Holiday Happenings: Christmas Services in Acton and Nearby

A look at some of the area church services taking place on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. If your house of worship is holding a service and it isn't on our list, please add the details in the comments.

We've collected the details of several area Christmas services below. Generally, these are Christmas Eve services and will take place on Dec. 24 unless otherwise noted.

If your house of worship is holding a service and we didn't include it on our list, please add it to the comments section below.


West Acton Baptist Church

  • 6 p.m. -- Christmas Eve candlelight service

Faith Evangelical Free Church

  • 6 p.m. -- Christmas Eve service

Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church

Christmas Eve

  • 3:30 p.m. -- Christmas Eve service for young families
  • 6:30 p.m. -- Christmas Eve candlelight service
  • 10 p.m. -- Christmas Eve communion service

Christmas Day

  • 10 a.m. -- Christmas communion service


Memorial Congregational Church

  • 7 p.m. -- Carol sing with the Sudbury Bell Ringers
  • 7:30 p.m. -- Christmas Eve worship service

Sudbury United Methodist Church

Our Lady of Fatima Parish

Christmas Eve

Christmas Day

  • 9:30 a.m. - Christmas Day mass


Congregational Church of Weston

  • Dec. 23, 10:30 a.m. -- Christmas pageant
  • Dec. 24, 4 p.m. -- Moravian Love Feast
  • Dec. 24, 8 p.m. -- Lessons and carols

Weston United Methodist Church

  • 7:30 p.m. - Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

First Baptist Church of Weston (joint service at FBC with the Boston-West Korean Presbyterian Church)

  • 7:30 p.m. -- Christmas Eve Candlelight Service


Trinitarian Congregational Church

  • 5 p.m. -- Family Lessons and Carols Service. "Inspired by the traditional Christmas Eve lessons and carols service, our family oriented service proclaims the gospel story through readings, dramatic vignettes, musical offerings from children and adult choirs, wind trio, and congregational carols led by our worship team.  Children are invited to lead us in the service by offering their art, acting, reading or voices. If your child would like to be involved in the service contact music@tccwayland.org," according to the church website.
  • 7 p.m. -- Candlelight Communion Service. "Our contemplative communion service tells the Christmas story interspersed with organ-led Christmas carols and a Christmas message.  We celebrate communion together as we celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ," the website reads.

Church of the Holy Spirit

Peace Lutheran Church

  • 9:30 a.m. -- Christmas Eve morning spoken service.
  • 7:30 p.m. -- Candlelight service

First Parish Unitarian-Universalist

  • 4 p.m. -- Annual Children's Tableau
  • 7 p.m. -- Traditional Christmas Eve service

Good Shepherd Parish (Christmas liturgy schedule)

Christmas Eve

  • 4 p.m. -- Saint Ann Church
  • 4:15 p.m. -- Saint Zepherin Church
  • 5:30 p.m. -- Saint Ann Church

Christmas Day (There will be only one Mass Dec. 25)

  • 10 a.m. -- Saint Zepherin Church
Mark Howell December 21, 2012 at 05:59 PM
St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church 16 Great Rd Sudbury Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012: 9:30 AM - Sunday School Christmas Gospel Monday, Dec. 24, 2012: 4:30 PM - Christmas Eve. Worship Monday, Dec. 24, 2012: 10:00 PM - Christmas Eve. Worship Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012: 10:00 AM - Christmas Day Worship www.stjohnsudbury.org
Corrina December 24, 2012 at 12:01 PM
St. Matthew's UMC in Acton 435 Central Street 4:00 Family Service on Christmas Eve 10:00 Candlelight Service on Christmas Eve
Pam Rogers December 24, 2012 at 02:15 PM
South Acton Congregational Church (already listed in Acton Patch Events) 35 School Street, Acton Monday, Dec 24 - 4:30 PM Children's Christmas Eve Service Monday, Dec 24 - 7:30 PM Traditional Candlelight Service


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