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.


  • American Shakespeare Center Wins Forbes Center's 2016 Circle of Excellence in the Arts Award

  • The Havana Cuba All-Stars bring the music of their rich culture to America for the first time!

  • Renowned British actor Julian Sands delivers a solo tour-de-force in "A Celebration of Harold Pinter" 

  • Experience masterful musicianship by the Grammy-nominated National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine!