RHINELANDER - About 30 years ago, Zion Lutheran Church in Rhinelander held it's last live nativity scene. But Saturday, that tradition will be coming back.
The nativity will include animals like donkeys, horses, and lambs. Actors and actresses will play people in The Bible Story. Board of outreach director Jeff Coser said this is a beautiful telling of the birth of Jesus Christ to the community.
"I think the folks that attend, they're really going to enjoy it. It's obviously very traditional," said Coser. "We're going to have our choir here as well as singing traditional Christmas hymns."
"We've got lights of the Northwoods going on that same day as well," said Coser. "So, the 4 PM session that we're doing, that actually would be a great prelude for families to come, see our live nativity, and then head to lights of the Northwoods after that."
Children and adults of the church will be involved. Zion hopes to make this a yearly event. The event will run in shifts at 2 P.M., 3 P.M., and 4 P.M. It will be held at 160 N. Brown Street in Downtown Rhinelander.