Peace Lutheran presents Boar’s Head Festival


Peace Lutheran Church, 737 Barracksview Road, will offer its 23rd annual Boar’s Head Christmas Festival in November and December.

The Boar’s Head Christmas Festival will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, through Saturday, Dec. 2. The festival also will be presented at 2:30 and 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3.
Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 1, free tickets will be offered to the public on a first-come basis. Tickets can be obtained by calling (314) 892-5610.

Pre-festival music will include: Nov. 30, the We Are One Community Chorus; Dec. 1, St. Louis Lutheran Chorale; Dec. 2, Constellation of Chicago; and Dec. 3, the Gateway Ringers.
As the pageant opens amid carols and other period music, a Yule sprite appears ushering in the celebration with a “Christ Candle” lit to symbolize Christ bringing light to a darkened world.
Before the procession of lords and ladies, dancers, musicians, swordsmen and servants, the boar’s head is presented to King Wenceslas, symbolizing the defeat of evil, an analogy of the Savior who ultimately conquers evil, a news release stated.

After the merriment of the court scene, the Christmas story is then presented without dialogue, complete with shepherds and wise men following the star to the holy family.
More information about the festival can be found at