Holiday Programming

Check this space around the holiday season 2018

2017 Schedule:

Mon-Fri  12/4-12/22 @9:35am

Holiday Readings & Remembrances


Wednesday, 12/20

10am - Paul Winter’s 36th Annual Winter Solstice Celebration

3pm - A Christmas Carol (Broadway Matinee – Songs from the Stage & Screen)


Thursday, 12/21 

10am - St. Olaf Christmas Festival

3pm - Wence Upon a Time

10pm - NMU Music Department Holiday program

10:30pm - Wence Upon a Time


Friday, 12/22

10am - A Chanticleer Christmas

11am - Carols & Cheer

3pm - The Big Tiny Desk Holiday Special

8pm - Carols in the Cathedral (2hrs)

10pm - An Afro Blue Christmas


Saturday, 12/23

10pm - Festivo Alt.Latino

11pm - House of Blue Lights: Irreverent Images of Santa

repeats Sunday, 12/24 6am


Sunday, 12/24

1pm - Center Stage from Wolf Trap Holiday special with the Swingles

3pm - Jazz Piano Christmas 33

4pm - A 40s Radio Christmas

10pm - Christmas in Appalachia (from 2016)


Monday, 12/25

6am - Welcome Christmas

7am - St. Olaf Christmas Festival

9am - Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra

10am - A Festival of 9 Lessons and Carols

1pm - The Big Tiny Desk Holiday Special

2pm - All Songs Considered for the Holidays

3pm - Tinsel Tales 4

10pm - Jazz Piano Christmas 33


Tuesday, 12/26

10am - Carols & Cheer

11am - A Choral Christmas with Stile Antico

3pm - An Afro Blue Christmas


Wednesday, 12/27 

10am - St. Olaf Christmas Festival

3pm - A Broadway Christmas


Thursday, 12/28

10am - Christmas with Morehouse and Spelman Glee Clubs

11am - A Chanticleer Christmas


Friday, 12/29

10am - Leroy Anderson Christmas

11am - Toys for Christmas (Wind & Rhythm)

3pm - Festivo Alt.Latino

10pm - A Swinging Holiday Jazz Party with Wynton Marsalis


Sunday, 12/31

3pm - The New Year’s Eve Jam

4pm - The Capitol Steps Politics Takes a Holiday New Year’s Edition

9pm - Toast of the Nation


Monday, 1/1

11am - New Year’s Day from Vienna 2018 ‘live’

3pm - The Capitol Steps Politics Takes a Holiday New Year’s Edition

repeats at 10pm

Candles Burning Brightly

Monday, Dec.7 at 11 am

Celebrate Chanukah with an exploration of Chanukah foods, traditional activities and plenty of music.

A Chanukah Celebration with Chicago A Capella

Tuesday, Dec.8 at 11am

An inspiring and informative show featuring choral music set to Chanukah texts.  Jonathan Miller provides liturgical and cultural background as part of this unique look inside old and newer choral Chanukah traditions.

Superiorland Concerts:  Carols in the Cathedral

With the Marquette Choral Society

Marquette Symphony Orchestra 2014 Holidays Concert

Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 10am

The MSO presents “Sounds of the Holidays” pops concert with guest conductors Janis Peterson and Dr. Stephen Grugin.

A Chanticleer Christmas

Tuesday, Dec. 22 at 11am

Holiday favorites, new and old, presented by the superb twelve-man ensemble known as “an orchestra of voices.”

A Brass Band Christmas

Wednesday, Dec. 23 at 10am

Jazz Piano Christmas XXV

Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 3pm

NPR Music brings you another great concert from Kennedy Center. Kenny Barron, Fred Hersch, and Carmen Staaf perform their favorite holiday songs in a program hosted by Felix Contreras.

Sound Ideas: Yuletide Treats

Friday, Dec. 18 at 11am

Let the kid inside you relive the magic of the season while the adult in you finger pops along the way with jazz interpretations of Christmas and other holiday classics.

Light & Gold: The Music of Eric Whitacre

Wednesday, Dec. 23 at 3pm

A meditative special co-hosted by Brian Newhouse and composer Eric Whitacre, featuring his own choral masterpieces.

Folktale of Bells

Tuesday, Dec. 22 at 3pm

Holiday Readings & Remembrances 2015

Weekdays at 9:35 am after Writer’s Almanac Public Radio 90 listeners tell stories recounting their holiday memories.

The Christmas Skater

Thursday, Dec. 24 at 3pm

The Capitol Steps-

Politics Takes A Holiday: New Year’s Eve 2015

Thursday, Dec. 31 at 3pm & 8pm,

Friday, Jan. 1 at 10am &10pm

Help roast 2015 to a crisp with the Capitol Steps and their annual year-in-review awards ceremony. Hilarious fun poked at everyone. We put the mock in democracy!

Toast of the Nation

Thursday, Dec. 31 at 9pm

through Friday, Jan 1 at 5am