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  • Candlelight: Holiday Special ft “The Nutcracker” at Basilica of Ste. Anne de Detroit

Candlelight: Holiday Special ft “The Nutcracker” at Basilica of Ste. Anne de Detroit


Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before in Detroit. Get your tickets now to discover Holiday inspired music at the Basilica of Ste. Anne de Detroit under the gentle glow of candlelight.

General Info
📍 Venue: The Basilica of Ste. Anne de Detroit
📅 Dates and times: December 15 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. (select during purchase)
⏳ Duration: 65 minutes (doors open 45 mins prior to the start time and late entry is not permitted)
👤 Age requirement: 8 years old or older. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult
♿ Accessibility: this venue is ADA compliant
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🪑 Seating is assigned on a first come first served basis in each zone
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  • Holiday Medley – Various
    • Hark the Herald Angels Sing
    • The First Noël
    • Deck the Halls
  • O Holy Night – Adolphe Adam
  • The Seasons, Op. 37a – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    • XII. December. “Christmas”
  • The Four Seasons, Violin Concerto in G Minor, Op. 8 No. 4 RV 297: “Winter” – Antonio Vivaldi
  • The Skaters’ Waltz, Op. 183 (Les Patineurs) – Émile Waldteufel
  • Hänsel und Gretel: Act 2, Abends will ich schlafen gehn (Evening Prayer) – Engelbert Humperdinck
  • Greensleeves (What Child is This) – Traditional
  • Ma’oz Tzur – Traditional Hanukkah Song
  • Ave Maria – Franz Schubert
  • The Nutcracker, Op. 71 – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    • Miniature Overture
    • Act II: No. 12d, Divertissement. “Trepak, Russian Dance”
    • Act II: No. 13, “Waltz of the Flowers”
    • Act II: No. 14c, Pas de Deux. Variation II, “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy”


  • Listeso String Quartet featuring a vocalist on select pieces

User reviews

based on 129 reviews
  • Great concept, THe Nutcracker in the amazing Ste Anne de Detroit. The muscians are exceptional, there relationship to the audience excellent. The vocalist. ! This young lady will move you to tears, an unbelievable talent hidden in plain sight. When she sings Ave Maria, brace yourself for amazing !!
  • The Basilica was so gorgeous with the candles everywhere. The string quartet was excellent and the vocalist had a voice like an angel. Really unique experience!
  • Absolutely amazing! A magical event! The music and Basilica was beautiful!
  • This was one of the most beautiful concerts I have ever been to. The music was wonderful and the vocalist was absolutely beautiful and amazing. Entering the church was smooth and professional, and the ambiance of all the candlelight was so very magical. A great experience.
  • Excellent performance! Staff was all great, kind and helpful. The church was stunning and music was fantastic. Looking forward to other events.
  • This was, as always, a great experience! Highly recommend a candlelight event.
  • Amazing everything! top notch musicians, the vocalist was incredible, the environment was magical. Thank you for a very special evening with my bestie.
  • The concert was absolutely amazing. Such a wonderful and beautiful venue to host it in. Everything about it was magical, a wonderful date night for my husband and I. We cannot wait to attend another concert💖💖💖
  • Quartet was amazing as always! The singer was absolutely wonder!! Highlight of the holidays! 🥰❤️
  • My husband and I have had the privilege of seeing 4 of these concerts and this one was the best by far! The music was fantastic, the musicians were phenomenal, and soloist was beyond description! I truly enjoyed it!!
  • This was such an amazing experience. I can’t wait to attend more.
  • Incredible location & musicians. What a delightful way to get into the holiday spirit!
  • AMAZING!!!!!! I loved every second of it.
  • Wonderful evening. Fabulous performance. The best environment. Thrilled. Shared with all my family and encouraged them all to attend the next performance
  • Amazing!! we will attend other events for sure!
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