Dec.1, 2017 By Tara Law
Angels, shepherds, wise men and real farm animals will welcome the start of the Christmas season with a living nativity at an Astoria church.
Parishioners and Sunday school students at Trinity Lutheran Church, located at 31-18 37th Street, will portray the nativity in a manger outside of the church. The nativity will be on display from 9:30 a.m. to 11 p.m on Dec. 10.
A donkey, a goat and a sheep from a farm upstate will be on display throughout the day.
The children will perform a Christmas song every 30 minutes.
The church has held a Christmas show in recent years, but wanted to try something different this year, said Natalia Paruz, a parishioner and organizer. The Church’s pastor, Paul Milholland, suggested a live nativity.
“It’s something we’ve never done,” said Paruz. “And nobody remembers there ever having been a live nativity in Astoria.”
All are welcome to come and see the nativity and to take pictures.