Christmas Services

Christmas Eve & Day Services &
Pass Information for 2014

Join us on December 24 and 25 as we celebrate the birth of the Christ child. Christmas Eve services and the Christmas morning service are webcast live.


Passes are required for both the 6 pm and the 10 pm services on December 24.
All advance passes have been distributed; a very limited number will be available one-half hour before each service.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

For a listing of all concerts, events, and services leading up to Christmas, please view this page.

Schedule of Services

Festival Holy Eucharist
December 25, 2014 11 AM

Celebrate Christmas Day at Washington National Cathedral. Learn more »

Christmas Day Service of Lessons and Carols
December 25, 2014 4 PM

Traditional service of Scripture readings and Christmas carols. Learn more »

Christmas Day Organ Recital
December 25, 2014 5:15 PM

Cathedral organists Christopher Betts and Benjamin Straley play a Christmas afternoon recital on the Cathedral’s great organ. With special guest, Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano. Learn more »

The Cathedral will close after the 5:15 pm Christmas Day organ recital.

For security reasons, please do not bring backpacks or large packages to any of these services. Large bags will be subject to search. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Parking at the Cathedral

Parking in the Cathedral’s underground garage is free on Sundays for services and organ recitals; parking for concerts and programs is available for an event-parking fee. Learn more about parking options for individuals and groups.