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Where to worship this Christmas on Longboat Key

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Whether you have a church home in the area or are looking for a church home away from home, here’s a roundup of Christmas worship services happening around Longboat Key to assist your holiday planning: 

All Angels by the Sea’s Christmas Eve service begins at 5 p.m Sunday, Dec. 24. 

Longboat Island Chapel has its regular Sunday service at 10 a.m. Dec. 24, followed by a Christmas Eve candlelight and communion service at 5 p.m. Special music will be played at both. 

St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Catholic Church’s services begin with Saturday Vigil service at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23. Then services on Sunday, Dec. 24 begin with Mass at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. The Christmas Eve Vigil Mass will be at 4 p.m., followed by Christmas Eve Mass at 9 p.m. The church will have Christmas Mass at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 25.

Christ Church of Longboat Key has a candlelight service at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24 with full choir service. 



Carter Weinhofer

Carter Weinhofer is the Longboat Key news reporter for the Observer. Originally from a small town in Pennsylvania, he moved to St. Petersburg to attend Eckerd College until graduating in 2023. During his entire undergraduate career, he worked at the student newspaper, The Current, holding positions from science reporter to editor-in-chief.

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