Shawnigan Nativity play a holiday fave

The Shawnigan Alliance Church is back with its annual nativity play Saturday, Nov. 20 and this year the group will present the "Mary WHAT?!" script from its rotating trilogy.

This is the 11th year for the outdoor show and they presented this particular version of the story in 2005 and 2008 and 2011.

This year, the production will be presented outside the church at 6 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. Church secretary Deborah Gammer is a real cheerleader for the event.

It’s got live animals and drama outdoors," she said. "Every year we have around 100 volunteers who all take an end, serving and showing the community story of

Christmas. This year the script is our second in the trilogy and the fourth time we have performed it."

And there’s even more for families after the show.

"Inside the church we have homemade cookies, hot chocolate and carol singing. Downstairs we have crafts for the kids to make and take home," Gammer said.

The church invites the surrounding community to enjoy the presentation free of charge every year as a public service with the result that many, many families have made attending it part of their Christmas traditions.

Christmas Eve services will be held at the Shawnigan Alliance Church at 6:30 and 8 p.m.

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