Celebrating the Season: Christmas & New Year's Eve

Christmas Eve Lessons and Carols
Saturday, December 24, 4 pm
The Cathedral Choristers are joined by members of the Cathedral Choir in this family-friendly service, featuring readings, Christmas carols, and larger-than-life puppets to tell the Christmas story. Kent Tritle and Associate Choirmaster Bryan Zaros lead the Choristers in music by Elizabeth Poston, John Rutter, Donald Fraser, Jacob Handl, and Charles Wood. No passes are needed to attend!

Christmas Eve Festal Eucharist
Saturday, December 24, 10:30 pm
Prelude music (Charpentier’s “In Nativitate Domini canticum”) begins at 10 PM, sung by the combined Cathedral Choirs. The Bishop of New York celebrates the Eucharist and preaches. The Cathedral Choirs and Orchestra perform Mozart's festive Coronation Mass, as well as classic Christmas carols. Special guests Paul Winter and Susanna Phillips join to celebrate the Christmas spirit.

This beloved service is open to all. Passes are not needed to attend this service—there is plenty of seating for all! A limited number of passes for general reserved seating are available to the public by request, while supplies last, until December 12. To request passes, please contact Christian DeRuiter (or call 212-316-7483). Passes are honored until 10:10 p.m.

Congregation members should direct requests to the Office of Pastoral Care. Cathedral volunteers should direct requests to the supervisor or manager of the office with which they volunteer.

Christmas Day Choral Eucharist
Sunday, December 25, 10:30 am
The Dean preaches and the Cathedral Choir sings. This will be the only liturgy this day.

New Year’s Eve Watchnight Service
Saturday, December 31, 11 pm
Join the Cathedral community in ringing in the New Year with this special late-night service.

New Year’s Day Eucharist
Sunday, January 1, 11 am
Please note, this special Eucharist will be the only service on New Year’s Day.

For information on daily services, browse the calendar or visit the main Worship page.