Join The Crossing for Christmas Eve

We'll be in person at The Crossing for Christmas Eve 2021!

Join us for a time of meaningful worship and prayer. Services will be at 2:30, 4:00, and 5:30 p.m. on December 24.

All ages are welcome, but Crossing Kids will be available for ages 0-5.

Sign up for our Christmas Eve reminder and have our service times and information delivered straight to your inbox the week of Christmas!


Can't join in person? Tune in online!

We will livestream each of the three Christmas Eve services at

Did you know The Crossing app is available on Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV devices? Stream our Christmas Eve service directly to your home with one of these apps!

Christmas in Columbia

The Magic Tree





What is the Magic Tree?

Nearly 200,000 colorful lights (that's 38 miles worth!) illuminate The Crossing's 85-foot sycamore tree, reminding us that all 200,000 members of Boone county matter to God.

Stop by to admire The Magic Tree and take photos anytime. Plus, you won't want to miss our special, socially-distanced, Friday night experiences. 

New This Year: Come Ice-skate with Us!

After your visit to the Magic Tree, head over to our synthetic ice rink for some holiday fun. It's the perfect festive activity for the entire family and the only skating rink in Columbia, MO.

It will be open on Dec. 9-11 and Dec. 16-18 (Thurs.-Sat.) from 5-9 p.m. and is free for the whole family. Skates are provided

Find more details about what to expect at the Magic Tree in 2021 here: 

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10 Things to Do in Columbia, Missouri at Christmas Time

Whether this is your first or your fiftieth Christmas in Mid-Missouri, make this year a special one! With opportunities for festive fun popping up across town, we want to make sure that you’re in the “holiday loop.”



O Come All Ye Faithful Advent Devotional

When you hear old, familiar Christmas hymns, do ever stop to think about the lyrics you know so well?  This Advent season, use this email devotional to help you meditate on the theologically rich lyrics of O Come All Ye Faithful.


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"All is Calm, All is Bright" Christmas Art

Prepare your heart for Christmas with a beautiful visual reminder of what God has done for you. Find a place in your house or office to hang or frame it as an ongoing reminder of the hope Christmas represents for our weary world.


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An Expanded Definition of Neighbor: How to Serve this Holiday Season

How can you help bring light to the lonely and hurting in our community this year? Shelly Mayer shares some ways to consider expanding your holiday reach at The Crossing, in the local community, and beyond.






When it Doesn't Feel Like the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

For some, the holiday season feels far from the most wonderful time of the year. But Christmas is about a God who enters into the darkness.



How to Serve Others this Holiday Season (Even in a Global Pandemic)

Many of us are looking for ways to share the Christmas spirit by serving others. Here are some practical ways to serve this holiday season.


Make this Holiday Season Meaningful

Download our Christmas Calendar

This Christmas, make the most of each moment with family and friends. Download our Christmas Calendar and make sure you don't miss events, downloads, and more Christmas fun from The Crossing!


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Looking for more encouragement this Christmas?



Check out Light in the Night: An Online Christmas Experience.

This full service from Christmas 2020 was a way to worship together online when we couldn't be together in person. We hope it continues to encourage you this year.