Join us as we celebrate the birth of Christ.

basics

Our Christmas Eve services begin at 4:30 pm, 7:30 pm and 10:30 pm. Our 4:30 service includes music from our Children's Choirs and a Christmas Pageant, while the later two are Festival Choral Eucharists, both preceded by half an hour of music offered by our Cathedral Choir and talented local musicians. A free Christmas dinner offered by our Downtown Episcopal Outreach Ministry is at 6:00 pm, open to all. And on Christmas Day, we have a Eucharist with carols at 10:30 am.

service details

4:30 pm: The children's choirs of our Cantate Choral Academy will sing, and we'll present a children's Christmas Pageant, followed by Holy Eucharist.

 7:30 and 10:30: a festival choral Eucharist with hymns and service music accompanied by instruments and our historic pipe organ. The Right Reverend Scott Barker, Bishop of Nebraska will be the celebrant, and the Very Reverend Craig Loya, Dean of Trinity Cathedral, will be the preacher.The 10:30 service concludes just after midnight, welcoming Christmas Day. Both liturgies are preceded by a thirty minute choral prelude.

Childcare is available in our nursery at the 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. liturgies.

getting there

We’re located at 113 N. 18th Street in downtown Omaha. You may enter through the bell tower doors on the corner of 18th Street and Capitol Avenue. On Christmas Eve, you can park on the street (metered parking runs until 9:00 pm), and free parking is available at the adjacent Central Parking Garage from 3:30 pm Christmas Eve until 1:00 am Christmas Day (enter through the gates on 18th Street). On Christmas Day, meter parking is free.