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Festive favorites for every holiday.

Classical Holiday Programming Schedule

Festive arrangement for the holidays. Annie Spratt/Unsplash

Enjoy seasonal favorites and a variety of Hanukkah and Christmas programs. Here is a day-by-day guide to all of our special holiday programming for the 2019 season.

Listen: Holiday Stream


Seasonal specials are presented on Classical Minnesota Public Radio's stations and stream.


Listen to these programs on Classical MPR stations and online at the following times. Linked titles go to more information and on-demand audio (when available).

Nov. 27, 6 p.m. & Nov. 28, noon — Every Good Thing

Nov. 27, 7 p.m. & Nov. 28, 10 a.m. — Giving Thanks

Dec. 1, 7 p.m. — All is Bright

Dec. 3, 6 p.m. — Taste of the Holidays

Dec. 4, 7 p.m. — Welcome Christmas

Dec. 6, 8 p.m. — Minnesota Orchestra performing Handel's Messiah (live)

Dec. 8, 3 p.m. — St. Olaf Christmas Festival (on-demand audio now available)

Dec. 10, 7 p.m. — Hollywood Holiday

Dec. 12, 11 a.m. — Christmas with Cantus (live)

Dec. 16, 7 p.m. — Hygge Holiday

Dec. 17, 7 p.m. — Concordia Christmas Concert

Dec. 19, 7 p.m. — A Chanticleer Christmas

Dec. 20, 7 p.m. — St. Olaf Christmas Festival

Dec. 21, 7 p.m. — Christmas at Luther

Dec. 22, 6 p.m. — Candles Burning Brightly

Dec. 23, 7 p.m. — Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Dec. 24, 9 a.m. — A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols from King's College, Cambridge, England (live)

Dec. 24, 7 p.m. — A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols from King's College, Cambridge, England (rebroadcast)

Dec. 24, 9 p.m. — Classical Kids Storytime: The Night Before Christmas

Dec. 25, 10 a.m. — The Nutcracker

Dec. 26 & Jan. 1 — Kwanzaa special: Nguzo Saba

Jan. 1, 10 a.m. — New Year's Day: Live from Vienna

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