Saturday, December 12, 2009

A wonderful Christmas experience

If you are looking for something to do with your family this weekend, check out this FREE live nativity walk.

Update: Our family has never been to a live nativity before so we decided to check this out. We bundled up in coats, hats, gloves, and snow boots and braved the cold weather and slick roads. I am so glad we did. (I just wish the boy would have gone potty before we left).

I wasn't sure where this was located, but we found it easily enough on a street called St. James off McDermott between Franklin Rd and Cherry Lane. You could see the people gathered and the small fires burning from the road so we had no problem finding it. We parked on St James street and a young lady guided us on a walk to different settings in the story of the birth of Christ. At each setting the young people there (mostly teenagers, which impressed me that they would spend their weekend in the cold doing this for free) narrated a part of the account of the Christmas story from the bible. At one setting there were three sheep which my kids thought was pretty cool. Every setting had backdrops and props and costumes. I could tell that a lot of time and effort had gone into planning this event. There was also a small fire in a fire pit at each setting to keep warm. The last setting was, of course, a young man dressed as Joseph and a young lady dressed as Mary with a little baby doll to represent the baby Jesus. It was pretty cool.

Then we walked over to the refreshment area where they had hot chocolate and cold cookies. The whole experience took about 15 minutes and it was just the thing to get us in the Christmas spirit. I hope this group of people will do this again next year. We really enjoyed it and will go back if they do it again.

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