With Christmas being so close, I’ve been thinking about where I should go to church this year. I always like to attend at least one religious service on Christmas Eve or Dec. 25 and take some time to focus on what’s important. The year is so busy in the North Pole that it’s nice to regroup after Santa’s work is done with some pretty songs, friends and candlelight. I’ll have to decide which service I’m going to and get started right away! Being only ten inches tall means it will take me a while to get there...
First Baptist Church Allen, Allen – There are two options for attending a Christmas Eve service at FBC Allen’s Worship Center: 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Music and a special message will be offered, but there is no childcare. Anyone is welcome. Click here for more information.
Legacy Presbyterian Church, Frisco – Bring the whole family to a candlelight service at the Chapel at Frisco’s Heritage Museum Center near the Frisco Square. The events kick off at 4:30 p.m. Click here for more information.
Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano – All are invited to celebrate Christmas with hymns and a special message at Prestonwood’s Plano campus on Dec. 24. Services are at 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., and Prestonwood en Espanol will join the 6 p.m. service. Childcare for children 35 months and under is available. Click here for more information.
Prestonwood Baptist Church, Prosper – If you’re a little further north, you’re welcome to attend Prestonwood’s Prosper location for Christmas Eve observances at either 4:30 p.m. or 6 p.m. Click here for more information.
Fellowship Dallas, Dallas – All are welcome to Fellowship Dallas’ “Behold Your King” Christmas Eve services at 4 p.m. at 6 p.m. Your little ones under five are eligible for childcare, but you’ll need to preregister at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for more information.
First Baptist Dallas, Dallas – Guests are invited to take communion and worship in candlelight Christmas Eve at 5:30 p.m. in the campus’ Worship Center. Click here for more information.
First United Methodist Church, Duncanville – Check out the Christmas Eve services including communion and candlelight at FUMC-Duncanville. 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. are your two options for attending the community-wide services, and there is a children’s pageant at 5 p.m. called “Las Posadas,” too. Click here for more information.
Highland Park United Methodist Church, University Park – There are a number of services to choose from on Christmas Eve, including a family-oriented nativity service, traditional candle service, carols and communion and a contemporary service over at Munger Place Church (a church plant of HPUMC). Don’t forget to download the Wham City Lights app before going, and if you have to be out of town you can watch a few of the services online. Click here for more information.
Irving Bible Church, Irving – The day before Christmas, head over to Irving Bible for one of their afternoon services at 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. (they’re identical services). They’re offering childcare, but you need to preregister. Click here for more information.
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Dallas – Mass services start at 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve and also go on at 6:45 p.m. and midnight, right after an 11 p.m. Lessons and Carols service. There is no confession time on Christmas Eve, but you can head to the church on Christmas Day for Mass instead. Click here for more information.
Denton Bible Church, Denton – Pastor Tommy Nelson along with the church’s choir and orchestra invite you to join them for their Christmas Eve service. Carolers are set to greet guests coming in. The service begins at 6 p.m. with pre-service music starting at 5:30 p.m. Click here for more information.
Fellowship United Methodist Church, Trophy Club – At the “Different Kind of Birthday” services offered here, a special Christmas Eve offering will be taken to help serve local charities. Come at 3 p.m., 5 p.m. or 7 p.m. to be a part of Fellowship UMC’s Christmas celebrations. Click here for more information.
Saint David’s Episcopal Church, Denton – For some traditional Anglican worship, head over to St. David’s at either 5 p.m. or 11 p.m. on Christmas Eve. A Children’s Pageant will be featured in the early service, and midnight mass will focus on worship and a message. Arrive 15 minutes before each service for a time of caroling. Click here for more information.
Midlothian Bible Church, Midlothian – There’s only one service at the church Christmas Eve, and it’s at 5 p.m. Check it out if you live south of Dallas. Click here for more information.
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Lake Pointe Church, Rockwall – Christmas services start Monday, Dec. 23 at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. and then continue on Christmas Eve at 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. The church asks that you RSVP so they can plan accordingly, or you can watch the live stream online. Click here for more information.
Countryside Bible Church, Southlake – Guests will be taking a special Christmas Eve Communion in two separate services at 4 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. Click here for more information.
First United Methodist Grapevine, Grapevine – Choose the worship service that best suits you and your family at one of FUMC-Grapevine’s two campuses. Christmas Eve services include “Kid-Friendly Worship” at 4 p.m. and two traditional candlelight worship services at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., all at the Downtown campus sanctuary. And, there’s a bilingual service at 11 p.m. Over at the Heritage campus, guests are invited to a fellowship and carols service at 6 p.m. Click here for more information.
Fellowship Church, Keller/Southlake – Celebrate Christmas Eve at one of Pastor Ed Young’s services at the 2525 Florence Road campus. 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. are the times for the Keller services. Click here for more information.
St. Joseph Catholic Church, Arlington – Make Christmas extra meaningful this year by honoring the nativity at one of St. Joseph’s services. The 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. services are in English and include the Children’s Pageant. At 11 p.m., a candlelight concert will be held, and at midnight there is a bilingual service. Click here for more information.