2021 note: Apparently the WSO’s in-person Spirit of the Season concert will not be held this year, but they may do some virtual performances. (See their Facebook comment below.)
The annual Spirit of the Season concert is a gift from the Wichita Symphony Orchestra to the community.
Each year, the Symphony invites the community to attend the free concert and enjoy the sounds of the season with Christmas carols and holiday hits.
Tickets are available now for the 2019 concert.
And they sell out quickly! If you don’t get a ticket, concert organizers encourage everyone to plan to come anyway. They’ll fill any seats that aren’t taken on the night of the performance.
The concert this year will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 in the Century II Convention Hall.
The Spirit of the Season is a family concert, recommended for everyone ages 3 and up.
Doors to the symphony concert open at 6:30 p.m. for ticket-holders, and it’s a good idea to get there early. Ticket holders who bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Kansas Food Bank will be seated first!
People without tickets will be admitted at 7:15 p.m. to fill unclaimed seats.
Although tickets for the concert are free, donations are encouraged. Kansas Food Bank collection bins will be onsite the night of the concert for donations of non-perishable food items – i.e. cans or packages of food. Monetary donations to support the Wichita Symphony’s family and education programs will also be accepted.
Wichita Symphony Orchestra’s Spirit of the Season concert
Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Time: 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30)
Location: Century II Convention Hall, 225 W. Douglas in downtown Wichita
Cost: Free, but monetary donations to the Symphony and food items for the Kansas Food Bank are encouraged
For more information and to request tickets online, see the WSO Christmas Concert web page.
If the Tickets Sell Out
The Convention Hall seats more people than the Concert Hall, which is where the Wichita Symphony usually performs. But the free Christmas concert is so popular that it still sells out, even in the larger venue.
You might still want to check the ticket website from time to time for tickets in case more seats become available. On their Facebook page, the Symphony gave a phone number to call if anyone realizes they claimed more tickets than they need. There is a limit on the number of tickets that can be claimed when you order.