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The Living Nativity 2017
December 1, 2, 3 & 8, 9, 10
 
 
Frequently Asked Questions:
 

How early should I arrive before my performance?

  • Please plan to arrive at Broadus Church 30 minutes ahead of your performance start time. This allows you time to park, check-in with your tickets, and board our hay ride to the trail.
  • If you have not checked in at least 15 minutes prior to your performance time, you may risk losing your reserved space.  There is no guarantee that you will make your performance time, or be able to go at a later time.  
    • The hay rides to the trail are scheduled to coincide with the start and end of performances and may not be available for late arrivals.
    • Walk-up attendees will be accommodated by filling un-redeemed ticket places; including late arrivals.
    • Late arrivals will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis just as walk-up participants.
Cancelling Tickets
  • If you need to cancel your ticket please call the church office and they will let us know to “refund” your ticket and free up a space for others who may want to attend. 804.779.2700

Weather Cancellations

  • Broadus Church may cancel performances due to existing or forecasted weather.
    • The email account provided during the ticket purchase will be used for contacting attendees about cancellations.
    • Cancellations will be made no later than 1 hour in advance of a performance start time.
    • Please check the Church’s website or The Living Nativity Facebook page for up-to-date information regarding cancellations.  Cancelled performances will not be rescheduled.

Can I bring someone that does not have a ticket?

  • Yes, if you or someone else do not have a ticket you are welcome to come, however we may not be able to accommodate you.  If there are no-shows for performances or some cancellations, we will give those spots away on a first-come, first-serve basis
  • Please know that we will try our best to accommodate each person, in the unlikely event that every individual ticket holder each brings one or two non-ticketed guests or multiple walk-ups without tickets, we would be well over capacity for that particular performance.  Other arrangements would be required. 

Handicap Accessibility

  • Broadus Church has limited accommodations for handicapped persons.
  • Please contact the Church directly to discuss your individual needs so we can make the appropriate accommodations and issue you and/or your group tickets, if there are tickets available.

How long will I be outside?

  • Please plan to be outside for approximately 1 and 1/2 hours.
    • After arriving, you will check-in and take a hay ride to a heated party tent where you wait for your performance to begin.
    • The hay ride and wait time will be approximately 30 minutes and the performance along the 1/2 mile wooded trail will last approximately 45 minutes.

Pictures, Videos, and Electronic Devices

  • We certainly encourage you to take photos and videos during the performance however, we do have some requests:
    • For the safety of our performers, who’s eyes have adjusted to the darkness, and in consideration of others in attendance, please DO NOT TAKE FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY.
    • Please minimize the use of electronic devices during the performances – the bright screens and sounds from phones and digital cameras are very distracting to others in the darkness and reverance of the wooded trail.
    • If you are using a mobile device, please try to dim the screen if possible and remember to silence all sounds.

Can children come to the event?

  • Absolutely!  This is a family-friendly event and all ages are welcome.  In fact, performers and behind-the-scenes volunteers are from all age groups at Broadus Church.
  • Parents with small children are encouraged to bring wagons or “all-terrain” strollers with them for the performance.
  • To ensure that we have room please reserve a free ticket for children 5 years of age and older; children 4 and younger do not need a ticket.

Live Animals

  • It is important for your safety and the safety of the animals that you do not attempt to feed or touch the animals during the performance. 

Exiting During a Performance

  • If you need to leave during a performance, please locate one of your trail guides who will assist you out of the wooded area.  
  • The trail behind you will not have lights and additional performances will have started.