The Ordway holiday tradition is online this season! With heartwarming events available to stream from home and gifts ideas available online, this is everything you need to celebrate the season with us.

On December 18, holiday classics and traditional Irish carols will sweep you away to Ireland in A Virtually Celtic Christmas, direct from Ireland's National Opera House. Leading tenor Michael Londra hosts West End star Zoë Rainey, The Irish Concert Orchestra, Valda Choral Group, The Presentation Choir, and Artemis Fowl creator Eoin Colfer.

The Ordway Presents

A Virtually Celtic Christmas

December 18, 2020 Virtual event

December 19–January 3, Minnesota's Grammy Award-winning music sensation Sounds of Blackness present a family-friendly, holiday favorite virtually for the first time! The Night Before Christmas: In Concert brings Soulful Santa, Mrs. Claus, Santa's Fine Reindeer, and the famous Dancing Chitlins to life with show-stopping music like "Joy of Christmas," "Soul Holidays," and classic carols like "Silent Night" and "O Come, All Ye Faithful" in an all-new production available to stream on demand.

The Ordway Presents

Sounds of Blackness' The Night Before Christmas: In Concert

December 19, 2020 - January 3, 2021 Stream on demand

On December 26, tune in for an exclusive Sally Awards Special Presentation video premiere. In Visionaries Who Matter For Such a Time As This, we highlight the work of three artists whose commitment to racial and social justice and healing has been further inspired by recent events: Lou Bellamy, Founder and Artistic Director Emeritus of Penumbra Theatre Company; Gary Hines, Music Director and Producer of the three-time Grammy Award-winning Sounds of Blackness; and Seitu Jones, multi-disciplinary public artist and Co-Founder of Frogtown Farm. Some of the most profound artistic work and meaningful community contributions have emerged from these three men, right here in Minnesota. Let's listen to their stories.

A Sally Awards Special Presentation

Visionaries Who Matter

December 26, 2020 Video premiere

Gifts for the arts lovers on your list

Gift certificates

With virtual events, it's never been easier to share a live Ordway performance with a loved one from anywhere. Gift certificates are available in any amount and never expire, making them a perfect fit for anyone on your list.

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Ordway merchandise

Available online for the first time this December, Ordway merchandise makes a great gift for an art lover in your life—or a seasonal treat for yourself! Shop Ordway mugs, apparel, and more today.

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Support what you love, times two

This holiday season, you can make twice the difference. Thanks to a loyal and visionary couple, your new or increased support to the Ordway will be matched dollar-for-dollar! When you make a contribution, you provide important support for:

  • Online educational activities for children and teachers.

  • The creation of virtual performances and events that entertain and uplift.

  • Maintaining the Ordway stages and spaces so they are ready for you when it's safe to gather once again.

Donations of all sizes make a difference and make it possible to continue the of connecting people to the joy and wonder of the arts.

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Questions about your gift? Reach out to Hayden Howland, Individual Giving Manager, at

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December 3, 2020