Advent & Christmas

Join us for services on Christmas Eve & Christmas day.

Browse through all the holiday activities for Advent and Christmas this year below – special events, music, outreach, worship services and more.

JUMP TO: Holiday Closings • Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

Sundays, December 9 & 16

A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols

An Incarnation tradition since 1959, Lessons & Carols is not to be missed! Community leaders read Scripture lessons that tell the birth of our Savior, familiar congregational carols are sung, and beautiful choral music is presented by the Incarnation Choir and Choristers. Friends and family welcome! Childcare is available.

4:30 pm Organ Prelude (Church)
5 pm Church


Friday, December 14

Stile Antico in Concert

Back by popular demand, we are proud to present Stile Antico in concert again, singing a program of Christmas music from Renaissance Spain. Stile Antico is firmly established as one of the world’s most accomplished and innovative vocal ensembles. A festive reception to follow the concert in the Welcome Center.

7 pm  Church


Sunday, December 16

Children’s Christmas Pageant

Join us for an Incarnation tradition. The classic story of the birth of Christ with Joseph and Mary in the manger performed by the children of Incarnation.

10:20 am Great Hall

Children's Christmas Pageant

Monday, December 24

Silver Saints Christmas Luncheon

The Silver Saints gather to enjoy a meal together with friends and family. Eggnog made and served by Ralph Jones; music by Doc Gibbs.

For reservations only, email Carol Kadel or call 214-217-5610 by Tuesday, December 18.

1 pm Great Hall


Worship with Us

Monday, December 24

Christmas Eve Services

Noon* Holy Eucharist with the Incarnation Choir (Church)
2 pm* Family Service with the Incarnation Choristers (Church)
2 pm* Contemporary Eucharist with the Uptown Band (Ascension Chapel)
5 pm* Holy Eucharist with the Incarnation Choir & Brass (Church)
5 pm* Contemporary Eucharist with the Uptown Band (Ascension Chapel)
10:30 pm High Mass with Incense, the Incarnation Choir, & Brass (Church)

* Nursery is available only at these services.

Tuesday, December 25

Christmas Day Service

11 am Celebrate the Nativity of Our Lord with Holy Eucharist (Church)

Tuesday, January 1

The Feast of the Holy Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ

11 am Traditional Eucharist with organ and hymns (Church)


Holiday Closings

  • Thursday, November 22 & Friday, November 23
  • Monday, December 24*
  • Tuesday, December 25*
  • Wednesday, December 26*
  • Monday, December 31 – Close at noon*
  • Tuesday, January 1*

*Offices are closed and classes and services are cancelled. (The building will be open for scheduled Christmas services.)


December 2-23

Library Advent Book Sale

Do your Christmas shopping at the Marmion Library Book Sale during the Advent season. We have a nice selection of daily devotional and spiritual books for those New Year’s resolutions, along with a variety of gift books for all ages.

Marmion Library 214-217-5625


  • Monday-Thursday, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm
  • Sunday, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Christmas at Incarnation

Outreach Opportunities

Angel Tree Food Drive

November is our annual Angel Tree Food Drive. Please bring your donations of peanut butter, mac & cheese, and cereal to the baskets located throughout the church. These items supplement the Angel Tree food baskets delivered to families in our neighborhood.

Angel Tree Adoptions

Make a difference during this season of giving. Angels are waiting for adoption! Visit the Angel Tree in the Welcome Center to adopt a neighborhood family in need and make their Christmas a little brighter.


Volunteer Opportunities

Help make Angel Tree a success. Contact Mission & Outreach for more information or to volunteer.

  • Gift Drop-off Night
    Wednesday, December 5, 5:30 to 8 pm
    Work a wrapping station, craft station, food and beverage station, or help receive gifts.
  • Food Sorting & Packing Day
    Thursday, December 6, 8:30 am to 1 pm
    Help sort and package food baskets for Angel Tree recipients.
  • Agency Gift Pick Up Day
    Friday, December 7, 9 am to Noon
    Help agencies load their food and gifts into their vehicles.
  • Family Gift Pick Up Day
    Saturday, December 8, 8:30 am to 1 pm
    Help Angel Tree recipient families load their food and gifts into their vehicles or work the hospitality station.

Saturday, December 1

Young Adults Polar Express Christmas Party

It’s that time for the fourth annual young adult Christmas party! This year’s theme is Polar Express, so shop online and grab your most creative adult onesie because this party is going to be a winter wonderland. $10 door fee and all proceeds go towards Incarnation House.

7 pm Stoneleigh P


Deadline Friday, November 30

Christmas Poinsettias

The church will be adorned with beautiful poinsettias this season through your generous donations remembering and honoring your loved ones.


Sunday, December 2

Advent Family Night

Worship at the Evensong or Uptown contemporary service on Sunday at 5 pm. Then join us in the Great Hall for dinner and an Advent craft for the children. Dinner is spaghetti & pasta. Cost for dinner is $7 per person. Sign up »

5 pm Worship (Church or Ascension Chapel)
6 pm Great Hall

Advent Family Night

Wednesday, December 5

Angel Tree Gift Drop-Off Night

Bring your Angel Tree gifts to the Welcome Center and join us for Christmas carols, a hot chocolate bar, a gift wrapping station, a craft table, and wine & cheese.

5:30 pm Welcome Center

Angel Tree Gift Drop-off Night


Lessons & Carols CD

Pick up a copy of A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols by the Incarnation Choir. CDs are available for this selection and other Incarnation recordings in the Bookstore for $15. Also, these CDs will be available at both Lessons and Carols services on December 10 & 17. Makes a great gift!



Gifts and More in the Bookstore

From holiday decor and ornaments to tree toppers and nativity sets, the Bookstore has great gift ideas for anyone on your list.


  • Sunday, 8:30 am to 1 pm
  • Monday-Thursday, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm
  • Friday, 9:30 am to 1 pm

Sunday, December 9

St. Nicholas Sunday

Children will place their shoes outside of their classrooms while St. Nicholas visits for a special treat! Children will learn the origin of ‘ole Saint Nick.

10:20 am Sunday School Classrooms

St. Nicholas Sunday