Mormon Tabernacle Choir Changes Ticketing Process for Popular Christmas Concert

  • 27 September 2016

Laura Osnes performs during the Christmas concert with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra at Temple Square, and Bells on Temple Square at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City Thursday, December 17, 2015.  Photo by Chris Samuels, Deseret News.

If your holiday plans include attending one of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s Christmas performances December 8–10, don't wait to get your tickets, as this year’s ticketing process has changed.

On Saturday, October 15, at 10:00 a.m. (Mountain Daylight Time), the free tickets will become available only at Tickets will not be available by phone or in person, and you can only request up to four tickets online.

Instead of the random selection distribution of tickets used in prior years, tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, which allows patrons to see which nights are available and know immediately which night they have received.

In past years, tickets have been distributed very quickly. Patrons who weren't able to obtain tickets can still stand by for last-minute seating each evening at the north gate on Temple Square beginning two hours before the concert start time of 8:00 p.m. A limited number of tickets also will be given away between now and the December concert dates. Subscribe to Choir Notes, the Choir’s weekly newsletter, to receive information about these ticket opportunities.

No tickets are required for the December 11 Christmas broadcast of Music and the Spoken Word. Guests need to be in their seats by 9:15 a.m. in the Conference Center.

Watch for the announcement of the special Christmas guest artist on October 13, 2016, on the Doug Wright show on KSL radio 1160 AM/102.7 FM and

Past guests have included Broadway star Laura Osnes and British actor Martin Jarvis (2015), singer Santino Fontana and the Sesame Street Muppets (2014), and soprano Deborah Voigt and British actor John Rhys-Davies (2013).

Santino Fontana and the Sesame Street Muppets perform with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir during the choir’s annual Christmas concert in Salt Lake City Thursday, December 11, 2014. Photo by Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News.