Holiday Light Spectacular at the Washington National Cathedral


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Keep the holiday magic alive in the majestic setting of Washington National Cathedral as you are transported into a snow globe world on December 27-28, 2019, as the grand columns and high vaulted ceilings blanketed in snowflakes and other lighting effects!

Plus, enjoy a screening of the 1982 animated film The Snowman with the film’s soundtrack, as well as holiday favorites, performed by a live orchestra and soloists. Based on the book of the same name by Raymond James, this classic animated film tells the poignant tale of a boy who builds a snowman that comes to life for one enchanted night. The film’s enchanting soundtrack includes the dreamily unforgettable song, “Walking in the Air.”

What: Holiday Light Spectacular at the Washington National Cathedral
When: Dec 27-28, 2019; find the time(s) here
Where: Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington DC 20016
Event Details: Find them here

The Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, commonly known as Washington National Cathedral, is not only an active Protestant Episcopal church but also a historic landmark.

Closely modeled on the English Gothic style of the late fourteenth century, the Washington National Cathedral is both the second-largest church building in the United States and the fourth tallest structure in Washington, DC. Construction of this popular church began in 1907 when the foundation stone was laid in the presence of President Roosevelt and ended 83 years later when the “final finial” was placed in the presence of President Bush in 1990.

The public is invited to worship services, prayer, and other spiritual visits, for which admission is always free. Fee-based guided tours, including special Behind-the-Scenes tours, are available, as well as special events. See their full calendar here.

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