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What is the Boar’s Head Festival?

Students, faculty, and staff come together to enact medieval Christmas traditions and the story of Christ’s birth in this moving spectacle, directed by Gerald Dzuiblinski, with musical direction by Brian Altevogt. Beginning in 1978 through the vision of three Concordia professors—Paul Foelber, John Sturmfels and Quentin Marino—the Boar’s Head Festival has become a treasured memory for many. It remains a vibrant and living tradition as it continues to profess the wonder of the Christmas miracle.


  • Friday, November 30, 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 1, 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 2, 4:00 p.m.


Chapel of the Holy Trinity

Tickets: $10-16 (tickets go on sale Monday, October 29 at 1:00 p.m.)
Order by phone: 734-995-7537

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A Manor Christmas

Gather with Concordia University for A Manor Christmas. Holiday tours of the historic Earhart mansion, the 41st annual Boar’s Head Festival, and a European-styled Christmas market will offer a truly memorable and very merry weekend for the whole family.


  • Friday, November 30 from 2:00 - 7:00 p.m. (EST)  Tree Lighting at 5:30pm
  • Saturday, December 1 from 12:00 - 7:00 p.m. (EST)
  • Sunday, December 2 from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. (EST)

For more information please visit our A Manor Christmas website!