With Christmas festivities happening galore, we love the grounding and meaningful opportunities around Brooklyn to attend a candlelight mass or join a nativity pageant with family. Here’s our run-down on sweet, time-tested Brooklyn churches that are offering Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services. 

The Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew (Clinton Hill) Christmas Eve: 5 p.m. This “Christmas For Kids” service is fantastic. They usually have a short craft activity, followed by a short “kid friendly” service to share the Christmas story with little ones. Christmas Day: 10 a.m. Details: 520 Clinton Ave, Brooklyn NY 11238   718.638.0686

Grace Church (Brooklyn Heights) Christmas Eve: 4:00 p.m. Family Service with holy communion, 10 p.m. Festal communion with the Grace Church Choir. Christmas Day: 11:00 a.m. Holy Communion. Details: 254 Hicks Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (718) 624-1850

Greenpoint Reformed Church (Greenpoint) Christmas Eve: 5 p.m. Family Candlelight service. This candlelight service will feature Christmas carols and lessons from the Bible. Childcare will be available. 7 p.m. Candlelight service. Christmas Day: 11 a.m. Worship. Details: 136 Milton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222  718-383-5941

First Presbyterian church of Brooklyn (Brooklyn Heights) Christmas Eve: 7:00 p.m. candlelight service. Christmas Day: 11:00 a.m. Worship in the Sanctuary. Details: 124 Henry St., Brooklyn, NY 11201 718 624-3770

First Unitarian Congregational Church (Brooklyn Heights) Christmas Eve: Family Service at 4 p.m. in the Chapel. Simple, traditional carols and readings will be shared. Our beautiful, traditional Candlelight Service will be at 5 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Christmas Day: 9:30 a.m. – Christmas Day worship. There will be no 11:00 a.m. service on Christmas Day Details: 48 Monroe Place, Brooklyn, NY 11201  718 624 5466

St Philips Episcopal church Brooklyn (Bed-Stuy)  Christmas Eve: Family-oriented service 4:00 p.m., carols at 9:30 p.m., and ecumenical service at 10:00 p.m. Christmas Day: 9:30 a.m. Celebration of the Eucharist. Details: 334 MacDonough Street Brooklyn, NY 11233. 718-778-8700

Fourth Avenue Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn (btw. Bay Ridge and Sunset Park) Christmas Eve: service will begin at 6 p.m.  This service will include the age-old hymns, candlelit singing, and, or course, a nativity. If you or your children are interested in participating in the nativity play, please arrive at the church by 4:45 p.m. for costumes and for a walk-through. Christmas Day: There will be no Christmas Day service. Details: 6753 4th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11220 718-836-0681

Plymouth Church (Brooklyn Heights) Christmas Eve Candlelight Family Service: 4- 5:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Service: 7-8 p.m. Christmas Day: 11 a.m. worship. Details: 75 Hicks  Street Brooklyn, NY 11201  718-624-4743

Saint Ann & The Holy Trinity Church (Brooklyn Heights) Christmas Eve: 4:00 p.m. Family Service and Pageant. 9:30 p.m. Community carol sing. 10:00 p.m. Festival Eucharist. Christmas Day: 10 a.m. Worship and Holy Eucharist. Details: 157 Montague St (between Clinton St & Henry St)  Brooklyn, NY 11201

St. Charles Borromeo Church (Brooklyn Heights) Christmas Eve: 5:00 p.m. Children’s Mass and Nativity Pageant; 12:00 am Midnight mass, with choir music starting at 11:30 p.m.  Christmas Day:  9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.; No 7:00 p.m. Mass on Christmas Day. Details: 1 Aikens Place, Brooklyn 11201 (718) 625-1177

Queen of All Saints (Clinton Hill) Christmas Eve: 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.; Christmas Day 8:30 am and 10:30 a.m. Details: 300 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn 11205 (718) 638-7625