Carols by Candlelight


Through powerful music and drama, Carols by Candlelight shares the Christmas story and the importance of experiencing the message of Christmas through the love of Christ.
We invite you to participate in person or through the video broadcast and encourage you to use the hashtag #Carols2015 to share your Carols Experience!
Live Concert Presentations of the 46th edition of Carols by Candlelight with Special Guests Marquis Laughlin, Brian Keith Daniel, Ballet Magnificat!, and Leo Day.
  • Friday, December 11 at 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, December 12 at 3:00*  and 7:00 pm
  • Sunday, December 13 at 3:00 and 7:00 pm  (* = Sold Out):
Ticket Requests

On-line Ticket Requests will be available beginning October 1. Tickets are free. However, on-line tickets will have a small service fee for processing.

Order Tickets Online

You can also mail your ticket request to:

Carols by Candlelight
P. O. Box 250
Jackson, MS 39205

Please include the following:

    1. First choice of the day/time you would like to attend
    2. 2nd choice as well
    3. Be sure to tell us the number of tickets you would like (please request only the number you know you will be using since they are free).
    4. A Self-addressed, stamped envelope so that we can return your tickets to you.

Physical tickets will be mailed to you by mid-October.

Download Ticket Order Form

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Television Broadcasts 
Are You Changed?
We pray your life is changed with the message of Christ. If you have questions about who Christ is and what He has done for you, please read more here

We would love for you to worship with us at any of our gatherings or contact us so we can connect you to a minister on our staff who can answer any questions you may have about a relationship with Christ.
Arrival Information for Concert Guests
Parking lots will have First Baptist Jackson hosts who can give directions and assistance and help you get where you need to be.  Entrance to the Church will be at the State Street entrance, with a Carols Coffee House waiting area in Fellowship Hall East.   Guests in wheelschairs will be able to enter the second-floor atrium from President Street.  
Live Streaming and Christmas Broadcast
Each concert will be Live Streamed.  We encourage you to invite others to hear the special message of hope available in Jesus Christ.  
Carols will be re-broadcast in the Metro area and available OnDemand at
"Christ is Born" | Excerpt from Carols by Candlelight 2014

Puccini's opera,Turandot, contains one of the world's most recognized songs, Nessun Dorma.  With phrases beautifully adapted to proclaim the arrival of the Christ Child, the Worship Choir and Orchestra of the First Baptist Church of Jackson, Mississippi, along with guest tenor Chris Adams, present, "Christ Is Born" in the 45th edition of Carols by Candlelight. 

View the 2014 Carols by Candlelight Album on Facebook

Contact Our Ministry Staff
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L. Lavon Gray

Minister of Music
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Terry Sims

Administrative Asst, Music
Full Staff