The Christmas tree is up, the lights are hung and the presents are wrapped — perhaps it's time to take a look at the other side of the holiday and the real meaning behind Christmas.
Churches in Shorewood have a number of services scheduled in recognition of Christmas — here's a list of some locations and times:
Kingo Lutheran Church, 1225 E. Olive St.
- Monday 4 p.m. Christmas Eve candlelight service
- Tuesday 10 a.m. Christmas Day carol liturgy
Luther Memorial Chapel and University Center, 3833 N. Maryland Ave.
- Sunday 9:30 a.m. divine service followed by children's Christmas service
- Monday 5 p.m. Christmas Eve readings and hymns
- Tuesday 10 a.m. Christmas Day divine service
- Monday, Dec. 31 6:30 p.m. New Year's Eve divine service
North Shore Presbyterian Church, 4048 N. Bartlett Ave.
- Monday 5 p.m. Christmas Eve family service; 10 p.m. candlelight service with 9:30 p.m. concert prelude
St. Robert Parish, 2200 E. Capitol Dr.
- Monday 4:30 p.m. Christmas Eve service; 11:30 p.m. prelude of sacred music to midnight mass
- Tuesday 11 a.m. Christmas Day service