They had a tent area where you watch a video on Jesus Christ. Then you walk though the scenes of the story of the birth of Christ. There are live actors representing the different areas such as Caesar Augustus, the tax office, the inns, the market places, the stables with live animals and a stable with the baby. They asked that you don't talk as you go through to help you feel the spirit. We didn't feel like it was appropriate to take pictures, but I did find some online from two years ago that I wanted to post. Also I found a youtube video about the event - http://www.youtube.com/watch?
It was a cold night, but we were so warmed by the spirit and also the hot chocolate and cookies that were served afterward. The two wards in town come together to host the event. This is an event that we would love to attend each year! Another new tradition that we would love to start and another reason to love Fountain Green even more.
A few days later, when we were home, Jacob brought over a little manger that his nursery teachers had given to him. He said, "Mom, you are Mary. I am Joseph. Here is baby Jesus. Look at him. Shh.. Be quiet." I am so glad that my darling three year old is learning about Jesus Christ and how we should look toward him and how we should show respect toward him.
I am glad we had this reminder about the true meaning of Christmas!