Celebrate Christmas Eve

ONLINE OR IN-PERSON

ONLINE: Thursday, December 24 at 2, 3:30, 5, 6:30 & 11 pm

NO RESERVATION NEEDED

IN-PERSON: Wednesday, December 23 at 5 & 6:30 pm
Thursday, December 24 at 1, 2, 3:30, 5, 6:30 & 11 pm

RESERVATION DETAILS BELOW

OUDOOR: Thursday, December 24 at 5 & 6 pm

RESERVATION DETAILS BELOW

She will give birth to a son, and you are to name him Jesus,
because he will save his people from their sins.
– Matthew 1:21

Wednesday, December 23
at 5 & 6:30 pm

Masks Strongly Recommended
ALL WEDNESDAY SERVICES ARE FULL

Thursday, December 24
at 1, 2, 3:30, 5, and 11 pm

Masks Strongly Recommended
2, 3:30 & 5 PM AUDITORIUM SERVICES ARE FULL
NEW CHAPEL OPTIONS NOW AVAILABLE!

Thursday, December 24
at 6:30 pm

Masks Guaranteed
AUDITORIUM SERVICE IS FULL
NEW CHAPEL OPTION NOW AVAILABLE!

Join us for a time of worship as we celebrate the birth of Jesus this Christmas Eve! These gatherings include Christmas carols, a special Christmas message, and more!

Wednesday, December 23
at 5 & 6:30 pm

Masks Strongly Recommended
ALL WEDNESDAY SERVICES ARE FULL

Thursday, December 24
at 1, 2, 3:30, 5, and 11 pm

Masks Strongly Recommended
2, 3:30 & 5 PM AUDITORIUM SERVICES ARE FULL
NEW CHAPEL OPTIONS NOW AVAILABLE!

Thursday, December 24
at 6:30 pm

Masks Guaranteed
AUDITORIUM SERVICE IS FULL
NEW CHAPEL OPTION NOW AVAILABLE!

Join us for a time of worship as we celebrate the birth of Jesus this Christmas Eve! These gatherings include Christmas carols, a special Christmas message, and more!

Online streaming is available on
Thursday, December 24 at 2, 3:30, 5, 6:30 & 11 pm.

FAMILIES WORSHIPPING ONLINE, each Christmas Eve service will feature a special kids moment during the service. If you’d like to participate in this moment at home, please pick up a Kids Christmas activity box!

Boxes will be available in the atrium at Valley Church on Monday or Tuesday between 8:30 am-5 pm or on Wednesday from 8:30 am-3 pm. Boxes are separated for kids based on the following age groups: 0-3 years old and 4 years old-5th grade.

Simply Christmas Eve

Thursday, December 24
at 5 pm

Masks Guaranteed

Jamie Hurd Amphitheater in West Des Moines

Bundle up to celebrate Christmas Eve under the stars! This brand new event features 20 minutes of singing Christmas carols and listening to the story of Jesus’s birth while safely enjoying the community of our church family.

We are thrilled to host Simply Christmas Eve at the Jamie Hurd Amphitheater in West Des Moines. Please dress with the weather in mind! Hand warmers will be available.

This event is free, but registration is required, as capacity is limited. Social distancing practices will be in place at all indoor and outdoor Christmas Eve services. Hand sanitizer and masks will also be available.

Simply Christmas Eve

Thursday, December 24
at 5 pm

Masks Guaranteed

Jamie Hurd Amphitheater in West Des Moines

Bundle up to celebrate Christmas Eve under the stars! This brand new event features 20 minutes of singing Christmas carols and listening to the story of Jesus’s birth while safely enjoying the community of our church family.

We are thrilled to host Simply Christmas Eve at the Jamie Hurd Amphitheater in West Des Moines. Please dress with the weather in mind! Hand warmers will be available.

This event is free, but registration is required, as capacity is limited.

Social distancing practices will be in place at all indoor and outdoor Christmas Eve services. Hand sanitizer and masks will also be available.

What to expect at Christmas Eve

How many worship gatherings will there be?

This year we’re celebrating the birth of Jesus with eight worship gatherings at Valley Church. Wednesday, December 23 at 5 & 6:30 pm and Thursday, December 24 at 1, 2, 3:30, 5, 6:30 and 11 pm!

Masks are strongly recommended at all worship gatherings. At 6:30 pm, masks are guaranteed.

We’re also offering two outdoor gatherings at the Jamie Hurd Amphitheater on Thursday, December 24 at 5 pm (masks guaranteed) and at 6 pm (masks strongly recommended).

What kind of music will there be?

Our worship team will lead a mix of classic Christmas carols and modern worship songs.

Our outdoor gatherings will focus primarily on Christmas carols.

What should I wear?

There is no expectation. From jeans, to ties, to dresses, everything is welcome. Come as you are!

If attending an outdoor gathering, please dress for the weather! Hand warmers will be available.

How long is the service?

Each worship gathering at Valley Church will be 70 minutes. Simply Christmas Eve gatherings will be 30 minutes.

Will there be something for kids?

All of our Christmas Eve gatherings are made for your entire family. What a joy for us to celebrate together! Each Christmas Eve service at the church building and online will feature a special kids moment during the service.

If you plan to worship with us online, pick up a Kids Christmas activity box in the atrium at Valley Church on Monday or Tuesday between 8:30 am-5 pm or on Wednesday from 8:30 am-3 pm. Boxes are separated for kids based on the following age groups: 0-3 years old and 4 years old-5th grade.

If you plan to worship in-person at Valley Church, Kids Christmas activity boxes will be available before the service, so your child will be ready to participate in the special kids moment during the service. Boxes are separated for kids based on the following age groups: 0-3 years old and 4 years old-5th grade.

What happens if I need to step out during the service?

We love having kids involved in our worship—especially at Christmas! But sometimes they get a little antsy and you may feel the need to step out. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! We livestream our worship gatherings in multiple locations in the building. One of our Guest Experience volunteers will be happy to point you in the right direction.

What kind of message should I expect?

Pastor Quintin will share an inspirational and relevant Christmas message rooted in the teachings of God’s Word.

Should I wear a mask?

Wearing a mask is strongly recommended! Christmas Eve worship at 6:30 pm and Simply Christmas Eve at 5 pm are mask guaranteed.

Please continue to to maintain social distance. We’re all in this together…just six feet apart!

What safety precautions are in place?

Your safety is our priority! All venue seating maintains social distancing standards while still allowing families to sit together.

We have increased and enhanced our disinfecting and cleaning. All venues and bathrooms are throughly disinfected. Masks and hand sanitizer are available throughout the building.