Church Circle’s living Nativity to be held Sunday

Holly Viers • Dec 11, 2018 at 7:30 PM

KINGSPORT — Community members are invited to take a step back in time this Sunday during the living Nativity on Church Circle.

Throughout the event, the circle will be filled with sights and sounds of Bethlehem on the night of Christ’s birth. Due to large crowds at last year’s Nativity, a few changes have been made to ensure this year’s event runs smoothly.

When and where

The living Nativity will be held Sunday from 5:30-8 p.m. Participants can either remain in their vehicles and drive through or use the pedestrian path.

If you walk

Parking will available at First Broad Street United Methodist Church near Charlemont Avenue. Event-goers are welcome to park in any of the church parking lots off that street, but First Broad Street is closest to the entrance to the pedestrian path, which will be on East Sullivan Street.

Pedestrians will be required to stay on the designated walking path due to the presence of vehicles.

If you drive

The vehicle route will begin at the intersection of East Sullivan and Center streets and will be open from 5:30-8 p.m. Signs will be placed along the route to direct drivers.

At 8 p.m., city officials will close the Nativity entrance. Vehicles that are in line by that time will continue through, with no additional vehicles allowed.

Why you should come

Cookie Greer, event coordinator, said, “ ‘Come to Bethlehem’ — a living Nativity — is a gift from the churches of Church Circle to our community as we come together to celebrate the greatest gift of all: the gift of God’s only son to each of us and to the world.”