Washington National Cathedral is a place for spiritual enrichment and an architectural feat of stunning beauty. Whether you come for worship, a tour, concert, pilgrimage, or an insightful program, it is a place open to all—it is open to you.

Coming to the Cathedral

The Guiding Night
Tuesday, December 1, 7 pm

The Rev. Carole Crumley leads this Advent candlelight pilgrimage through the sacred spaces of the Cathedral. Learn more »

Handel’s Messiah
Saturday, December 5 and Sunday, December 6, 4 pm

The National Cathedral provides the perfect setting for the season’s most joyous music, performed by a team of international soloists with the Cathedral’s own combined choirs and Baroque orchestra. There is no better way to start off your holiday season. Learn more »

A Ceremony of Carols: A Midwinter Melancholy
Tuesday, December 8, 7 pm

A not-to-miss moment of calm in the busy bustle of the holiday season highlighting the incomparable Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten. Medieval and modern unite to provide an unique experience of exquisite music-making with Norwegian violinist Bjarte Eike, the Diderot String Quartet, and Cathedral musicians. Learn more »

The Twelve Days of Christmas – A Family Holiday Concert
Sunday, December 20, 3:30 and 7:30 pm

Hear your favorite holiday poems, readings, and music of the season performed by the full 16 player Washington Symphonic Brass and the Cathedral Choir in a fresh new show for the whole family! Learn more »