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Anyone wanting to embrace the â€śthe reason for the seasonâ€ť needs to look no farther than Big Spring.
What began 23 years ago as a modest depiction of Christ's life, is today one of the largest and most unique holiday traditions in the Crossroads area.
Though still almost a month away, it's not too early to mark Dec. 10-12 on a calender. Those are the dates for the First Church of the Nazarene's Drive-Through Nativity.
â€śThis is one of the most captivating presentations of the Christmas story anywhere,â€ť said Pastor Calvary Callender. â€śWe are sure it will warm your heart and bring you back to the reality of the true meaning of Christmas.â€ť
Through the years, church members have built on the original idea.
â€śIn 1987, the church was encouraged to do something very different for the community in presenting the story of Christmas,â€ť said Callender. â€śIt began with only seven scenes and has grown over the years. There are live animals and a cast of more than 100 people. Every scene is beautifully painted and decorated to authentically represent the ancient buildings and places of years gone by.â€ť