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Old 10-20-2009, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Madison
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Am fairly new to the area ... 10 months.

Every Christmas, we (family) have this tradition of visiting Christmas pageants at various churches... usually musicals. Where I came from (San Jose, CA), the Christmas church pageant was very elaborate ... 100 member church choir, orchestra playing in the background, various well-crafted musical performances etc.

Are there Christmas church pageants here in HSV/Madison area?
Are there some re-enactments here (i.e. Bethlehem)?
What areas have elaborate lighting displays?

Please be specific about the church name.
On the lighting displays - can u specify the community name/city?

Don't worry if u don't have much details on time/place.

I can google the actual dates/place.
Thanks!
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Old 10-20-2009, 04:41 PM
 
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I believe there are tons of what you want. Just watch in the paper and the church announcements. I know our church in Madison is doing a walk to Bethlehem and I know that the churches all do wonderful musicals.
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Old 10-20-2009, 05:14 PM
 
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Don't be afraid to use this website - city's "official" calendar of events (for lack of better word)
Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau

In the past years I've seen many such events advertised here. It is the responsibility of the event organizer to put the word out there (submit his event to the website) - hopefully they did a good job at that this year too.

THE HERITAGE RINGERS OF HUNTSVILLE HOLIDAY CONCERT
12/07/2009 - 12/07/2009
Times: 7:30 pm
Address: Trinity United Methodist Church Sanctuary, 607 Airport Road Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone: (256) 536-6623
Admission: No admission charged
Enjoy this concert of seasonal carols & popular holiday music.

MESSIAH SING-A-LONG
12/08/2009 - 12/08/2009
Times: 7:30 PM
Address: Weatherly Heights Baptist Church, 1306 Canstatt Drive Huntsville, AL 35803
Phone: (256) 881-6882
Admission: No admission charged

Singers are invited to join the chorus & sing-a-long with orchestra, organ & harpsicord with this beloved Christmas music. Aspiring conductors will have an opportunity to register at the door to conduct the final "Hallelujah Chorus" & will receive the conductor's baton & a framed certificate as a momento of the occasion.

LIVE NATIVITY SCENES & OPEN HOUSE
12/12/2009 - 12/12/2009
Times: 5-8:30 PM
Address: Holmes Street United Methodist Chruch, 501 Holmes Street Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone: (256) 534-7672
Admission: No admission charged
Come to the heart of Old Town where beautiful luminaries line the streets of the community & we share in the Christmas spirit. Outside the sanctuary, visit the live Nativity & watch for the Wise Men to come from the East at 7 PM. Inside, warm up with hot chocolate, refreshments, homemade cookies & children's activities. In the sanctuary, see the beautiful poinsettia display, a 20-foot Chrismon Tree & enjoy live concert music presented every half hour.

LUMINARY NIGHT CELEBRATION
12/12/2009 - 12/12/2009
Times: 4-6 PM
Address: First United Methodist Church, 120 Green Street Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone: 256-539-5738 Ext. 210
Admission: No admission charged
The spirit of the 14th century joins with the 19th, 20th & 21st centuries for a Christmas celebration. Outside the Sanctuary you will find colorfully dressed characters from 14th century England & contemporary carolers singing & greeting you, refreshments & entertainment will be found in the Wesley Center. Down the hall you will enjoy cider & cookies while you listen to the Children's Choir, Handbell Ringers, First Family Singers & The Heavenly Honkers.

MORAVIAN LOVEFEAST
12/13/2009 - 12/13/2009
Times: 7:00 PM
Address: Weatherly Heights Baptist Church, 1306 Canstatt Drive Huntsville, AL 35803
Phone: (256) 881-6882
Admission: No admission charged

The service consists of three primary components; a simple meal of sweetened bun & coffee to demonstrate our unity in Christ & our equality under God, beautiful Christmas music to heighten our joy & a candlelight service which reminds us of Jesus' words. "I am the Light of the World" & "You are the light of World."

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Old 10-20-2009, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Huntsville, AL
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There is a church on Whitesburg (in S. Huntsville) that does a live Nativity Scene that is really beautiful. I remember they were even out in the pouring rain! I think the church is just called something like Whitesburg Baptist Church? Anyone?
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Old 10-20-2009, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Alabama!
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Calvary Assembly, on Alabama 20 near Decatur, always does an elaborate production.

Historic neighborhoods in both Huntsville and Decatur have holiday home tours.
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Old 10-23-2009, 12:11 AM
 
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Are there any other pageants? Besides beauty and Christmas?
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Old 10-23-2009, 10:32 PM
 
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Default Mount Zion Baptist Church

Mount Zion Baptist Church
228 Mount Zion Road
Huntsville, AL 35806
256.837.2665

Sun, Nov 8th - 6pm
"LIFE"
A Student Worship Musical

Sun, Dec 6th - 6pm
"A Night of Christmas Praise"
Featuring music ministry ensembles and small groups

Fri, Dec 11 - Sat, Dec 12
6pm
Live Nativity

Sun, Dec 13 - 6pm
"The Best Christmas Present Ever"
A Children's Christmas Musical

Sun, Dec 20 - 6pm
"The Glory of Christmas"
A Christmas Worship Celebration

Thr, Dec 24 - 5pm
Christmas Eve Candlelight Lord's Supper Service

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Old 10-24-2009, 07:37 PM
 
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You might be interested in The Living Christmas Tree at First Baptist Church on Governor's Drive in Huntsville. Elaborate light display coordinated to the music (in the shape of a Christmas Tree). Very large choir--125-150 people I'd guess and an orchestra with pipe organ and piano to accompany the choir. Some years they have a professional soloist to mix things up a bit. They do several performances over a long weekend in December including a children's performance on Sunday afternoon.
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Old 10-24-2009, 11:58 PM
 
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You might be interested in The Living Christmas Tree at First Baptist Church on Governor's Drive in Huntsville. Elaborate light display coordinated to the music (in the shape of a Christmas Tree). Very large choir--125-150 people I'd guess and an orchestra with pipe organ and piano to accompany the choir. Some years they have a professional soloist to mix things up a bit. They do several performances over a long weekend in December including a children's performance on Sunday afternoon.
The First Baptist is unofficially known as the Eggbeater Jesus church because the bottom part of the mural of Jesus at the front enterance of the church looks like an eggbeater.
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Old 10-25-2009, 07:56 AM
 
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Yep, Jesus on an Eggbeater is it. Funky mural but overall a nice church inside and they do a great job with The Living Christmas Tree. I try to go most years. They have information about it on their website and the tickets have always been free.
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