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ELF and all related characters and elements © & ™ New Line Productions, Inc. (s22)

Elf in Concert 2022

with the Minnesota Orchestra

Sat Dec 17 — Sun Dec 18, 2022

Orchestra Hall

~ 2 hrs including a 20 min intermission

Buddy was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler, and raised among Santa’s elves. This holiday season Buddy travels to New York—with the Minnesota Orchestra! Experience John Debney’s wonderful score as the full film plays on the big screen.

A Few Things to Know

  1. An instant classic: This highly anticipated holiday film became the eighth-highest-grossing Christmas movie ever made and introduced audiences to favorite quotes such as “Santa! I know him!” and “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.”
  2. While Will Ferrell had gained acclaim as a cast member of Saturday Night Live and as part of a few SNL-related movies, Elf's release in 2003 (and his portrayal as Frank the Tank in Old School earlier in that same year) catapulted Ferrell into his status as one of Hollywood's most popular comedy film actors.

This film is rated PG.  Parental guidance suggested – Some material may not be suitable for children.

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Plan your visit

  • Pre-concert activities
  • Valet Parking
  • Pre-order Beverages
  • Directions & Parking
  • Helpful Tips

Twin Cities Bronze Handbell Ensemble

When: Sat Dec 17 | 1:15-1:45pm, 6:15-6:45pm
Where: Roberta Mann Grand Foyer

Twin Cities Bronze is an auditioned community handbell ensemble of advanced ringers from the Twin Cities Metro area.  Distinctive among handbell groups for performing without a conductor, the ensemble is also known for its energetic and visually appealing performance style.

MacPhail Suzuki Vivace Violin Group

When: Sun Dec 18 | 1:15-1:45pm
Where: Target Atrium

The MacPhail Suzuki Vivace Violin Group is a performance group for advanced violin students from 9–17 years old, with emphasis on improving musicianship, performance practice, leadership skills, and artistry with the violin.

Snow Globe Photo Opportunity

When: All Performances | Pre-concert and Intermission
Where: Balcony A

Snap a photo in our iconic giant snow globe to remember your fun and festive day at Orchestra Hall! 

Cut Paper Snowflake Make and Take

When: All Performances | Pre-concert and Intermission
Where: N. Bud Grossman Mezzanine

Make a hand-cut paper snowflake to brighten your windows throughout winter. We'll have a variety of templates and cutting tools to help you snip paper into intricate designs. 

Buddy the Elf Beanbag Toss

When: All Performances | Pre-concert and Intermission
Where: N. Bud Grossman Mezzanine

Have a snowball fight with Buddy! Try your luck at our bean bag snowball toss for bragging rights and prizes.  

Bedding Drive for Simpson Housing Services

When: Through Dec 19, 2022
Where: Roberta Mann Grand Foyer

As Simpson Housing rebuilds its shelter, their emergency housing services for people experiencing homelessness will move to an interim site. During December, we're holding a bedding drive with the goal of collecting 70 NEW twin XL sheet sets and fleece or cotton blankets - enough to outfit all beds at the interim location and provide warmth and dignity to residents.

Look for the collection box in the Roberta Mann Grand Foyer through December 19.

Know Before You Go

An engaging performance awaits, and the fun doesn’t stop there. Make this visit your own with food and activity options. Browse these helpful tips, and when your concert date arrives, all you have to do is sit back and enjoy.

Directions & Parking

All the information you need to know for getting to and from Orchestra Hall. Parking is just steps away from Orchestra Hall in the city-owned and skyway-connected 11th and Marquette Ramp.

Pre-order beverages

Skip the lines at the bar! Pre-order your intermission beverage via the MN Orch App when you arrive at Orchestra Hall.

Accessibility Services

  • Armless & Bariatric Chairs
  • Assistive Listening Devices
  • Large-Print Programs
  • Noise-Cancelling Headphones
  • Service Animals
  • Wheelchair & Accessible Seating

Additional services are available upon request.


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