Downtown Christmas Eve and Christmas Services 2023

Church Street UMC as Seen from Southern Skies Music Festival, World's Fair Concert Lawn, Knoxville, May 2022
Central United Methodist Church, 201 E. Third Ave., Fourth and Gill Tour of Homes, Knoxville, April 2015

Welcome to this year’s edition of downtown Christmas services. It’s another odd calendar year for services since Christmas Eve falls on Sunday. I’ll include services for Sunday and Monday (Christmas Day) as best I can based on posted information. Please feel free to comment with corrections or additions. It is sometimes harder than you might imagine to put these service times together.

I hope you can look back on this year and find some happy memories, move through this holiday season with some element of joy, and look forward to happier times in the new year. However or whether you celebrate this season, look for time to be with the ones you love. Nothing is more important. Here’s the annual list of downtown Christmas services for those of you who might be interested.

All Souls Church (100 West Fifth Avenue): Christmas Eve: Candlelight Service, 5:00 pm

Awaken Old City Church (Awaken Coffee, 125 W. Jackson): Christmas Eve Service , 11:15 am

Central United Methodist Church (201 East 3rd Avenue): Christmas Eve: Special Music, Candlelight, and Holy Communion, 5:00 pm and 11:00 pm

Church Street United Methodist Church, Knoxville, December 2021

Church Street United Methodist Church (900 Henley Street): (All services include Holy Communion.)

Christmas Eve:

  • 11:00 am – Regular 4th Sunday of Advent (no other morning services or Sunday School)
  • 3 pm: Family Service geared toward families with small children
  • 7 pm: Online Worship Premiere (service available for viewing any time after 7 pm premiere)
  • 5:30 and 10:30 pm: Traditional Candlelight Communion service, prelude featuring a prelude by the Parish Adult Choir (nursery for young children will be available at the 5:30 pm service only)

City Church (522 Sevier Avenue): No Services either day

Crossings (4 Market Square, Square Room): Christmas Eve 10:00 am Service, Christmas Day, No Service

First Baptist Church, Knoxville, December 2021

First Baptist Church (510 W. Main Street) Christmas Eve: 11:00 am, Candlelight Service 5:00 pm

First Presbyterian Church, Knoxville, December 2021

First Presbyterian Church (620 State Street) Christmas Eve: 5:00  pm Communion Family Candlelight Service, 10:30 pm Candlelight Service with Communion (Seasonal music starts at 10:oo pm)

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Knoxville, December 2021

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (414 W. Vine) Christmas Eve, Mass at 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm*, Christmas Day, Mass at 8:15 am* and 10:00 am

*Live Streamed via the church FB page.

Overcoming Believers Church, 211 Harriet Tubman Street, Knoxville, December 2017

Overcoming Believers Church (211 Harriet Tubman Street), Christmas Eve: 11:00 am (This is based on their regular worship time. No other information is shown on their website or social media.)

Saint John’s Episcopal Cathedral, Knoxville, December 2021

St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral (413 W. Cumberland): Christmas Eve Services – Eucharist at 10:00 am, 2:00 pm, Choral Eucharist 5:30 pm and 10:45 p.m., Christmas Day: 10:00 am service (The 10 am, 5:30 pm, and 10:45 pm Services will be streamed LIVE on YouTube and broadcast locally by Knoxville Community Media. (KUB TV Channel 1019, Comcast ch 12, WOW! 6, and Charter 193)

First Christian Church, 211 W. Fifth Avenue Knoxville, August 2015

The Point (211 W. Fifth Avenue) – Christmas Eve: In person services at 10:30 am (“upbeat, full band, Livestream at 10:30 am and on demand afterward) and 11:00 pm (communion, candlelight).

St John’s Lutheran Church, 544 N Broadway, Knoxville, December 2019

St. John’s Lutheran Church (544 N. Broadway) Christmas Eve: 10:00 am Christmas Brunch and Communion Worship, 4:00 pm (Family Candlelight Common Worship), 5:30 pm (Candlelight Communion Worship) and 8:30 pm (Candlelight Communion Worship) Services streamed on Facebook and YouTube.

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