47th Annual Christmas Concert
Benefitting Kids Alive
Sunday December 9 at 6:00pm

Christmas is a time when our church family celebrates the greatest gift ever given, the gift of Jesus. It’s a season of great joy, but also one that reminds us of our responsibility to give back to those in need around the world. This season, as you prepare your hearts and minds to celebrate the holiday, would you consider joining us to give back to those in need?


Each year, we select a concert beneficiary which receives 100% of financial gifts received at the event. This year’s beneficiary is Kids Alive in the Dominican Republic.

Kids Alive provides needed residential and medical care to children affected by poverty in the Dominican Republic (DR). Nine orphanages, schools, and care centers care holistically for approximately 1,100 children on a daily basis. Holistic care includes discipleship, nutrition, preventive medical care, and academics. Most recently, Kids Alive has begun a university scholarship program. The Moody Church supports missionaries Vic and Leslie Trautwein, who work with Kids Alive in the Dominican Republic.


Click here to find out more about our ministry partnership with Kids Alive in the Dominican Republic.


of poor children graduate from high school


of population lives below the poverty level


refugees have come here from even poorer countries

How can you get involved?

Simply join us at the concert on December 9 at 6:00pm. The benefit offering for Kids Alive in the Dominican Republic will be taken in the middle of the concert. You can give by cash, check, and credit card (including text to give).

What can you expect?

Experience this one-of-a-kind event featuring a professional orchestra and our Sanctuary Choir performing favorite carols and seasonal classics. Our beautiful Sanctuary is even more stunning with the colorful and dramatic lighting effects. Every year, our guests tell us that the concert is one of the best Christmas events in Chicago.


Admission and parking are FREE


  • Doors open at 5:15pm
  • Concert begins at 6:00pm
  • Cookie reception begins immediately following the concert, approximately 8:00pm

Parking Information

Free parking and shuttle service is available at Moody Bible Institute, one mile south of the church. The parking garage is located on the corner of Wells Street and Institute Place. COMPLIMENTARY SHUTTLE SERVICE will run between the parking garage and The Moody Church from 5:15 to 9:15pm.


Street parking and other self-park locations are nearby at your own expense.

Arrival Information

  • Passenger drop-off and main entrance is at 1630 North Clark Street (southbound)
  • Handicapped entrance is at 1625 North LaSalle Drive (northbound)

Seating In the Sanctuary

Seating is open and admission is free. No tickets are required for entry. Doors to the Sanctuary open at 5:15pm.


This performance is not recommended for children under the age of four. There will be an overflow space with a live feed of the performance for any needs that arise.


To see and hear the concert in person is by far the best way to experience this marvelous event. We hope you’ll save the date and plan to come if you are in the area. As a courtesy to those who are unable to attend, the performance will also be streamed live from our website beginning at approximately 5:50pm CST on December 9.

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