CATHEDRAL DISTRICT – JAX INC PRESENTS CHRISTMAS IN THE CATHEDRAL DISTRICT OPENING NIGHT on Saturday, November 27, 2021, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, the Cathedral District– Jax Inc kicks off a month-long event of lights and sound on Opening Night, where all five historic churches, The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, First Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville, First United Methodist Church, Historic Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church, and St John’s Episcopal Cathedral, will be lit in purple for advent and open for guided tours. Learn about the historic architecture and history of each church and enjoy live music around the Cathedral District.
The event will begin at Main Street Park, 325 Main Street, at 6:00 pm in downtown Jacksonville with live music from the church choirs and the Yuleslide Trombone Choir. Around 6:30 pm the choirs will lead
attendees through the Cathedral District to the churches lit by luminaries, where they can take in person tours within the churches and walking self-guided audio tours.
Live music, including Cheryl Bowen, First Coast Flute Choir, and First Coast Wind Symphony, church choirs, and classical organ music will play throughout the district. Children can write letters to Santa at the St. John’s Cathedral Bookstore and attendees can ride with Go Tukin’ for hop on hop off service throughout the district.
Maps and the audio tour links are available on our website at www.cathedraldistrict-jax.org, at Main Street Park, The St. John’s Cathedral Book Store, The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, First Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville, First United Methodist Church, Historic Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church and St John’s Episcopal Cathedral, along with more information about the event and continuing events throughout the month of December.
Opening Night is sponsored by VyStar, Sleiman Enterprises, DIA, JEA, JTA, Elena Flats LLC, Miller Electric, The Jaguars Foundation, FIS, Florida Blue, Ash Properties, JWB Real Estate Capital, Steve Wyman, Bedell Firm, iHeart Radio, and WJXT Channel 4.