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The Christmas Revels


The Christmas Revels –
Highland Voyage, A Scottish Celebration of the Winter Solstice



DEC 14 - 22, 2018
Newmark Theatre
1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205

“The best Christmas celebration in the known universe” journeys to Scotland this year to celebrate the season with ancient traditions of song, dance, ritual, and story, including the sword dancing and choreography with guest artist Francis Attanasio, the evocative Abbotts Bromely Horn Dance, a hilarious Mummer’s Play, a band of traditional instruments with special guest artists fiddler Kevin Carr and piper Elias Alexander, the Revels Adult and Children’s Choruses, audience sing-alongs, and more.

We are overjoyed to announce that this year the Portland Revels  “Christmas Revels, Highland Voyage, A Scottish Celebration of the Winter Solstice”  performances will be at the beautiful Newmark Theatre in downtown Portland!

Highland Voyage is the story of three fools on a quest to put the sun, moon, and stars back into the sky.  We’ll have all of your favorite Revels traditions including the Abbotts Bromley Horn Dance, a Mummer’s Play, audience sing-alongs and more! Full of wonder, magic, music, and laughter.

Featuring life size puppets, Betsy Branch and special musical guests piper and singer Elias Alexander, Kevin Carr on pipes and fiddle and as “The Poet”,  Owen Hofmann-Smith on cello and Elizabeth Nicholson on harp. Francis Attanasio as Papa Stour Sword Dance and Community Dance choreographer. With the Portland Brass, Robert Lockwood and the Portland Revels Adult and Children’s Choruses.

The Revels is the best Christmas celebration in the known universe. I’ve never been so moved by any performance as by the Revels every single year. I feel privileged to be a part of it.
— A Portland Revels Patron

Performance Schedule

Friday, December 14th ~ 7:30pm
Opening Night– Dress in your Highland Finest and Red Carpet Photos!
6:30pm VIP Reception with Artistic Director Bruce Hostetler (AAA and AA ticket holders)
Senior Discount Night- Seniors get 15% off all ticket levels

Saturday, December 15th ~ 1:00pm

Saturday, December 15th ~ 7:30pm
6:30pm Special Free Pre-show  “The Music of Highland Voyage with Robert Lockwood”

Sunday, December 16th ~ 1:00pm

Sunday, December 16th ~ 7:30pm
Family Night- Discount of 15% off  Children’s tickets
6:30pm Special Free Pre-show  “The Musical Instruments of Highland Voyage with Elias Alexander”

Thursday, December 20th ~ 7:30pm

Friday, December 21st ~  7:30pm

Saturday, December 22nd ~  1:00pm

Most enjoyed by age 4 and up.

Earlier Event: December 13
Cirque de la Symphonie