call 605.274.4007 to inquire about specific pieces.

AU Ornaments for the Holidays

Celebrate your holidays in style with ornaments from the Augustana Bookstore.

Augustana University ornamentBookstore Regular Hours

  • Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m.-4:30p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m.-12:30p.m.

Bookstore Holiday Hours

  • Saturday, Dec. 9: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 10: Closed
  • Monday, Dec. 11 - Thursday, Dec. 14: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • *Rental textbooks due Thursday, Dec. 14*
  • Friday, Dec. 15: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 16 & Sunday, Dec. 17: Closed
  • Monday, Dec. 18 - Thursday, Dec. 21: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 22 - Tuesday, Dec. 26: Closed
  • Wednesday, Dec. 27 - Thursday, Dec. 28: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 29 - Monday, Jan. 1: Closed


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Christmas Giving on Campus

In an effort to help those in need this holiday season, Augustana students are collecting donations and gifts for area teens and families in need. Learn more about how you can help.