Plan Your Visit


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, Ind. The hall seats 6,025 people, making it one of the largest proscenium theatres in the world.


  • Directions to the hall (once near campus):
    • Take State Street (a.k.a. State Road 26) to North 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

Parking is available in University parking garages; there is an hourly rate to park in the campus garages. For those with handicap parking permits, a limited number of handicapped parking spaces are located around the hall. Pull along the sides of the building and a police officer will direct you. You may also drop off patrons who need assistance at the side doors (marked by green awnings) and then park in one of the garages. Please note the doors will open no earlier than 45 minutes before the show and there is limited seating inside the lobby.




During the weekend of the Purdue Christmas Show, Greater Lafayette will once again transform into the Christmas Capital of the Midwest! On Saturday, join in the magic of downtown Lafayette’s “Dickens of a Christmas” from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. where one can meet Dickens characters and take a stroll through “Victorian England.” On Sunday, take part in Indiana’s largest holiday parade, the Lafayette-West Lafayette Christmas Parade, beginning at 2 p.m. in downtown Lafayette.


Please note the annual Christmas Tree will NOT be on display at the Purdue Memorial Union during the weekend of the Purdue Christmas Show. Indiana State Code prohibits having the tree up for more than 14 days. Because the Purdue Christmas Show is now presented one weekend earlier in an effort to better serve the academic needs of our PMO students, the tree will regrettably not be available during the Christmas Show weekend.


The 8 p.m. performance on Saturday will be sign language interpreted. Also, audio enhancement is available at all shows. See an usher for a complimentary, easy-to-use earphone system.


Regrettably, there are no elevators in the Elliott Hall of Music. If you cannot physically climb stairs, be sure to request main-floor seating when ordering tickets and explain your seating needs.


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


Once received, we cannot alter order forms. Additional ticket requests are welcome but cannot be combined with your original order. We are unable to issue refunds.

Have a question? Please call PMO at (765) 494-3941 or (800) 893-3041. See you at the show!