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, and congregational singing. The service features performances by the Bucknell University Choir and Camerata, under the direction of Dr. Beth Willer, and the Rooke Chapel Ringers, under the direction of Robert Riker.

Date and Time

The service is celebrated three times each year. **Tickets are required.**

  • Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Location is Rooke Chapel.

Ticket Policy

All tickets are free of charge, but monetary donations for a local charity will be accepted at the services. You may reserve tickets online.

Bucknell Community

Tickets will be made available to Bucknell ID holders on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at NOON on Monday, October 21. Campus community members will have the option to request up to four (4) tickets per person for any one night's service. Tickets will be available via myBucknell or at any Campus Box Office location.

General Public

Remaining tickets will be available online or in person at all Campus Box Office locations beginning at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 22 and following days until all tickets are distributed. Limit up to four (4) tickets per person for any one night's service. Bucknell ID holders may also request tickets in person during this time.

Box Office Details

Weis Center Box Office from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  (on October 21 only, tickets are not available until NOON, on October 22, tickets are not available until 10 a.m.)
CAP Center Box Office from 10 a.m. to 2 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.


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