89th Annual Purdue Christmas Show

90th Annual Purdue Christmas Show Announcement

Each year, we strive to create the best possible experience for both our student musicians as well as our thousands of attendees.

Many of you have reached out with suggestions after the 89th Purdue Christmas Show, and we want you to know that we heard you loud and clear!

Our 90th Anniversary show is next year, so we wanted to give you a look into what you can expect:

  • Beautiful secular and sacred music played and sung by our incredible student performers; no outside artists
  • Big screens at the proscenium for optimal viewing enjoyment no matter where you’re sitting
  • 15-minute intermission
  • Traditional PMO alumni-led carol sing
  • Friday evening performance at 7:30 PM
  • Hospitality suite reinstated at Elliott Hall of Music
We know you have many options to start your holiday season off right and hope you will join us in December!


Since its inception in 1933, the annual Purdue Christmas Show has become a family favorite holiday tradition. Currently in its 89th year, this magical, lyrical campus miracle welcomes thousands of visitors to the Elliott Hall of Music for the annual performance in December.

All PMO ensembles perform in the Christmas Show, including the Purdue Varsity Glee Club, the Purduettes, University Choir, the Purdue Bells and Heart & Soul. Members of the All-Campus & Community Chorale are also invited to participate in the combined Vocalis choir. 

Thanks to our 2022 Purdue Christmas Show sponsors!

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Christmas Show Frequently Asked Questions

Will PMO be livestreaming this year's Christmas Show in addition to performing live?
Yes!  In addition to offering live performances in Elliott Hall of Music, we'll also be livestreaming a select performance via PMOBroadcasting.com.  More details to come soon.
Will PMO be offering a Friday school matinee?
No, PMO will not be offering a Friday matinee this year.
Will my gift to PMO made today be counted toward preferential seating for this year's Christmas Show?
Yes!  Gifts made from August 1, 2021 to September 23, 2022 (end of Christmas Show presale) will be utilized to evaluate preferential donor seating.
I’m a PMO donor - why didn’t I receive a reserved parking pass in the mail this year?
PMO is offering something new for donor parking this year. Donors will have priority parking at a surface lot away from Elliott Hall of Music, and a dedicated shuttle will loop from this lot to Elliott at regular intervals. We emailed this information to donors, but are happy to send a paper copy! For more information, please email PMOMDM@purdue.edu.
Will PMO be utilizing a Kid's Choir this year?
A Kid's Choir will not be utilized in this year's production.
How long will the show be?
The Purdue Christmas Show lasts approximately 90 minutes with no intermission. We hope you enjoy a performance between acts by our special guest artist, a capella sensation VOCTAVE!
Are there elevators in Elliott Hall of Music?
Regrettably, there are no elevators in Elliott Hall of Music.  There are handicap accessible doors and you may request "main floor only" online, over the phone, or via mail when purchasing tickets.
What about parking? Parking for tour buses?

See the link to updated map for public parking, noting that the parking garage located at University & Third Streets can become very congested and other parking garages/lots are available.

A limited number of bus parking spots are available. Email PMOMDM@purdue.edu for more information about tour bus parking.

Can I drop off passengers closer to the doors of Elliott?
Yes. Patrons may drop off guests and return to park. We ask that you follow all directions by parking
attendants and Purdue Police.
Will there be a shuttle service?
Of course! A complimentary golf cart service will operate between the parking areas and the Elliott
Hall of Music. We have a limited number of golf carts, so interested patrons are asked to please be patient.
How early can I arrive for the event?
Doors will open no earlier than 45 minutes before each performance. Please be aware there is limited seating in the lobby of Elliott Hall.
What are your policies for this event (refunds, recording, routine bag checks, etc.)?

Refunds will not be issued. Additional ticket requests are welcome but cannot be combined with
your original order. Everyone (even infants) must have a ticket.

Smoking, photography and audio/video recording of any kind are prohibited in the Elliott Hall of Music.

Late arrivals may not be seated immediately.

Upon your arrival at Elliott Hall, security will be conducting a routine bag check before patrons are
permitted to enter the building. Elliott Hall of Music is a clear bag preferred venue.

I purchased tickets online and didn't get a confirmation email, who do I contact?
Please check your SPAM or junk folders as the ticketing system is working correctly and is sending emails. If you still can't find your confirmation email, you can email the Box Office at HLMCTix@purdue.edu for a confirmation from them.
When will I be mailed physical tickets that I purchased?
Box Office staff will begin mailing tickets out to purchasers the week of October 17.  All questions about ticketing should be addressed to the Purdue Box Office at hlmctix@purdue.edu or by calling 765-494-3933, 10 am to 4 pm Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.
I’m an educator, can I get a link to stream the performance for my class?
We will have a video version uploaded to PMOBroadcasting.com by Monday, December 5. A two-day pass on the site is $14. During those two days, you can view the video as many times as you like. For more about PMOBroadcasting.com, visit our website.
My question isn't listed, who do I contact?
Please email PMOMDM@purdue.edu to speak with a PMO staff member.  This inbox is monitored by multiple PMO staff members from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.  Your question is very important to us and we will respond within one to two business days.