The concert begins promptly at 7 pm (CST). Doors to the Civic open at 6 pm to allow guests the opportunity to check their coats and find seats.
Contrary to what many people think, formal attire -- such as tuxedos and evening gowns -- is not required at the Holiday at the Pops Concert. Many people will be wearing formal clothing, especially on the main floor. Most concertgoers, especially those in the balcony, wear business or cocktail attire.
This concert is well attended with 620 guests on the main floor and over 1,100 in the balcony. We generally block the balcony sections nearest to the stage where the line of site to stage is limited, but the rest of the balcony is full!
Main floor seats are reserved as guests purchase tables for ten. Balcony seating, however, is not assigned. That said, guests who purchase group seating (10 or more balconey tickets) have the option to request reserved seating for the evening. Those seats are opened to the general public at 6:45 so please plan to arrive before then to take advantage of your reserved seating.
Parking lot space is limited, however, off-site parking is available in the blocks surrounding the Civic Auditorium. The Foundation provides shuttles that drive the perimeter to assist concert attendees. Guests are also encouraged to park in the United Methodist Church parking lot, as shuttle service is available to and from the Civic and this parking lot.
Yes – this is a family friendly event. Many of the songs are traditional holiday songs that even the kids will know and enjoy!
Please do not bring food or beverages into the facility with you. We will have some great options available for you. If you are joining us on the main floor, you are welcome to pre-order from our refreshment form. These items will be waiting for you at your table when you arrive. There will also be a great selection of snacks available at the event. Click here for the snack menu.
Yes. We will have a full bar on both the main floor and in the balcony. Please click here for a listing of the options available.
No problem – if you have the email confirming your purchase, simply print and bring it (or have available to show on your mobile device)! Can’t find your confirmation email? Simply contact our office!
The Civic Auditorium meets regulations. Please access the building with the doors on the right side of the facility (or sponsor entrance), as there is a ramp to assist with accessing the entrance. The Civic also has an elevator to assist you in accessing the balcony level.
Winter weather in Northwest Indiana is unpredictable. The concert will only be cancelled due to extreme weather conditions that threaten the safety of performers and concert attendees. Any cancellations will be announced on this website and local radio. Ticket price is non-refundable.
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Due to the number of attendees, we do not hold Will Call tickets for the event. If you purchase your tickets online, you'll receive them via email so there is no need for Will Call!
Beginning in 2016, The Holiday at the Pops raises funds to support the Children’s Fund through The Foundation. From supporting the Lil’ F.I.S.H. ClubTM Program to creating and sponsoring the Get Active, Get Fit! Program – this fund is used to educate, promote and support safety and healthy lifestyle choices for the youth in our community!
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