St. Paul Lutheran Church in Plano presents its 25th annual Journey to the Manger live nativity drama on Friday and Saturday, December 11–12. This free event is open to the whole community.

See a re-creation of a marketplace as it would have appeared in Biblical times in the little town of Bethlehem, complete with bakers, weavers, potters, candy makers and other merchants. Witness six live-action scenes depicting the major events leading to the birth of Christ. Over 100 members of the church and community participate in this lively production, dressed in costumes from that era. The whole family will enjoy the live camels, donkeys, sheep and other animals.

It begins inside the church’s Fellowship Hall, which will be transformed into the Bethlehem village of old. Step back in time as you experience the sights, sounds and smells of a Middle Eastern marketplace from over 2,000 years ago. Then take a guided tour of the outdoor scenes and finish up with refreshments inside the church.

The program is presented rain or shine; outdoor scenes will be moved indoors in case of inclement weather.

Journey to the Manger

Where: St. Paul Lutheran Church, 6565 Independence Pkwy. in Plano, between Spring Creek Parkway and Legacy Road.

When: The drama scenes start every 10 minutes from 7–9 p.m. on Friday, December 11 and from 6–9 p.m. on Saturday, December 12.

St. Paul Lutheran Church

St. Paul Lutheran Church offers Sunday worship with a traditional service at 8:30 a.m. and a contemporary service at 11 a.m., with Bible study for all ages at 9:45 a.m.  The church also offers a pre-school program through the St. Paul Christian School. St. Paul Lutheran Church is a member of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS).

Read more about St. Paul Lutheran Church here.

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