Event Preview: Rollins Christmas Vespers

December 02, 2020

By Office of Marketing

Violinist playing in Christmas Vespers holiday concert in Knowles Memorial Chapel
Photo by Scott Cook.

One of Rollins’ most beloved traditions, Christmas Vespers moves to Park Avenue this year to ensure a safe, socially distanced evening of holiday festivities.

The Scoop

Each year, Rollins invites the community to its annual presentation of Christmas Vespers, an evening of carols and lessons performed by the Department of Music’s choral and instrumental ensembles. An elegant candlelit procession is followed by student-performed Christmas carols as well as scripture readings that reflect on the Christmas season.

Christmas Vespers’ beautiful, candlelit services are a Rollins tradition with a rich history that stretches back to 1933. This year’s event will look a bit different, as we’re moving the setting from Knowles Memorial Chapel to Central Park on Park Avenue to allow for an alfresco evening of socially distanced festivities.

Event-goers will enjoy the enchanting entertainment from the comfort of their very own spaced-out pods, which will be peppered throughout the park to ensure everyone’s safety.

Christmas Vespers in Knowles Memorial ChapelChristmas Vespers in Knowles Memorial Chapel
Photo by Scott Cook.

The Details


December 12, 2020 | 5 p.m.


Park Avenue, Central Park



Secure a Spot

Reserve a pod starting Friday, December 5, at 9 a.m.

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