Holiday Light Spectacular

Friday, December 27, 2019 | 4:30pm

Keep the holiday magic alive in the majestic setting of Washington National Cathedral as you are transported into a musical snow globe world, with the grand columns and high vaulted ceilings blanketed in snowflakes and other lighting effects!

Enjoy a medley of seasonal music and sing alongs, accompanied by a full orchestra, including traditional favorites like:

Carol of the Bells
Walking in a Winter Wonderland
Silver Bells
Snow Day
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Oh What A Night (Late December ’63)
Let It Snow

The performance will also include a screening of the 1982 animated film "The Snowman," the poignant tale of a boy who builds a snowman that comes to life for one enchanted night. The film's soundtrack will be performed by the orchestra with a live performance of the dream-like song, “Walking in the Air.”

In the midst of winter, warm your heart with this cozy evening of music, film, and unforgettable lighting and atmospheric special effects.


  • Acclaimed soprano soloist Crossley Hawn
  • Musical arrangements from Charlie Barnett, whose credits include “Saturday Night Live” and “Weeds”
  • Lighting design by Elizabeth Coco and Atmosphere Lighting
  • Admission
  • Dates Offered
    • January 1, 1970 |
  • Notifications
    • Run time is 45 minutes
    • Please note that the show contains flashing lights which may affect photosensitive viewers
    • Free parking is available in the underground garage and on the Cathedral grounds