Winter Holidays

The Emory community will celebrate the holidays in the coming weeks with music, art and special religious services. All programs are open to the public. Here are some highlights, but check websites such as the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life, Candler School of Theology and Emory Arts for updates.

November-December 2022


Emory Pre-Chanukah Celebration
Tuesday, December 6, 6:00 p.m.
Location TBD
Cost: Free
More information coming soon. 

Hillel at Emory: Latkepalooza
Tuesday, November 29, 6:00-9:00 p.m., Marcus Hillel Center
Brisket, Latkes, and Apple sauce are waiting for you at Latkepalooza. Sign up here

Advent and Christmas

Beloved Community Protestant Advent Worship Service and Christmas Party
Worship Service: Sunday, December 4, 11:00 a.m., Cannon Chapel Sanctuary 
Beloved Community Christmas Party: December 4, Noon, Brooks Commons, Cannon Chapel. Join us for lunch and ornament decorating. 
Cost: Free


Candler School of Theology: Advent Services
  • Adorning of the Greens Service: Tuesday, November 29, 11:05 a.m. (in-person and live stream available) 
  • The Magnificat Service: Thursday, December 1, 11:05 a.m. (in-person and live stream available)
  • Carols in the Chapel: Tuesday, December 6, 11:05 a.m. (in-person and live stream available)
Cost: Free
Location: The in-person services will be held in the Cannon Chapel Sanctuary.
All three services can also be watched via livestream on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram or the Candler livestream. Sermons will be available on Vimeo after the services. For more information, contact Khalia J. Williams, associate dean of worship and music at Candler School of Theology.


Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church
  • Advent Wreath Making: Sunday, November 27, 10:00 a.m., Ward Fellowship Hall, Glenn Memorial Church
  • A Service of Lessons and Carols: Sunday, December 11, 11:00 a.m., Glenn Memorial Church Sanctuary
  • In the Bleak Midwinter: A Service of Grief and Hope: Wednesday, December 21, 7:00 p.m., The Little Chapel, Glenn Memorial Church
  • Christmas Eve Services: Saturday, December 24, 4:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m., Glenn Memorial Church Sanctuary
  • Christmas Morning Worship and Toy Blessing: Sunday, December 25, 11:00 a.m., Glenn Memorial Church Sanctuary
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University Catholic Center: Christmas Party
Saturday, December 3, 7:00 p.m., University Catholic Center, 1753 N Decatur Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
Join us for our yearly community Christmas party at the University Catholic Center! Enjoy carols performed by members of our music ministry, get your picture taken with Santa, and fill your belly with a delicious meal. For more information, please click here


Emory Concert Choir and University Chorus: A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
  • Friday, December 2, 8:00 p.m. 
  • Saturday, December 3, 4:00 p.m. 
  • Saturday, December 3, 8:00 p.m.
Location: Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church
Cost: $20; purchase tickets here
One of Emory's longest-standing, annual traditions, A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols presents choral music from the Emory Concert Choice and University Chorus and scripture readings by special guests from the Emory community. This service, dating back to 1935, brings beautiful music and spreads a message of peace that is applicable to all religions and groups represented by the Emory community.