Early ticket sale – 2018 Christmas Revels, “A Venetian Celebration”

Early Ticket Sale for 2018 Christmas Revels

A Venetian Celebration of the Winter Solstice 

Performances: Thursday through Sunday, December 13-16, 2018

Spaulding Auditorium of the Hopkins Center for the Arts

A beloved Upper Valley tradition for the whole family for 44 years, The Christmas Revels each December explores and celebrates a different cultural heritage through the lens of its winter solstice and holiday traditions. This year’s show takes us to the bustling maritime city of Venice during the Renaissance. As la Vigilia di Natale (Christmas Eve) approaches, the city administrator, the Doge, is too overwhelmed to feel the spirit. Will a tatty troupe of comedians, fresh off an unsuccessful European tour, succeed in changing his mind?   

“The show is going to be funny, colorful and light-hearted, featuring a wide selection of Italian Renaissance music along with the favorite songs the audience has sung along with for decades,”  said Nils Fredland, Artistic Director of Revels North. “We have a skilled multigenerational cast of singers, actors, dancers and musicians from throughout the Upper Valley and beyond. This December’s performance is tailor-made for Spaulding Auditorium and its audience.”


Regular ticket sales through begin September 6.

Those who make a donation to Revels North of $75 or more, may buy tickets starting August 14 at or by calling 866.556.3083.

The Christmas Revels is a joint production of the Hop and the Upper Valley arts organization Revels North.

Note, too, that this will be the last Christmas Revels at the Hopkins Center for the foreseeable future due to renovations leading to uncertainty about the facility’s future availability. But plans are afoot within Revels North to find a Upper Valley venue and adapt the show accordingly.