Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Join us for our 12th Annual Candlelight Service

Christmas Carols: A Christmas Past

December 24 @ 6pm

Join us for a magical Christmas Eve Candlelight Service on December 23rd, 2023, at 6:00 PM!

Step into the enchantment of 'A Christmas Past' with timeless carols and captivating spoken word performances. But that's not all! Stick around for the grand finale—a LIVE Nativity presented by Golden PAWS Assistance Dogs! Watch as service dogs don the roles of stable animals, with handlers embodying wise men and shepherds in a heartwarming portrayal.

This is an event for EVERYONE—bring your loved ones, invite your friends, and let the spirit of the season envelop you in warmth and joy. Families are especially encouraged to attend!

Mark your calendars and join us in celebrating the true essence of Christmas on December 23rd at 6:00 PM. See you there!

This isn’t church, this is the Story of Christ. Whether it’s been a while since you’ve gone to a service or you attend a church regularly, this event is for you and your family. Come as you are, and enter into Christmas like never before!

We believe Christmas is a time for families to be together, and encourage the young ones to sit with their family and be part of the main service. We will provide free coloring books and crayons to help keep them engaged. The coloring books will help reinforce how Christ is the true meaning of Christmas.

The One and Only Golden PAWS-tastic Nativity in Naples!

The ONLY live nativity in Naples that is completely made up of our furry four-footed friends from Golden PAWS Assistance Dogs. The live nativity will be available directly following our Candlelight Service. Come grab a picture with the sweetest camel in town. Watch out though! You may get a kiss or two!

Our entire live nativity will be recreated from all ages of Golden Retrievers, with their handlers representing the shepherds and wise men.

PAWS Assistance Dogs

Founder and Executive Director, Jeannie Bates, trains Golden Retrievers to be service dogs for veterans and children with disabilities.

As part of their training, the PAWS dogs, ranging from just a few months to 2 years old, learn a number of tasks to serve their future forever human. All types of activities and tasks, including being part of a live nativity, help prepare them for many situations they may face in their future service.

Come see how these sweet Goldens get transformed into the fluffiest and cuddliest live nativity in all of Naples. From camels to sheep, cows and goats, this nativity will be like nothing you’ve seen before.

Silent Night and Candlelighting

Our service ends with everyone singing Silent Night and each person lighting a candle. We have 'non-flame' candles for the kiddos too, so all can participate safely.

Still have Questions?

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