Featuring the JMU Symphony Orchestra, Madison Singers and Chorale and Special Guest, the Shenandoah Valley Children's Choir

Saturday, December 7 @ 8 pm SOLD OUT

Sunday, December 8 @ 2 pm CANCELLED


The Valley’s Most Beloved Family Holiday Tradition for 45 Years!

After three sellout seasons at the Forbes Center, this community favorite returns with a variety of holiday classics and masterworks including excerpts from Handel’s Messiah. The SVCC will join the JMU ensembles for a concert that will delight audiences of all ages. Also featured is a holiday reading by a local Harrisonburg celebrity. Prior to the December 8th matinee (at 12:30 pm), children can enjoy crafts, cookies and cider in the Grand Lobby.


  • Fifth Anniversary Season at the Forbes: Bruce and Lois Forbes Share Their Story  

  • Ailey II dances its way to the top of the 2014-2015 Masterpiece Season

  • Master storyteller David Gonzalez returns with a modern twist on the classic tale of Sleeping Beauty

  • Prepare to enter "a wonderful world of breathtaking magic" with the internationally acclaimed Cashore Marionettes!