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Candlelight Carols

Moody Bible Institute's annual Christmas concert, market and festival


There’s nothing like the festive lights of downtown Chicago along with worshipful music celebrating our Lord’s birth to fill you with the true spirit of Christmas. This annual event, held on Moody’s Chicago campus, includes concert performances by Moody’s Worship Collectives, Chorale, Gospel Choir, Campus Orchestra, Jazz Band, and Drama Ministry Team as well as an inspiring Christmas message from Moody President Dr. Mark Jobe.

Come beforehand or stay after the concert to enjoy our Christmas festival with fun children’s activities, food trucks, and a genuine Christmas market. It’s a great way to celebrate the Christmas season with your family and friends!


Hear what others are saying:

  • “We started coming to Candlelight Carols in 2011, and it has become a holiday tradition for our family. My children always look forward to singing along to their favorite carols!”
    — Desirée

  • “The performance on Friday was awesome! The performance would compete with any ‘professional entertainment’ celebrating Christmas in Chicago. We have been attending for the past 20 years, and this year was the best ever.”
    — Burt and Suzy

  • “Candlelight Carols has been a real blessing to me. It’s beautiful, very meaningful, and my favorite part of the Christmas season.”
    — Faith



Moody Bible Institute 
820 N. LaSalle Blvd. Chicago, IL 60610 
(800) DL-MOODY

Moody Bible Institute

Moody exists to proclaim the gospel and equip people to be biblically grounded, practically trained, and to engage the world through gospel-centered living. In short, we prepare people for their purpose and calling!