New script, new spot for Shawnigan live nativity

The Shawnigan Alliance Church is pulling out all the stops for their 2016 outdoor nativity.

The Shawnigan Alliance Church is pulling out all the stops for their 2016 outdoor nativity.

“This is all new for 2016!” enthuses Deb Gammer, office manager, and a great booster for this super-family-friendly event.

“We have a new script, we are building our structure at the front instead of the rear parking and we are performing for two nights instead of just one,” she said.

The show, which every year involves the efforts of abut 100 volunteers, is aimed at “showing the community the story of Christmas,” she said.

In recent years, the church has been rotating three scripts featuring lively takes on the tale but the 2016 script, entitled “A few Questions from Angel-Dispatch”, is entirely new, according to Gammer.

Shows are scheduled for 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17 with one more starting at               6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec 18.

There are live animals and plenty of drama to watch outdoors at the performance while inside the church, organizers are offering homemade cookies and hot chocolate and carol singing.

And, don’t forget to take the kids downstairs in the church for crafts they can make and take home.

The church can be found at 1603 Wilmot Ave. (just up from the village) but be sure to take a flashlight because you may find yourself parking on the roadside. The show is free of charge.