Christmas in Christ Chapel

December 4, 5, and 6, 2009

At the beginning of December, in the season of Advent, the Gustavus community prepares for Christmas by worshiping together in the annual Christmas in Christ Chapel program. Alumni, friends of the College, students, staff, and faculty gather at one of five services, with approximately 1,200 people attending each service.

In preparation for the spectacular annual event, Christ Chapel is colored with extraordinary decorations relating to the year’s chosen theme. Approximately 350 students, faculty, and staff bring the program to life each year, sharing music, dances, spoken word, and prayer with the Gustavus community. Choirs, orchestras, brass, handbells, organ, dancers, and others join to celebrate the holidays with one another.

Every year a theme is chosen to both facilitate worship and teach participants something new about faith, culture and the world. Christmas in Christ Chapel is the joint effort of the Office of the Chaplains, the Department of Music, and the Office of Marketing and Communication.