Offering an opportunity to pause for reflection and worship during the hustle of the holiday season, most of Idyllwild’s churches host special Christmas Eve and Christmas services. Several feature special activities and entertainment, such as candle lighting, spiritual and seasonal music and a children’s Christmas play.

Here is a list of the churches and Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24, and Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25, events.
See the Church Directory on page 9 for the addresses of the churches.

Chapel in the Pines

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 5:30 p.m. (held at former Morning Sky School campus)

Community Presbyterian

Caroling and Christmas Eve Service, 7 p.m.

Idyllwild Bible Church

Christmas Eve Candlelight Celebration, 4:30 and 6 p.m.

Queen of Angels Catholic

Christmas Eve Caroling at 4 p.m. and Mass with Candle Light Service at 4:30 p.m.

Christmas Day Mass, 10 a.m.

St. Hugh’s Episcopal

Christmas Eve Caroling 5 p.m.; soup and bread follows.

Christmas Day, no service.

Spiritual Living Center
Christmas Eve Candle Lighting Service, 6:30 p.m. (holiday music by Phyllis Curington-Brown, Elaine Balkman Latimer, Barbara Rayliss, Bill Sheppard, John King and Melissa Maki).

Christmas Day, no service.