Bucknell's annual Christmas Candlelight Services have become a beloved tradition for students, staff, alumni and area residents. Modeled on the Kings College Christmas Eve Service of Lessons and Carols, the Candlelight Services feature traditional Bible readings, congregational singing, and the Rooke Chapel Choir and the Rooke Chapel Ringers, under the direction of Dr. William Payn.

The service is celebrated three times each year, and the dates for 2013 are Dec. 6, 8 and 10, at 7:30 p.m. each night in Rooke Chapel. Tickets are required.

Ticket Policy

Tickets will be made available to the campus community on a first-come, first-served basis on Monday, Oct. 28. Campus Community members will have the option to use the myBucknell portal or to go to any of the Campus Box Office locations with their Bucknell ID, to receive up to four (4) tickets per person for any one night's service.  Due to the high demand for these services, the campus community members may only request up to 4 tickets for any one service.  All tickets are free of charge, but monetary donations for a local charity will be accepted at the services.

Remaining tickets will be available in person only at any Campus Box Office location, also on a first-come, first-served basis, to the general public and remaining Bucknell ID-holders (4 per person for any one service) on Tuesday, Oct. 29, and following days until all tickets are distributed.

Tickets will be available at all locations during normal hours of operation.

Weis Center Box Office from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.                                                                         
CAPS Center Box Offices from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Barnes & Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore Box Office from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

No phone, voice-mail, e-mail, campus mail or US mail orders will be accepted.

For additional information, please contact the Campus Box Office at 570-577-1000.

Bring “A Bucknell Candlelight Christmas” to your home! Visit WVIA's online store to order a DVD/CD featuring a new high-definition production of this Bucknell holiday tradition.


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