PALM DESERT — Hope Lutheran Church is celebrating Christmas Eve with a series of four worship services and a Family Festival.

In addition to the servicess, the chuch, located at 45900 Portola Ave., will host the Family Festival  from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The Family Festival will feature hot chocolate, snowfall, Christmas songs, a petting zoon, Santa Claus, the Grinch, train rides, a sleigh and candlelight.

Worship services are scheduled at 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., and 7 p.m. Holy Communion will be distributed at the 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. services.

Christmas Eve

Desert Carolers

Also on Christmas Eve there will be caroling at The Ritz Carlton Rancho Mirage, 68900 Frank Sinatra Drive, hosted by The Desert Carolers. 

Carolers, clad in Authentic Dickens’-era costumes, will stroll the grounds and lobby areas. You may get a preview of their music by clicking here.

Hope Palm Springs will celebrate its first Christmas in Palm Springs with Christmas Eve services at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Isaiah, 332 W. Alejo Road. There will be carols, lessons and candlelight communion.

Hope Palm Springs is a mission start of the Pacifica Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). It is a partner faith community to Hope Lutheran Church in Palm Desert. ELCA congregations are ministries that are open to all.

Image Sources

  • Carolers: Facebook
  • Goat: Image by Markus Distelrath from Pixabay