Holidayfest will be performed on Dec. 2-4

Photo by Diane Elliott (’00)


Thursday, December 1 @ 8 p.m. – Jazzfest
Saturday, December 3 @ 8 p.m.
Sunday, December 4 @ 2 p.m. (children’s activities in the Grand Lobby @ 12:30 p.m.)
Concert Hall

The Saturday, December 3rd and Sunday, December 4th performances are very well sold. There are great seats available in the CONVERSE CHORAL BALCONY section. This seating area offers audiences a wonderful close-up view of the performers onstage. When selecting seats on the seating map, click first on the Converse Choral Balcony section located directly at the back of the Concert Hall stage. You will then be able to select specific seats. Please call our Box Office at (540) 568-7000 if you have any questions. Enjoy the show!

The Shenandoah Valley’s most beloved family holiday tradition for 43 years!

After two sold-out performances during its highly acclaimed inaugural season, the Forbes Center is excited to offer three performances of this holiday favorite. The first is a Jazzfest featuring JMU’s Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band in this full concert of holiday music, including the entire Ellington/Strayhorn arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite. The final two performances feature a variety of JMU’s small and large ensembles, music theatre performances and a special appearance by a local Harrisonburg celebrity! Prior to the Dec. 4 matinee (at 12:30 p.m.), children can enjoy crafts, cookies and cider in the Grand Lobby.

Ticket prices: $14–$15 Advance tickets can be purchased online, by phone or in person at the box office (Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. and 1½ hours prior to performance). Major credit cards, cash, checks and JACards accepted.

Mailing Tickets/Will Call — Tickets that are ordered more than two weeks in advance of a performance will be mailed to the address on file. Ticket orders received less than two weeks prior to a performance will be held for pickup at the Will Call window.

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