Christmas at the Cloister – An Annual Lancaster County Tradition

There’s no better way to get into the spirit of the Christmas Season than attending the Ephrata Cloister Choir’s annual “Christmas at the Cloister” event.  The concert is an annual event which goes back to 1966 and is carried on today by the Cloister’s entirely volunteer, very talented choir.  The program is a collection of biblical readings and music presented in the historic Saal. Seating is limited and advance tickets are required. 

What:  Christmas at the Cloister Choir Performance
When:  Monday, December 13 and Tuesday, December 14
Times:  6:30, 7:45 and 9:00 pm
Where:  The Saal Meeting Room at the Ephrata Cloister

If you’re wondering what the concert is like, here’s a clip of the choir performing Dixit Maria during last year’s Christmas at the Cloister concert.  While the video gives you a ‘sense’ of the event, it doesn’t do justice to the feeling you get sitting in this historic room, listening to the angelic voices of the choir… you simply have to see it for yourself!

Tickets are $5.00 each  (HUGE bargin!), and they can be purchased at the Cloister Museum Store in person, or call the Smithton Inn at 717-733-6094 and I can purchase them for you.  I’ll need to get your first & second choices on performance times, because these concerts are VERY popular and many sell out.  So if you think you’d like to come for the event, don’t wait until the last minute to make your plans.