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      CandlesHere’s a complete and comprehensive listing of holiday services throughout the Greater Pasadena area.

      By Shadi Absi

      All Saints Church

      All Saints Church in Pasadena (Photo - Christmas Eve, James-flickr)

      All Saints Church in Pasadena (Photo – Christmas Eve, James-flickr)

      Thursday, December 24

      3:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Service.
      -Location: Balcony, Chancel, Chapel, Church
      5:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Service.
      11:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Service
      -Location: Balcony, Chancel, Chapel, Church

      Friday, December 25

      10;30 p.m. A Christmas Day Service.
      – Can’t join in person? Attend streaming services live here.

      132 N Euclid Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101
      Phone:(626) 796-1172

      St. Andrew Catholic Church

      St Andrew Catholic Church in Pasadena (Photo – saintandrewpasadena).org.

      Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24

      4:00 p.m. Christmas Vigil Mass – English / Family Mass
      6:00 p.m. Christmas Vigil Mass (English)
      9:00 p.m. Christmas Vigil Mass (Spanish)
      11:15pm Christmas Concert
      12:00 a.m. Christmas Midnight Mass (English)

      Christmas Day, Friday, December 25

      8:00 a.m. Christmas Mass (English)
      9:30 a.m. Christmas Mass (English)
      11:00 a.m. Christmas Mass (Spanish)
      12:30 p.m. Christmas Mass (English)
      2:00 p.m. Christmas Mass (Spanish)

      New Year’s Eve, December 31
      4pm New Year’s Eve Mass (English)

      New Year’s Day,  January 1st
      12:30 p.m. New Year’s Day Mass
      (Octave Day of the Nativity of The Lord – Holy Day of Obligation).

      311 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103
      Phone: (626) 792-4183

      Throop Church

      Throop Church (Photo - Buz Carter,flickr).

      Throop Church (Photo – Buz Carter,flickr).

      Thursday, December 24

      6:00 p.m. Annual Christmas Eve potluck.
      7:30 p.m. Candlelight Service.

      • Be inspired by the beauty of the sanctuary softly lit with candles as carols are sung.
      • Listen to readings, enjoy soaring solos, and feel nurtured by the sense of community created together.
      300 S Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101
      Phone:(626) 795-8625

      Oneonta – South Pasadena

      Oneonta - South Pasadena (Photo - oneonta.org).

      Oneonta – South Pasadena (Photo – oneonta.org).

      Thursday, December 24

      4:45p.m. A special selection of prelude music.
      5:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service in the Sanctuary.

      1515 Garfield Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030
      Phone:(626) 799-6161

      First United Methodist Church

      First United Methodist Church in Pasadena (Photo - fumcpasadena.org).

      First United Methodist Church in Pasadena (Photo – fumcpasadena.org).

      Christmas Eve Services, December 24

      5 p.m. – Family Service

      A music-filled, family-friendly Christmas Celebration.

      • Children and youth tell the story of Jesus’ birth.

      8 p.m. – Christmas on the Bleachers

      This is the 2nd year of holding this casual, spirit-filled worship celebration on the Colorado Blvd bleachers in front of the Sanctuary.

      • Share hot Chocolate, carols and the Christmas story in this innovative service. Remember to dress warmly, bringing a flashlight and blanket!

      10:30 p.m. – Musical Prelude

      Gather with family and friends in the Sanctuary for 30 minutes of seasonal music.

      • Offered by the Adult Bell Choir, organist Ae-Kyong Kim, flutist Mary Davis, and others.

      11 p.m. – Christmas Candlelight Communion Service

      A beautiful service telling the Christmas story. Celebrate with magnificent music and lovely carols accompanied by string orchestra and harp.

      • Rev. Olewine will offer a brief meditation, “The First Christmas Carol,” and everyone will share in Holy Communion.

      – Can’t join in person? Attend streaming services live here.

      500 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101
      Phone:(626) 796-0157

      Lake Avenue Church

      Lake Avenue Church Pasadena (Photo - patrickhouseplanet.photoshelter.com).

      Lake Avenue Church Pasadena (Photo – patrickhouseplanet.photoshelter.com).

      Thursday, Dec. 24

      Christmas Eve family Service
      4:00 pm – 5:15 pm, Worship Center
      (Childcare available for ages 3 & under on first floor of the Family Life Center).
      Christmas Eve Service
      9:00 pm – 10:15 pm, Worship Center
      Candlelight service, led by choir and orchestra.
      (Childcare will not be available).
      Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
      11:00 pm, Worship Center
      Candlelight service, led by choir and orchestra.
      Christmas Day Service: A Sing-Along Experience

      Friday, Dec. 25

      Christmas Day Service
      10 – 11:15 am, Chapel
      Join in singing Christmas carols and a special Christmas homily  by Senior Pastor Greg Waybrigh. (Childcare will not be available).

      393 N Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101
      Phone:(626) 844-4700

      Pasadena Presbyterian Church

      Pasadena Presbyterian Church (Photo - ppc.net).

      Pasadena Presbyterian Church (Photo – ppc.net).

      Thursday, December 24

      CHRISTMAS EVE FAMILY SERVICE
      4:00 pm

      Family Christmas Eve Worship, featuring the children of PPC’s Carol Choir and Rainbow Choir in a special musical presentation.

      CANDLELIGHT COMMUNION SERVICE
      9:00 pm

      Music by the Kirk Choir and Van Etten Handbell Choir. Dr. Mark Smutny preaches.

      585 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101
      Phone: (626) 793-2191

      St. Edmund Episcopal Church, San Marino

      St. Edmund Episcopal Church, San Marino (Photo - saintedmunds.org)

      St. Edmund Episcopal Church, San Marino (Photo – saintedmunds.org)

      Thursday, December 24th

      4:30 p.m. Christingle Mass — Christmas Eve Family Service

      Festal Candlelight Choral Eucharist:
      8:30 p.m. Music.
      9:00 p.m. The Christmas Eve Holy Eucharist Liturgy, with St. Edmund’s magnificent Choir, joined by guests from LA Opera Chorus and the Modern Brass Quintet. Music of Grabrieli and Bach, Robert Hovencamp, Organist/Choirmaster.
      Choir and Organ music by Chilcott, Forrest, and Vaughan-Williams.
      St. Edmund’s Handbell Choir, Sylvia Smythe, Director

      (No Child care will be provided on December 24th)

      Friday, December 25th

      8:30 a.m. Christmas Day Festal Eucharist (in the Chapel).
      Organist & Choirmaster, Mr. Robert Hovencamp
      The Reverend Canon Colville Smythe, Assisting
      The Reverend Canon George F. Woodward III, Rector

      1175 S San Gabriel Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107
      Phone:(626) 793-9167

      Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church

      Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church (Photo - neighborhooduu.org)

      Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church (Photo – neighborhooduu.org)

      Thursday, December 24

      Christmas Eve Services
      5:00 p.m. Family Service
      8:30 p.m. (Bell Choir Prelude)
      9:00 p.m. Traditional Service of Music & Reflection.

       

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