ChurchLights On the Lawn
Friday following Thanksgiving through January 1 starting at dusk through 10pm.
The ChurchLights Experience
Sunday Evenings between November 26 and December 17. Activities and live music from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, light display and main stage from 6pm to 8pm. Sunday Evening Display Only on December 24 from 6pm to 7:30pm. Saturday evening on December 30 from 6pm to 8pm.

November 26: Opening Night

December 3

December 10

December 17: People's Choice Night

December 24: Christmas Eve: Display only

December 30: New Years Countdown

In 2005, Pleasant Hills concluded a previous production, The Madrigal. For the first time after 20 years of performances, the set included a forest of evergreens as originally imagined by the author of the script. At the conclusion of the performances that year, someone asked; “What are we going to do with all these Christmas Trees?” The answer came the following year when using a new technology, the forest of evergreens were lit and allowed to “dance to the music” on Sunday mornings for worship. A year later it was decided to open the doors of the church to the community for a new production, ChurchLights.

As an experiment for 2013, we moved a few of our lights outside for a 5 minute show every half hour after dark. Since then we have continued to add new lights outdoors including a 20 foot “Mega-Tree” in 2015 and increased the frequency of our shows.

Today, between both displays we now feature over 40,000 lights choreographed to Christmas music and videos and will celebrate the ninth season in 2016. We use over 700 independent channels, some with unique abilities to change color and other special effects (effectively the same as having over 5,000 dimmer switches to adjust the Christmas lights between both displays). Combine all of that with face painting, puppets, crafts for children, Christmas card making, live performances, and hot wassail, and snack bar, it is two must see light displays! While many changes have been made to those original evergreens, and grown to more than simply six trees, our passion for music and the community has lived on.

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Spread your love as a gift

Your donation will help us continue to spread the love of Jesus through our ministry at ChurchLights as wells as through donations to the local food pantries we support.

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