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Handel's Messiah (Limited Tickets Available) Friday December 2 2022 at 7:00 PM

× Join Washington National Cathedral for Handel’s Messiah and experience this Christmas classic in a space as Handel would have intended. The Cathedral’s soaring architecture and Gothic splendor offers a venue unlike any other in Washington to experience this work.

RUN TIME: Approximately 3 hours, with one 20-minute intermission.

Handel's Messiah - Family Concert Saturday December 3 2022 at 12:00 PM

× Join Washington National Cathedral for Handel’s beloved “Messiah,” and experience this Christmas classic in a space as Handel would have intended. The Cathedral’s soaring architecture and Gothic splendor offers a space unlike any other in Washington to experience Handel’s masterpiece.

The 12 pm concert on December 3 is an abbreviated performance of “Messiah” highlights, perfect for busy families with young children. Experience the best of “Messiah” with the whole family. RUN TIME: Approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission.

Handel's Messiah (Limited Tickets Available) Saturday December 3 2022 at 4:00 PM

× Join Washington National Cathedral for Handel’s Messiah and experience this Christmas classic in a space as Handel would have intended. The Cathedral’s soaring architecture and Gothic splendor offers a venue unlike any other in Washington to experience this work.

RUN TIME: Approximately 3 hours, with one 20-minute intermission.

Handel's Messiah (Limited Tickets Available) Sunday December 4 2022 at 4:00 PM

× Join Washington National Cathedral for Handel’s Messiah and experience this Christmas classic in a space as Handel would have intended. The Cathedral’s soaring architecture and Gothic splendor offers a venue unlike any other in Washington to experience this work.

RUN TIME: Approximately 3 hours, with one 20-minute intermission.

Joy of Christmas (Limited Tickets Available) Saturday December 10 2022 at 2:00 PM

× Trumpets, drums, and voices herald the coming of the Christmas season. As the cold of winter sets in, music of the holidays past and present will warm your spirit. CCS’s annual Joy of Christmas is a Washington tradition that all should experience.

RUN TIME: Approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.

Joy of Christmas (Limited Tickets Available) Saturday December 10 2022 at 6:00 PM

× Trumpets, drums, and voices herald the coming of the Christmas season. As the cold of winter sets in, music of the holidays past and present will warm your spirit. CCS’s annual Joy of Christmas is a Washington tradition that all should experience.

RUN TIME: Approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.

Joy of Christmas (Limited Tickets Available) Sunday December 11 2022 at 4:00 PM

× Trumpets, drums, and voices herald the coming of the Christmas season. As the cold of winter sets in, music of the holidays past and present will warm your spirit. CCS’s annual Joy of Christmas is a Washington tradition that all should experience.

RUN TIME: Approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.

Christmas Lessons and Carols Thursday December 22 2022 at 6:00 PM

× Readings from Holy Scripture, favorite hymns, and instrumental music carry us from Creation to the manger in Bethlehem, telling the ancient story of God’s continued continuing love as made known in Christ. Canon Vicar Dana Colley Corsello delivers the homily.

There is a handling fee of $7 per pass. Passes are delivered by email, and may either be printed or shown on your device for entry.

Family Christmas Service Friday December 23 2022 at 10:00 AM

× A menagerie of live animals helps bring the Nativity to life in this joyful service of carols and prayers. Gather loved ones of all ages to welcome the Holy Family in the festively decorated Cathedral nave.

There is a handling fee of $7 per pass. Passes are delivered by email, and may either be printed or shown on your device for entry.

Gospel Christmas Friday December 23 2022 at 6:00 PM

× Hear the good news as it comes to life in our annual service of gospel Christmas music, poetry, and readings from Holy Scripture. Canon Theologian Kelly Brown Douglas delivers the homily.

There is a handling fee of $7 per pass. Passes are delivered by email, and may either be printed or shown on your device for entry.

Christmas Eve Lessons and Carols (Limited Tickets Available) Saturday December 24 2022 at 6:00 PM

× Readings from Holy Scripture, favorite hymns, and instrumental music carry us from Creation to the manger in Bethlehem, telling the ancient story of God’s continued continuing love as made known in Christ. Cathedral Dean Randolph Marshall Hollerith delivers the homily.

There is a handling fee of $7 per pass. Passes are delivered by email, and may either be printed or shown on your device for entry.

Christmas Eve Holy Eucharist Saturday December 24 2022 at 10:00 PM

× Join us for one of the most beautiful services of the year as we herald the Light made known to us on this holy night. We celebrate Christ’s birth with readings from Holy Scripture, favorite hymns, seasonal choral and instrumental music, and preaching by Cathedral Dean Randolph Marshall Hollerith. The Right Reverend Mariann Edgar Budde, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, presides.

There is a handling fee of $7 per pass. Passes are delivered by email, and may either be printed or shown on your device for entry.