If we’ve learned anything from the last 18 months, it’s that many concerts and events that were once only available to an in-person audience can easily be transformed into virtual events for a larger national or even worldwide audience to enjoy! And this year you can find plenty of beautiful broadcasts and events to help your family celebrate at home and brighten up your Christmas season.
From enjoying musical celebrations to listening to the words of our living prophet, here are six Christmas events you can enjoy from home this year.
“Witnesses of Christ” musical presentation from Temple Square
This 50-minute musical presentation is hosted by and features thoughtful, inspired messages by Don't Miss This co-host David Butler, along with musical performances of Christmas carols from the Truman Brothers, the Utah State University Chamber Singers, Daniel Beck, and many others.
Click here to learn more and watch the broadcast.
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The First Presidency Christmas devotional was broadcast on December 5, 2021, at 6 p.m. MST and is now available to watch on-demand after the event through Gospel Library and Gospel Media. President Henry B. Eyring, Elder Dale G. Renlund, and Sister Michelle D. Craig spoke.
Click here to learn more about how to stream it now.
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Join the Bonner Family, Nathan Pacheco, the Nashville Tribute Band, Calee Reed, the Truman Brothers, Lexi Walker, Casey Elliott from GENTRI, Jenny Oaks Baker, and Jared Pierce for the can’t-miss Christmas concert of the season! All together for the first time, these beloved artists will bring you an evening full of your favorite holiday music, storytelling, and Christmas cheer. Perfect for the entire family, this virtual concert is sure to bring the Christmas spirit into your living room and leave a gentle reminder that Christ and His mission can unite all.
Tickets start at just $15 for the entire household. Click here to get your tickets.
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The BYUtv Christmas special, Christmas Under the Stars, returns this year with a cappella group and Christmas fan-favorite Pentatonix. Celebrate Christmas with their iconic a cappella arrangements of carols and originals. Pentatonix group members will also share stories behind their favorite Christmas songs.
The show will air four times (all in MST):
- Sunday, December 5 at 5 p.m.
- Tuesday, December 14 at 7 p.m.
- Wednesday, December 22 at 5 p.m. and
- Friday, December 24 at 5:15 p.m.
Learn more about how to watch here.
Virtual Gallery Talk with Artist Brian Kershisnik, artist of “Nativity”
Celebrate the Christmas season with artist Brian Kershisnik. Kershisnik is the creator of the iconic 17-foot-wide painting "Nativity" that hangs in the Brigham Young University Museum of Art's West Lied Gallery. Earlier this month the BYU Museum of Art hosted a live stream with the artist, followed by a Q&A from viewers watching the livestream.
The presentation and discussion can be watched on-demand here.
“Witnesses of Christmas”—A uniquely European interfaith musical celebration
For the first time, the Church’s Europe Area produced a special Christmas interfaith broadcast. The musical celebration, Witnesses of Christmas, originated from the Rome Temple Visitors’ Center and Copenhagen’s historic Church of Our Lady and featured guests Alexandra Sharpe, an Irish soprano and founding member of internationally renowned group Celtic Woman; Tomas Ambt Kofod, a Danish actor and vocalist; and Jenny Oaks Baker, Grammy-nominated Latter-day Saint violinist.
Click here to learn more about how to watch it on-demand now through January 6, 2022.
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The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will not perform its traditional Christmas concerts for a public audience in 2021. Instead, a unique two-hour retrospective television special will air on PBS TV and BYUtv. Former Choir guest artist and Broadway star Brian Stokes Mitchell hosts the special and provides narration for the in-depth and behind-the-scenes look into these special holiday performances from the Choir for the last 20 years.
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The program will will air and stream on the following networks:
PBS TV and PBS.org
- Monday, December 13 at 7:00 p.m. MST
- Friday, December 24 at 6:00 p.m. MST
BYUtv and BYUtv.org
- Thursday, December 16 7:00 p.m. MST
- Sunday, December 19 at 5:00 p.m. MST
- Friday, December 24 at 8:00 p.m. MST
- Saturday, December 25 at 1:35 p.m. MST
On-demand viewing of the two-hour program will be available on both networks’ websites after the respective premieres on pbs.org/tabernaclechoir and byutv.org.