Are you anywhere within striking distance of Manhattan?
There will be a Solemn Midnight Mass (Extraordinary Form) at the Church of the Holy Innocents on Christmas (Eve night) at 12:01 AM, – yes, midnight. The Church of the Holy Innocents is located at 128 W. 37th Street in Manhattan (bewteen Broadway and 37th). The Herald Square subway stop is convenient.
A program of Christmas music will begin about 30 minutes before Mass.
There will also be the traditional blessing of the Christmas Creche and chanting of the Christmas Proclamation at the beginning of Mass.
The choir will sing Tomas Luis de Victoria‘s Missa de Beata Maria and his motet O Magnum Mysterium (would that it were Lauridsen!).
After Mass there will be a festive reception with refreshments in the Church Hall.
I have learned that one… one of the things offered during the reception after Mass will be baked zitti!
Also, it is far more than likely that confessions will be heard before Mass and perhaps during if necessary. Another reason to come!