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Purdue Christmas Show

Purdue Christmas Show: Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find a list of frequently asked questions about the Purdue Christmas Show. If you don’t find the answer you are looking for, please call PMO at 765-494-3941 or 800-893-3041. See you at the show!

Where is the show?

The Christmas Show is performed in the Elliott Hall of Music. Elliott Hall is located at 712 Third Street (the intersection of University and Third Streets) in West Lafayette, IN. The hall seats more than 6,000 people, making it one of the largest proscenium theatres in the world.

Elliott Hall of Music
  • Directions to the hall (once near campus):
    • Take State Street (a.k.a. State Road 26) to N. University Street, turn north
    • Go to the first traffic light (corner of Third and University Streets)
    • On the left is a parking garage and on the right is the Hall of Music
  • View the Purdue University Campus Map

When is the Christmas Show?

The show is presented during the first weekend of December each year at Noon, 4pm & 8pm on Saturday and 2pm on Sunday. All performance times are EST.

When do tickets go on sale?

Tickets for the show can be ordered by downloading the Purdue Christmas Show Ticket Order Form from our Purdue Christmas Show webpage beginning August 1 or by calling the Purdue Box Office at 765-494-3933 or 800-914-7469. Beginning in mid-October, tickets will be available for purchase on

Where can I get tickets for the Christmas Show?

Tickets are available at either of these Purdue Box Office locations:

  • Stewart Center Box Office
    • Open Monday – Friday from 10am – 6pm (closes at 4pm during the summer)
  • Pao Hall Box Office
    • Open Monday – Friday from 10am – 4:30pm (closes at 4pm during the summer)
  • By Phone at 765-494-3933 or 800-914-7469
  • Online at (after October 20)

When will I receive my tickets?

For orders placed via the ticket order form, tickets will be mailed beginning in mid-October. Upon receipt of your order, check the number of tickets received and the date and time of your assigned show. Contact the box office immediately if there is a problem at 765-494-3933 or 800-914-7469.

I have my tickets, but I’m not sure where my seats are located in the Hall of Music?

View a detailed seating chart of the Elliott Hall of Music:

What time do the doors open for the show?

The doors will open no earlier than 45 minutes prior the show. Please note there is limited seating available inside the lobby.

Do students get a discount?

After Thanksgiving Break, Purdue and Ivy Tech students showing their student ID at any Purdue Box Office location can buy one student ticket and get one student ticket free! PLEASE NOTE: Under this deal, students may buy one student ticket at the regular price of $20 and get one free. However, the Purdue Box Office processes this deal as a charge of $10 per ticket and students who wish to purchase a single student ticket may do so for $10.

Is there a discount for groups?

For groups of 20 or more, there is a discount. Please contact PMO at 765-494-3941 or 800-893-3041 to learn more about our group sales.

What should I wear to the Christmas Show?

There is no dress code for the Purdue Christmas Show. Most patrons wear casual to business casual attire.

How age appropriate is the Show?

The Purdue Christmas Show is appropriate for all ages. Patrons are encouraged to bring their entire family, however, it is a policy of the Elliott Hall of Music that all patrons have a ticket. This includes infants.

Can I record or photograph the show?

The use of recording devices (including cameras, video cameras and mobile/cell phone cameras) and flash photography is strictly prohibited at all times.

Can I bring my cell phone or pager into the Christmas Show?

Of course! We do ask that all personal communication devices be turned off or in silent mode and stored during the entire performance. Please do not use personal communication devices for texting, etc. during the show as the light emitted by these devices is extremely disruptive to other patrons.

How do I join PMO Club?

PMO could not survive without the financial support of generous PMO Club donors. To learn more about supporting our students through membership in PMO Club, please click here or contact PMO at 765-494-3941 or 800-893-3041.

I am a PMO Club donor at the $500 level or above. When will I receive my parking pass?

PMO Club donors supporting PMO at the $500 level or above who have purchased tickets to this year’s Purdue Christmas Show can expect their parking pass to arrive before Thanksgiving. Should you have any questions about your parking pass, please contact PMO at 765-494-3941 or 800-893-3041.

If you don’t find the answer you are looking for, please call PMO at 765-494-3941 or 800-893-3041. See you at the show!

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