Anyone wanting to embrace the “the reason for the season” 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.
“This is one of the most captivating presentations of the Christmas story anywhere,” said Pastor Calvary Callender. “We are sure it will warm your heart and bring you back to the reality of the true meaning of Christmas.”
Through the years, church members have built on the original idea.
“In 1987, the church was encouraged to do something very different for the community in presenting the story of Christmas,” said Callender. “It 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.”