Live nativity scene (Photo courtesy of Redeemer Lutheran Church website)Live nativity scene (Photo courtesy of Redeemer Lutheran Church website)

Redeemer's live nativity returns after two years

A long-standing tradition will return outside of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Sarnia as a live nativity scene tells the "true meaning of Christmas."

Redeemer's President of the Board of Director Sheila Ginn said they hope to see a good turnout as the live nativity returns after a two-year hiatus.

"We didn't do it for two years because of COVID restrictions so we're very happy to be back, able to do it again this year," she said.

"We've been known for over 40 years for having this live nativity at Redeemer and people are enthused about being in it again."

Ginn estimates that a total of 30-35 people are involved in the two-day event.

The live nativity will be held on December 22 and 23 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

Live sheep and a donkey will join participants in the live nativity. Ginn said many of the costumes were handmade by members of the congregation.

"I just hope the community comes out to witness the true meaning of Christmas," she said.

Christmas caroling will begin at 7 p.m. Ginn said attendees and participants will be invited to Luther Hall for refreshments.

The church is located at 429 Indian Rd. North in Sarnia.

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