WINDSOR, N.S. —A live nativity scene on display for the first time at the Windsor United Church Dec. 14 recreated the little Town of Bethlehem at the time of Jesus’ birth.
Things were made to look as authentic as possible, with costumes and props coming from repurposed and donated materials. The event included a manger scene, carollers, a town well and campfire, the angel Gabriel, and many townspeople, shepherds, and soldiers.
Visitors filled the parking lot where the live nativity scene was held, and made their way to the different stations inside the town. The Journey to Bethlehem event was deemed a success by the organizers, with high hopes for the future.
Entry was by freewill offering, with proceeds raised going to the Windsor-West Hants school breakfast program.
The event is also being held Dec. 15 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the church.
For more details about how the event came to be, read: Windsor's Journey to Bethlehem live nativity to transport visitors to a simpler time.