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Christmas at DePaul

Christmas at DePaul

Event Information

Christmas at DePaul is a retelling of the birth of Christ in word and song. The annual event takes place at St. Vincent de Paul Church, located at 1010 W. Webster Avenue in Chicago, IL. There are three performances, and tickets are required for each performance.

  • ​Thursday, December 7, 2023, 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, December 8, 2023, 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, December 8, 2023, 9:00 p.m.​

Ticket Information

Due to high demand, tickets are distributed via a lottery. Interested attendees must fill out the lottery form​ by November 19th to be entered into this year's lottery. Those who ​have been selected through the lottery will be notified via email by November 22nd.


​Following the Friday 7:00 p.m. performance and prior to the Friday 9:00 p.m. performance, there will be a Christmas party in the Student Center for the DePaul faculty, staff, students, trustees, and families. Santa Claus will share treats with the children and pose for photos with family and friends. ​

Suggested Donation

In lieu of an admission charge for Christmas at DePaul, we request a donation to support the Mother Seton ​Food Pantry & Soup Kitchen​ through St. Vincent de Paul Parish Services. The intention behind this event is that we celebrate this joyous season together while ministering to those in need in the spirit of Saint Vincent. At the event, cash or check donations will also be accepted at the doors. Checks should be made out to St. Vincent de Paul Outreach Commission.​

About St. Vincent de Paul Parish Services​

The Mother Seton Food Pantry & Soup Kitchen began in 1980 in a small room in the parish center.  Working poor families, parents of young children, and the elderly are among those who need Mother Seton Food Pantry & Soup Kitchen assistance to help make ends meet.

During the year, parishioner volunteers serve in the soup kitchen six days per week, and average 100 meals per day. In the course of the year, we serve over 30,000 sandwiches, about 1,000 special holiday meals, and 45,000 cups of coffee. In addition to parishioners, DePaul faculty, staff, and students volunteer on what has come to be known as DePaul Mondays. The number of households the Mother Seton Food Pantry serves on a monthly basis is over 50 households, or 75 people. The food pantry also provides groceries to DePaul University students who are food insecure.​