Provided by The Worship Center
The ninth annual The First Christmas drive-thru living nativity will open Dec. 8 and 9, 2017 with performances from 6:30-8:30 p. m. on the grounds of Hylton Memorial Chapel, 14540 Potomac Mills Road, Woodbridge. This event is presented by The Worship Center of Woodbridge.
In what continues to be one of the region’s favorite Christmas destinations, this family-friendly, live drama recreates pivotal moments surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ in vivid detail with stunning effects, cast, ornately crafted costumes, and elaborately decorated sets. Camels and other animals add life filling the panoramic six-scene narrative of the near 100-mile journey Mary and Joseph took, leading to Bethlehem where God entered the world as a baby. The production includes favorite songs of the Christmas season.
The First Christmas is preparing for more than 10,000 visits representing individuals, families, groups, and buses. The drive-thru event also has generous parking so the viewer can linger and reflect on Gabriel’s announcement to the Virgin Mary, the marketplace in Bethlehem, the innkeeper’s dilemma, the shepherds keeping watch in the field, the Herald Angel, the Magi’s trip by camel, and the grand finale at the manger. Guests are invited to walk scene from scene, too.
“Nothing seemed any different from a thousand other days, but on this special one a baby was born under the radar and into our chaos,” said Ron McCormick, lead pastor of The Worship Center. “This Christmas, let the timeless story remind you that the Savior is still at work, and brings hope to humanity.”
Admission is free. Visitors should plan to arrive early.
The Worship Center meets at 10:00 a. m. on Sundays at 14000 Crown Court, Suite 105, Woodbridge, and invites you to visit us. For more information, see theworship-center.com or call (703) 928-2105.