Worship with us at Christmas at DPAC 2018!

Join us for Christmas at DPAC 2018 as we worship God together at the following service times:

Sunday, December 23

2 p.m., 5 p.m., & 8 p.m.

Monday, December 24

11 a.m. & 2 p.m.

Can’t attend in person? Christmas Eve services will be streamed live. Details coming soon.

Tickets for dress rehearsal on Saturday, Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. will be available Wednesday, Dec. 12 at noon.

Didn’t get a ticket? Have an extra ticket to share?
Exchange tickets in our official Christmas at DPAC Facebook event. 

Sign Language Interpretation Available

Directions & Parking

Parking will be available in parking decks surrounding DPAC for $5 per vehicle. Our parking team will direct you to the closest deck available. Look for the Summit parking signs.

Durham Performing Arts Center

Christmas at DPAC

Durham Performing Arts Center

123 Vivian Street

Durham, NC 27701

Childcare RSVP

Due to limited space available in DPAC, we are only able to accommodate a certain number of kids for childcare.

Please note, childcare will not be provided during our Dec. 23, 8 p.m. service.

Childcare will be provided for kids age 6 weeks through pre-kindergarten, but only with a reservation. Check-In for kids will happen on the east side of DPAC on South Mangum Street, and families may drop-off up to one hour prior to each service.

Kids are welcome in the service, but all ages must have a ticket.

RSVP for the service you are attending by selecting one of the links below.

Week of Unbroken Prayer

We hope to create a continuous, unbroken chain of prayer leading up to our Christmas at DPAC services. By selecting a time below, you commit to pray for that 30-minute shift. You may pray alone, or you may invite your family or small group to join you in prayer. Let’s join together to ask God to move in our church, our city, and the world!

Spread the Word

Are you attending Christmas at DPAC? Download an image below and invite your friends via social media!

Volunteer Sign Ups are Open Now!

Volunteer sign ups begin Nov. 18. There are 1,700 spaces up for grabs to serve in guest services, childcare, or Boiler Room (prayer team).

Join us as we give this gift to our city!

Frequent Questions

Do I need a ticket to attend the service?
DPAC’s regulations require all attendees to have a ticket to enter the venue. No one will be admitted without a ticket, and all tickets will be scanned upon entry. If you have a ticket your party is not using, please turn it in at the box office.
Do I need a ticket for my child?
Whether your child is attending the service or joining us in Summit Kids, the corresponding ticket is required to enter the building. Due to limited space, children who do not have an RSVP for childcare will not be permitted to stay. If you choose to take your children into the service (which you should!), all children must have a Ticketmaster issued ticket for the service time.


Are tickets assigned seating?
All seating for Christmas at DPAC is General Admission. However, we will be filling the theater one level at a time, from the bottom to the top. If you desire to sit in an upper section, we ask that you wait until that level opens.
Is DPAC handicapped-accessible?
Parking: a limited number of handicapped-accessible parking spaces will be available directly in front of DPAC’s entrance on Vivian Street. We will have Durham police officers assisting in that area; please notify them if you need availability. In addition, each parking garage has multiple handicapped-accessible spaces. You must have a valid handicapped placard in order to park in one of these areas.

Seating: each level of DPAC has handicapped-accessible seating areas and space for wheelchairs. Elevators are available to each level.

Sign Language Interpretation: there will be reserved seats for best viewing of sign language interpretation in Section 2, Row F during the Sunday, 5 p.m. and Monday, 11 a.m. services.

For help with handicapped seating or other special needs, please visit the Guest Services desk in the main lobby.

May I drop my family off at the door before I park?
General drop and go parking is available on Vivian Street directly in front of DPAC. You will need to signal a Durham police officer, who will be on standby and ready to grant you access. There is no parking allowed on Vivian without a valid handicapped placard. Childcare drop and go is available in front of the childcare check-in doors on Mangum.
What time should we arrive?
Lobby doors will open one hour prior to each service. The auditorium will open thirty minutes prior to each service and all seating is general admission. We suggest that you plan on arriving 45-60 minutes prior to the service, leaving you plenty of time to park and walk to DPAC.
I have a large group of friends, and we’d all like to sit together. How can I make that happen?
Keep in mind that all services are at capacity. While we want to honor your desire to sit with friends and family, we’d ask that you wait in the lobby until your entire party is together, and then enter the auditorium as a group.
What do I do if I need tickets, have tickets I don’t need, or would like to exchange tickets?

This post has all of the information you need!

Join us for

Christmas at DPAC

Durham Performing Arts Center

December 23 & 24, 2018

Presented by The Summit Church