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Christmas at the Cloister

Date(s): 12/11/2023 - 12/12/2023
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

A Night of Christmas Music and Readings

Monday & Tuesday, December 11 & 12
Performances at 6:30 & 8:00 p.m. each night

Tickets — $8 per person – must be reserved in advance

The Historic Ephrata Cloister welcomes the holiday season with the traditional music program Christmas at the Cloister. Held in the original 1741 Saal or Meetinghouse, the “lessons and carols” style program combines the Christmas story with seasonal music and familiar carols for the congregation. The program features the talents of the Ephrata Cloister Chorus under the direction of Mark Herr, with guest musicians Randy Kochel and Amanda Wells on hammer dulcimer and guitar.  Following the program, participants are invited to enjoy mulled cider and cookies in the Visitor Center.  Seating is limited, and advance tickets are required!

Tickets are available at the Museum Store (717)733-6600 or online at:



Ephrata Cloister

Administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission:
Josh Shapiro, Governor – Hayley Haldeman, Chair – Andrea Lowery, Executive Director

Ephrata Cloister is one of 26 historic sites and museums on the Pennsylvania Trail of History. For more information or to request a free 24-page visitor guide, visit or phone toll free 1-866-PATRAIL.

The Ephrata Cloister Associates is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, supporting the mission of preservation and education at this National Historic Landmark.

Anne Brossman Sweigart Charitable Foundation
Irene Weidman Charitable Foundation
Ephrata National Bank
Black Forest Brewery/Americana 1777 Inn
A Woman’s Club of Ephrata
The Historic Ephrata Cloister June Hours of Operation: OPEN 9am - 4pm Wednesday through Saturday & OPEN 12pm - 4pm Sunday. CLOSED Monday and Tuesday