Boar's Head Christmas Festival
December 1 - 4, 2022
Thursday, December 1, 2022 – 7:30 pm Friday, December 2, 2022 – 7:30 pm Saturday, December 3, 2022 – 7:30 pm Sunday, December 4, 2022 – 2:30 and 6:00 pm Doors open one hour before each Festival. Music begins one-half hour before each Festival.
Ticket distribution will begin on Tuesday, November 1, 2022. You may call (314.892.5610) or stop by the church office after 8:00 am to reserve your complimentary ticket(s).
The colorful Boar’s Head ceremony became part of the Christmas celebration in the great manor houses of the Middle Ages, but had its roots in pagan times when the boar was the first dish served at a Roman feast. The Church endowed the custom with symbolic Christian meaning and elevated it to the service of God, enriching the lives of all it touched. Sponsored by the Lord of the Manor, the ceremony became a service of praise to Jesus Christ, Lord of the Universe and Redeemer of the World.
Peace Lutheran Church brings this ancient tradition to South St. Louis, adding our voices, music, and drama to our prayer that it will be an offering of praise to the One whose birth we celebrate and a witness to the joy we share in our salvation through Him. We offer the Christmas message told through the Boar’s Head Festival as our gift through Christ to the South County community.