Christmas schedules for island churches and more

A beautiful Boca girl on Santa's lap at the traditional Crowninshield Community House Christmas Eve celebration

A beautiful Boca girl on Santa’s lap at the traditional Crowninshield Community House Christmas Eve celebration

The Christmas season is upon us, and the island will be celebrating in many ways.

On Christmas Eve, the Crowninshield House celebration will be held at 6:30 p.m. There’s a new tradition this year: Wear your PJs or come as you are.

At the Boca Grande First Baptist Church, services will be held at 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

At Our Lady of Mercy, the Christmas Pageant will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the church courtyard, and Vigil Mass will be held at 5 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass will be held at 10 p.m. Mass on Christmas Day will be at 9 and 10:30 a.m.

St. Andrew’s Church has the following services for the Christmas holiday:

Christmas Eve, Thursday, Dec. 24

4 p.m. – Family Service

7:30 p.m. – Hymn & Carol Sing

8 p.m. – Candlelight Service

Christmas Day, Friday, Dec. 25

9:30am – Holy Eucharist

All are welcome to attend.

The Lighthouse United Methodist Church’s Christmas Eve service schedule is as follows:

5 p.m. – Family Service with Children’s Pageant

7 p.m. and 9 p.m. – Candlelight Communion Services