Christmas at Concordia

Christmas at Concordia is a collection of community events including four Christmas concerts performed by Concordia students and a Christmas Tree Lighting and Open House.

The annual Christmas at Concordia events are sponsored by Cattle Bank & Trust.

Christmas at Concordia Events

Concert tickets will be available in person at Cattle Bank & Trust in Seward (104 S. 5th St.) on Oct. 30 at 1 p.m., and online at 3 p.m. CT

Reserve tickets online (Oct. 30 at 3 p.m. CT)

Tree Lighting and Open House

Nov. 16 at 7 p.m.

Bring your family and friends to celebrate the Christmas season with us! Enjoy refreshments, music and holiday fellowship, with caroling (led by Concordia's Chamber Choir) and the lighting of our trees on either side of the Weller steps.

Concordia choir singing at a Christmas at Concordia concert

Christmas at Concordia Concerts

Dec. 2-4

St. John Lutheran Church, Seward

Friday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 3 at 3 p.m., and 7 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 4 at 3 p.m.

Christmas at Concordia is a cherished annual tradition of hymns, scripture readings and original music from Concordia students and faculty. More than 3,000 attendees travel from all over the country to attend the concert series, which features the A Cappella Choir, Symphonic Band, Male Chorus, Handbell Choir, Cantamus Women’s Choir and University Brass Ensemble.

Decorative vases filled with blue Christmas ornaments

Christmas Buffet

Dec. 3 and 4 at 5 p.m.

Cattle Conference Room, Janzow Campus Center

Join us for a delightful traditional Christmas buffet supporting the St. John Lutheran Youth Group attending the LCMS Youth Gathering in 2025! The Concordia Chamber Orchestra will perform and a bake sale of holiday treats will be available. 

Register for tickets

Event Details

Will the concerts be livestreamed?

At this time, we will not be livestreaming the Christmas at Concordia concert series, due to music licensing rights and cost. We are investigating options for future concerts, however!

I would like to order tickets for people who have difficulty getting tickets themselves. If I order tickets for others as well as myself, will those orders get canceled?

All ticket orders should be made in the name of those who will be attending the concert. If you are ordering tickets for another person who cannot order for him/herself, you must use their contact information when placing the order.

Who needs a ticket?

Due to sanctuary capacity limits and in adherence to fire code, a ticket is required for anyone who will occupy a seat at the concert. Only children under the age of 2 who will be held for the entirety of the concert do not require a ticket.

Why am I limited to four (4) total tickets per registrant?

Demand for Christmas at Concordia tickets far exceeds concert capacity. Ticket limits are set and enforced to allow as many people as possible to attend and enjoy the concerts.

What if I have a group larger than four?

If you would like to attend with more than four people, multiple people must register for tickets.

How do I cancel or change my tickets once I completed my order?

Please contact Concordia University to cancel or make any changes to your order: or 402-643-7341.

What if I don't get tickets?

Concordia does not maintain a waiting list for concert tickets. However, a limited number of tickets are typically returned before each concert—these will be made available at the “will call” table, which opens one hour before each concert. These tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. All would-be concert goers are invited to attend any or all of Concordia’s other wonderful music events this fall and winter. The full calendar can be found online at

Where should I park?

Event parking signs will direct you to available locations at Concordia University, Nebraska, St. John Lutheran Church, and St. John Child Development Center. Side street parking is also available.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Any questions may be emailed to or call 402-643-7341.


Learn more about Music at Concordia

Concordia University, Nebraska’s music programs prepare students to glorify God in their vocations through the study and performance of music. Through applied lessons, participation in one of our outstanding ensembles or academic music pursuits, hundreds of students of any major can make great music and lifelong friendships at Concordia.

Music at Concordia

As part of our partnership with Cattle Bank & Trust, all registration information will be shared with them.

© 2022, Christmas at Concordia is presented by Concordia University, Nebraska and Cattle Bank & Trust