Get your ho-ho-holiday groove on with these weekend events

Christmas music will fill the Fargo-Moorhead air this weekend, so be sure to get out and enjoy it.

The Master Chorale of Fargo-Moorhead begins its weekend run Thursday night, Dec. 8.
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Master Chorale

Thursday to Sunday

There are lots of sounds to this season, but choirs always have a spot this time of year. The Master Chorale of Fargo-Moorhead presents this year’s Christmas concert, Let the Stable Still Astonish , this weekend at the Concordia College Centrum. The show will include classic hymns, spirituals and other works for the holidays. Tickets for the Friday and Saturday dinner shows are closed, but music-only performances at 7 p.m. Thursday and 2 p.m. Sunday are still available for $25, plus fees at .

Lorie Line


Pianist Lorie Line.

Lorie Line doesn’t sing much, but she lets her piano playing do the talking. For decades, her Christmas show has been the highlight of the year for fans. The shows have been scaled back over the years to focus more on her playing rather than elaborate productions, but the heart and talent are still as strong. One thing that’s changed is forgoing the “The Twelve Days of Christmas” and the show is recommended for kids 10 and older. The cheer starts at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Fargo Theatre. Tickets are $65, plus fees from .

FM Gay Men’s Chorus



The Fargo-Moorhead Gay Men's Chorus and fans.

The Fargo-Moorhead Gay Men’s Chorus gets in the spirit Saturday with its holiday show, Christmas Soup. The group will put a seasonal spin on some classics, throw in some new tunes and spice everything up with special guests, like emcee Miss Kitty, Alandra Sparks & Ric O'Shay. The music starts at 4 p.m. at Bethesda Lutheran Church , Moorhead, but stick around after the show to meet the performers and take part in a soup and sandwich dinner. Tickets are $15.

FMSO Holiday Pops Concert

Saturday and Sunday

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Singer Ronnie Allen.

The Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra gets in the Christmas spirit in a big way this weekend at First Lutheran Church, Fargo , with two performances of its holiday pops concert. Hope in Every Heart features a variety of seasonal standards from classics to contemporary. Concordia College alumnus and former member of Sounds of Blackness, Ronnie Allen will return to perform with the group after playing in last year’s Symphony Rocks. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday with tickets ranging from $10 to $25, plus fees. Purchase tickets at .

Church of Cash Christmas


Johnny Cash superfan Jay Earnest will lead the Church of Cash Christmas show Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022.

Christmas is a colorful time of the year, filled with red, green, blue, silver, gold, white and even black. The Man in Black, more precisely. Johnny Cash was a big fan of Christmas and now superfan Jay Earnest leads his tribute show through a stream of holiday hits in the key of Cash . The music starts at 8 p.m. Saturday at Sanctuary Events Center, Fargo. Country duo the Jensen Sisters open the show. Tickets are $25 and $35, plus fees for this ID-only show from .

Medora Christmas Memories


Emily Walter returns for Medora Christmas Memories.

The wintry beauty of the Badlands comes to the Fargo Theatre Sunday for two performances of Medora Christmas Memories . The show features some familiar voices from the Medora Musical, like host Bill Sorensen, Emily Walter, Amberly Rosen and Misty Koop, as well as magician Colin Zasadny and musicians the Waddington Brothers. Showtimes are 3 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $32.50 and $37.50, plus fees.

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