Advent Vespers


Friday, December 2, 2016 at 5 & 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 2, 5, & 8 p.m.

Advent Vespers celebrates the beginning of the Christmas season with traditional and contemporary hymns, anthems, and carols. The Augsburg College Advent Vespers celebration is one of the largest holiday music events in the Twin Cities with over 10,000 worshipers participating annually.

Held in the beautifully renovated Central Lutheran Church in downtown Minneapolis, this celebration combines more than 300 participants including choirs, instrumentalists, readers, and a full liturgical party.

The services highlight the majesty of the space at Central Lutheran Church. Follow the drama of the processions and capture the splendor of the sounds from the massed choirs scattered throughout the sanctuary.

Vespers Reservations

Seating Envelopes

Seating envelopes (your ‘ticket’ to get in the door!), are required, and are are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning in late October.

Seating envelopes are also available:

  • In the Music Office
  • At the Christensen Center Welcome Desk

Suggested Donations

Suggested donations, received at the door, are $20 per person or $50 per family. Generous contributions are greatly needed to make these services possible.

Medical supplies will be donated to the Augsburg Central Nursing Center. For nearly 20 years, the Department of Nursing at Augsburg College has operated a free health focused drop-in center for people experiencing homelessness at Central Lutheran Church. Basic supplies are needed to continue to serve the over 6,700 people each year. Please consider bringing new adult socks, soap, toothpaste, diapers (size 5 or 6), Band-Aids or other simple alignments to promote healing.


Advent Vespers reservations that are received after 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23 will not be mailed out. Your order will be processed, placed in Will Call and you will be contacted with ticket & service details.

Additional Questions?  Feel free to contact the Music Office directly at 612-330-1265.