Bethel Lutheran Church, 670 W. Wheelock Parkway, will host a live nativity Saturday, Dec. 19, with periodic 10-minute shows starting at 6 p.m. The last show will be at 7:30 p.m. The event, which is free to the public, will feature a blend of scripture reading, actors portraying the biblical account of Jesus’ birth, a Bethlehem marketplace, live farm animals and more.
The marketplace will be open from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Before and after the enactment, children are welcome to approach the animals as part of a petting zoo, and all guests are invited to enjoy hot coffee, cocoa and cider, crafts, as well as cookies and treats as a part of the marketplace. The event is free and open to the public (no tickets required).