2022 Living Nativity at Cathedral of Joy in Richland WA
Every year, Hillspring Church [1153 Gage Blvd., Richland] is honored to tell the story of the birth of Jesus at Christmas time. About 200 volunteers come together as centurions, guides, shepherds, kings, and camels (actually, the camels are professionals) to tell the story in grand fashion. It is a beautiful and moving sight to behold and we invite you to join us!

Living Nativity at Cathedral of Joy in Richland WA

Shows will run twice a night, starting on Sunday the 18th through Thursday the 22nd, at 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. We strongly recommend reserving a ticket for the show you and your loved ones want to join us for as soon as possible. Tickets always sell out.

On the night of your reserved show, arrive early and dress warm! Each Living Nativity show is made up of three parts and two of them are outdoors. The first part is our “Courtyard of Hope” where you are welcome to wander through a light-filled courtyard as you say “hi” to shepherds with donkeys, take a photo with a centurion, or sit around a fire pit while Christmas music plays. There will also be kettle corn available for purchase as well as fancy hot chocolate. A different non-profit from the Tri-Cities will provide the hot chocolate each night and all tips go directly to their organization.

About 10 minutes before showtime, guests will line up and head into our gym for first-come, first-served seating. At the scheduled showtime, our indoor drama will begin. This year you will see Peter reflecting on his experiences following Jesus and learn what he came to realize about this man. After about 30 minutes (you might want to take your coat off when you come in), we will all transition outside for the Living Nativity show.

If you haven’t seen the outside Living Nativity before, you are in for a surprise! We won’t spoil the details beyond telling you that baby Jesus gets born. You should also keep an eye on all the shepherds around the fire pits, watch for the centurions carrying torches on horseback, and, of course, be awed by the angel and the kings with camels. It is a feast for the eyes with a powerful message!

After about 30 minutes when the show is done, please feel free to enjoy the Courtyard of Hope for a while (kettle corn and hot chocolate will close at 8:00 p.m.) or join us in the sanctuary for a quiet moment. There will be people available to pray with you if you would like.

Thank you for looking into the Living Nativity, and we hope you get to join us this year. It is always a magical time of telling the story that split our timeline in half and changed the world. If you have any questions, contact us at 509-627-1109 or by email at hello@hillspringtc.org. [source: Hillspring's website

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