Christmas at Grace Cathedral

Since 1948, Christmas concerts at Grace Cathedral have been a beloved San Francisco tradition. The magnificent music, majestic setting and astonishing acoustics make an ideal way to ring in the season. Experience the deep connection between spirit and art at Grace Cathedral.


Tickets for A Cathedral Christmas, Sing You a Merry Christmas and A Brass and Organ Christmas go on sale September 30 and are available through City Box Office.

Tickets for Handel’s Messiah are available now via American Bach Soloists.

Information about our Christmas services can be found here.

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A Cathedral Christmas
The Grace Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys
Saturdays and Sundays, December 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 3 pm
Monday, December 12 at 7:30 pm
Tickets $15 to $60. On sale September 30.
One of only a handful of such choirs in the country, the Choir of Men and Boys accompanied by full orchestra will transport you with their ethereal performances of favorite carols and holiday masterpieces—a beloved San Francisco tradition.

by Jeremiah McWright

Sing You a Merry Christmas
A Sing Along for Children and Families
Saturdays, December 10 and 17 at 11 am
Friday, December 23 at 4 pm
Tickets $5 to $25. On sale September 30.
Sing along with your favorite holiday carols as the toys of St. Nicholas’s workshop lead you on an extraordinary journey, filling children, young and old, with the joys of the season. This program is particularly well-suited for young children.

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Handel’s Messiah
American Bach Soloists
December 14, 15 and 16 at 7:30 pm. Tickets on sale now.
ABS’s annual presentations bring together Handel’s timeless score, outstanding performances and one of San Francisco’s most breathtaking settings. For tickets and information visit or call (415) 621-7900.


A Brass and Organ Christmas
The Bay Brass
Monday, December 19 at 7:30 pm
Tickets $15 to $60. 
On sale September 30.
A consortium of the finest musicians in the Bay Area pair the wonderful sound of brass with Grace Cathedral’s 7,466-pipe organ for a spectacular holiday performance-a musical highlight of the year.

Christmas concerts at Grace Cathedral are made possible by our generous sponsors. 

For information about sponsoring a concert, contact Katherine Thompson, Canon Director of Development, at or (415) 749-6313.

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