Live Nativity in Bristol to celebrate the first Christmas

BRISTOL — Members of the public are invited to come and experience the story of the first Christmas when churches in the five-town area host a live Nativity in Bristol later this month.
On Saturday, Dec. 20, from 4 to 6 p.m. six local churches and two organizations will host the live Nativity — which depicts baby Jesus in a manger in Bethlehem — in Bristol. Beginning on the Bristol town green near the traffic light, guided tours will start every 10 to 15 minutes. Groups will proceed through the park visiting scenes from the Christmas story depicted by members of the churches of the area.
Expect to meet prophets, shepherds and wise men, Roman soldiers, an innkeeper, and, of course, the newborn Jesus Christ with his family in the stable. The final stop will be the First Baptist Church of Bristol with special music and goodies for all, courtesy of the area churches.
This event is free and appropriate for all ages.
The churches taking part are St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Bristol, First Baptist Church of Starksboro, New Haven Congregational Church, Federated Church of Bristol, First Baptist Church of Bristol and Monkton Friends Church, plus organizers also include the Young Life youth group and the Bristol Christian Fellowship.

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