Staff Report

The Blue Angels choir, accompanied by a professional chamber orchestra, will present a variety of favorite Christmas carols and anthems, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Santa Ynez Valley Presbyterian Church.

The free concert, titled “Love Came Down at Christmas,” will include newer songs such as “Mary Did You Know” and older favorites such as “Joy to the World, ” “Silent Night, ” and the “Halleluiah” Chorus.

There will be the lighting of the Advent Candle and special Advent readings by the Morrow family.

The Santa Ynez High School Concert Choir will also be participating. Pianist David Alm will join the choir, and organist Jim Tobin will present the prelude and postlude and accompany the congregation at the end of the concert with the singing of carols.

Immediately following the concert, families are invited to adjourn to the church’s family center for “A Night in Bethlehem” hosted by the Children’s Ministries, which includes dinner. Meet Mary and Joseph, see live animals, enjoy cookie decorating and crafts, plus a cakewalk. 

The Santa Ynez Valley Presbyterian Church is at the corner of Alamo Pintado and Baseline in Ballard; ample parking is available adjacent to the church. For more information, call the church at 805-688-6323.