If you will be celebrating Christmas in St. George as part of your Southern Utah winter vacation, you’ll be happy to know there are several Christmas Eve events from which you can choose.
A tour of the LDS Temple Visitors Center and a stroll through the lighted temple grounds is always a good option on a cold winter’s night. New Promise Lutheran Church, located at 244 S, Valley View Drive in St. George will hold “a quiet service with candle lighting” at 5 p.m. and again at 8 p.m.
Grace Episcopal Church will be “pulling out all the stops” as they begin the traditional 12-day season devoted to the birth of Christ with a Christ Mass at 5:30 p.m. at 1072 E. 900 South (see blogpost “Lost In St. George? Navigating City Streets” if our street addresses seem strange to you).
The largest and best-known Christmas Eve service in the St. George area is this year’s 14th annual Calvary Chapel event at the Dixie Center, 1835 S. Convention Center Drive. This hour-long, non-denominational, free-of-charge, community-wide holiday program begins at 6 p.m. with thousands of friends and neighbors enjoying a reading of the Christmas story from the Bible, participating in a sing-along of hymns and carols and a short message of encouragement about peace on earth.
If a celebration of another sort is more to your liking, Brigham’s Playhouse located next to the Red Barn in Cotton Tree Village, 25 N. 300 W. Building C1, in nearby Washington City will perform a matinee at 2 p.m. and a Christmas Eve performance of the holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life.” This beloved and Academy Award winning drama tells the story of a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman saved by an angel who shows him what the lives of those around him would have been like if he had never existed.
Prefer to stay in your cozy, warm and affordable home-away-from-home on Christmas Eve? We can help you with that, too. Reserve your Christmas holiday vacation getaway overlooking the lights of the city, at Five Seasons Vacation Rentals.com online at laspalmasresortcondos.com or St. George Resort Rentals at stgeorgeresortrentals.com. Come stay with us for a week or a month and let us put a smile on your face! We’re waiting to make your holiday season the best ever.