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  • Candlelight Holiday Special featuring “The Nutcracker” and More

Candlelight Holiday Special featuring “The Nutcracker” and More


Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before in Philadelphia. Get your tickets now to discover Holiday inspired music at the Masonic Temple and Library under the gentle glow of candlelight.

General Info
📍 Venue: One North Broad: Masonic Temple and Library
📅 Dates and times: December 15 and 21 at 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. (select during purchase)
⏳ Duration: 65 minutes (doors open 1 hour 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
🕯️ If you would like to book a private concert (min 40+ people), please click here
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Tentative Program

  • 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 160 reviews
  • The quartet was awesome. 2nd show like this so far, and we will attend more.
  • The masonic temple was a wonderful venue to have a candlelit holiday concert. The music was lovely and the singer for 3 songs was exceptional. We had a very enjoyable time.
  • what a great night out!! we brought my mother and it was a perfect night for her and the holiday music was awesome!!
  • Great concert in a terrific venue. Nice value and fun evening.
  • Wonderful concert! Selections were wonderful! Decorations with candles was Mesmerizing! Thank you for everything you did to put on this amazing production!
  • The skill & professionalism, combined with a - genuine - and palpable feeling of wanting to be there by the quartet was....magical.
  • Very beautiful! The music and atmosphere were incredible! I will be coming back again!!
  • The music selection was excellent as was the string quartet. The venue added a special ambiance to the entire concert. I would attend another concert .
  • Amazing! Got us in such a beautiful Christmas spirit!
  • Perfect setting. Wonderful music. Safety precautions were excellent.
  • We loved it! Great performance & wonderful staff.
  • Fantastic!! Enjoyed thoroughly and look forward to more!!
  • It was absolutely incredible. I hope this is done every year, I would like to bring my whole family. Perfect event.
  • A perfect evening of beautiful music played and sang.
  • Beautiful setting, enjoyed the performance!
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