December 12th, 2020
Concert Begins: 7pm (CST)
Doors Open: 6pm (CST)


What time does the concert start?

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.
The concert is schedule to last approximately 2 hours, which includes a 20-30 minute intermission.

What should I wear to the concert?

Contrary to popular belief, tuxedos and evening gowns are not required at the Holiday at the Pops Concert. Some main floor attendees will wear formal clothing, but most concertgoers, especially those in the balcony, wear more casual attire.

How many people attend the event?

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 performers is limited, but the rest of the balcony is full!

Is it reserved or open seating?

Main floor seats are reserved as guests purchase tables for ten. Balcony seating, however, is not assigned. Guests who purchase group seating (10 or more balcony tickets) have the option to request reserved seating for the evening. Those seats are opened to the general public at 6:45 pm.  Plan to arrive prior to that time to take advantage of your reserved group seating.

How is parking for the event?

Click here to view parking suggestions. Parking needs for this event exceed lot capacity.  Off-site parking is available in the blocks surrounding the Civic Auditorium. The La Porte County Symphony Orchestra 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. Special thanks to Sauers Buick GMC for providing the customer shuttle vehicles.

Is this a child friendly event?

Yes – this is a family friendly event. Many of the songs are traditional holiday songs that even the kids will know and enjoy!

Can I bring food with me to the concert?

You are not allowed to bring food or beverages into the facility. We will have some great options available for purchase at the event. If you are joining us on the main floor, we encourage you to pre-order from our refreshment form. These items will be waiting for you at your table when you arrive. View the refreshment page for more details.

Will there be a bar or other drink options available?

Yes. We will have a full bar, including non-alcoholic options, on both the main floor and in the balcony. View the refreshment page for more details.

What if I’ve lost my tickets?

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? Contact our office.

Is the facility handicap accessible?

The Civic Auditorium is ADA compliant.  As you approach the front entrance, handicap guests should access the building with the doors on the right side of the facility (or sponsor entrance).  There is a ramp at this entrance, and the Civic also has an elevator to assist you in accessing the balcony level.

The weather looks bad, will there be a performance?

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. 
Ticket price is non-refundable.

Where can I get tickets to the concert?

Get your tickets here

Do you have Will Call ticket pick up?

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 eliminating the need for Will Call.

What does the concert raise funds for?

Since 2016, the Holiday at the Pops raises funds to support our Healthy Children’s Initiative.

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