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This Christmas,
whether you're near or far,

let’s celebrate the joy of the season together. Join us in person or online for one of our Christmas Candlelight Services, and explore this page for resources, fun activities, and recipes to share with your friends and family. Merry Christmas!

Candlelight Services

On December 19–20, join us in person or online for our candlelight services! View our in-person service times below or stream the live service starting at 3 pm (CT) on Saturday, December 19. Children’s ministry (birth through 5 years old) is available at all services, but registration is required. Your kids are also welcome to attend the service with you!

  • Southlake, Frisco, NRH & North Fort Worth Campuses
    • Saturday, Dec 19 | 3 pm, 5 pm & 7 pm
    • Sunday, Dec 20 | 9 am, 11 am & 1 pm
  • Dallas Campus
    • Saturday, Dec 19 | 3 pm
    • Sunday, Dec 20 | 9 am & 11 am
  • Grand Prairie Campus
    • Saturday, Dec 19 | 3 pm & 5 pm
    • Sunday, Dec 20 | 9 am, 11 am & 1 pm
  • Jackson Hole Campus
    • Sunday, Dec 20 | 10 am
  • Justin Campus
    • Sunday, Dec 20 | 10 am
  • Prosper Campus
    • Sunday, Dec 20 | 11 am & 1 pm
How-To

Candlelight Service
at Home

Whether you watch the service from home in your Christmas pj’s or tune in from a friend’s house in your holiday best, we have some tips to make the online experience special.


Set the atmosphere.

Before or after the service, spend time in God’s presence with these Christmas worship playlists on Spotify.

Host a watch party!

Invite your friends, neighbors, or family over to watch the service with you! Add a couple of your favorite holiday snacks to the mix, and you have a recipe for a great time.

Have a candle handy.

Make some paper candles at home with our candle coloring page or download a fun candle app onto your phone. You can also use real candles but be cautious about dripping hot wax!

Reflect on the meaning.

The candlelight represents the light that came into the world when Jesus was born and the light we carry with us when we put our hope in Him. Spend time talking to your friends and family about what that means and take a look at what the Bible says. A couple of key passages of Scripture are John 1:1–18 and Matthew 5:14–16.

Share the fun!

Snap a photo or capture video of your candlelight celebration and share it on social media with #GatewayChristmas

Seven Words of Christmas

In Pastor Robert’s new book, celebrate the true meaning of Christmas through the seven words God spoke to seven different people before Jesus’ birth.

Get the book 

Christmas Recipes

Looking for a new treat to make this Christmas? We have some simple, delicious recipes for you to try.

Christmas Worship Playlists

Enjoy these customized playlists on Spotify and experience God’s presence wherever you are this holiday season!

Kids Activities

Turn on some Christmas tunes and have fun working on these activities with your kids!

Christmas Wallpapers

Christmas decorations don’t stop with the wreath on your door. Download festive wallpapers for your digital spaces.