Live Nativity scenes celebrate the true meaning of the season
Many older adults in this area grew up in a time when Sunday school pageants and school plays depicted the birth of Christ with children as well as adults playing the roles of Mary, Joseph, Shepherds, and the wise men and dolls portraying baby Jesus. In recent years live Nativity scenes have become popular where you can drive or walk through a depiction of the first Christmas and Shenandoah Baptist Church is hosting one this holiday season.
Shenandoah Baptist Church at 6520 Williamson Road will have a recurring Nativity from 6 pm to 9 pm for two weekends on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday beginning December 9, 10, and 11 and ending on December 16, 17, and 18. Those who attend will walk the road to Bethlehem for "an interactive drama tour bringing the story of Jesus’ birth to life through seven scenes featuring fifty actors and live animals."
More ways to enjoy the Nativity
Shenandoah Baptist Church will be pre-tour festivities including "a live stage with music and lights, a petting zoo, hot chocolate, and marshmallows for toasting". Please note that the Live Nativity tour trail is 350 feet of rough terrain and not suitable for wheelchairs. Admission is free and for more information phone: (540) 366-2431. Be on the lookout for announcements in the event of inclement weather.
There are several Movies like Prancer and Christmas Child where the birth of Christ is reenacted and you can catch Linus reading the Christmas Story from Luke chapter 2 in A Charlie Brown Christmas which is available now on Apple + TV. If you don't have a subscription you can watch for free on December 22, 23, 24, and 25.