Christmas at Grace Cathedral

Since 1947, 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 concerts go on sale on Monday, September 25. To receive our Christmas brochure email us. To receive our weekly email Cathedral Highlights, sign up online.

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A Cathedral Christmas
The Grace Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys
Saturdays and Sundays, December 9, 10, 16 and 17 at 3 pm
Friday, December 22 at 7:30 pm
In the tradition of the grand cathedrals of Europe, Grace Cathedral has an illustrious Choir of Men and Boys. Accompanied by full orchestra, they will transport you with their ethereal performances of favorite carols and holiday masterpieces—a beloved San Francisco tradition. This performance is 90 minutes.

by Jeremiah McWright

Sing You a Merry Christmas
A Sing-Along and Christmas Show for Children and Families
Saturdays, December 9 and 16 at 11 am
Friday, December 22 and Saturday, December 23 at 3 pm
In this heart-warming performance, the toys of St. Nicholas’s workshop lead you on an extraordinary journey, filling children, young and old, with the joys of the season and giving them the opportunity to sing along to favorite carols. This program is particularly well-suited for young children. This performance is one hour.Snowflake Tea
Saturday, December 9
Our beloved Sing-Along concerts are a sell-out hit for children of all ages. Count your party of four in with premiere seats in the front orchestra and a private pre-show reception with members of the cast and holiday refreshments.

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Handel’s Messiah
American Bach Soloists
December 13, 14 and 15 at 7:30 pm. Tickets on sale now.
ABS’ 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. This performance is two hours with one intermission. 


A Brass and Organ Christmas
The Bay Brass
Monday, December 18 at 7:30 pm
A consortium of the finest musicians in the Bay Area pair the wonderful sound of brass with the cathedral’s 7,466-pipe organ for a spectacular holiday performance — a musical highlight of the year. This performance is 90 minutes with one intermission.

Be an Angel
Grace Cathedral’s Christmas concert series is made possible by our generous sponsors, who receive preferred seating and recognition in the series program. For more information, please contact Katherine Thompson, Canon Director of Development, at (415) 749-6313 or


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