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The Christmas Revels: In Celebration of the Winter Solstice

Presented by Revels at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge MA

Dec 17 - 23 2021
The Christmas Revels: In Celebration of the Winter Solstice

Celebrate the season with music, dance, comedy and carols at the 51st annual Christmas Revels, Dec. 17-29 at Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre in Cambridge.

Enjoy music, dance, comedy, and carols in a joyful celebration of the winter solstice!

Our 51st annual Christmas Revels takes place in the present day at the George and Dragon, a 17th-century English pub famous for its annual Christmas carol party and saved from economic extinction by an American couple. Sadly for the carolers, last year’s celebration had to be canceled due to the pandemic. As Christmas approaches, plans for a new party are being made - with unexpected help from visitors from

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Tickets range from $20- $100 and are available by phone from the Harvard Box Office at 617-496-2222 (Tues-Sat from Noon to 6pm) or 24/7 through a link at Children's discounts are available.

Contact: 617-496-2222


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Additional time info:

The Christmas Revels will be performed without an intermission this year. The production runs approx. 90 minutes.  Covid policies will be enforced. Please visit for details.


Sanders Theatre

45 Quincy Street, Memorial Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138


    • Assisted Listening System
    • Braille
    • Large Print
    • Sign Language
    • Wheelchair Access

Our performances on December 17 at at 7:30 and December 19th at 1pm and 5:30pm will be ASL Interpreted. Special seating for these shows may be purchased through the Harvard Box Office website.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Info regarding how this event is being affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.:

Due to COVID, restrictions will be in place. All patrons entering Memorial Hall must be masked. Proofs of vaccination or recent negative COVID will be required. Also, children under the age of 3 will not be allowed in the theater.

COVID-19 Phased Reopening Details


For those who wish to experience The Christmas Revels from the safety of home or "wherever you may be", a virtual edition of this year's Christmas Revels will be available for anytime viewing from December 30, 2021 through January 9. 2022. Tickets can be purchased at beginning November 15th.

Face Masks Required: Yes
Social Distancing: No
Limited Capacity: No
Reservations Required: Yes
Proof of Vaccination Required: Yes