Join the Holiday Fun at Valparaiso University

Vienna Boys Choir in the Chapel

Vienna Boys Choir, Sunday, Nov. 26, 4 p.m. Chapel of the Resurrection

The Vienna Boys Choir is bringing the beauty of Austrian holiday music to Valparaiso University. Get your tickets and more information about the event here.

The Annual Tree Lighting, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Harre Union.

Santa Claus is coming to Valpo, and he’s bringing a whole host of holiday treats and activities to campus. Join us as we kick off the Christmas season. 

Julefest, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Chapel of the Resurrection. 

Enjoy festive holiday music along with the Tree Lighting. Celebrating the season with song, Julefest features the Valparaiso Community/University band, plus the Luce Concert Band. The show is free and open to the public.

Community Town Hall, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 8:30 a.m., Harre Union Ballrooms.

Keep up with what’s happening at Valparaiso University at our last Campus Town Hall of 2023. Get updates on ongoing projects, administrators will be present to answer your questions.

Christmas at Valpo: “O Come to Us, Immanuel,” Friday, Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 2 at 5 p.m., Chapel of the Resurrection 

A night of music by the Chamber Concert Band, Chorale, Handbells, Kantorei, Vox Lucis, and Symphony Orchestra. Space is limited. Admission is free for students. Non-Valpo students can purchase tickets through the Valparaiso University Center of the Arts box office either online or in person Mon-Fri, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. while they last.

Tuba Christmas, Sunday, Dec. 3, 3 p.m., Chapel of the Resurrection. 

Enjoy holiday music played by low brass instruments. Participation is $10, admission is free.

O Antiphons Advent Services and Christmas Carol Sing-Along, Dec. 6–15, 10:10 a.m., Chapel of the Resurrection

The final days of Morning Prayer for the semester leading up to Christmas will be marked with “O Antiphons” Advent services — musical texts based on the titles given to Jesus Christ. Friday, Dec. 15’s service will also include a Christmas Carol sing-along. Worship services are in the Gloria Christi Chapel on the lower level of the Chapel of the Resurrection’s east end.

Immanuel Lutheran Christmas Eve Service, Sunday, Dec. 24, 6 p.m., Chapel of the Resurrection

Valparaiso University will host Immanuel Lutheran Church’s 6 p.m. Christmas Eve Service in the Gloria Christi Chapel on the lower level of the Chapel of the Resurrection’s east end.

Christmas Eve Service

Christmas Eve Service, Dec. 24, 10 p.m., Chapel of the Resurrection

Valparaiso University hold a Christmas Eve Service at 10 p.m. in the Gloria Christi Chapel at the Chapel of the Resurrection. University Pastor Kate Museus will preside, with the organ played by Jihye Choi, visiting professor of music.

Athletic Events

Support your Beacons during the holidays as the basketball season heats up. All events are at the Athletic Recreation Center. For ticket information, click here

  • Men’s basketball vs. Drake, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 7 p.m.
  • Women’s basketball vs. Chicago State, Saturday, Dec. 9, 1 p.m.
  • Men’s basketball vs. Samford, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 1 p.m.

Join Valpo as we make the 2023 holiday season a time to remember. For more information on what’s going on at the University, visit

Christmas Vespers