Arts at Emory Celebrates the Holiday Season

November 20, 2017

ATLANTA—As 2017 comes to a close, Emory celebrates the season with campus traditions that bring the holidays to life for young and old. With festive concerts and a visit from Santa himself, opportunities for joyful celebration abound on campus this December.

Holiday gift-shopping is made easier with the Michael C. Carlos Museum Bookshop’s Two-Day Holiday Sale, Dec. 1 and 2. Everything in the store is discounted 20%, including books for adults and children on art, history, world cultures, religion, folktales, and myths. With a quirky selection of jewelry, imported fair trade craft gifts, 2018 wall calendars, notecards, holiday cards, and educational gifts, you’re sure to find a treat for every loved one on your list.

Emory’s seasonal concert traditions return with campus-favorite, A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, Friday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the Glenn Memorial Auditorium. Established in 1935, the candlelit evening service features choral music and scripture with readings by special guests from the Emory community. Tickets are $20, $15 for discount categories and $5 for Emory students. 

Listen in wonder as Christmas with Atlanta Master Chorale brings a sense of peace and friendship through holiday music that connects past to present. Carols of the season ring out in the Emerson Concert Hall of the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts Saturday, Dec. 9 at 8 p.m.

Old Saint Nick visits Emory to introduce some of his favorite classical works and give treats to good listeners for Santa’s Favorite Chamber Music, Sunday, Dec. 10, at 4 p.m. in the Michael C. Carlos Museum. This concert is a part of the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta’s Family Series and is free and open to the public.