A worshipful way to celebrate Christmas is available through a variety of events at these local Corpus Christi churches. We’ve organized our list by church.
For more Christmas events check out the 101CorpusChristi.com Christmas Guide. 

GETHSEMANE LUTHERAN CHURCH
3434 Holly Road
3 p.m. Sunday, December 1
COASTAL BEND FLUTE CLUB WINTER CONCERT
Annual concert features flutes of all sizes. Songs include Christmas favorites as well as other music. Free and open to the public. Reception follows.

ALL SAINTS EPISCOPAL CHURCH
3026 S. Staples St.
HOLIDAY BLUES
6 p.m. Friday, December 6
For those dealing with grief and loss during the holidays, come for a service of nourishment through prayer.
NEIGHBORHOOD CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, December 14
Everyone welcome for vendors, s’mores bar, music, Sharing Grade Picnic of barbecue, decorating the church, and more.

CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD
700 S. Upper Broadway
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
8 a.m.-noon Saturday, December 7
Enjoy breakfast with Santa Claus through noon in the Dobbins Hall classroom.

ANNAVILLE BAPTIST
Worship Center
4025 Violet Road
CHRISTMAS PLAY
7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, December 7-8
CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL
4-7 p.m. Sunday, December 8
Parking lot, 4025 Violet Road
Games, inflatables, train, hay rides, hot cocoa, s’mores, and more. Community is invited. Admission is free.

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
900 S. Shoreline Blvd.
No Handel’s "Messiah" this year due to renovations in the sanctuary, but the church still has a full list of Christmas events.
WINTER WEDNESDAYS CONCERTS
12:05 p.m. every Wednesday in December in the chapel located on Water Street. Communion will follow then a light lunch in the Upper Room.
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
8-10 a.m. Saturday, December 14.
Come in your PJs for pancakes, crafts, and photo ops. Free. Takes place in the fellowship hall.
CHRISTMAS EVE AND CANDLELIGHT SERVICES
5 p.m. — impromptu children’s Christmas pageant
7 p.m. — communion
9 p.m. — lessons and carols
11 p.m. — candlelight service with communion

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF CORPUS CHRISTI
3115 Ocean Drive
LIVE NATIVITY
7-9 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, December 7-8
On the front lawn.
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
8:30-11 a.m. Saturday, December 14
Have pancakes with Santa in the recreation center. Bring your camera for photos. Small charge. Pay at the door. No reservations needed.
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE
6-7 p.m. Tuesday, December 24.
In the worship center.

PARKWAY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
3707 Santa Fe St.
CHRISTMAS CAROLING & CHILI DINNER
4 p.m. Sunday, December 8
Tacky holiday outfits, carols, and chili. Meet in the fellowship hall to break into teams to travel across the area to sing to neighbors and home-bound residents.
SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS & PAGEANT
6 p.m. Sunday, December 15
Listen to the songs of Christmas performed in a “no-rehearsal pageant” to tell the story of Christmas.
MORAVIAN LOVEFEAST
6-8:30 p.m. Sunday, December 22
Begins with a light supper of soup and bread followed by a lessons and carols service. Advent and Christmas scriptures read as part of the worship service. During the service, the congregation will share sweet breads and drink wassail. Service concludes in candlelight. Free, but bring a sweet bread to share.

ST. JOHN’S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
5300 S. Alameda St.
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
9-11 a.m. Saturday, December 7
Admission by non-perishable food items and canned goods for the food pantry. Money donations also accepted. Shop the Santa Market for gently used and new Christmas decor and other items.

ASBURY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
7501 S. Staples St.
‘FROM SEARCH TO SIGHT: FINDING CHRISTMAS’
8:30 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. Sunday, December 15
A Christmas concert.
CAROLS & CANDLELIGHT
5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 24
Christmas Eve services.

CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD
700 S. Upper Broadway
THE CHRISTMAS PAGEANT
10:30 a.m. Sunday, December 15
Children and youths of all ages are welcome to participate in the annual festive re-enactment of Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem.
LESSONS & CAROLS
6:30 p.m. Sunday, December 15, in the sanctuary.
CHRISTMAS CAROLS
4:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24
CHRISTMAS EVE HOLY EUCHARIST
11 p.m.