There are both walk-through and drive-through live nativity presentations happening in Austin and beyond. Be sure to follow the links to check for weather updates before heading out.
Bethlehem Village (Georgetown) – December 5 from 6-9:00 p.m. and December 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. When you walk through the gates of Bethlehem Village you hear and see a story being told. It is the story of Jesus, about how there was no room at the inn so this baby had to be born in the manger. Telling the story of Jesus’ birth at Bethlehem is a powerful experience that draws participants back year after year. It’s a beautiful start to the Christmas season. For more information, visit the Facebook page. This event is part of the FREE Christmas Stroll. Main Street between 8th and 9th (map of the Christmas Stroll here), Georgetown.
One Starry Night (Leander) – December 5 from 6-8:00 p.m. and December 6 from 10:00 a.m. to Noon. This Christmas, put all the holiday shopping aside and witness the true meaning of Christmas for yourself. This is an exciting, multi-sensory event for children and their families that will take them back into time to the first Christmas. See Bethlehem for yourself and experience the miracle of Jesus’ birth. Kids interact with shepherds, townspeople, and others as they make Christmas related crafts and participate in other activities. FREE! Life Church, 1393 E Woodview Dr, Leander.
Main Street Bethlehem (Burnet) – December 5-7 and 12-14 from 6-9:00 p.m. Main Street Bethlehem is a unique, interactive, outdoor production that will immerse visitors to Burnet in small town Bethlehem life, as it was at the time of Jesus’ birth. Guests will also receive complimentary hot chocolate, coffee, and cookies at the exit. FREE but donations are accepted. Bethlehem will close if it is raining. First Baptist Church, 108 S Vanderveer St, Burnet.
Living Story of Christmas (Johnson City) – December 5-6 and 12-13 from 6-8:30 p.m. There will be five FREE shows per night, running on the hour and half hour. Each show lasts about 10 minutes. Children are welcome to pet the animals after each show. In the Church Activity Center there will be a large display of nativity scenes, FREE cookies, hot chocolate, and coffee. Johnson City First United Methodist Church, 105 North LBJ Dr, Johnson City.
Miracle of Jesus: A Christmas Event for Families (RSVP) – December 6 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Join in an unforgettable family experience this Christmas as you learn about Jesus’ miraculous birth and life. Step back in time to Bible-times Bethlehem, exploring Jesus’ miraculous love in an interactive marketplace setting–complete with experiences you’ll remember and keepsake crafts you’ll treasure. This experience is an adventure for the whole family and will help you discover more about Jesus in a way you’ll never forget. FREE for the whole family, lunch included, but guests must register here to attend. Holy Word Lutheran Church, 10601 Bluff Bend Dr, Austin.
Live Nativity (Elgin) – December 6 at 6:30 p.m. Performed by St. Peter’s Lutheran Church as party of Elgin’s Holiday by the Tracks celebration. FREE! Veterans Memorial Park, 109 Depot St, Elgin.
Luminary (Pflugerville) – December 6-7, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. FREE drive-through nativity. Check Facebook for weather updates. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 500 Immanuel Rd, Pflugerville.
Live Nativity Celebration – December 12-13, from 6-8:00 p.m. Travel back in time to that night 2000 years ago when a tiny baby was born in a manger. Sit back with hot cocoa and witness the scripture story brought to life by Bethany families. There will be six continuous 20-minute presentations each night. A goat petting area will be available for you and your children to enjoy. Bring a non-perishable food or toiletry offering for Hill Country Community Ministries. FREE! Bethany United Methodist Church, 10010 Anderson Mill Rd, Austin.
Living Nativity – December 12-14 at 7:00 p.m. Enjoy this presentation of the Biblical account of the birth of Jesus Christ while enjoying a FREE cup of hot chocolate and a petting zoo. FREE! Park Hills Baptist Church Hillside Theater, 900 S Mopac Expressway, Austin.
Pilgrimage to Bethlehem (Taylor) – December 13-14 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Live nativity with FREE tours every 20 minutes. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 411 CR 401, Taylor.
A Night in Bethlehem (Kyle) – December 13-14 from 6-8:30 p.m. After your walk through Jesus’ Bethlehem, visit “modern” Bethlehem to make a craft, drink hot chocolate, and eat cookies as you enjoy live Christmas music and performances. FREE! Fellowship Church at Plum Creek, 160 Grace St, Kyle.
Christmas Nativity Performance – December 14 at 6:30 p.m. Presented by the Youth Group. Cookies, coffee, and hot cocoa will be served after the show. FREE! Friendship Creekside Fellowship, 14455 FM 1826, Austin.
Live Nativity – December 19 from 6-8:00 p.m. Live nativity and petting zoo. FREE! Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 10408 Hwy 290 West, Austin.
Trail of Life Gospel Presentation – December 19-21 from 7-9:00 p.m. Tours start every 20 minutes. Visitors follow a tour guide through a beautifully lit, outdoor trail where they will see and hear actors “living” out important scenes from the life of Christ: his birth, death, and resurrection. Golf cart available for those with limited mobility. FREE! Texas Oaks Baptist Church, 9910 Bilbrook Pl, Austin.
Living Nativity & Petting Zoo – December 20 from 5-8:00 p.m. A replica of the stable and animals surround the Holy family. The Sanctuary will be open for all to enjoy its historic splendor. Refreshments will be served. FREE! Decker UMC, 8304 Decker Ln, Austin.