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Ring in the Holidays with WQLN PBS

Mary Berry on set.
Mark Mainz
Mary Berry on set.

Curl up this holiday season with your favorites only on WQLN PBS. From special music to delicious food, there's something for everyone in this festive lineup. Check out this holiday programming below or watch any time on the WQLN PBS NPR app.

Season of Light: Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir
December 12, 2023, 8 p.m. ET

Tony Award-winning Disney and Broadway star Lea Salonga ("Mulan," "Miss Saigon") and world-renowned screen and stage actor Sir David Suchet ("Agatha Christie's Poirot") add a touch of magic to this year’s special, Season of Light: Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir, making it a truly uplifting and unforgettable holiday celebration.

Christmas in New England
December 12, 2023, 9:30 p.m. ET

From the coast of Maine to the hills of the Berkshires, New England is a uniquely magical place to celebrate the holidays. Join host Lindsay Paris as she visits eight regional destinations to take a look at the tradition and events that make Christmas in New England so special.

The Erie Philharmonic Christmas Holiday Concert
December 14, 2023, 8 p.m. ET

The Erie Philharmonic’s Holiday Special. December is a time for families to relive their treasured traditions, celebrate Christmas's sights, sounds, smells, and tastes, reconnect with loved ones, and sing old songs.

Mary Berry's Highland Christmas
December 18, 2023, 9 p.m. ET

Mary Berry spends Christmas in her mother’s homeland of Scotland to enjoy a winter break soaking up her Scottish heritage and enjoying traditional festive delights with familiar faces, as well cooking up some of her own indulgent dishes.

Nature: Santa's Wild Home
December 20, 2023, 8 p.m. ET

Get an intimate look at the wildlife of Lapland, a region in northern Finland, the fabled home of Santa Claus and actual home of reindeer, great gray owls, wolverines, eagles, wolves, musk oxen, brown bears and more.

Chronicles Nutcracker Special
December 21, 2023, 8 p.m. ET

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King
December 24, 2023, 3 p.m. ET

Conceived by John Mauceri, this new work is a re-imagination of Tchaikovsky’s holiday favorite, "The Nutcracker." Based on E.T.A. Hoffmann’s 1816 book, Alan Cumming recounts the origin story of how a prince got put into a nutcracker. Unlike the ballet, we also learn what happens when the young girl grows up, having saved the prince, and what they are doing today.

Carols at the Cathedral
December 24, 2023, 6:30 p.m. ET

Enjoy the architectural beauty of Saint John's Cathedral in Denver as the Cathedral Choir sings beloved Christmas carols. Dean Richard Lawson offers a hopeful message for all people of goodwill.

Christmas at Westminster: An Evening of Readings and Carols
December 24, 2023, 11 p.m. ET

An Evening of Readings and Carols is one of the oldest musical celebrations of Christmas in the United States and boasts more than 450 students from Westminster's renowned choirs and orchestra. Featuring familiar carols and beloved choral works, a diverse array of holiday standards and new premieres, are explored through words and music in this annual tradition.

Call the Midwife 2023 Holiday Special
December 25, 2023, 8 p.m. ET

United in Song: Celebrating the American Dream
December 31, 2023, 10:30 p.m. ET

Ring in the New Year with music that celebrates our nation’s diversity —
from folk and rock to opera, country to hip hop, Broadway to bluegrass
and beyond. This special performance also reflects on what brings us
together as Americans.