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Elkhart Chapel 2023 Christmas Candlelight Services

December 2, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - December 3, 2023 @ 4:00 pm

Elkhart Chapel 2023 Christmas Candlelight Services

The Elkhart Historical Society will host this year’s Christmas Candlelight Service with four performances on Saturday, December 2 and one afternoon performance on Sunday, December 3, at the St. John the Baptist Chapel located on Elkhart Hill. Each year’s Candlelight Service brings a new and fresh presentation, resulting in sell-out performances consisting of beautiful segments of music and inspirational script. Saturday performances are at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m., and 8:00 p.m. Sunday’s matinee is at 2 p.m.

Titled “Christmas Advent,” this year’s theme is developed by Tim Searby of Lincoln, Illinois. Tim is well-known as a gifted musician, choir and drama director, and producer of countless musicales, including the very popular annual Harvest of Talents Annual Musical held in Lincoln, Illinois.

Tim has assembled a cast of impressively talented musicians, including a 6-voice chorale, trumpeters, cellist, and organist, along with a stunning angel dramatist and talented readers who will lead us into Christmas reflections. Add to this the aura of the stunning historic stone chapel, lit with candlelight, outdoor luminaria, and Christmas greens, and the complete experience will be the perfect beginning to your Christmas observances.

Combining the service with an optional delicious holiday meal with all the trimmings at Horsefeathers Wild Hare Café, before or after the service, can create a lasting memory with friends or family. Please let us coordinate the meal option when you reserve your service to complete your evening. Prior to calling, please go to the website for downloadable reservation forms with all the service and menu information times and prices: elkharthistoricalsociety.org.

Reservations for the Candlelight Service and Matinee service are Required and Must be made ONLY by calling 217-947-2238 between the hours of 8am and 7pm Starting November 2nd, 2023. We take reservations in date and time order from that phone call only. Any other reservations will not be accepted. If you do not reach a live person, please leave your information on the answering machine. Be sure to leave your name, phone number, number attending, which service you plan to attend and if you are interested in a meal. You will be called back to confirm your reservation.

Any extra time between services and meals can always be spent exploring the quaint shops in the business district of Elkhart and be sure to visit on November 18 between 9a-5p for our annual Elkhart Village Christmas Open House, where special gifts, tasty treats and warm drinks are offered.


December 2, 2023 @ 2:00 pm
December 3, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
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Elkhart Historical Society
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Elkhart Cemetery – Gillett Chapel
8 Governor's Dr.
Elkhart, IL 62634 United States
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