One of the most special and unique experiences your family can have during the Christmas season is to visit a live nativity event. When I grew up in Duluth we would go to one in our neighborhood and it was always a popular and fun event. It’s exciting for kids to see the Christmas story played out with costumed characters and live animals!
There are several live nativity events at churches in the Twin Cities this month, and all of them include an opportunity to come inside, warm up with refreshments and even enjoy some more family activities! Plus they’re all FREE! (though donations may be accepted)
New Brighton Christian Church
1500 29th Ave NW
New Brighton, MN 55112
Saturday, December 14th &
Sunday, December 15th
6:00 – 8:00pm
For almost 4 decades, New Brighton Christian Church has provided a unique outdoor experience of the Christmas Story. Visitors have an opportunity to experience the wonder of the first Christmas as they drive past people in costumes along with a live donkey, camel and sheep in eight scenes beginning with angel Gabriel and ending with the coming of the wisemen. Music and scripture help explain the scenes and transform the church grounds to Bethlehem 2000 years ago.
Make this a part of your Christmas season traditions! Guests remain in their cars as they drive through the nativity so it is a great, free event to add while out admiring Christmas lights. Put your kiddos in their pajamas, pack the hot cocoa and stay toasty warm in your vehicles.
The live nativity runs Saturday, December 14th and Sunday, December 15th. Continuous showings begin at 6:00 pm and go through 8:00 pm.
No tickets or cost required, just intentional family time centering your hearts on the Reason for the Season.
Knollwood Christian Church
3639 Quebec Avenue South
St. Louis Park, MN
Friday, December 6th &
Saturday, December 7th
6:00 – 8:00pm
Come experience the events surrounding that very first Christmas. For many years now, many families and individuals make visiting this Live Nativity as a Christmas tradition. The presentation will include several stations with actors from the church portraying the characters surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ. The portrayal will also include several live animals, including a camel, sheep, donkey and a cow!!!
There will be a treat inside and Christmas photo booth. All events are free but we do accept donations for our local food shelf (STEP).[Read more…]