The 2020 Christmas Revels

Every year, our Christmas Revels production brings back the light in a different time and place, exploring traditional song, dance, and storytelling to take audiences on a magical journey through the darkest night of the year. 

This year, there’s a different way to experience the Revels.

We’re blending tradition, technology and the magic of film to beam the music, ritual and light of our winter solstice celebration straight into your living room. The show will reimagine many favorites: group singing, narrated story, stunning visual backdrops, the delightful Revels children, and new band sets with old friends. There’ll be an Abbots Bromley Horn Dance presented as you’ve never seen it, and we’ll follow the Revels Fool on a quest to find the light.

We aren’t selling tickets.

Instead, we ask that you donate the value of the tickets you would normally purchase, or whatever is within your means. Your contribution will help fund the film production and ensure a strong future for Portland Revels. Donors will receive a link to stream the show. You can join a hosted webcast performance on December 20 at 2 PM or December 18 or 24 at 7:30 PM. You can also stream the 2020 Christmas Revels at your convenience into the new year.


Community Webcast dates:

December 18, 7:30 PM
Opening Night festivities

with Co-Directors Bruce Hostetler
and Gary Lundgren 
December 20, 2:00 PM
Winter Solstice matinee with

Children’s Chorus Director Regina Pirruccello
and a special guest from the Children’s Chorus
December 24, 7:30 PM
Christmas Eve webcast

with Music Director Robert Lockwood &
Associate Music Director Betsy Branch 
The show will also be available for on-demand streaming December 25-January 6.