Downtown Baldwin to host Living Nativity on Dec. 3

 A cast of re-enactors and live animals will portray the Christmas story with a living nativity Dec. 3 in downtown Baldwin.

 A cast of re-enactors and live animals will portray the Christmas story with a living nativity Dec. 3 in downtown Baldwin.

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BALDWIN — People can enjoy the wonder of the Christmas season by experiencing a living rendition of the nativity, portraying the events of the birth of Jesus, right in Baldwin. 

St. Ann’s Altar Society is hosting the second annual Living Nativity, with showings at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the empty lot between St. Ann Catholic Church and the Lake County Historical Museum on Michigan Avenue in downtown Baldwin. 

The event will carry the spirit of Christmas in downtown Baldwin from the Christmas Parade and tree lighting (5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2) into Saturday, Dec. 3. 

Re-enactors will unfold the Christmas story with Joseph and Mary, shepherds, the three kings, singing angels and even live animals, leading up to Jesus’ birth. 

“Come help us celebrate the real meaning of Christmas,” St. Ann’s Altar Society President Judy Walker said. 

The evening is set up for a fun family time, with chili and hot cocoa and a warming station. People will be able to carol along to their favorite Christmas melodies, and children can pet sheep, a donkey and goats. 

The Altar Society also invites other churches to participate.

For more details, call the church office at 231-745-7997.