SAM ODROWSKI The Standard
UXBRIDGE: A Live performance of the Christmas story will be taking over Centennial Park, from December 15th to 17th. Uxbridge Baptist Church is hosting the “Living Nativity”, where actors and actresses will depict the birth of Christ.
According to Uxbridge Baptist Church Pastor, Kathy McIntosh, the purpose of the “Living Nativity” is to help people understand the meaning of Christmas is about the birth of Christ.
Through the living nativity, Kathy said she hopes to “make a memorable space for people to come and find out who Jesus is.”
The village of Bethlehem has been recreated as the back-drop for the performance, and real animals have been loaned out by a local farmer to support the show.
Kathy said, “It’s just such a blessing to be able to do this for the community.”
The “Living Nativity” doesn’t only attract crowds from Uxbridge. People from all over the Durham Region and Kawartha Lakes will venture out to Uxbridge to witness the show.
“We have had people call from Beaverton, Bowmanville, and Omemee asking if they can come,” Kathy said.
The performance features a cast of over 125 people, acting out the events leading up to the moment of Jesus’s birth.
In the past, the “Living Nativity” has attracted crowds of around 1,000 people on any given night, adding up to over 4,000 people in total.
The event will have free hot chocolate and a little gift for everyone who comes by.
There will be two shows per day hosted in Centennial Park, starting at 7:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m., on December 15th, 16th, and 17th.
Kathy encourages everyone to come out and watch the show, she said there is a real sense of community at the “Living Nativity.”
“Don’t miss the opportunity to see what the true meaning of Christmas is, and how darkness can be turned to light,” she said.
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