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Christmas at DePaul
About Christmas at DePaul
Christmas at DePaul is a retelling of the birth of Christ in word
and song. Unlike many other events which charge for admission, Christmas
at DePaul is offered as a gift to the community. The admission “charge”
for Christmas at DePaul is a donation of either money or a requested
item, which go to support the operations of the St. Vincent de Paul
Parish Food Pantry.
at DePaul will take place at St. Vincent de Paul Parish, located at
1010 W. Webster Avenue in Chicago, Illinois. There will be a total of
three performances this year, and tickets are required for each
performance. The performances are as follows:
- Thursday, December 8, 2016; 7:00 p.m.
- Friday, December 9, 2016; 7:00 p.m.
- Friday, December 9, 2016; 9:00 p.m.
Immediately following the Friday 7:00 p.m.
performance, there will be a family friendly reception in the Student
Center for the DePaul faculty, staff, students, Trustees, and families.
The reception will include food, music, activities for children, and
a visit from Santa Claus!
Christmas at DePaul is a celebration of the birth of Christ through a stirring selection
of word and song.
Each year a student is selected from The Theatre School to narrate the sacred story.
Selections of familiar and classic music are performed by the 150-member DePaul
Community Chorus and a 50-member orchestra of students from the School of Music,
providing a joyful score to this passionate retelling of our Lord's birth.
Following Friday's 7:00pm Christmas at DePaul performance is a family-friendly event
open to all DePaul faculty, staff students, trustees and retirees. The reception
is designed to bring families together for light refreshments, holiday crafts and
to spread holiday cheer. Children will enjoy arts and crafts provided by Sparkle
Entertainment including holiday cookie decorating, face painting and balloon artists.
And Santa Claus
will stop by for a visit and family photos!
The reception will take place at the DePaul Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Ave. Chicago, IL 60614. Room 120 A & B.