Living Nativities in
California are enjoyable because even the coldest nights tend
not to be quite so chilling as the midwest or east coast
weather. With that in mind, people like to get out to enjoy the
holidays. The living nativities are one popular activity during
the Christmas season.
Shown in the video above is a
the First Christian Church rendition of "Hail Caesar".
This church's annual living
nativity gets up to 5,000 motorists and foot travelers attending
each year. What does that mean for the actors? That means that
they repeat the same lines over a thousand times. A changing of
the guards can occur as the youth and adults who perform get
tired and need breaks. The event usually runs about 3 hours each
night of three nights held. It is always in December and
includes a Friday.
The biblical verses that are
recited with costume characters surround the Christmas story and
birth of baby Jesus.
While this event has a short
run of only three nights, it embodies the traditions that many
seek in attempts to bring meaning to this somewhat fast-paced
world. For those who seek to learn more about the event, you can
call (714) 536-2589. Location: 1207 Main Street,
Huntington Beach, CA 92648. Time: Usually first week in
December nightly from 6 to 9:30 nightly.