Christmas Out East

Celebrate the holidays with the Old Steeple Community Church in Aquebogue. Independent/Courtesy Old Steeple Community Church

Houses of worship throughout the East End are providing a variety of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services, in a variety of languages, including English, Polish, and Spanish. Here is a sampling.

On Friday, December 21, the Hampton Bays Assembly of God will host a night of Christmas Worship beginning at 7 PM. On Monday, December 24, there will be a candlelight service at 7 PM that will include seasonal music performances, and “Come Let Us Adore Him” worship services will be held every Sunday of the Christmas season at 8:45 AM. For more information, call 631-723-1847 or go to

The Old Steeple Community Church in Aquebogue is having its annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service of lessons and carols on Monday, December 24, at 8 PM. For more information, visit or call 631-722-3070.

St. Therese of Lisieux Parish in Montauk will hold its morning Mass on December 24 at 8:30 AM, its Christmas Family Mass at 4:30 PM, and a final midnight mass that will lead into Christmas Day. On December 25, mass will be held at 8:30 AM and 10:30 AM and masses will also be held at 8:30 AM and 5 PM on December 31, and on January 1 at 10:30 AM.

The Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church in Bridgehampton will have its Christmas Eve masses at 4 and 5:30 PM in English and at 10 PM in Spanish. Masses on Christmas Day will begin at 8 AM and 10 AM and both are in English. Mass on New Year’s Day will begin at 10 AM and you can call 631-537-0156 for additional information.

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will have its Family Christmas Eve Service at 4:30 PM, another Christmas Eve Service in St. Peter’s Chapel in Springs at 6:30 PM, and a candlelight service at 10:30 PM. Christmas Day Communion Services will begin at 10 AM.

The Hamptons Christian Fellowship in Sag Harbor will celebrate Christmas Eve with carols and candlelight at 6 PM, with additional information at 631-725-4155 or

The Montauk Community Church will begin its Christmas Eve Candlelight Service and Communion at 5:30 PM.

First Presbyterian Church of East Hampton will have its Christmas Eve Family Services from at 5 and 8 PM. There will also be a Christmas Hymn Sing Service at 10 AM on Sunday, December 30, that will feature guitarists Cynthia Daniels and Sarah Greene.

Our Lady of Poland in Southampton will begin its Christmas masses on Christmas Eve at 5 PM in English and the midnight mass will be in Polish. Christmas Day will be the Holy Day of Obligation with services at 9:30 AM and 11:45 AM in English and at 10:30 AM in Polish.

Grace Presbyterian Church in Water Mill will have its annual Christmas Eve Service at 5 PM that is promised to be filled with joy and singing.

St. John’s Episcopal Church in Southampton will present the Christmas Pageant and a Eucharist Service at 4 PM on December 24, with a Christmas Eve Choral Mass at 10 PM. On Tuesday, December 25, there will be a Eucharist Service at 10 AM. For more information, call 631-283-0549 or visit

At Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary in Southampton, there will be a Family Mass at 4 PM on Christmas Eve, and additional Masses at 6 and 8 PM, and a Candlelight Mass at midnight. On Christmas Day, there will be Masses at 8, 9:30, and 11 AM, and one at 12:30 PM in Spanish.

Most Holy Trinity R.C. Church in East Hampton will host Christmas Eve Masses in the Parrish Hall at 5 PM, and at 9 PM in Spanish. On Christmas Day, services will be at the Church at 11:30 AM, and at 4 PM in Spanish.

St. Peter the Apostle R.C. Church in Amagansett will host a Christmas Day Mass at 9 AM.

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