Christmas Candle Lighting Service

Friday, December 23
6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

Christmas Candle Lighting Services

 Friday, Dec. 23rd
3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 24th
2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m.

 To reserve your seats in the Chapel, available on and after Dec. 1st at 8 a.m., please use the link below. Please make a reservation for childcare using the same link.


Join Horizon Community Church for a Christmas Candle Lighting Service! The 45-minute service will be a reflective and moving celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, highlighted by music, carols, and a traditional candle lighting. The message will be entitled “God’s Got Great News for You.”

Reserve your seats online for each person in your party who plans to attend the service in the Chapel, including children, by visiting Online tickets will be available beginning Thursday, Dec. 1st at 8 a.m.

Children and student programming will not be offered. Childcare is available for infant through Pre-K.  Please make a reservation for childcare on the same online reservation form you use to reserve your seats at the Christmas Candle Lighting Service.

For those who prefer to enjoy church from home, Horizon will livestream the Christmas Candle Lighting Service during each of the nine scheduled service times. The video service will also be available on-demand anytime after Friday, Dec. 23rd at 5 p.m. at and on Horizon’s app. If you’ve not done so already, you can download our app at Horizon CC in the App Store or Google Play. Or, add Apple TV, Fire Stick or Roku to your channel list and watch the Christmas Candle Lighting Service by searching Horizon CC.

Horizon wants to provide the best experience possible when you come to the Christmas Candle Lighting Service. So we can better serve you, your family and guests, please note:
• Bring your reservation confirmation (paper or on your phone) with you. Doors will open 10-15 minutes before each service.
• Reservations are required to secure a seat in the Chapel.
• Present your reservation confirmation (paper or on your phone) to a Horizon Team Member as you enter the queue (located in the Atrium) to be seated in the Chapel for the service.

Please cancel any reservations you will not be using. These reservations will be reallocated to others who may want to attend that service time, but do not have reservations. To cancel reservations on Horizon’s online reservation system (Eventbrite), follow these steps or contact Susan Venderbush at 513 272-5800, ext. 244 or
• Open the email confirmation you received from Eventbrite
• Scroll down to order summary
• Click on “View” and manage your order online
• Log in to your Eventbrite account
• Click “cancel order”
• Click “yes, cancel this order”

If you, or your famil member would like to reserve accessible seating in the Chapel, please contact Susan Venderbush at 513 272-5800, ext. 244 or email

If you prefer not to sit in the Chapel, additional seating will be available in the SkyBoxes (2nd floor) for those needing a mask-required room, or for a family with health issues. The service will be livestreamed into these rooms. To reserve a seat in a SkyBox, please contact Susan Venderbush at 513 272-5800, ext. 244 or

For those of you who are watching the Christmas service online, we will miss seeing you! To help bring a little Horizon tradition into your home, we are offering a Christmas Candle Lighting Kit. The kit contains candles and a Christmas program. Towards the end of the Christmas service during “Silent Night,” we invite you to light a candle and sing along with us!

To request your Christmas Candle Lighting Kit, contact Terry Larson at 513 272-5800, ext. 210 or Please indicate the quantity you will need, and we will leave the kits in Horizon’s vestibule with your name on it for pickup. Or, send us your address by Friday, December 16th and we’ll mail a kit to you.


 The Horizon Team looks forward to seeing you as we celebrate the birth of Christ!

If you have questions about online reservations or the Christmas Candle Lighting Service, please contact Susan Venderbush at 513 272-5800, ext. 244 or

Event Details

Date: Friday, December 23
Time: 6:00p.m. – 6:45p.m.
Location: Horizon Community Church
Map It3950 Newtown Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45244
Contact: Susan Venderbush

513 272-5800, ext. 244
Childcare: Childcare will be provided for ages infant through Pre-K. Please reserve childcare when making your reservations in the Chapel.