The Tabernacle Choir Blog

Didn't Get Tickets To This Year's Christmas Concert?

The Choir received requests for hundreds of thousands of tickets for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square’s Christmas concerts this year. If you were not successful getting tickets, here are some other suggestions for you.

Standby Seating

A standby line will form at the north gate of Temple Square on each night of the concerts. (Thursday through Saturday, December 14-16). Patrons in this line will be seated in the Tabernacle and taken to the Conference Center to fill empty seats as they are available. You won’t have to wait outside in the cold! The program will be screened live on big screens in the Tabernacle for those not getting into the Conference Center. Many standbys are seated in the Conference Center each year.

Attend the Sunday December 17 broadcast of Music & the Spoken Word

Both guest artists will appear on the 30-minue broadcast on this morning. No advance tickets are required. Admission is free but is limited to those eight years of age and older. Doors open to the public at 8:30 a.m., and guests should be seated by 9:15 a.m.  There will be no mini-concert following the broadcast.

Watch Last Year’s Concert on PBS and BYUtv:

A 60-minute version of the 2016 concert featuring Rolando Villazón can be viewed on nationwide PBS television starting Friday, December 15, and other dates through the end of December. Click here to see additional dates and times of the broadcast.

Watch Choir Christmas Specials on our YouTube Channel

Many of our Christmas Music & the Spoken Word programs are available at You can listen to the Choir’s Christmas playlist on the YouTube channel as well.  Check here also for many of the Choir’s Christmas songs as individual tracks.

Attend Other Temple Square Concerts

Tickets will be available October 31 for the Bells on Temple Square Holiday concerts on November 17 and 18, in the Tabernacle.  You may also standby for seating.

Come enjoy the lights and the Christmas spirit on Temple Square every evening from November 24 through December 31. Event times and ticket information can be found at

Wishing a joyous Christmas season to all!