Christmas Eve Services

Want to spend Christmas Eve among others celebrating “O Holy Night?”

Below are several local services you can attend:

Grace Presbyterian Church
153 Grove Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042
December 24 5 pm Family Christmas Eve service celebrating the Birth of Jesus. It will feature fun music, classic carols, unique story telling and a message for all ages.
December 24, 8 pm Lessons and Carols traditional service singing your favorite Christmas hymns while hearing the story of Jesus’ birth.

First Congregational Church
40 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042
5pm Family Service of Story and Song, and 10 pm Candlelight Service with Holy Communion (gather 15 minutes before each service for a special musical celebration.)

Unity of Montclair
82 Union Street, Montcalir, NJ, 07042
6 pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Service. Open your heart in song and rejoice and celebrate a deeper meaning of the birth of Christ.

St. John’s Episcopal Church
55 Montclair Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042
Christmas Eve Family Service at 4 pm with a children’s pageant, festive music, communion and a special sermon for children by the Rev. Candace Sandfort.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 9 pm with carols and communion. Silent Night is sung at the end of the service with the lights dimmed and and each participant given a small candle to light and hold.

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
73 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042
Christmas Eve at 5 pm (Family Service with Junior Choir)
10:30 pm (Choral Festival with Senior Choir)

Presbyterian Church of Upper Montclair
53 Norwood Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07043
Family Carol Service at 5 pm with children’s choirs
Candlelight Lessons & Carols with the Youth Choir at 8 pm
Candlelight Lessons & Carols at 11:00 p.m. with the Chancel Choir

Montclair Community Church
143 Watchung Avenue, Montclair NJ 07043
Songs and hymns, special musical presentations and more at service at 7 pm

St. James Episcopal Church
581 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ, 07043
Family Choral Holy Eucharist celebrating Christmas on December 24 at 4 pm
Christmas Eve service preceded by a Musical Prelude presented by the Director of Music, Sean Price at 10 pm followed by a Choral Holy Eucharist at 10:30 pm

St. Cassian Roman Catholic Church
187 Bellevue Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07043
4 pm Family Mass
6 pm Vigil Mass
10:30 pm Evening Mass

St. Peter Claver Church
56 Elmwood Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042
11:30 pm Christmas Carols sing a long leading into Christmas Midnight Mass.

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair
67 Church Street, Montclair, NJ 07042
The 5 pm service is especially for families with young children. The choir will sing at the 7:30 gathering, which will be a more reflective worship experience.

Union Congregational Church
176 Cooper Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07043
5 pm Family Service has walk-on pageant, costumes provided, & childcare.
7:30 pm Jazz Service features the UCC Band
10 pm Candle Light Service includes the Sanctuary & Bell Choirs.

The Church of the Immaculate Conception
30 North Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ,07042
4 pm Mass with Children’s Choir
6 pm Vigil Mass
Chancel Choir and Gramercy Brass Prelude to Mass of Christmas Eve begins at 10 pm

Hillsong Church
Meets at Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042
Christmas Eve services at 7:30 pm

Christ Church
Church Street & Trinity Place, Montclair, NJ 07042
Worship and rejoice in the birth of Jesus Christ at 5 pm service

Glen Ridge Congregational Church
195 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ
5 pm Family Service and 10:30 pm Service

Christ Episcopal Church
74 Park Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ
5 pm traditional service featuring children’s choir followed by a sermon and Eucharist.
10 pm Choral Eucharist with traditional choral Eucharist and the Anglican Lessons & Carols.

St. Francis of Assisi
195 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ
Midnight Mass services

Sacred Heart Church
76 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ
4 pm Family Mass, 8 pm mass, and 12 Midnight mass with carol sing at 11:40 pm.

Skyline Community Church
71 Park Avenue, Bloomfield, NJ
Celebration services begin at 4:30 pm

St. Anthony of Padua
103 Gould Avenue, North Caldwell, NJ
Authentic Tridentine Latin Midnight mass at 11 pm.



6 replies on “Local Christmas Eve Services”

  1. I believe that the Tridentine Latin Mass at St. Anthony’s begins at the traditional time of Midnight, though the confessional opens at 11PM.

  2. No, I am referring to St. Anthony of Padua, the SSPX chapel @ 103 Gould Avenue, North Caldwell, NJ.

Comments are closed.