Local Houses of Worship With Holiday Services

Take note of when you will go out on Christmas Eve or for Hanukkah, or when you will have to wake the kids up to get to mass on Christmas morning.

Churches and synagogues alike will be buzzing with activity during the holiday season. Mark your calendar with the times when religious services will be held at your place of worship using our guide:

  • has three services on Christmas Eve: a family Christmas pageant and service at 5 p.m., a worship service at 7:30 p.m., and a candlelight worship service at 11 p.m. There will be one worship service on Christmas Day at 9:30 a.m.
  • The will hold a service called "Remember the Dark: A Winter Solistice Cantata" on Dec. 18. There will be a Christmas Eve family service at 7 p.m., a fellowship holiday tea at 8 p.m., and another service at 9:30, and on Christmas Day, there will be a service that UUFSB describes as "a quiet service of readings, meditation, music and sharing."
  • The in Setauket is an Episcopal Church that will host Christmas Eve services at 5 p.m. for children featuring the youth and teen choirs, with music provided in later services by the adult choir at the 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Mass. On Christmas Day, one service will be offered at 10 a.m.
  • in Setauket has a 5:30 p.m. family service and an 8 p.m. candlelight service on Christmas Eve, with a 10 a.m. worship service on Christmas Day.
  • Though the nondenominational Christian  does not offer Christmas Day services, one can attend a Christmas Eve family worship ceremony at 5 p.m. and a Christmas Eve service of lessons and carols at 10 p.m.
  • of East Setauket is holding Christmas Eve Mass at 4 p.m. in the church, 4:15 p.m. in the parish center, 7:30 p.m. in the church, and 10 p.m. in the church. Christmas Day masses will be held at 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. in the church and 11:45 a.m. in the parish center.
  • Also in East Setauket, the will have a 7:30 p.m. family service on Christmas Eve, followed by an 11 p.m. candlelight communion ceremony. Christmas Day service will be at 10 a.m.
  • At, a fellow place of worship for Methodists, will have a 7:30 p.m. candlelight service on Christmas Eve, followed by a 10 a.m. worship on Christmas morning.
  • Stony Brook’s will have Christmas Eve Mass at 5:30 p.m., and regular mass times on Christmas morning at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
  • Chabad at Stony Brook has an array of Chanukah-related services, including an event at the Holiday Inn Express on Dec. 20, the first night of Chanukah, where the first candle will be lit and adults are invited to come and enjoy good food and a night of stand-up comedy by Avi Liberman. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m., and tickets cost $18 per person.  Each subsequent night of the holiday will have another event, which can be found on the schedule at Chabad of Stony Brook’s website here
  • in Stony Brook is preparing for the high holidays with a song festival and latke bash on the December 18 at 10 a.m.  Usual services will be held on Dcember 23 at 8 p.m. and December 24 at 10 a.m.


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