Purdue Musical Organizations to present 78th annual Purdue Christmas Show

November 21, 2011

Santa Claus is coming to the Elliott Hall of Music on Dec. 3 and 4 during four public performances of the 78th Annual Purdue Christmas Show.

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue Musical Organizations will present four public performances of the 78th annual Purdue Christmas Show on Dec. 3-4.

"The Purdue Christmas Show has been the benchmark of holiday traditions for many people for 78 years," said Bill Griffel, Purdue Musical Organizations director. "The show blends message with song to create a spectacular holiday experience for all who come to share in the fun."

More than 250 campus and community performers will be featured in the show including members of the Purdue Varsity Glee Club, Purduettes, Purdue Bells, University Choir, Heart & Soul, All Campus & Community Chorale and the PMO Kids Choir, which includes 16 area children.

Performances are scheduled for noon, 4 and 8 p.m. Dec. 3, and 2 p.m. Dec. 4 in Purdue's Elliott Hall of Music. Tickets are $20 for students age 13 through college; $26 for adults; $24 for seniors age 65 and older; and $12 for children age 12 and under. For information or to order tickets, visit the Stewart Center, Pao Hall or Elliott Hall box offices or call 765-494-3933 or 800-914-7469. Tickets are also available through Ticketmaster.

In addition to the Purdue Christmas Show, the annual "Dickens of a Christmas" celebration, which turns downtown Lafayette into a Victorian village, and the Lafayette-West Lafayette Christmas Parade will be presented on Dec. 3 and 4, respectively.

Contact: Steve Schlenk, (765) 496-6091, sschlenk@purdue.edu

Source: Bill Griffel, (765) 494-3941, wgriffel@purdue.edu