Carthage opens ticket reservations for its annual Christmas Festival


Carthage opens ticket reservations for its annual Christmas Festival


KENOSHA, Wis. – Carthage College is now taking ticket reservations for its annual Christmas Festival. This year’s theme is “There Shall Be Peace.”

Carthage plans its annual celebration of the holiday season Nov. 30-Dec. 2 in A. F. Siebert Chapel on the Carthage campus, 2001 Alford Park Drive. The concerts are free and open to the public, but tickets are required.

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Featuring the sounds of the Fritsch Memorial Organ, the festival celebrates the birth of Christ through readings and music. Identical performances are planned at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, as well as 4 p.m. Dec. 2.

Each evening includes performances by various vocal and instrumental student ensembles, as well as theatre students. The program also includes Carthage’s annual Service of Light, when the chapel is filled with candlelight.

A holiday buffet is offered before the two evening concerts from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The cost is $20 per person, and buffet tickets should be reserved in combination with concert tickets. The adjacent H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art, featuring experiential art installation “Chapel,” will be open one hour before and after each concert.

Seating for the performances is general admission, and tickets can be reserved online at the festival website,, or by calling the Fine Arts box office at 262-551-6661 between noon and 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

For those who can’t make it in person, all three Christmas Festival concerts will be streamed live on the Carthage website.

About Carthage College –
Carthage combines an environment of reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation so our students uncover and ignite their true potential. A four-year, private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran tradition, Carthage has a prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The campus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan, is home to 150 scholars, 2,600 full-time students, and 400 part-time students.

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