However you celebrate the holidays, Classical KDFC has you covered with musical selections to keep you company all season long. Below are some musical treats we’re planning this season.

The Holiday Spirit Channel

From festive brass to carols and more, we have the soundtrack to your holiday season streaming live on our Holiday Spirit Channel page and on our free Apple and Android apps. On-demand 24 hours a day whenever you need a little Christmas. Right this very minute.

Evening Highlights


Sunday, December 6 | 8 pm
The Opera Hour Holiday Special – great voices sing the Sounds of the Season.

Wednesday, December 9 | 8 pm
Candles Burning Brightly – Mindy Ratner hosts this celebration of Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. “Candles Burning Brightly” explores the meaning and traditions of Chanukah, including holiday foods and Sephardic and Ashkenazi music.

Sunday, December 13 | 9 pm
Welcome Christmas – There’s no better way to welcome Christmas than Welcome Christmas, the VocalEssence holiday concert. It’s a new joyful, classic holiday music special.

Sunday, December 20 | 9 pm
A Chanticleer Christmas – A one-hour program of holiday favorites, new and old, presented live in concert by the superb 12-man ensemble known as “an orchestra of voices.”

Tuesday, December 22 | 8 pm
Join your host Rik Malone and the San Francisco Symphony for Handel’s Messiah.

Tuesday, December 29 | 8 pm
Join your host Rik Malone and the San Francisco Symphony for a New Year’s Eve Gala.

Stay tuned for even more specials…

A Festival of 9 Lessons and Carols

Thursday, December 24 | 7 am
Live from the chapel of King’s College in Cambridge, England the beloved 30-voice King’s College Choir in this storied annual service of music and Biblical readings. Michael Barone hosts.

48 Hours of Classical Christmas

Thursday, December 24 – Friday, December 25 | All Day
48 hours of Classical Christmas favorites from Christmas Eve through Christmas night!