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As we travel through the year, Classical 91.5 will present a number of seasonal or holiday specials. Come back to this page on a regular basis to find out what specials we're offering to delight you and enrich your holiday celebrations.

Your one stop guide to all of WXXI Classical's Holiday Specials for December

If you're looking for your favorite holiday tradition - Hanukah Lights, A Cup of Good Cheer, a presentation (or 3) of Messiah, the St. Olaf Christmas Concert, A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols or New Year's Day from Vienna, you'll find the complete list here, with links to each seasonal special.


Mon 12/4 @ 10:00pm The Spanish Hour: An Early Music Christmas from Spain and Mexico
Wed 12/6 @ 12:10pm Live from Hochstein: Eastman Horn Choir presents Holiday for Horns
Fri 12/8 @ 3:00pm Hanukkah Lights 2023
Sat 12/9 @ 10:00am The Score: Variations on a Theme of Santa

Sun 12/10 @ 8:00pm Pipedreams: Holiday Pipes
Mon 12/11 @ 3:00pm Chanukah Memories and Melodies
Mon 12/11 @ 10:00pm The Spanish Hour: Spanish Songs for Christmas
Tue 12/12 @ 3:00pm Anticipation and Celebration: Advent with the Montserrat Boy Choir
Wed 12/13 @ 12:10pm Live from Hochstein: Madrigalia presents “A Cup of Good Cheer”
Thu 12/14 @ 3:00pm Candles Burning Brightly
Fri 12/15 @ 3:00pm Christmas with Madrigalia 2023
Sat 12/16 @ 10:00am The Score: Christmas Through the Years
Sat 12/16 # 5:00pm A Rochester Festival of Lessons and Carols

Sun 12/17 @ 8:00pm Pipedreams: An English Christmas Festival
Mon 12/18 @ 3:00pm Welcome Christmas!
Mon 12/18 @ 10:00pm The Spanish Hour: Nochebuena
Tue 12/19 @ 3:00pm Christmas with Madrigalia 2023
Wed 12/20 @ 3:00pm All is Bright: Contemplative Music for Christmas
Thu 12/21 @ 3:00pm In Winter’s Glow
Thu 12/21 @ 6:00pm A Paul Winter Solstice
Fri 12/22 @ 3:00pm Carols as Home with the Imani Winds
Fri 12/22 @ 10:00pm Echoes Seasonal Slow Flow Christmas
Sat 12/23 @ 10:00am The Score: Christmas Memories
Sat 12/23 @ 9:00pm Echoes Christmas 2023

Sun 12/24 @ 10:00am A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols – LIVE from King’s College, Cambridge
Sun 12/24 @ 3:00pm The New York Philharmonic presents Messiah
Sun 12/24 @ 8:00pm Pipedreams: For Christmas Eve
Sun 12/24 @ 11:00pm A Rochester Festival of Lessons and Carols

Mon 12/25 @ 8:00am Your Classical Christmas Favorites
Mon 12/25 @ 12:00pm RPO Holiday Pops 2022
Mon 12/25 @ 2:00pm St. Olaf Christmas Festival: Love and Joy Come to You
Mon 12/25 @ 4:00pm Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Messiah
Mon 12/25 @ 10:00pm The Spanish Hour: A Spanish Renaissance Christmas

Tue 12/26 through Mon 1/1/24, times vary in each daypart: The Seven Principles of Kwanzaa
Thu 12/28 @ 8:0pm The Chicago Symphony: selections from Messiah and Nutcracker
Thu 12/28 @ 10:00pm Fiesta: Classical Christmas in Latin America

Sun 12/31 @ 3:00pm The New York Philharmonic: Winter Holiday Playlist
Sun 12/31 @ 8:00pm Pipedreams: An Organist’s Yearbook
Mon 1/1/24 @ 11:00am New Year’s Day from Vienna
Mon 1/1 @ 3:00pm Minnesota Orchestra New Year’s Celebration
Mon 1/1 @ 8:00pm Pittsburgh Symphony presents Messiah