Celebrate Christmas at Museum of the Bible!

The whole family will enjoy special Christmas experiences, art and music throughout the holiday season.
November 23, 2019 – January 5, 2020 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)

A Christmas Carol Experience

This one-of-a-kind holiday experience allows museum guests to interact with the beloved characters of Dickens’ classic tale. As they traverse the floors of the museum, guests will greet Bob Cratchit, the Christmas ghosts and even stop to have a quick chat with Scrooge himself. Complete with carols, crafts and photo opportunities, this performance will delight the entire family.

General admission is $15, plus museum admission. Discounts available for groups of four or more. Select your general admission tickets and add on A Christmas Carol Experience in the Enhance your visit section.

Floor 1

1 hour

$15 plus museum admission

December 6-8

Museum of the Bible and the National Museum of Catholic Art Present: Sculpting the Nativity with Master Sculptor Tim Schmalz

Renowned artist Tim Schmalz will carve a nativity sculpture live in the museum from December 6-8. As he is working, Schmalz will interact with guests, describing his process and how the biblical texts shape his work. The event will culminate with the unveiling of the piece in a special program on December 8 complete with glorious holiday music and refreshments.

Visit the museum between November 26 and January 5 to view another of Schmalz’s sculptures, titled “Maternal Bond.”

Floor 5

2 hours

Included with admission

December 19

Christmastime Is Here with Canadian Brass

Everyone will enjoy this Christmas celebration with the world-famous Canadian Brass live in the Pure Flix World Stage Theater!


2 hours

$55 - $65

December 1, 8 and 15

Gingerbread Workshops

Enjoy the irresistible aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger as Chef Brandi Edinger helps you construct your own tasty little gingerbread house. We will provide the materials, including a candy buffet and lots of icing. Light snacks provided. Space is limited, so sign up early! $50, includes museum admission and all materials.


2 hours


Celebrate the season with festive foods and desserts at our on-location restaurants.

Milk + Honey Café
The café, located on the Mezzanine, offers a quick retreat from your museum adventures. Come by for holiday-inspired drinks.

Our onsite restaurant by Chef Todd Gray will offer seasonal menu items during the holidays. Experience your next dining adventure at Manna, located on the sixth floor of the museum!