The Living Nativity 2023
December 1-3 & 8-10, 2023
Experience God’s greatest gift to us on a guided, trail walk
with 9 scenes, over 70 actors, and live animals. 
Following the performance, join us inside for refreshments, fellowship and activities for the children, too.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Our Living Nativity program is offered every other year in the odd numbered years.  The 2023 dates will be December 1-3 & 8-10.  The Children’s Ministry will be presenting a nativity program during worship on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 2022 at 5 p.m.  Please join us if you can and Merry Christmas!
How do I get tickets?
Tickets are FREE and will be available online on Sunday, TBA at Noon.  Please order a ticket for each member of your party who is 5 years of age & older.  Online tickets “sell out” quickly.  If you have any trouble getting tickets for your family, please call the Church Office at 804-779-2700 ext. 17 and we will be happy to help you.  
Performances are scheduled to begin every 30 minutes.
Fridays from 6:30 – 8:00
Saturdays from 6:00 – 8:00
Sundays from 5:30 – 7:30
Handicap Accessibility – Broadus Church has accommodations for handicapped persons.  Please call the Church Office at 804-779-2700 ext. 17 for Karen Tucker to discuss your individual needs.


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 ticket for children 5 years of age and older; children 4 and younger do not need a ticket.

May I bring someone who does not have a ticket?

We will try our best to accommodate each person by using unclaimed ticket spots from no-shows or late arrivals.

How do I cancel or change my tickets?
Please call the church office at 804-779-2700 ext. 17 for Karen Tucker and she will “refund” your ticket(s) and free up a space for others who may want to attend.
How long will I be outside?
Please plan to be outside for approximately 90 minutes.  After arriving, you will check-in at our heated pavilion where you wait for your wagon ride to the trail entrance where your performance begins.  The wagon ride and wait time will be approximately 30 minutes and the performance along the 1/2 mile wooded trail will last approximately 45 minutes.
Please 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 the wagon ride to the trail entrance.  If you have not checked in at least 15 minutes prior to your performance time, you may lose your reserved space to walk-ups or late arrivals from the previous show.  There is no guarantee that you will be able to go at a later time.
Late Arrivals will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.


What if I need to leave during the performance?

If you need to leave during a performance, the trail behind you will not be lit and additional performances will have started, so please locate one of your trail guides who will assist you out of the woods.

Other Vital Information:

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 & Facebook page or The Living Nativity Facebook page for up-to-date information regarding cancellations.  Cancelled performances will not be rescheduled.


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 NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY.  If you are using a mobile device, please dim the screen, silence all sounds, and be aware of the sight lines of those who are behind you that may be blocked by your phone. 

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.

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