3 reasons to experience the magic of Christmas at a live nativity, Dec. 4


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See a live nativity during Asbury’s Experience Christmas event, Dec. 4. (Asbury United Methodist Church)

The holidays are a special time of joy and celebration, and this year they’ll be more magical than ever. Mark your calendars for Sunday, December 4 for Experience Christmas—Asbury United Methodist Church’s all-new FREE event featuring a live nativity and festive, family fun. Read on for why you should attend. 

1. You’ll enjoy the festive + family-friendly activities

There’s nothing like sweet treats and fun crafts during the holidays. During Asbury’s Experience Christmas event, you can enjoy both.

When you arrive, join in the festivities under the tent (just outside Asbury’s sanctuary). Here, you and your family can make your very own Christmas ornaments and delight in tasty cookies and warm hot cocoa, and get a photo with Santa.

If you’re hungry for dinner, you can buy it on the spot from food trucks like Hey Bebe and Southern Coffee and Waffles.

2. You’ll be transported to Bethlehem to see a live nativity

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Venture to Bethlehem during Asbury’s Experience Christmas event. (Asbury United Methodist Church)

You likely know what a nativity scene is. In fact, you may even set up your own as part of your annual holiday decorations. But have you ever been to a live nativity? If not, Asbury’s Experience Christmas event on December 4 is your chance. 

When you attend this special event, you’ll venture through a bustling Bethlehem marketplace at the base of Prayer Mountain (on Asbury’s campus). Then, together with your family, you’ll follow the star to a lowly stable where animals and shepherds watch over a newborn baby Christ child. 

With real people and live animals portraying the miracle of Christmas in an interactive and engaging theatrical setting, this live nativity is sure to captivate you and your family. 

3. You’ll feel a sense of community

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Have you experienced a live nativity? (Asbury United Methodist Church)

The holidays are a time of peace and togetherness. For those seeking a sense of community this time of year, Asbury’s Experience Christmas is a great place to find it. During the event, Asbury welcomes all to gather with family and friends new and old to celebrate the season. 

Be sure to visit Asbury’s website for info on more holiday events including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day sermons.

Bonus: It’s free!

From festive concerts to Christmas gifts, the holidays can be woefully pricey. Get ready to sing for joy, because Experience Christmas is free for you and the whole family to attend. So put away that pocketbook and enjoy. 

Event Info

What: Experience Christmas
When: Sunday, December 4 | 4-8PM
Asbury United Methodist Church, 6690 Cahaba Valley Rd, Birmingham, AL 35242

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