The service begins at 6pm, with guests asked to arrive at least ten minutes in advance.
The service includes a special performance by the Sunderland based, Music Makers Ladies Choir.
Guests are invited afterward to join the Mayor and Mayoress for mince pies and seasonal refreshments after the service.
The Mayor of Sunderland, Councillor Barry Curran, said: “We would like to invite everyone to join us for this wonderful occasion and enjoy the city’s annual celebrations. Hearing and singing Christmas carols with others is all part of the festive experience.”
More details are available by contacting the Mayor’s Office on 561 1342 / 561 1330 or firstname.lastname@example.org