My family is going to be in NYC for Christmas, and I would like to take them to a church service on Christmas Eve, which is tradition in my family (we're Lutheran). Is it insane to try to go to St. Patricks? Any idea where I can find a schedule of Christmas Eve services?
- Christina

2004_12_ask_church.jpgWe must admit we're not churchgoers here at Ask Gothamist HQ, but Gothamist's Tien Mao informed us that you need tickets to go to St. Patrick's and that it is sold out already. But he pointed us to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in American (ELCA) website, where you can search for Lutheran churches by zip code.

Also, The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, in Morningside Heights, has numerous lovely festivities at this time of year. It's an Episcopal church, but has all sorts of events, like a Winter Solstice Concert on Dec. 16th and 17th. They also have services on Christmas eve. At any rate, we think it's worth a visit just to see the beautiful architecture of this cathedral.

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