December 1, 2009

Live Nativity

We took the kids to a live nativity today in Sandy, Utah. A stake there puts it on. There was no flash photography allowed, so my pictures aren't great. We had to stand in line for about an hour and 45 minutes. But, it was worth it. While we were standing in line there were people walking up and down the "streets of Bethlehem". They were in costume and even had animals, and all sorts of accessories. It looked like the real thing. When we finally got to go into "Bethlehem" it was amazing. They did a fabulous job. There were traders, barterers, women at the well, people selling bread and fruit, a carpenter, you name it, they were there. The whole thing looked very authentic. Then, the last corner we turned we were in front of Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus. It was beautiful. The kids were so well behaved, and took everything in. I think they really paid attention to how the people lived, and the circumstances that our Savior was brought into this world. Unfortunately I didn't get any pictures of the inside. It is an experience I won't forget.
Some of the people staying warm around a campfire, and cooking their meal.

The innkeeper.

The 3 wisemen.

4 comments:

txmommy said...

how fun! I would have loved to go to that with you.

Yvonne said...

That would be fun.

Anonymous said...

That looks like such a great time. Where is this in Sandy? Do you know what nights and times they are doing it? Thanks so much. Sheri

Shortcake and Company said...

Oh...I love live nativities. There's such a neat spirit there when done right.