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Know Before You Go

Join us for Pops I: Home for the Holidays at 7:30pm at the Abilene Convention Center, featuring Niki Scalera, Samuel Cook, and the Abilene Chamber Singers!

There are several items that we’d like you to know in advance of Saturday’s performance:

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The main parking lot at the convention center is located on the North side of the
building and is free to park. Handicapped parking is limited so we recommend getting there early. Vehicle access on North 6th Street is blocked due to construction, so we recommend parking in the main parking lot. 

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There are four entrances to the theater, two on the north side and two on the south side of the Convention Center. Each will have a Belle or Beau scanning tickets as you enter.

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If you have pre-purchased tickets, you may pick up your tickets at the Box Office located in the foyer of the Convention Center. The Box Office will open at 5:30 PM for the 7:30 PM performance.

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When purchasing tickets online and selecting the eticket delivery method you will
receive one email. This email will contain the order confirmation and the PDFs will be attached at the bottom of the email. If you do not receive this email, please check your spam folder. You can also CLICK HERE and scroll down just after the seating chart and click “Click here to resend tickets” to input the email you used to initially place the order.

Please contact our Box Office with any questions or if you need assistance with your e-tickets.

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Walk up tickets will be available for purchase in the foyer. Please note that the Box Office will close 30 minutes after the start of the concert.

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As part of the Abilene Philharmonic Guild’s Fundraiser, there will be poinsettias available for purchase!

If you chose to pick up your poinsettias after the concert, please head over to the audience left stage door and someone from the Guild will assist you. If you want to pre purchase a poinsettia, CLICK HERE. Deadline to purchase online is Friday, December 2nd.


Food & Beverages

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Unfortunately, due to new restrictions in place by the Convention Center, we are unable to offer Food & Beverages for purchase. You may bring in your own sealed water bottles, and there are several water fountains located in the lobby.

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The performance will last approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes with a 15 minute intermission. Please try to arrive at least thirty minutes before the concert start time of 7:30 PM.

This leaves time for parking, picking up tickets, getting your ticket scanned, visiting the restroom and finding your seat. If you arrive late you will be seated as soon as there is an appropriate pause in the performance.

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There are as many ways of dressing as there are people who come to concerts. Most aim for business casual or dressier, but ultimately the symphony is for everyone, wear what makes you comfortable.

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Student’s ages 6 through 18 can enjoy any Philharmonic concerts for only $5.00.

However, no children under the age of 6 will be allowed in the concert hall. No children on laps; everyone must have a seat. The Family Friendly Matinee at 3PM will be perfect for children 5 and under!



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There will be additional fun in the lobby before the concert, so be sure to arrive a bit early in advance of the performance! Before our evening performance, from 6:45 – 7:20pm, Chorus Abilene’s a cappella ensemble, BackBeat, will be performing in the lobby. This incredible pop-style group will sing the Christmas favorites from Jingle Bells, Joy to the World and more! You definitely don’t want to miss this!

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Ahead of Saturday’s performance, you can peruse a digital copy of the
program book to check out the full concert program, read the program notes to learn more about each work, or get acquainted with the featured guest artists of the program. This program and past programs can be found on our website