Escondido, CA

Christmas services Eve across the county

Emmanuel Faith Community Church

Emmanuel Faith Community Church

The Emmanuel Faith Community Church will have a Living Nativity event on Friday-Sunday, Dec. 18 to 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the EFCC Field and in the Family Center

The interactive living nativity (with real animals!) also includes a photo booth, cookie decorating, hot cocoa and a craft.

Resonate Worship Band

The Resonate Worship Band performs Saturday, Dec. 19, at 5:30 and 7 p.m. in the EFCC Chapel. Childcare will be available for the 5:30 p.m. concert.

In Spanish

On Sunday, Dec. 20 at 9:30 a.m. the church will celebrate with its Spanish- Language Ministries’ Christmas Celebration in the Amphitheater and Patio.

The celebration includes tamales, a Mexican hot drink “Champurrado,” and a piñata with candy for kids.

Christmas Eve

Pastor Dennis Keating will hold Christmas Eve Services from 3:30 to 6:45 p.m. at 639 E. 17th Ave. in Escondido.

New Life Presbyterian

New Life Presbyterian Church will have an event tonight, Dec. 17, Mr. Dickens’ Christmas Carol.

The church will host a Christmas Eve concert from 6 to 7 p.m. at 615 W. Citracado Parkway, Escondido.

Woodland Park Bible Church

The Woodland Park Bible Church Choir will perform classic Christmas songs at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, at the church, 1093 Rock Springs Road, San Marcos.

The choir will perform “Fantasia/ Noel,” classic Christmas carols in “in a new style,” according to the church.

Mission Hills Church

Along with its continuing Sermon Series that began Nov. 23 and ends Dec. 27, Mission Hills Church will hold services Christmas Eve at 2:30, 4 and 5:30 p.m. Childcare will be available for the 2:30 and 4 p.m. services.

The church is at 400 Mission Hills Court in San Marcos.

Grace Lutheran Church

Grace Lutheran Church will offer its Living Nativity event at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18 at at 6 p.m. Dec. 19 in which the birth of Christ is celebrated.

On Christmas Eve the church choir will perform at 9 and 11 p.m. during services. Services for children are at 5 p.m., for Latinos is at 7 p.m. Contemporary worship is at 9 p.m. and Traditional worship is at 11 p.m.

The church also holds a service Christmas Day at 10 a.m.

The church is at 643 W. 13th St., Escondido.

Community Lutheran Church

Community Lutheran will hold Candlelight Christmas Eve Services at 5, 7 and 9 p.m. at its Escondido Campus, 3575 E. Valley Parkway in Escondido. On Christmas Day there will be a service at 10 a.m.

Its San Marcos Campus, 340 Rancheros Drive, it will hold a Candlelight Christmas Eve service at 6:30 p.m.

Trinity Episcopal Church

Trinity Episcopal Church will hold a pageant on Christmas Eve, with worshipers dressed in Nativity-Era clothing.

The service begins at 5:30 p.m. at the church, 845 Chestnut St. in Escondido. A late service is planned for 10:30 p.m. as well.

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